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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.
Fire damages house in city; one displaced
Unattended cooking caused a fire that did about $12,000 in damage to a house at 117 Village St., but no one was injured, said Wesley Brooks, captain with the Martinsville Fire Department.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Evaluation: CHILL has helped area
The CHILL youth task force has contributed to a decline in the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs among area teenagers over the past decade, according to a recent evaluation of the group, other data and CHILL officials.
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.
Businesses encouraged by start of big weekend
Sue Damron , Brad Damron and Jacob Damron, 9 , shop for gifts Friday at Roses in Martinsville.
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
Magna Vista loses
Martinsville Bulletin, Inc. P. O. Box 3711 204 Broad Street Martinsville, Virginia 24115 276-638-8801 Toll Free: 800-234-6575 The Warriors fell in the 3A West Regional finals, before the brackets cross with the eastern half for the state semifinals.
More than a meal
Pastor Lorenzo Hall of Reach Out Apostolic Tabernacle and Anthea Barbour, who was in charge of Thursday's Thanksgiving meal at the Sportsman's Club, look over the serving line.
Turkey Day 5K draws hundreds
Runners finish the Turkey Day 5K and Family Fun Run in uptown Martinsville on Thursday.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Bikes for Tykes goal is 1,170 bicycles this year
File Photo by Stacey Hairston: The first collection stop for this year's 15th annual Bikes for Tykes campaign will take place Saturday at Walmart in Rocky Mount.
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.
A new way to shine
About 28 children and their families made holiday-themed fused glass plates in a workshop Saturday as part of the Artisan Center's Handmade Holiday Market.
Council hears local concerns
Stultz, the Neighborhood Watch captain on Pony Place, told Martinsville City Council on Monday that the city's West End is "now labeled as a ghetto area" due to crimes - such as a Nov. 17 shooting incident - that have occurred there in recent years.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
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.