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22 New Jobs Coming to Bassett Furniture

BASSETT, Va. (March 22, 2017) — Retail store growth is prompting Bassett Furniture to invest $1.5 million in equipment and add 22 employees at...

Body Recovered from Trailer Fire

At 4:50 a.m., Saturday (March 18), the Wise County Sheriff’s Office requested the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office 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...

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...

Village Roadshow Entertainment Secures $480 Million

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...

Cold Snap Should Be Gone By Weekend

A large area of high pressure will slide off the coast Thursday and push out into the Atlantic ocean Friday and a warmer southerly...

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...

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...

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...

Bassett Woman Dies in Franklin County Wreck

One person died in a single-vehicle crash in Franklin County on Wednesday night, state police said. A 2002 Ford Explorer was westbound on Virginia...

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Martinsville Expected to Secure Remaining Funds Needed for Sewer Line Repair

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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...