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Martinsville Ranked #1 In State for Opioid Overdose Rate

The Martinsville Police Department and the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office held a joint press conference Thursday indicating their intentions to arrest and prosecute those dealing...

High Winds and Thunderstorms Expected

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg say an intense cold front will cross through the Mid Atlantic region today, triggering showers and thunderstorms and...

Exhibit Honors Art and Life of Wanda Prillaman

Works by local watercolor artist are showcased in Piedmont Arts exhibit Martinsville, VA – An exhibit honoring the contributions of local watercolor artist Wanda Prillaman...

Woman Dies at Scene of Wreck in Henry County

64 year-old Doris Pilson was pronounced dead at the scene after a car crash in Henry County Wednesday evening around 6:45 PM. Virginia State...

Henry County Man Gets 23 Years in Death of Two Brothers

A Henry County man has been sentenced to 23 years for his role in the death of two brothers in 2014. James Moore was...

New High Voltage Line to Service Commonwealth Crossing

Legislation that allows certain electric utility substations and other facilities to sidestep local planning and zoning approval has cleared the House of Delegates and...

Pedestrian Dies after being Struck by Tractor Trailer

State Police a pedestrian was run over and killed by a tractor-trailer early this morning on Route 220 north of Bassett Forks. VDOT issued...

Lights Are On at Martinsville Speedway

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — On Thursday night, Martinsville Speedway flipped the switch on its full LED light system for the first time, showing the full...

House to be Awarded to Winner of Essay Contest

A Virginia woman is using an alternative method when it comes to selling her family home in North Carolina. She’s holding an essay contest....

Martinsville Upgrades Utility Meters and Street Lights

If you’re a city resident, have you gotten your new meter yet? If so, has the cost of your electricity gone up? City officials say...

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Martinsville Expected to Secure Remaining Funds Needed for Sewer Line Repair

Martinsville has about two-thirds of the money to make $33 million dollars worth of repairs to a badly deteriorated sewer line that runs for...

Real Estate Tax Rates in Martinsville about Average for Region

The Danville Register & Bee collected figures of the region’s real estate tax rates and learned that Martinsville is somewhere in the middle at...

Man Dies in Wreck

State police are investing a fiery crash that killed a Moneta man Friday night along Diamond Hill Road in Bedford County. The driver of...