3 hrs ago
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.
7 hrs ago
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.
Business park funds backed
A committee of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission on Monday unanimously endorsed a $6.5 million prospects grant request for Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre.
Prosecutor sought in fatal crash
A special prosecutor will be sought to determine if charges will be filed in a fatal accident involving a Henry County Sheriff's deputy, according to the Henry County commonwealth's attorney.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Henry deputy on leave following fatal accident
Virginia State Police say a pedestrian struck and killed by a Henry County deputy's cruiser stepped into the road.
Students look to the future with programs, college visits
PHCC Welding Instructor Randy Smith helps Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School student Carlos Telles into a welding helmet while classmates Dylan Joyce and Chandler Mitchell look on.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
School consolidation assessed
Henry County School Board member Curtis Millner Sr. says he feels consolidation of the county schools with those in Martinsville is "inevitable."
Parade launches holiday season for young, old
Spectators filled the streets of uptown Martinsville Saturday evening to get a glimpse of Santa Claus, floats, hot rods, bands and all the trimmings of the annual Martinsville-Henry County Christmas Parade.
Man killed on U.S. 220
A Collinsville man was killed late Thursday when he walked into traffic on U.S. 220 and was struck by a Henry County sheriff's deputy's vehicle, according to the Virginia State Police.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Commonwealth Crossing update: Progress cited
"There has been some activity. It's nothing we can celebrate or raise a flag about.
Bassett man found guilty in wounding
A Bassett man faces up to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of injuring his girlfriend while detaining her against her will.
For many, time stood still as news of shooting spread
That is the case for many people who recall Nov. 22, 1963 - the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.