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Henry County resident scammed out of $3,000

A Henry County resident reported he was contacted on the morning of April 15, 2014 by an individual claiming to be from a correctional institution. The name of the institution More...

Henry County water source “near to or in excess of safe limits”

According to an article in the Winston-Salem Journal, public-record emails between officials with the N. C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources show Duke Energy’s More...

Local family donates estate to PHCC

PHCC is the recipient of the Stanleytown Estate, donated by the Chatham family. Pictured are (L-R) Christopher Parker, PHCC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Christopher More...

Warning issued after cow manure spills into Pigg River

People are being warned not to use the water in the Pigg River in Franklin County after about 30,000 gallons of cow manure wastewater spilled into the water on Thursday. The spill More...

Rockingham Schools under lockdown

Three Rockingham County schools were under lockdown for about 90 minutes Friday morning after school officials received a claim from an anonymous caller that there was a gun More...

Police Bust Virginia Sexting Ring Involving More Than 100 Teens

iStock/Thinkstock (RICHMOND, Va.) — Deputies are conducting a major investigation into a teenage “sexting” More...

McAuliffe vetoes prayer bill

Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill Friday that would give students the legal right to pray in schools. Senate More...

Sally Katherine Warren Young

Sally Katherine Warren Young, 87, of Ridgeway, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Memorial Hospital...

James S. Jamison

James S. Jamison, 69, of 1135 Banner Street, Martinsville, Virginia, departed this life on Saturday, April...

Evelyn Joyce Joyce

Evelyn Joyce Joyce, 90, formerly of Fieldale, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Blue Ridge...

Say What? Men and Women Hear What They Like

Ninell_Art/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — A small experiment seems to prove that there is such a thing as selective More...

Running… is it good or bad?

Last week I read an article explaining why you shouldn’t run because it’s bad for you. Today I read an article..

Who’s the fattest now?

On our talk shows, a common comment (albeit inaccurate) accuses the poor with not being too poor because it’s obvious they..

Unemployment Insurance Extension Advances to Final Passage in Senate

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) — The Senate voted to advance a measure Thursday which would reauthorize More...

Obamacare Open Enrollment Deadline Passes

(NEW YORK) — Monday’s deadline for Americans to sign up for healthcare on the Health Insurance Marketplace passed at midnight, and..

Obama’s Weekly Address: Creating Opportunities of Equal Pay for Equal Work

(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s address, President Obama discusses why he feels it’s so important to ensure our economy rewards the..

“Dueling Banjos” Composer Authur “Guitar Boogie” Smith, Dead at 93

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — The man who wrote the #1 Billboardinstrumental hit “Dueling Banjos” has died. Arthur Smith passed away at his Charlotte,..

“What Do YOU Like About the Smith River Sports Complex” Facebook Photo Contest

Enter your favorite photo you’ve taken at the Complex for your chance to win great prize packages.   Martinsville, VA: The Smith..

Coca-Cola to Release Ad Defending Diet Sodas

(NEW YORK) — Coca-Cola will publish its first ad Wednesday defending diet sodas, specifically those containing sugar substitutes like aspartame. Sales..

Report: More Children Are Accidentally Swallowing Pills at Home

(NEW YORK) — There’s been a spike in the number of children taken to emergency rooms for swallowing dangerous drugs, and,..