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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...

Martinsville Ranked #1 In State for Opioid Overdose Rate

The Martinsville Police Department and the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office held a joint press conference Thursday indicating their intentions to arrest and prosecute those dealing...

Vice-President of SK Labs Found Guilty of Conspiracy, Mail Fraud Charges

Sitesh Bansi Patel Found Guilty Following Five-Day Jury Trial ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – An Irvine, California, man was found guilty Friday afternoon following a five-day jury...

Medical Marijuana Bill Dies in House Subcommittee

An effort to expand the use of medical marijuana in Virginia stalled in the General Assembly, but groups that want to reform the state's...

Danville Shooting Injures Two

Saturday, at approximately 5:55 pm, Danville Police responded to the 100 block of Swanson Street in response to a call concerning someone being shot....

Largest Narcotics Operation in Patrick County History Ends

The Patrick County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its largest narcotics operation in the department’s history according to Sheriff Dan Smith. On Thursday, the agencies...

High Winds and Thunderstorms Expected

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg say an intense cold front will cross through the Mid Atlantic region today, triggering showers and thunderstorms and...

Stolen Weapons Recovered, Multiple Arrests Made

Yesterday evening members of the Danville Police Departments' Special Investigations Division and Virginia State Police Task Force agents observed suspicious activity involving multiple persons....

Exhibit Honors Art and Life of Wanda Prillaman

Works by local watercolor artist are showcased in Piedmont Arts exhibit Martinsville, VA – An exhibit honoring the contributions of local watercolor artist Wanda Prillaman...

Woman Dies at Scene of Wreck in Henry County

64 year-old Doris Pilson was pronounced dead at the scene after a car crash in Henry County Wednesday evening around 6:45 PM. Virginia State...

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Martinsville Expected to Secure Remaining Funds Needed for Sewer Line Repair

Martinsville has about two-thirds of the money to make $33 million dollars worth of repairs to a badly deteriorated sewer line that runs for...

Real Estate Tax Rates in Martinsville about Average for Region

The Danville Register & Bee collected figures of the region’s real estate tax rates and learned that Martinsville is somewhere in the middle at...

Man Dies in Wreck

State police are investing a fiery crash that killed a Moneta man Friday night along Diamond Hill Road in Bedford County. The driver of...