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Temps Back in the 80’s on Friday Through the Weekend

Temperatures Thursday were 10 degrees cooler than normal. With sunshine and a departing low system, temps are expected to return to normal Friday and...

Governor McAuliffe Announces Martinsville Named Virginia’s Fourth Certified Work Ready Community

MARTINSVILLE – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the City of Martinsville has been designated as the Commonwealth’s fourth Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC)....

Murdered Teenager Identified

Police have identified the teenager shot to death at a high school graduation party in Axton Saturday as 17 year-old Tion Kwantae Burton of...

Martinsville Teenager Charged with Shooting Ridgeway Teenager

According to a release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, on May 28, 2017 at approximately 8:30am, the 911 Center received a call that...

One Teenager Killed, Three Shot at Axton Graduation Party

Three teenagers were shot, and one killed at a high school graduation party Saturday just before 1 AM. According to the Pittsylvania county Sheriff’s...

Weekend Boaters Warned of Dangerous Conditions

While this weekend is the busiest paddling weekend of the year in Virginia, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland fisheries is suggesting people...

Sewer Repair Bids Come in Well Below Expectations

A nice surprise comes to Martinsville City officials and its residents. Repairs to an aging sewer line were estimated to cost $11.4 million. Council...

Governor Will Make Economic Announcement for Henry County

An economic announcement of some significance has been announced for Tuesday, May 30th at 1:45 PM in the Main Board Room of the Henry...

Martinsville… 41st Safest or 24th Most Dangerous?

The National Council for Home Safety and Security issued a release today naming the safest fifty cities in the state of Virginia. They explain...

Mosaic Murals Installed on Art Garden Sign

Community helps create murals at Art Garden Community Day Martinsville, VA – Artist Beryl Solla, Piedmont Arts staff and volunteers helped install tile murals on...

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Martinsville Man Wanted for Malicious Wounding

On August 19, 2017 at approximately 7:35 AM, the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received a call for a gunshot wound at Colony West Apartments,...

Eclipse Arrives Monday Afternoon

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Warner Responds to Trump’s Comments

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner called into CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper as he traveled through Martinsville this week to respond to President...