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PHCC Receives $10,000 in Scholarship Funds

MARTINSVILLE, VA– On Friday, Ed Blackburn of the Gene Haas Foundation presented a check for $10,000 to the Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) Foundation....

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...

Shentel to Increase Presence in Area

Shentel is working to expand its wireless and internet services in northern Pittsylvania County, and in Martinsville. Apex Towers is seeking special use permits...

Man Arrested in Collinsville for Murder in Roanoke

39 year-old James Kevin O’Dell of Roanoke was arrested in Henry County Tuesday and charged with second-degree murder of 34 year-old Erin Nicole Marley....

Martinsville Circuit Court Clerk and Staff First in Virginia to earn Master Career Development...

Martinsville, VA – The Martinsville Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is the first office in Virginia to certify the clerk and all his staff in...

$132 Million Surplus for Virginia

Virginia just ended the last fiscal year with a $132 million surplus and leading state lawmakers already are calling to put all of the...

Franklin County, Danville Join Martinsville and Henry County Considering Tax Increases

Though the Franklin County Board of Supervisors gave its approval to advertise a tax increase for a public hearing, members are still apprehensive to...

Worst of Bad Weather Expected Between 4 PM and 11 PM

Patrick County Public School Superintendent Dr. William Sroufe issued an announcement at 11:27 AM today that due to the threat of high winds and...

Virginia State Police Reminds Motorists to Slow Down or Move Over this Memorial Day...

Memorial Day signifies the official start of summer, and the Virginia State Police is taking this opportunity to remind motorists to do what’s right...

All Students enrolled in Martinsville or Henry County Schools Eat for Free

The Henry County School system joins Martinsville Schools this fall in offering breakfast and lunch to all students preschool through 12th grade for free....

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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

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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...