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Ice, rain expected today
A winter weather advisory is in effect for the area until noon today due to the likelihood of freezing rain mixed with sleet and snow.
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Shell building slowdown
Due to the recent harsh weather, a June completion date now is anticipated for the construction of the shell building on Lot 8 in the Patriot Centre at Beaver Creek industrial park, said Henry County Administrator Tim Hall.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Fast Track an - eye-opener'
People were lined up to enter the expo when it opened at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Fast Track 2014 offered area residents - both new and established - an opportunity to learn about the businesses in their backyard, according to the attendees Wednesday night.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Fire marshal, resident reflect on blaze
The city fire marshal and an area resident reflected Tuesday on the blaze that claimed the former American of Martinsville plant the evening before.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Wintry mix falls in area
Motorists should be on the lookout for possible icy spots through mid-day today, according to Phil Hysell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Blacksburg.
Official: Weather won't freeze out trade show
Bob Koester and Mike Bryant with Patrick Henry Community College talk Monday about how they are going to set up the college's booth at Fast Track 2014.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Fast Track 2014 set to show off area
About 130 area businesses and organizations - including more than two dozen first-timers - will showcase their products and services this week at the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce's annual trade show.
Trails are among intiatives in line for added funds
Picture a walking/bicycling trail that spans Henry County, from the new Philpott Marina to the Smith River Sports Complex.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Barrows Mill Road project would aid Kilgour, prospective firms
A motorist turns onto Nautica Way from Barrows Mill Road on Thursday afternoon. The Henry County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Tuesday to seek state funds to help improve the road to better serve Kilgour Industries, as well as other businesses looking to locate in the Patriot Centre industrial park.
Obesity rates are down for children aged 2-5
Though she doesn't have local statistics, a health official said she suspects a national decline in obesity among children 2 to 5 years old is happening here, too.
'Labor Day' bills advance
The Henry County and Martinsville city school divisions are seeking waivers from the Virginia Department of Education to continue opening before Labor Day.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Governor seeks review of Tobacco Commission funds
Two area members of the Virginia Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission say they do not expect any problems to arise from Gov. Terry McAuliffe's request for a financial accounting of the panel.
Landscaping project begins
Landscaping has begun in front of the former Henry County courthouse in uptown Martinsville.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
State funds sought for road improvement
The Henry County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a resolution seeking state funds to improve Barrows Mill Road to serve Kilgour Industries at the Patriot Centre industrial park.
Death detailed in affidavit
A Bassett woman whose remains were found in a burned car had suffered a wound to the head from a projectile, according to an affidavit filed for an October search warrant.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
State of the Schools: Issues at Collinsville Primary include space, traffic
Collinsville Primary School Principal Lisa Millner shows the school's teacher work area, which she said is too small.
Guilty pleas set in slayings
Bailey, 20, pleaded guilty Monday in Henry County Circuit Court to two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the July 15-16, 2012, shooting deaths of Charles "Darryl" Fain and his wife, Kathy Fain, in their Villa Heights home.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Ceremony honors leaders
Award recipients are ; Mervin Brown Sr., Education Award: Rev. Thurman Echols Jr., Pioneer Award; Joan Ziglar, Law Award; Sandy Carter, Entrepreneurs Award; Helen Howell, Community Service Award; Curtis Millner Sr., Public Service Award; and Frank Scott, Athletics Award.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
The State of the Schools
John Redd Smith Elementary School Principal Ben Boone stands in the teacher workroom at the school.
Cold cases not forgotten
The 2002 slayings of the Short family are the most recent additions to a list of cold cases that Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry and his officers hope to resolve.