Fieldale Community Center and pool padlocked, future uncertain

The Fieldale Community Center and swimming pool have been closed and padlocked just as spring is in the air and the upcoming annual Fieldale Heritage Festival is six weeks away. Tim Hall, Henry County Administrator, says Pillowtex donated the property to Henry County when it closed and it has been leased to the Community Center Board for a dollar a More...

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By Editor On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Brush fires burn over 50 acres in Eastern Henry County

Highs winds Tuesday aggravated efforts to control a brush fire off of Deer Haven Road in Henry County. About 55 acres burned, but no buildings were destroyed. Deer Haven Road is off of Chatham Road in eastern Henry More...

By Editor On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Local newspaper sold, publisher, editor, and photographer all retire

Longtime Martinsville Bulletin editor Ginny Wray and her husband and longtime Bulletin photographer Mike Wray retired recently. Monday it was announced the newspaper itself had been sold and today the paper is reporting More...

By Editor On Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
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Delegate Danny Marshall to seek re-election

Danville, VA – Delegate Danny Marshall announced today that he will seek re-election to the 14th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Marshall has represented the 14th House District since 2002. More...

By Editor On Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
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Stanley announces intentions to run again

State Senator Bill Stanley formerly announced his intentions to run for a second term yesterday.  He won a special election in 2011 and finished out former Senator Robert Hurt’s term and then won election More...

By Editor On Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
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Martinsville Bulletin sold

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway now owns the Martinsville Bulletin and the Franklin News-Post.  The BH Media Group finalized the purchase yesterday.  Haskell Newspapers had owned the Bulletin since 1948. More...

By Editor On Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Smith River cleanup a “huge success”

It was a cold day for a river clean-up, but the Smith River Trout Unlimited group got the job done calling the seasonal even a “huge success.” Close to 50 bags of trash were collected.  More...

By Editor On Sunday, March 29th, 2015
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Cold snap on the way out

After an unusual cold snap over the weekend that brought us an official overnight low Saturday night of 18 degrees, temperatures should warm through the upcoming work week. Look for 65 on Monday, 68 Tuesday and More...

By Editor On Saturday, March 28th, 2015
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New Dollar General set to open Saturday, April 4th

Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 114 Clearview Drive in Martinsville next Saturday, April 4 at 8 a.m. According to a release from the company, traditional Dollar General stores employ More...

By Editor On Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Census bureau says population continues to decline

New population estimates from the Census Bureau show Martinsville and Henry County losing almost 500 people in the past year and over 2,000 in the past 5 years. Neighboring Danville and Pittsylvania County has lost More...