6 hrs ago
Companies may have 500 jobs open at fair
An estimated 500 jobs will be available at the community job fair today before the Martinsville Mustangs game, according to officials with the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce.
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11 hrs ago
DRBA volunteers spruce up banks of Smith River
Lisa Perez, along with her sons Dillon and Aidan Hall, cleans up along the Smith River recently as part of a Dan River Basin Association event to keep the riverbanks free of trash.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Area is in early drought
Henry County and Martinsville are abnormally dry, but rainfall is expected throughout this week, according to the National Weather Service.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Zoning change at issue at public hearing
A public hearing will be held at the 6 p.m. meeting of the Henry County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday on a rezoning request for a proposed Dollar General store across from Sanville Elementary School.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Survey on name in works
Keeping the name "really is not an option," said commission member Ellen Wood, because of the confusion it is causing emergency services and mail carriers in connection with another Chatham Road in Henry County.
2 arrested in deaths of Henry County siblings
Media outlets report 24-year-old Jonathan Rivera-Olvera of Fieldale and 33-year-old James Travis Moore of Ridgeway were arrested this week.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Business park draws interest
Above, a vehicle works to clear and "grub" or pile up trees at the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre in the Ridgeway area.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
New College Institute Executive Director William Wampler addresses college interns and young professionals from throughout the region who recently participated in the first "Gen Y-NOT?" regional tour.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Local students considering careers in law enforcement
James Mills and William Hatchett, who recently attended the Junior Law Cadet program, both are considering going into law enforcement as a career.
'Warrant sweep' conducted
A warrant sweep in the city of Martinsville on Friday resulted in 11 outstanding warrants and three summons being served against nine people, according to a news release from the Martinsville Police Department.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
School officials tapped
The Henry County School board on Thursday appointed Wendy Durham, principal of Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School, as the school division's director of K-12 instruction, and named Corbin Campbell, an assistant principal at F-C, that school's new principal.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Store hits snag
Following a public hearing, the Henry County Planning Commission unanimously voted Wednesday not to endorse the construction of a Dollar General across from Sanville Elementary School.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Help still sought in shooting
No arrests have been made in the continuing investigation into the homicides of brothers Alfonso and Noel Navarro-Pena, said Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
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.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
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.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Genealogy Query - SACCARY : ZACHARY : ZACHRY : ZACK : ZAKERY
We are currently looking for male Zachary descendants to provide their DNA for this project.
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.