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Malik Devantae Manns Arrested

MARTINSVILLE, VA – In the evening of March 29, 2017, Martinsville Police Officers stopped a red Dodge sedan in the Pine Hall Road area of...

Piedmont Governor’s School Will Return to PHCC Campus

At its March 28 bimonthly meeting, the Piedmont Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science & Technology Governing Board, comprised of a school board member from...

Thunderstorms likely today

The National Weather Service says we should expect thunderstorms today, with an isolated threat that some will become severe. Localized damaging winds and large...

Former Martinsville Deputy Charged with Drug Distribution

Former Martinsville City Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth McFarling faces a half-dozen drug charges. McFarling is charged with six counts of distribution of a controlled substance....

School Board Discusses Filling Seat

Following the death of Reed Creek district school board member Betsy Mattox, the Henry County School Board met on Monday to discuss the election...

Governor’s One Gun a Month Not Likely to Pass

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has proposed a legislative amendment that would restore Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month limit. It’s not likely to pass in the General Assembly, though....

Push for Expanded Medicaid Back on Governor’s Hot List

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is renewing his push to expand Medicaid coverage, saying state Republicans have no excuses left after President Donald Trump's failed...

Martinsville Expected to Secure Remaining Funds Needed for Sewer Line Repair

Martinsville has about two-thirds of the money to make $33 million dollars worth of repairs to a badly deteriorated sewer line that runs for...

Real Estate Tax Rates in Martinsville about Average for Region

The Danville Register & Bee collected figures of the region’s real estate tax rates and learned that Martinsville is somewhere in the middle at...

Man Dies in Wreck

State police are investing a fiery crash that killed a Moneta man Friday night along Diamond Hill Road in Bedford County. The driver of...

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Cold Front Moves In Monday

Our changing weather is changing again. A strong cold front will move through the area Monday with showers and thunderstorms, followed by some cooler...

Danville Woman and 11-Year-Old Boy Shot

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Perriello Releases Tax Reform Plan

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello released a detailed tax reform plan Friday that calls for higher taxes on the rich and corporations while strengthening...