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Lights Are On at Martinsville Speedway

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — On Thursday night, Martinsville Speedway flipped the switch on its full LED light system for the first time, showing the full...

Henry County Man Gets 23 Years in Death of Two Brothers

A Henry County man has been sentenced to 23 years for his role in the death of two brothers in 2014. James Moore was...

Violent Crime Down 51 Percent in Martinsville

Martinsville was No. 1 in the state for overdoses per capita in January, according to the department, 2016 saw a drop in crime in...

Worst of Bad Weather Expected Between 4 PM and 11 PM

Patrick County Public School Superintendent Dr. William Sroufe issued an announcement at 11:27 AM today that due to the threat of high winds and...

Bob Norris Named Recipient of Jack Dalton Award

Bob Norris has been named this year’s recipient of the Jack Dalton Community Service Award. For the past 17 years, the award has been...

Kendall to Step Down after Two Terms

Iriswood District Supervisor Milton Kendall will not be seeking a third term on the Henry County Board of Supervisors. According to the Martinsville Bulletin,...

New Physical Therapist Degree to be Offered at PHCC

Patrick Henry Community College plans to launch an associate of applied science: physical therapist assistant degree program in the spring of 2019. It will...

Hospital Director Suggests Overdose Epidemic is Fault of Physicians and Hospitals

This past week the Police Chief and Commonwealth’s Attorney for Martinsville held a press conference addressing the drug overdose problem in the city. Arrests...

High Winds and Thunderstorms Expected

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg say an intense cold front will cross through the Mid Atlantic region today, triggering showers and thunderstorms and...

Martinsville Ranked #1 In State for Opioid Overdose Rate

The Martinsville Police Department and the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office held a joint press conference Thursday indicating their intentions to arrest and prosecute those dealing...

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