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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.
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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.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brothers found slain
The pickup at left was found on Daniel Road, Axton, with the body of Alfonso Navarro-Pena.
Guard finishes grading, - phenomenal' experience
The Virginia National Guard had a "phenomenal" experience in Henry County while rough-grading a lot at the Patriot Centre at Beaver Creek industrial park, according to Guard Capt.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
YMCA seeks city financial support for bike program
Members of the Martinsville City Council visited the Martinsville YMCA Tuesday to learn about its programs.
Public safety issues aired
Martinsville Commonwealth's Attorney Clay Gravely and Martinsville Police Chief Sean Dunn spoke and answered questions from city residents at a town hall meeting Gravely hosted at Albert Harris Elementary School on Wednesday evening.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
City planners may propose name for Chatham Road
Martinsville City Council members on Tuesday were advised that they likely will receive a recommendation to rename Chatham Road soon.
Two county women vie for Miss Virginia title
Two Franklin County women will vie for the title of Miss Virginia during the 2014 Miss Virginia Scholarship Pageant this week.
Grading winds down at Patriot Centre
The Virginia National Guard lot grading project at Patriot Centre at Beaver Creek Industrial Park has been a success, according to County Administrator Tim Hall.
Noise ordinance OK'd in Henry County
An amended version of a proposed animal noise ordinance was approved by the Henry County Board of Supervisors in a 3-2 vote Tuesday evening.