Thursday Aug 28
County schools' SOL scores mixed
Compared with its 2012-13 pass rates, Henry County Public Schools' 2013-14 Standards of Learning pass rates increased on 13 of 33 measures, declined on 17 and stayed the same on three, according to data on the Virginia Department of Education website.
Family told of driver's death 2 days after wreck
A Ridgeway man who was injured in a motorcycle-pickup collision on Saturday died later that day, according to the family and the Virginia State Police, but his family said they were not notified for two days.
Time to learn: Cotton visits schools on first day
Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jared Cotton speaks with freshmen at Magna Vista High School's Warrior Tech Academy.
Rain won't stop festival
Roger Adams, director of Henry County Parks and Recreation, and Jennifer Doss, tourism director with the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp., both sponsors of the day-long festival, said it will go on as planned.
Employees keep busy over summer
Superintendent Jared Cotton told the Henry County School Board at its meeting Thursday that employees have been busy over the summer.
Back2School program brings aid to students
Area students in need will be returning to school this year with new shoes, clothes and school supplies, thanks to the Back2School initiative, now in its seventh year.