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Irma Track has Eye of Storm Missing Virginia to the West

Based on the forecast track of Irma, gusty winds can be expected in Martinsville and Henry County Monday afternoon into early Tuesday, with strongest...

Hooker Furniture to Buy Shenandoah Furniture

Hooker Furniture announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to purchase Shenandoah Furniture for $40 million. The North Carolina-based manufacturer has a plant...

Gas Prices Still Rising, but Not As Fast

Gas prices continue to rise more than a week after Harvey knocked the Gulf Coast oil refining industry offline. But the increase has started...

SunTrust to Close Uptown Branch on November 28th

The grand building on Church Street in Martinsville that was originally the home of the First National Bank of Martinsville in 1966 went through...

Assistant Principal of Martinsville Middle School Files $8 Million Dollar Lawsuit

Former Martinsville High School principal Angela Weinerth has filed suit against the City of Martinsville, the Martinsville School Board, Superintendent Zeb Talley, individual board...

3.5 Million Wells Fargo Accounts Impacted by Scandal

Wells Fargo is now saying 3.5 million accounts were impacted by its fake accounts scandal, a dramatic increase from the 2.1 million accounts it...

Martinsville Police Collecting Water for Harvey Victims

The Martinsville Police Department on Church Street is now serving as a water-drop off location for victims of Harvey. Trailers were being filled Wednesday...

Child Playing with Matches Burns Home to the Ground

Joseph Durham was taking a nap with his 2-year-old son in his home on Dixie Street waiting for the older kids to get home...

Fall Like Weather Forecast for this Weekend

A large area of high pressure moving out of central Canada will move into New England and wedge down east of the Appalachians by...

Watch out for Lottery Scam

A new scam going around is being done by telephone. You receive a call stating you have one a few million dollars in the...

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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...