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Bassett Man Sentenced in Attempted Murder Conviction

A Bassett man will serve seven years in prison for an attempted murder conviction. The Martinsville Bulletin reports that Telvin O’Shea Hairston of Bassett...

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Retired Police to Carry Guns on School Property

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation that will allow some retired police officers to carry guns while working as security guards in Virginia schools,...

Martinsville Police Investigating Malicious Wounding

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Monday around 10 pm officers responded to the 200 block of Moss Street where they were told a person had been...

Martinsville’s Overdose Ranking Already Turned Around

Martinsville may have been ranked first in the state for opioid and heroin overdoses in January, but by the time the announcement was made...

Martinsville to sound Tornado sirens for drill

The City of Martinsville will participate in the statewide tornado drill by sounding our tornado sirens for the full 3 minutes, on March 21...

Police Close Uptown Street During Vehicle Stop

Martinsville Police had Franklin Street closed around 3 PM this afternoon from Depot Street to E. Main Street. Officers had stopped a male driving...

Vice-President of SK Labs Found Guilty of Conspiracy, Mail Fraud Charges

Sitesh Bansi Patel Found Guilty Following Five-Day Jury Trial ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – An Irvine, California, man was found guilty Friday afternoon following a five-day jury...

Pedestrian Dies after being Struck by Tractor Trailer

State Police a pedestrian was run over and killed by a tractor-trailer early this morning on Route 220 north of Bassett Forks. VDOT issued...

Other than Rain, Winter Storm is Non-Event for Martinsville

Increasing moisture will lead a complex winter storm expected to impact much of the region tonight into Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Blacksburg...

Exhibit Honors Art and Life of Wanda Prillaman

Works by local watercolor artist are showcased in Piedmont Arts exhibit Martinsville, VA – An exhibit honoring the contributions of local watercolor artist Wanda Prillaman...

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Cleonis “Polly” Gregory Brown

Cleonis “Polly” Gregory Brown, 94, passed away at her home Sunday, May 21, 2017. She was married to William “Bill” Brown, who preceded her...

Flooding Possible Through the Week

With plenty of rain have already fallen in the region and more in the forecast, the National Weather Service in Blacksburg is calling for...

Gas Prices Jump 8 Cents in One Week

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have risen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey...