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Tommy “Jake” Matherly

Tommy "Jake" Matherly, 61, of Martinsville, died on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Axton, Virginia. Arrangements by Wright Funeral Service & Crematory.

Ziglar Files to Run Against Gravely

Four years ago, Martinsville Commonwealth’s Attorney, Joan Ziglar, lost her job to her assistant, Clay Gravely, by just over 130 votes. Gravely has already...

Six Vying for Two Seats on School Board

Six city residents have declared their interest in serving on the Martinsville School Board. Donna Dillard and Victor Correa want to be reappointed while,...

Scammers Targeting Comcast Customers

The Better Business Bureau has a warning for Comcast customers after it says scammers are calling, claiming there are issues with their cable system,...

Martinsville Man Killed by Drunk Driver

Authorities said a motorcyclist is dead after being hit by a drunken driver in Henry County. Virginia State Police said the driver of a...

Martinsville Man Gets 820 Year Prison Sentence

A Martinsville man was sentenced to 820 years in prison Monday, after pleading no contest to multiple charges. Brandon Antwon Hairston, 24, pleaded no...

Medical Examiner’s Report Released in Graduation Party Shooting

A medical examiner has revealed new details about the death of 17-year-old Tion Burton, who was killed last month at a graduation party in...

Largest Wood Pellet Producer in the World Buying Into Berry Hill

Little is being said about the proposed project at this point, but The Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility Authority has approved a purchase agreement with...

Fire Injures Three

Three people were treated for minor burns suffered in a kitchen fire on Northmont Blvd. Monday evening. The fire started in some unattended cooking...

Man Hit by Train in Danville

A man struck by a Norfolk Southern train in Danville Monday has been transferred to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The 25-year-old pedestrian was hit...

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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...