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Thunderstorms Today, Cooler Weather Tomorrow

According to the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop again today, mainly in the afternoon. A few may become...

Man Charged with Killing Co-Worker Moves Another Step Toward Trial

A Henry County murder suspect's case is moving forward. Friday, a judge certified Benjamin Tovar's second-degree murder charge. It will now go to a...

Spencer Man Jailed on Vehicle Charges

Martinsville, VA – On Thursday, May 18th at approximately 9:03pm, a Martinsville Officer saw a white Volkswagen exceeding the speed limit, going south on...

Temporary Employee Charged with Arson of Warehouse

On May 18, 2017 at approximately 10:29am the Henry County 911 Center received a call for a fire in the warehouse of Radial at...

Tobacco Commission to Martinsville: Return the $800,000

Thursday the Tobacco Commission ruled it wants its $800,000 it gave the city of Martinsville to help fund the School of Medicine proposed by...

Snake Season is Here

It’s breeding time for snakes again and people are reportedly spotting snakes in abundance throughout the region. Copperheads have been seen around area trails....

Motorcycle Wreck Claims Life of Driver

Virginia State Police Trooper B. K. Scott is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck pulling a trailer. The crash...

PHCC presents April Student Success Award

MARTINSVILLE, VA – On Tuesday, Dr. Angeline Godwin, the president of Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC), presented the final Student Success Award of the...

Martinsville Graduate Completes Basic Training

U.S. Air Force Airman Cody Turner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program...

Northam Visits Martinsville

Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam visited with Martinsville residents on Friday to discuss hot topics such as the American Health Care Act and area workforce...

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Cleonis “Polly” Gregory Brown

Cleonis “Polly” Gregory Brown, 94, passed away at her home Sunday, May 21, 2017. She was married to William “Bill” Brown, who preceded her...

Flooding Possible Through the Week

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Gas Prices Jump 8 Cents in One Week

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