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Amazon Offering Refund for Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses

Amazon says it is taking action against potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses. The company said Sunday that it contacted and issued refunds to some...

Autumn Olive Taking Over Parks

Autumn olive is considered one of the most invasive woody species in Southwest Virginia parks and pastures, but because it has not been placed...

“Southern Nationalists” Invade Virginia

Charlottesville update… “Southern Nationalists” as they call themselves, have been demonstrating against the effort to remove Confederate symbols on public display on public property....

Pleasant Weather Forecast for the Week

A weak frontal boundary will remain stalled just to our south for the next several days. A broad area of low pressure located across...

Wreck Claims One in Franklin County

State Police confirm there was one fatality in a head-on collision this morning on Route 40 East near Colonial Turnpike in Franklin County. The...

Martinsville School Board Member to Resign over “Politics”

It is being reported at Martinsville School Board member Lawrence Mitchell will resign, citing differences between himself and Chairwoman Joan Montgomery. Mitchell said he...

Applebee’s to Close up to 135 Restaurants

DineEquity, the parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants, has announced they plan to close as many as 135 Applebee’s and up to 25...

Fultz Named Chamber President

Martinsville, VA – The Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Partnership for Economic Growth announced today, that Lisa Fultz has been appointed President of...

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...

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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

Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes...

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...