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History lost in fire
Thomas C. Matthews II broke the trend, choosing a career in construction with the Stanley-Bowles Corp. He also worked for the Henry County Public Service Authority, he said, during which time he supervised the construction of the Chamber of Commerce building on Broad Street.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
Strong winds topple trees, cut electricity
Jennifer Priddy kept a smile on her face Thursday, despite high winds having toppled a tree onto her Collinsville home the previous night.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Wind batters area
Strong winds whipped through the area Wednesday evening, leading to reports of downed trees and other wind damage.
Carver grad who found success in Army returns, talks to students
Lt. Col. Donald Ferguson talks with JROTC students Wednesday at Magna Vista High School.
Aid sought with theft probe
"The first step to catching these folks is to figure out what they are doing with ," Henry County Sheriff's Major Ricky Walker said.
Hearing set on Section 8
Martinsville City Council will hear public comments before deciding whether to transfer the city's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, which also serves Henry County, to the Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Eight county teachers earn National Board Certification
Eight Henry County Public Schools teachers who have earned National Board Certification, an advanced teaching credential, were recognized at a banquet Tuesday night.
City electric rates may rise
The bill for wholesale electricity that the city purchased in January - power that ultimately was distributed to city electric department customers - was $2,248,197.
Fire destroys home overlooking city
A roughly 80-year-old home overlooking the Martinsville hydroelectric dam burned Tuesday night.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Bassett Historical Center collections are in demand
Pat Ross, executive director of the Bassett Historical Center, holds shoes and a handbag that go with an outfit displayed at the center that belonged to former Virginia first lady Anne Bassett Stanley.
Area to take part in tornado drill
To help prepare for that, Henry County and Martinsville will take part in a statewide tornado drill at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Housing program move proposed
Martinsville is considering turning over its housing assistance program, which also serves Henry County residents, to Danville as a money-saving measure.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
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.
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.