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Appalachian Power Names Virginia External Affairs Manager

ROANOKE, Va. – Appalachian Power has named the top executive of a major area chamber of commerce to be the new external affairs manager...

Bassett Woman Found Guilty of Taking Monday from McDonald’s

Kierra Latrice McCain of Bassett pleaded no contest Wednesday in Henry County Circuit Court to three counts of obtaining money by false pretense. McCain...

City’s Payment Plan Could Be $160,000 A Year For Five Years

As the Tobacco Commission presses Dr. Noel Boaz to come up with the money they granted him and return it, Boaz is calling on...

Schools Begin New Year

Martinsville and Henry County Public Schools opened their doors and began the new school year on Wednesday. Patrick County Schools begin their year on...

Rubber Duck Race Set for Saturday

The local Boys and Girls Club hopes to raise $75,000 this weekend with a rubber duck race. Don’t laugh, the took in $65,000 in...

Pups are Ready for Adoption

The Martinsville-Henry County SPCA says the puppies recently found in a landfill are ready for adoption after getting a clean bill of health from...

Single Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Axton Man

Virginia State Police say 61-year-old Bobby Densil Hampton of Axton died at the scene of a single vehicle accident on Route 610, one mile...

Judge Hears Motions for Bassett Man Charged with Sex Crimes

40-year-old Douglas Wayne Fain Jr. of Bassett was charged with multiple sex crimes involving a minor. His attorney, Ward Armstrong, told Judge David Williams...

Storms Monday, Pleasant week ahead

The National Weather Service is calling for showers and scattered thunderstorms on Monday. A few storms may be strong to severe with damaging wind...

Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

The unemployment rate in Southside Virginia rose in June. Martinsville’s rate went up from 6.8 to 7.3 percent. Danville showed the most increase of...

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