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Celebration 2017 Food Drive Sees Record Donations

Donations help stock the Grace Network food pantry at ‘perfect time’. MARTINSVILLE, Va. – While thousands of people were having fun Monday night at Martinsville...

Chief Appoints New Deputy Chief

Martinsville, VA – Chief Eddie Cassady has appointed Robert Fincher as Martinsville’s Deputy Chief. Effective on Wednesday July 5, Deputy Chief Fincher will assume Chief...

19th Annual Celebration at Speedway Enjoyed by Thousands

Another well-attended July celebration at the Martinsville Speedway Monday as the 19 annual event offered everyone carnival rides, food, music, and a first-rate fireworks...

Hazardous Weather Possible for Local Area

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather statement for our area, calling for the possibility of a few strong to isolated severe...

Local Area Crime Rate Above State Average

According to a 138 page report by the Virginia State Police, crime is up in the Commonwealth. The rate per 100,000 stands at 1,547....

NCI Holds Community Town Hall

Representatives from New College Institute announced at a town hall Thursday a new vision for the school that includes an expanded partnership with James...

Heat Poses Risk to Outside Pets

It's already been a hot summer, and we just at the beginning of July. The Martinsville SPCA says people need to be vigilant when...

City Council Appoints New School Board Member

Tonya Jones, who lives on Stultz Road in the city, was appointed to the board by Martinsville City Council in a unanimous vote last...

Teenager Sentenced on Sex Charges

On Wednesday, an 18-year-old Martinsville teenager was sentenced in a sexual assault case that involved a child under 10 years old. In Henry County...

City Finances Better than Estimates

Finances in Martinsville are better than expected. As of May 31, revenues totaled $55,281,805, which was $2,268,451 more than the $53,013,354 anticipated to be...

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Chance of Severe Weather Today, Cooler Temps on the Way

Thunderstorms and high winds are possible late this afternoon and early evening as a slow-moving cold front will drift southward over our region through...

All Students enrolled in Martinsville or Henry County Schools Eat for Free

The Henry County School system joins Martinsville Schools this fall in offering breakfast and lunch to all students preschool through 12th grade for free....

Danville Man Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash

A 25-year-old Danville man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Mount Cross Road. The wreck happen at about 2:20 p.m. Friday...