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Agency funds at issue
Most of the money that Martinsville City Council gives agencies outside city government goes to ones that the city has legal or contractual obligations to support, according to city officials.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Free tax program yields results
With the arrival today of the federal tax deadline, the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville HOPE Coalition is finishing another year of free tax preparation for Martinsville & Henry County residents.
Groundbreaking set for industrial park
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday at Martinsville and Henry County's newest industrial park: Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre.
School funds urged
Despite urging from three speakers to increase local funding for the county schools, the Henry County Board of Supervisors on Monday made no changes to proposed school funding for the coming fiscal year.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Academy bid OK'd by board
The Henry County School Board on Thursday awarded the base bid for the second phase of construction at Magna Vista High School's Warrior Tech Academy.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Program details to be shared
The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. has scheduled an event at 11 a.m. today at Patrick Henry Community College's Frith Hall to announce the arrival an "innovative new program for the advanced film industry and advanced manufacturing" in the area, according to a news release.
New EMS squad 'beneficial' to area
A new paid 13-member EMS squad in Henry County already is proving beneficial to the area, according to Public Safety Director Rodney Howell.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
SOL test changes welcomed
Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Jared Cotton said he is pleased the number of Standards of Learning tests has been reduced.
Latino Festival expands focus
Sharon Ortiz-Garcia , Jaime Herrera and Eli Salgado are among several local leaders putting together a Latino festival Saturday at the Smith River Sports Complex.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Woman is denied bond
A woman charged in connection with the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in a burned Daewoo hatchback in 2011 will remain in jail.
Judge puts ruling on hold in plea deal
Henry County Circuit Court Judge David V. Williams will decide in June whether to accept a plea agreement offered Monday for a woman charged with embezzling more than $18,000 from a local school.
City schools approve 2014-15 budget
The Martinsville School Board on Monday adopted a fiscal 2014-15 budget that requests a local appropriation of $6,936,601 for operating funds, an increase over the current fiscal year of $576,070, or 9 percent.
City council hears concerns over transfer of Section 8 office
Martinsville City Council on Monday heard concerns from west side residents about transferring the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program to Danville and the fate of the building that houses the program.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Two charged in Collinsville robbery
Two Martinsville men were charged in connection with the robbery of a Collinsville business following a brief pursuit Monday, according to a release from the Henry County Sheriff's Office.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Lawmakers welcome corps action
Federal lawmakers representing Southern Virginia applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' final approval of a permit needed for Henry County to begin developing Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Corps, county agree on permit
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted a final permit needed for the development of Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre to begin, ending a nearly three-year struggle by Henry County to get the permit.
Fund request OK'd
The Henry County Board of Supervisors on Thursday voted to allow the Henry County School Board to carry some funds from the current year into the next fiscal year.
Officials: Incubator drawing interest
New small businesses are showing interest in the West Piedmont Business Development Center as the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce begins managing it.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Permit heads back to Corps
Having found no major problems with a draft permit, Henry County officials are optimistic they soon will receive federal approval to begin developing the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre planned near Ridgeway.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Corps offers draft permit
Henry County officials' struggle for nearly three years to get a permit to develop Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre soon may be over.