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Eight Arrested in Pittsylvania County Burglary Ring

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office announced multiple arrests Saturday evening after a lengthy investigation of a residential burglary ring. Deputies have arrested eight suspects...

Faulty Insulator Causes 1,000 City Residents to Lose Power

Around 1,000 Martinsville City utility customers lost power around midnight Saturday night according to Mayor Gene Teague. A bad 34-kilovolt insulator on Indian Trail...

Lawmakers Creating More Laws Aimed at Prescription Pain Killers

A slate of bills aimed at curbing rampant opioid addiction and abuse will head to the governor’s desk. The six bills are designed to...

The best gadgets from IFA 2016

All right. Well, take care yourself. I guess that's what you're best, presence old master? A tremor in the Force. The last time felt...

Some Lose Jobs, Others Get Raises

The Virginia Museum of Natural History plans to let up to six people go in order to balance a reduced budget affecting all state...

Recall: Waffle Breaded Bites: Fully Cooked Breaded White Meat Chicken Bites

An Alabama company is recalling 12,610 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The...

Former Martinsville Employee Released on Good Behavior

31-year-old James Dempsey Cartee of Martinsville will spend no time in jail as long as he remains on good behavior for three years. Cartee...

Hospital Director Suggests Overdose Epidemic is Fault of Physicians and Hospitals

This past week the Police Chief and Commonwealth’s Attorney for Martinsville held a press conference addressing the drug overdose problem in the city. Arrests...

Gretna Woman Killed in Car Crash

A 29-year-old Gretna woman was killed in a Friday afternoon crash. The single-vehicle wreck occurred at about 5:25 p.m. Friday on Va. 935, near...

Two-Year Old Dies in ATV Accident

According to a release from the Henry County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 12:02 PM on Monday, April 10th, Deputies responded to 193 Meadow Green...

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Piedmont Arts Hosts Garden Party with Jason Springs

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