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Martinsville Narcotics Arrest from Indictments

Martinsville, VA – On Monday May 1, 2017 a Martinsville Grand Jury met and handed down 82 indictments. Of those 35 were related to...

No Injuries in Accident Involving School Bus

No children on board a Henry County school bus were injured Tuesday when a vehicle crossed the centerline and struck the bus in Ridgeway....

Other than Rain, Winter Storm is Non-Event for Martinsville

Increasing moisture will lead a complex winter storm expected to impact much of the region tonight into Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Blacksburg...

Tobacco Commission to Martinsville: Return the $800,000

Thursday the Tobacco Commission ruled it wants its $800,000 it gave the city of Martinsville to help fund the School of Medicine proposed by...

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...

Applied Felts Announces $3 Million Dollar Expansion

Applied Felts is undergoing a $3 million expansion at its Henry County operation. The 21,000-square-foot addition to its building in the North Bowles Industrial Park...

Martinsville Teenager Charged with Shooting Ridgeway Teenager

According to a release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, on May 28, 2017 at approximately 8:30am, the 911 Center received a call that...

Governor Will Make Economic Announcement for Henry County

An economic announcement of some significance has been announced for Tuesday, May 30th at 1:45 PM in the Main Board Room of the Henry...

Man Charged with Killing Co-Worker Moves Another Step Toward Trial

A Henry County murder suspect's case is moving forward. Friday, a judge certified Benjamin Tovar's second-degree murder charge. It will now go to a...

Part of Spruce Street Extension Closed on Monday

The City of Martinsville will begin replacing the water line on Spruce Street Extension on Monday, April 10th. The project is expected to take...

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Martinsville Teenager Charged with Shooting Ridgeway Teenager

According to a release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, on May 28, 2017 at approximately 8:30am, the 911 Center received a call that...

One Teenager Killed, Three Shot at Axton Graduation Party

Three teenagers were shot, and one killed at a high school graduation party Saturday just before 1 AM. According to the Pittsylvania county Sheriff’s...

Weekend Boaters Warned of Dangerous Conditions

While this weekend is the busiest paddling weekend of the year in Virginia, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland fisheries is suggesting people...