Thursday Jul 10
Council rejects court fee
Martinsville City Council has refused to levy a new fee on people convicted in city courts, despite originally endorsing it.
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Wed Jul 09, 2014
Council to seek chicken views
City residents soon will have a chance to have their say on the idea of allowing chickens to be raised at Martinsville homes.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Moped law now in effect
The Martinsville Police Department is reminding area residents that under a new state law that went into effect July 1, mopeds operated on Virginia roads must be titled and registered.
NCI staff begins to move in
On Monday, New College Institute administrators and staff members began moving into the institute's new building on the Baldwin Block uptown, although construction is not quite finished yet.
Death probe goes on
The investigation continues into the apparent drowning death Friday of a recent Martinsville High School graduate at Fairy Stone State Park, and anyone who has information is asked to contact the park, an official said.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Council to mull chicken issue
Martinsville City Council is shaking a tail feather, so to speak, in considering a proposed ordinance that would allow homeowners to keep chickens.
Fowlkes: Iraq factions one day may live in peace
Above, W.C. Fowlkes is shown with citizens in Karbala, Iraq. Fowlkes' Army Reserve unit was mobilized to serve in Iraq.
Rocky Mount man is Goodwill's - Achiever of the Year'
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Allen Woods of Rocky Mount poses with a letter he received from U.S. Senator Mark Warner congratulating Woods on being chosen Goodwill Industries' Achiever of the Year.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Marriage proposal is a hit
Dakota Sander goes on bended knee and holds out a ring to propose marriage to Amanda McGuire in front of a sellout crowd at Friday's Martinsville Mustangs game.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Kinston Free Press
Roberts - Dudley
Bobby Roberts of Bassett, Va. announces the engagement of his daughter, Kathy Lynn Roberts, to James "Jay" Lawrence Dudley III, both of Willow Spring, son of Mary Helen Dudley of Grifton and the late James "Jimmy" Lawrence Dudley Jr. He is the grandson of Freeman "Bud" Casey Sr. and Helen Hardy Casey of Kinston.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
PAA to bring artist to 19 area schools for sculpture program
Washington, D.C.-based artist Kevin Reese works with a student in Wausau, Wisconsin, to create a mobile during a 2007 residency.
Libertarian is seeking Hurt's seat
Libertarian congressional candidate Paul Jones admitted he still is learning about Henry County and Martinsville, never having visited the area before.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Unpaved roads get speed limit
Drivers had been allowed to travel up to 55 mph on unpaved roads, but that changed Tuesday when a new state law hit the books.
Leaders reflect on Civil Rights Act
Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Baines Johnson signing the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964, and some local people said the act has led to improvements, but issues remain.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
City's jobless rate again top in state
Martinsville's unemployment rate improved slightly in May but it remained the state's highest at 10.8 percent, according to data released Tuesday by the Virginia Employment Commission.
Martinsville Speedway President Set For Celebration Dunking
Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell has come up with a novel but beneficial way to stay cool at Celebration 2014: he's going to sit in a dunking booth for three hours to help raise money for the Fuel for Families Food Drive.
Chicken proposal concerns panel
The idea of letting homeowners keep chickens that lay eggs did not go over easy with the Martinsville Planning Commission on Tuesday.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Affidavit: Both men shot in head
Two brothers who were found dead over the weekend suffered gunshot wounds to the head, according to an affidavit filed with a search warrant in Henry County Circuit Court.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Cause of fire still is sought
No cause has been determined in a March 3 fire that destroyed much of the former American of Martinsville furniture plant , according to a city official.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
Adkins, Stanley differ on Medicaid
State Sen. Bill Stanley's budget amendment that barred the governor from expanding Medicaid without General Assembly approval is being criticized by Martinsville Mayor Kim Adkins, who hopes to win his legislative seat next year.