1 hr ago
Data: Minority teacher/student gap exists
Recent data reveal that there are lower percentages of minority teachers than minority students in area school systems, and some officials would like to see more done to change that.
5 hrs ago
Last - Bikes' stop is Tuesday in Rocky Mount
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: B-99's annual Bikes for Tykes drive is nearing an end.
9 hrs ago
Reversion input to continue
The city is looking at reverting from an independent city to a town in Henry County, which surrounds it.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Residents reflect on Mandela legacy
Nelson Mandela was remembered by area residents Friday for his courage, integrity, forgiveness, tolerance, bridge-building, focusing on the positive and seeing education as the driver for a better future.
Mother '99% positive' remains are her son's
Polly Dodson of Bassett believes the remains found Thursday in Franklin County are those of her son, who has been missing for more than two months.
Slippery Sunday forecast
Wayne Eanes of Fieldale leaves the Heritage Home Center in Stanleytown on Saturday with two bags of ice melt and extra batteries in preparation for today's icy forecast.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Henry Co. prosecutor to handle Underwood DUI case
Andrew Nester, the prosecutor from rural Henry County, has been appointed to handle Commonwealth's Attorney Greg Underwood's DUI case.
Adkins seeks support for stalled project
Martinsville Mayor Kim Adkins stands with Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders at the White House Mayors Manufacturing Summit in Washington.
Citizens urged to take precautions against flu
If you have the flu, you probably think this flu season is worse than usual. But so far, that's not the case.
Kudzu bug is making presence known
Winter may be just around the corner, but that hasn't stopped the kudzu bug from appearing in and around area homes.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Local crews ready to tackle winter weather conditions
Eddie Frazier, city public works field superintendent, stands with two city trucks ready to take to the roads to treat snow and ice.
Prison term given
Marcus Barnes of Fieldale was sentenced Wednesday to serve 16 years in prison in connection with the March 29 shooting death of William Bradley "Brad" Doss of Bassett.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
NCI building on track for completion in May
The New College Institute building on the Baldwin Block in Martinsville is about 50 percent complete, according to NCI Executive Director William Wampler.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Reversion referendum is at issue
A Martinsville City Council member's request that a state senator introduce legislation that would require the city to put the reversion proposal to a vote is being resisted by Mayor Kim Adkins.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
SPCA looks to new, old methods for fundraising
A puppy that is up for adoption peers out from one of the Presents for Pets donation boxes at SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Applications for NCI internships accepted
A New College Institute summer internship program designed to help the Henry County-Martinsville area retain its young professionals and attract new ones is entering its seventh year.
Marshall may seek input on reversion
Del. Danny Marshall said Friday he may ask for state input on the issue of Martinsville reverting to town status.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Turkey Day 5K draws hundreds
Runners finish the Turkey Day 5K and Family Fun Run in uptown Martinsville on Thursday.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Reversion views aired
Determining whether the city should legally become a town involves more than examining how much Martinsville could trim its expenses, according to one community leader.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Harsh weather expected
A winter weather advisory is in effect until noon today. A complex storm system sweeping the East Coast is expected to bring light sleet and freezing rain to the entire area, and Patrick County could get a little snow, according to the website of the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg.