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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...

Pleasant Weather Forecast for the Week

A weak frontal boundary will remain stalled just to our south for the next several days. A broad area of low pressure located across...

Wreck Claims One in Franklin County

State Police confirm there was one fatality in a head-on collision this morning on Route 40 East near Colonial Turnpike in Franklin County. The...

Martinsville School Board Member to Resign over “Politics”

It is being reported at Martinsville School Board member Lawrence Mitchell will resign, citing differences between himself and Chairwoman Joan Montgomery. Mitchell said he...

Applebee’s to Close up to 135 Restaurants

DineEquity, the parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants, has announced they plan to close as many as 135 Applebee’s and up to 25...

Fultz Named Chamber President

Martinsville, VA – The Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Partnership for Economic Growth announced today, that Lisa Fultz has been appointed President of...

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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...