Adams, Bowman debate issues
The two Republicans vying for their party's nomination for the 16th District House of Delegates seat in the June 11 primary have different perspectives on how they can help rejuvenate Southside's economy.
Thu May 23, 2013
'Buddies' boost learning
A teacher at Albert Harris Elementary School hopes an educational video project his class piloted this spring will take off with other classes and across the state.
Marina starts with a splash
Instead of a traditional groundbreaking for the new marina on Philpott Lake, dignitaries on Wednesday splashed in the water with oars from the dock at Boat Ramp No.
Wed May 22, 2013
Bridge work funded
The Commonwealth Transportation Board recently approved a draft Six-Year Improvement Program that includes funding to repair the bridge on Commonwealth Boulevard near Lester Street in Martinsville.
Tue May 21, 2013
PSA board approves water rate increase
The Henry County Public Service Authority board of directors unanimously approved rate increases Monday night after holding a public hearing in which speakers expressed objections.
Murder chared levied against Bassett Man
A Bassett man was indicted Monday on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of his wife, according to Henry County court records.
Mon May 20, 2013
Few have filed for offices
Only a handful of candidates have filed for local offices in Henry and Patrick counties, according to registrars in both localities.
Sun May 19, 2013
Adams seeking fourth term
The Blackberry District representative announced Saturday that he has filed his paperwork to run for a fourth consecutive four-year term.
Wed May 15, 2013
Facade improvement grant aids uptown
Businesses such as those at 23 Fayette St. have taken advantage of a grant for facade improvements, and work either is underway or planned on some other properties.
Tue May 14, 2013
Spring break moved
The Martinsville School Board, at its meeting Monday night, scheduled spring break for March 31 through April 4 next school year.
Sun May 12, 2013
Summer camp funds approved
To help local summer camps expand to serve more area young people, a $103,703 community partnership grant from the Harvest Foundation has been awarded to The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge, The Family YMCA and MHC After 3. These three organizations will work together to serve more low-income youth in their programs this summer, according to ... (more)
Martinsville official: City spreads out grant projects
Martinsville aims to spread Community Development Block Grant projects to all areas of the city qualifying for aid, according to a city official.
Fri May 10, 2013
Event honors judge's contributions to area
Junius P. Warren, retired juvenile and domestic relations court judge, reacts to the unveiling of his portrait Thursday at an appreciation event.
PHCC to graduate 102 high schoolers
Through dual enrollment, 102 area high school students are eligible to graduate with an associate degree from Patrick Henry Community College on Saturday.
Slaying details aired
The details varied depending on the line of sight, but three eyewitnesses testified Thursday that they saw the shooting death of William Bradley "Brad" Doss on March 29.
Thu May 09, 2013
Cadet offers to help Naval Academy recruit
Elizabeth Smallwood wants to extend a hand of friendship and kinship to a Martinsville senior who will enter the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., this summer.
Wed May 08, 2013
26 indicted in drug probe
Martinsville Police Capt. Eddie Cassady, standing outside the Martinsville Police Department on Tuesday, discusses the arrests being made in an undercover drug investigation.
Harvest to give schools $1.7M
The Harvest Foundation has approved two more years of funding for the K-12 Education Initiative in the Henry County Schools, Martinsville Public Schools and Carlisle School.
Jobless rate drops to 5.3 % in March
Franklin County's jobless rate dropped to 5.3 percent in March from 6.0 percent in February, according to the Virginia Employment Commission .
Tue May 07, 2013
Marshals find meth lab in county
A methamphetamine lab was discovered May 3 in the 200 block of Amos Road, Martinsville, according to a release from the Henry County Sheriff's Office.