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Driver of Stolen Vehicle Flees Scene of Crash

On March 19, 2017 at approximately 11:10 am an investigator with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was on Pine St. in the Fieldale area...

Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jailed on Sex Charges with Minor

27 year-old Deputy Justin Lloyd Powell with the Henry County Sheriff’s Department is in jail under no bond after being charged with attempting to...

Boaz Considering Making Medical School a Nonprofit for the Care of Indians

Dr. Noel Boaz created what has become the Virginia Museum of Natural History. The promise of a state museum in Martinsville was given and...

The City of Martinsville Remembers

The September 11 attacks, or 9-1-1, were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States...

Meat Recall

An Ohio company has issued a recall on more than 40,000 pounds of meat.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday that Ohio Farms...

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...

Weather Will Be More Like Summer This Week

According to the National Weather Service from Blacksburg, strong high pressure will dominate the weather through the early part of this week bringing more...

City Promotes Turner to EMC

The city hired a new emergency management coordinator from within its ranks. John Turner, who has worked for the Martinsville Fire Department for nine...

No Options for Obama Care Insureds in Martinsville

Anthem was the last holdout for people in Martinsville and Henry County covered under Obama Care. Then Anthem announced they were pulling out. Fortunately,...

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...

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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...