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Customer, food service added to career studies
Patrick Henry Community College has added two new career studies certificates to a program designed to train people for jobs in high demand.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Safety measures a priority before, since the tragedy
Several higher education and governmental officials cited improvements or efforts to improve security or public safety and increased vigilance and awareness since the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy - but not all stemming from Sandy Hook.
Council: Reversion likely is dead
Its demise came Tuesday on a 3-2 vote when city council defeated a motion by Councilman Danny Turner and seconded by Vice Mayor Gene Teague to petition the state Local Government Commission to pursue Martinsville's reversion to town status.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Local officers encouraged to wear seat belts
Virginia's code exempts law enforcement officers from wearing seat belts, but local agencies want them to buckle up like everyone else unless it puts their safety at risk.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Region gets state funds
Martinsville Bulletin, Inc. P. O. Box 3711 204 Broad Street Martinsville, Virginia 24115 276-638-8801 Toll Free: 800-234-6575 The Southern Virginia Regional Alliance, which includes Martinsville and Henry and Patrick counties, has been awarded $50,000 through a Building Collaborative Communities program.
Reversion is tabled in 3-2 vote
In a 3-2 vote, Martinsville City Council on Tuesday defeated a motion made by Councilman Danny Turner and seconded by Vice Mayor Gene Teague for the city to petition the state Local Government Commission for reversion.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Solid Stone Fabrics to expand in Martinsville
Martinsville Bulletin, Inc. P. O. Box 3711 204 Broad Street Martinsville, Virginia 24115 276-638-8801 Toll Free: 800-234-6575 Solid Stone Fabrics in Martinsville plans to expand, adding 16 jobs and investing $1.0 million in equipment over the next three years, according to a news release.
Power restored in area
Many people in Henry and Patrick counties lost electricity due to icy weather Sunday and Monday, but all outages were restored by Monday night.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Area spared ice, snow that pelted mid-Atlantic region
Rain fell throughout Henry County and Martinsville on Sunday, and it turned to ice in parts of both the county and city.
Remains found in Henry identified
Remains found Thursday in Henry have been identified as those of Ricky Eugene Dodson of Bassett, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
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.
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.
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.