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Annual Tornado Drill at 9:45 AM Today

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management will conduct a statewide tornado drill Tuesday. The annual exercise will begin at 9:45 a.m. During the drill,...

Driver of Stolen Vehicle Flees Scene of Crash

On March 19, 2017 at approximately 11:10 am an investigator with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was on Pine St. in the Fieldale area...

Arrests Warrants Issued in Malicious Wounding

MARTINSVILLE, VA –Malik Devantae Manns is wanted for the March 13, 2017 shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Moss Street. The three warrants...

Spring Officially Arrives Monday Morning

Looking at our weather for the week, Monday will turn out warmer with a high of 66 degrees. Moisture and clouds will increase Monday...

Martinsville Mayor Sends “note” to Henry County BOS

No one is expecting a warm response over a “note” sent to the Henry County Board of Supervisors by Martinsville Mayor Gene Teague asking...

Betsy Mattox, Henry County School Board Member, Dies

According to a news release from Henry County Schools, Betsy Mattox, Reed Creek District School Board member, died Saturday at the age of 75....

Fieldale Woman Wanted in Roanoke County

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for Loretta Tillman Warner. Mrs. Warner is currently wanted in Roanoke County for Failure to Appear...

Suntrust Bank to Build New Branch

There are plenty of rumors surrounding the construction of a Suntrust Bank branch in the middle of the parking lot of what used to...

Race of City Employees Not Representative of Race of Residents

Martinsville is counting employees by race again. 209 on the payroll, 183 white, 25 black, and 1 other. While 60 percent of City Council...

Bassett Man Sentenced in Attempted Murder Conviction

A Bassett man will serve seven years in prison for an attempted murder conviction. The Martinsville Bulletin reports that Telvin O’Shea Hairston of Bassett...

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Cold Snap Should Be Gone By Weekend

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Tornado Drill Less Than Perfect

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