eBay to add 191 jobs

eBay will expand its operations in Henry County, adding 191 full-time jobs with an annual payroll of more than $4 million and investing $5.8 million in capital improvements, officials announced Thursday. More...

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Kayakers rescued from Smith River

Two kayakers were rescued in Henry County Thursday night after being stranded in the Smith River. Officials say their boat capsized on a sand bar in the middle of the river around More...

eBay to add 191 jobs

eBay will expand its operations in Henry County, adding 191 full-time jobs with an annual payroll of more than $4 million and investing $5.8 million in capital improvements, More...

City Manager told to cut budget by $300,000

The Martinsville Bulletin reports the Martinsville City Council on Thursday ordered City Manager Leon Towarnicki to come up with $300,000 in cuts to the budget proposal for the More...

Bowling Memorial Motorcycle Ride this Saturday

The Corporal Jonathan W. Bowling Memorial Scholarship Motorcycle Ride is happening on Saturday in Patrick County. It’s the 11th year for that event in honor of the Marine More...

Tourism up at Blue Ridge Parkway

Tourism spending along the Blue Ridge Parkway accelerated in 2014. According to a National Park Service report, visitors spent $863.5 million in Virginia and North Carolina communities More...

McDonald’s to close 900 restaurants

A whopper of a problem for McDonald’s, and the fast-food giant is going to close hundreds of restaurants. CNN is reporting More...

Children’s pajamas being recalled

About 32,000 pairs of high-end children’s pajamas are being recalled due to the risk of fire. The pajamas More...

Dossie Gann McFadin

Dossie Gann McFadin, 99, of Ridgeway, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015.  She was born July...

Vada L. Lawless Compton

Vada L. Lawless Compton, 93, of Martinsville, died Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of...

Thurman Elmer (Peck) Robinson

Thurman Elmer (Peck) Robinson, age 97, of Ridgeway, VA died peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2015, at...

Researchers Say Milk May Not Be as Effective at Strengthening Bones as We Think

capdesign/iStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — Researchers in Sweden believe that milk may not be as effective More...

Many Americans Living Abroad Consider Renouncing Citizenship

(NEW YORK) — Not everyone who’s an American wants to stay an America, a new report in Forbes magazine reveals. Forbes..

Tis the Season to Get Upset with Early Holiday Decor

(NEW YORK) — It’s that time of year again for stores and we don’t mean Halloween. Most retailers have moved beyond..

Piedmont Arts On Stage Brings UK’s No. 1 Jive and Swing Band to Martinsville

Martinsville, VA —The Jive Aces, the UK’s No. 1 jive and swing band, will bring a high-energy blend of swing, jive, and R&B to..

Grafting Tomatoes?

By Holly Baird To be grafted or not to be grafted, that is a good question. Tomato grafting began in the..