Sirens set for tests on Election Day

The City of Martinsville has purchased and installed eight Community Alert Sirens throughout the City to serve as Tornado Warning Sirens. The initial testing and setup of the Sirens has been scheduled for Tuesday November 4th between the hours of 1:00 – 4:00 PM. During this time citizens may hear short tests of individual sirens multiple times as More...

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By Editor On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Highest jobless rate still goes to Martinsville

The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in September. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 11.1 percent. That’s down More...

By Editor On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Cold front is moving in

A cold front is moving our way. Halloween is looking at showers likely with lows in the mid 30’s and rainshowers likely Saturday and Saturday night with highs in the mid 40’s and lows in the low 30’s. More...

By Editor On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Three arrested for stealing property from vehicles

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating larcenies from motor vehicles in the Patsy Ave. Ridge Rd. and Ramble Rd. area of Collinsville. We have placed charges against three people: James Cody Baker Cody More...

By Editor On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Trick-or-Treating in Uptown

Forty businesses in the Uptown district will be giving out treats to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Trick-or-treating hours are from 4pm-7pm on Friday, October 31st. Treats will be given to children, ages 12 and More...

By Editor On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Axton woman dies in Pittsylvania County jail cell

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an inmate Saturday, but foul play is not suspected. Officials were notified at 1 p.m. Saturday of an “unresponsive inmate” being held More...

By Editor On Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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Emergency room physician to be tried for conspiring to distribute pain pills

A Martinsville Hospital emergency room physician is going to trial in Tennessee in December for conspiring to distribute prescription pain medicine by writing illegitimate prescriptions and conspiracy to commit More...

By Editor On Friday, October 24th, 2014
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American National’s earnings down

American National Bank netted $3.2 million dollars in the just-completed quarter. That’s down about 21% from last year’s third quarter earnings. That gives the bank a net income of nearly $10 million for the More...

By Editor On Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Race weekend weather perfect

Race weekend is shaping up to be as pretty as a picture weather-wise. Sunny days and highs in the 70’s are expected through mid-week next week.  More...

By Editor On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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Prescriptions stolen from Bassett Pharmacy

On October 23, 2014 at approximately 4:25 am, the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received an alarm activation at Family Pharmacy located at 335 Riverside Drive Bassett, Virginia. When deputies arrived on scene, More...