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Local Headlines for Monday, 9-18-17

Weather: Not a lot of change today weatherwise with the region remaining within a weakness between building high pressure to the southwest and the Bermuda...

SOVAH Officials Say No One is Being Laid Off

The earlier report that over 150 SOVAH Health employees will be laid off is not accurate according to hospital officials. 91 employees in Danville...

Jail Inmate Escapes While Working Garbage Detail

Dekey Penn, 33, was riding on the back of a garbage truck near the intersection of Fayette and Beaver Street Wednesday collecting trash. Martinsville...

New Rules Will Allow Dogs in City to be Tethered

Changes in rules for owning and tethering dogs received the City Council’s initial approval Tuesday night. The changes allow an owner to keep up...

Martinsville Speedway Underlights

Martinsville Speedway will take a giant step next weekend when NASCAR's top late model stock car race. goes under those brand new lights at...

Arrington Performance Moving to Michigan

Arrington Performance will be closing its doors in Martinsville and moving to Michigan under new ownership, according to Arrington Performance CEO Tim Krauskopf. Located...

Only Two School in Martinsville and Henry County Not Accredited

All but one school is fully accredited now in Henry County and even that one missed it by less than one percent. On Tuesday,...

Three to be Considered for Unexpired School Board Seat

Tuesday night, city council members received the names of three city residents interested in filling an unexpired term on the Martinsville School Board. During...

Cellphone Tower to be Replaced

Following a public hearing during which nobody spoke, the council approved a special use permit for Shentel to replace a tall wooden pole at...

Martinsville Man Found Guilty of Sex Charges Against Underage Girls

A Martinsville Circuit Court judge on Wednesday found a city man guilty as charged of four counts of sodomy, two counts of aggravated sexual...

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Local Headlines for Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Eye Site Doctor's Will See Patients at Unterbrink's Office Temporarily: The Eye Site’s Collinsville building was destroyed by fire Sunday. Beginning Wednesday, Dr. Thomas Unterbrink...