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Police Seeking Help in Hopkins Lumber Break-In

The Henry County Sheriff's Office is looking for information regarding four men in relation to a...

Wind, Rain, and Lightning Damages Mount

The Virginia Department of Transportation is busy repairing a section of U.S. 58 that was washed out over the weekend just west of Martinsville...

Local Elections Shaping Up

Local elections are becoming more lively right at the end of the filing period. Tyler Freeland was first out of the box declaring his...

Frequency Switch Will Effect NPR Entertainment Reception in Henry County

Most people in Martinsville and Henry County that listen to National Public Radio do so on 89.1 and have for years. The Northeast quarter...

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....

Deputy Police Chief Eddie Cassady Appointed As Martinsville’s Next Police Chief

  Martinsville, VA - The City of Martinsville is announcing the appointment of Deputy Police Chief G. Edward (Eddie) Cassady to the position of Police Chief...

More Severe Weather On The Way

The National Weather Services is calling for isolated severe thunderstorms this evening with damaging wind gusts the main threat. In addition, slow moving heavy...

United Way’s “Day of Reading” is today

Local United Way Executive Director Kim Adkins appeared on the local “Coffee Break” program Thursday in prelude to the “Day of Reading” today. The...

NCI Responding to the Needs of Industry

MARTINSVILLE, Va. –Rob Spilman, President and CEO of Bassett Furniture Industries, and Senator Bill Stanley, NCI Board Chair, hosted a roundtable discussion with industry...

Tommy “Jake” Matherly

Tommy "Jake" Matherly, 61, of Martinsville, died on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Axton, Virginia. Arrangements by Wright Funeral Service & Crematory.

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Recreational Water Illness: The Souvenir You Don’t Want from the Pool or Lake

SAN FRANCISCO - Every year, a growing number of people are becoming ill from playing in a community pool or natural body of water....

Police looking for Van Thief

https://youtu.be/nblHtdILhtM Martinsville Police is asking for the public’s help to find a stolen van. Early Friday morning, a business on East Church Street discovered that...

Piedmont Arts Hosts Garden Party with Jason Springs

Event to feature live music by Danville-based songwriter and local craft beer Martinsville, VA — Piedmont Arts’ annual Garden Party will be held Saturday, July...