Tatum named to County post

Replacing Rodney Howell as Public Safety Director Matthew Tatum has been named the county’s new Director of Public Safety, effective June 1. He is being promoted to the post currently held by Rodney Howell, who is set to retire on the same date. Tatum currently serves as the County’s Deputy Director of Public Safety and Emergency Medical Services More...

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By Editor On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Flags to fly Half Staff Sunday in honor of fallen City Policeman

The City of Martinsville issued a Proclamation Thursday in support of the Wood Brothers Race Team as they honor fallen City Policeman Jonathan Bowling at the Nascar Coca-Cola 600 this Sunday at the Charlotte Motor More...

By Editor On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Teenagers reek havoc in crime spree

Demonte Powell On May 18, 2015, a 2001 Chevrolet Lumina belonging to Trent Upchurch was stolen from 311 Wagoner Road Collinsville, Virginia.  The vehicle was recovered at the intersection of 220 Bypass and Dillon’s More...

By Editor On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Peoples’ Cemetery Flag Ceremony Set for Memorial Day

Martinsville, VA – Martinsville Mayor Danny Turner, Vice-Mayor Jennifer Bowles, and members of Martinsville City Council announce that a brief ceremony will be held at 11 am on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th More...

By Editor On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Sheriff Lane Perry responds to Deputy charged with shooting neighbor

Statement from Sheriff Lane Perry: In reference to the off-duty shooting incident, Deputy Joshua Dean Nash was employed by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. Immediately following this incident, his employment More...

By Editor On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy jailed without bond after shooting neighbor

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s is investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday morning in Franklin County involving a Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy. The Franklin County More...

By Editor On Friday, May 15th, 2015
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Solid Stone Fabrics to relocate

According to a release from the EDC, Solid Stone Fabrics plans to relocate to Walker Road in what is called the Jacquard building, the former corporate offices of Bassett-Walker. The company began in 2003 and had More...

By Editor On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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City Council adopts new budget

Martinsville City Council has adopted a new budget of $95.3 million with no new taxes, but a 3 percent increase in electric rates. Council had asked the EDC to take $60,000 of the City’s $279,500 it donates More...

By Editor On Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Bassett woman and infant daughter die in crash that causes three fatalities

The driver of the Camaro was Shan B. Martens, 28, of Bassett, Va. The passenger was her daughter, Bria S. Hensley, 9 months, of Bassett, Va. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Virginia State Police More...

By Editor On Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Wreck sends two to hospital

On May the 9th, 2015 at approximately 6:35 PM Martinsville police officers responded to a vehicle crash on Memorial Boulevard just South of Oakgrove Avenue. Due to the serious nature of the crash, members of the Martinsville More...