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Gas Prices Take Unexpected Dip

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey...

News Study Shows Use of Cannabis Results in Less Use of Other

A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology reports that patients suffering from chronic medical conditions used less opioids, antidepressants, sleep medications, alcohol,...

Northam Visits Martinsville

Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam visited with Martinsville residents on Friday to discuss hot topics such as the American Health Care Act and area workforce...

Averett University, Patrick Henry Community College, New College Institute Partner in Regional Workforce...

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – In order to enhance opportunities for students and help fulfill the needs of the region’s employers, Averett University, Patrick Henry Community College...

Officials Discourage Using Smith River this Weekend

Water officials say it’s unsafe to paddle the Smith River this weekend and fishing in waders is not recommended for at least a week...

Official: Tornado Hits Rockingham County

Eden was hammered by high winds and heavy rains that hit Rockingham County before daybreak Friday. The EF1 tornado hit western North Carolina about...

Collinsville Man Has Sex Charges Reduced

After testimony on Thursday, the prosecution reduced six felony sexual offense charges to misdemeanors in a Collinsville man’s case. Matthew Lee Mullins had been...

Woman Nearly Robbed by Fake Construction Workers

Two men posing as construction workers stopped a driver in Reidsville and attempted to rob the woman. The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office says it...

Veal, Beef, and Pork Recall Involves Foodlion and Walmart

Marcho Farms, Inc. is recalling veal, beef, and pork products due to possible E. coli contamination. It's affecting about 5,620 pounds of boneless veal...

Kroger Lowering Prices on Over 3,000 Items

Kroger has lowered prices on about 3,000 items in 107 stores in Virginia, West Virginia, east Tennessee, southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky. As part...

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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...