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Suntrust Bank to Build New Branch

There are plenty of rumors surrounding the construction of a Suntrust Bank branch in the middle of the parking lot of what used to...

Race of City Employees Not Representative of Race of Residents

Martinsville is counting employees by race again. 209 on the payroll, 183 white, 25 black, and 1 other. While 60 percent of City Council...

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...

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Martinsville Expected to Secure Remaining Funds Needed for Sewer Line Repair

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