Arrest made in Sunday morning homicide

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in an early Sunday morning homicide. Charges for Second Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a felony have been served on 26 year-old Wendella Lavette Millner of 755 Stultz Road, Apartment #702, Martinsville, VA. She is being held in Henry County Jail under no bond. A call to More...

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By Editor On Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Flood warning in effect until 9:30am, Patrick Schools delay opening

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a flood warning in North Carolin for northeastern Stokes County and northwestern Rockingham County, and in Virginia for Patrick, Franklin, and western Henry More...

By Editor On Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Martinsville man found dead on porch of Ridgeway Motel

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred today at approx. 3:37am at the Kings Court Motel, 6570 Greensboro Road, Room 123, Ridgeway, VA. At that time, deputies responded to a More...

By Editor On Friday, April 17th, 2015
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Axton man shot in chest

On April 16, 2015 at approximately 9:16pm, the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received a call that an individual had been shot at 1073 Centerville Road Axton, Virginia.  A second call was received stating More...

By Editor On Friday, April 17th, 2015
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Legendary Beach Music Band The Tams to Headline Celebration 2015

MARTINSVILLE, Va – The ocean may be hours away from Martinsville Speedway, but that won’t stop Celebration 2015 from having a beach-type atmosphere. The Tams, a Carolina-style Beach Music band from Atlanta, More...

By Editor On Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Mail sorting moves from Roanoke to Greensboro this Saturday

After years of protests and political lobbying, this week the U.S. Postal Service plans to begin moving operations from the Rutherford Avenue mail processing center in Roanoke to Greensboro, North Carolina. Beginning More...

By Editor On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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City budget calls for 3 percent electrical rate increase

City Manager Leon Towarnicki presented the new budget to City Council Tuesday night. The proposal includes a 3 percent increase in electrical rates for everyone but holds water and sewer rates, and the tax rate More...

By Editor On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Henry County likely to replace voting machines

The State Board of Elections announced Tuesday that several thousand WinVote touch-screen voting machines used statewide can no longer be used due to security concerns. The board’s decision poses a major challenge More...

By Editor On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Rain to continue

Rain is likely through Friday afternoon. Highs should be cooler around the mid 50’s. This weekend the National Weather Service is calling for mostly cloudy, 50 percent chance of rain, and highs around 70.  More...

By Editor On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Lots of rain on the way

According to the National Weather Service, isolated strong to severe thunderstorms containing hail and locally damaging winds will be possible later this afternoon. There is a 70 percent chance of rain today, 90 More...