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More Storms Today, Cooler Temperatures Follow

Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop again today, mainly in the afternoon. A few may become strong, producing gusty winds and hail. In addition,...

Martinsville and Danville Hospitals to Merge

Lifepoint owns a number of hospitals including the ones in Martinsville and Danville. The company has announced the two hospitals will be renamed SOVAH...

Locals Arrested on Drug Possession Charges in Alamance County

Three people were arrested after a traffic stop in southern Alamance County on Sunday night, held on drug possession charges. Charles Wayne Smoot, 33,...

Temporary Employee Charged with Arson of Warehouse

On May 18, 2017 at approximately 10:29am the Henry County 911 Center received a call for a fire in the warehouse of Radial at...

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...

Tommy “Jake” Matherly

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

Former Martinsville Employee Released on Good Behavior

31-year-old James Dempsey Cartee of Martinsville will spend no time in jail as long as he remains on good behavior for three years. Cartee...

Hospital Director Suggests Overdose Epidemic is Fault of Physicians and Hospitals

This past week the Police Chief and Commonwealth’s Attorney for Martinsville held a press conference addressing the drug overdose problem in the city. Arrests...

Multi-Million Dollar Fire and No Insurance

Bargains Galore Furniture Warehouse at 200 Aaron Street burned to the ground Saturday night after a report of a structure fire came in at...

Two-Year Old Dies in ATV Accident

According to a release from the Henry County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 12:02 PM on Monday, April 10th, Deputies responded to 193 Meadow Green...

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Local Headlines for Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Escapee still on the loose: The Martinsville Sheriff’s Office is continuing to search for Dekey Penn, a trustee who escaped Sept. 13. “Dekey was a...

Partnership to expand PHCC’s offerings in Patrick County

Stuart, VA – A four-way partnership brings expanded community college offerings to Patrick County. The Town of Stuart, Patrick Henry Community College, the PHCC Foundation,...

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...