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PHCC named third in state for student success

Martinsville, VA - Every year, hundreds of faculty and staff from Virginia’s community colleges gather for a week-long professional development conference called New Horizons....

Bassett Man Arrested With 800 Xanax Pills in West Virginia

A Henry County man is facing drug charges after police find more than 800 Xanax pills in his possession. According to the Bluefield, West...

Interim School Member Named

The Henry County School Board no longer has a vacant seat. On Tuesday night, board members named Teddy Martin II to fill the spot...

Ridgeway Man Gets 7 Years for Shooting Into Home

24-year-old Shawn Lee McGuire of Ridgeway was sentenced to 7 years in prison for shooting into a home on Chestnut Knob Road. There were...

City Council Pushing Through Budget Process

Martinsville City Council has decided to keep water, sewer, and utility rates where they are. Real estate taxes will go up 1.5 percent, the...

Bassett Man Arrested on Multiple Charges after Easter Weekend Standoff

On April 15, 2017, at approximately 12:45 pm the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received a call of a domestic disturbance at 19 Jessica Ave.,...

Man With Knife Gives Up After Four Hour Standoff

According to a release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, on April 15th at approximately 12:45 pm the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received a...

Gas Prices Still Climbing

Gas prices continue to jump as stations make the final change to summer-blend fuels and an increased driving season takes hold. According to a...

Wet Week Ahead

Looks like a wet week coming up for Martinsville. According to the National Weather Service there is a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms...

Jury Decides in Favor of Husband over Automobile Wreck

A jury has decided Buddy Plybon was not a fault for trying to avoid a collision with another car by going left instead of...

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Recreational Water Illness: The Souvenir You Don’t Want from the Pool or Lake

SAN FRANCISCO - Every year, a growing number of people are becoming ill from playing in a community pool or natural body of water....

Police looking for Van Thief

https://youtu.be/nblHtdILhtM Martinsville Police is asking for the public’s help to find a stolen van. Early Friday morning, a business on East Church Street discovered that...

Piedmont Arts Hosts Garden Party with Jason Springs

Event to feature live music by Danville-based songwriter and local craft beer Martinsville, VA — Piedmont Arts’ annual Garden Party will be held Saturday, July...