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Four Young Men Caught Vandalizing Church After They Pitch a Discharging Fire Extinguisher in...

On August 16, 2017, at 2:25 am Deputy J. M. Duffy was on patrol in the Fieldale area of Henry County. While traveling on...

Henry County Schools Down to 14 Percent Failure on SOL Scores in English

School division SOL pass rates, based on 2017 Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, were released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Tuesday. Eighty-six...

First Pharmacy Closes, Martinsville Family Reopens

Residents of the Druid Hills area are confused. Despite the plethora of CVS and Walgreen outlets when it comes to getting their prescriptions filled,...

Martinsville Physician Charged with Illegally Possessing Drugs with Intent to Sell or Distribute

Dr. Joel A. Smithers, owner, and physician for The Center for Integrative Health and Smithers Community Healthcare, 445 Commonwealth Boulevard in Martinsville, has been...

Henry County Schools To Dismiss Early for Solar Eclipse Event

School officials have decided students of the Henry County School system will be safer at home than in school during the solar eclipse on...

19 Year-Old Shooting Victim in Stable Condition

The victim in Sunday's shooting in Danville is now in stable condition, according to Danville Police. They have yet to release the name in...
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Lawsuit Filed Against Organizers of White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville

Organizers of the massive and violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on Saturday are facing a $3 million lawsuit filed Tuesday by two victims...
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Update: Charlottesville

Heather Heyer was killed Saturday when James Alex Fields of Ohio plowed his car into a group of demonstrators protesting the white nationalist rally....

Amazon Offering Refund for Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses

Amazon says it is taking action against potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses. The company said Sunday that it contacted and issued refunds to some...

Autumn Olive Taking Over Parks

Autumn olive is considered one of the most invasive woody species in Southwest Virginia parks and pastures, but because it has not been placed...

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Martinsville Man Wanted for Malicious Wounding

On August 19, 2017 at approximately 7:35 AM, the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received a call for a gunshot wound at Colony West Apartments,...

Eclipse Arrives Monday Afternoon

Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes...

Warner Responds to Trump’s Comments

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner called into CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper as he traveled through Martinsville this week to respond to President...