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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...

City’s Payment Plan Could Be $160,000 A Year For Five Years

As the Tobacco Commission presses Dr. Noel Boaz to come up with the money they granted him and return it, Boaz is calling on...

Gillespie Makes Broadband a Priority

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie says he’ll expand high-speed internet access in rural Virginia. Speaking from AC Furniture Company in Axton, Gillespie says he...

Schools Begin New Year

Martinsville and Henry County Public Schools opened their doors and began the new school year on Wednesday. Patrick County Schools begin their year on...

Rubber Duck Race Set for Saturday

The local Boys and Girls Club hopes to raise $75,000 this weekend with a rubber duck race. Don’t laugh, the took in $65,000 in...

Recall for GMC Pickups

General Motors has recalled hundreds of thousands of Chevy and GMC pickups because of a potential steering issue. The vehicles may have a software...

Pups are Ready for Adoption

The Martinsville-Henry County SPCA says the puppies recently found in a landfill are ready for adoption after getting a clean bill of health from...

The Doppler is Down

The Doppler radar in Blacksburg, Virginia serves Martinsville and Henry County. It’s been shut down since August 1st for an upgrade. The entire unit...

Single Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Axton Man

Virginia State Police say 61-year-old Bobby Densil Hampton of Axton died at the scene of a single vehicle accident on Route 610, one mile...

Judge Hears Motions for Bassett Man Charged with Sex Crimes

40-year-old Douglas Wayne Fain Jr. of Bassett was charged with multiple sex crimes involving a minor. His attorney, Ward Armstrong, told Judge David Williams...

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Declining Enrollment at PHCC not Unexpected

The latest enrollment figures at Patrick Henry Community College are down from last year, but not to the surprise of College officials. Last year...

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...