3 hrs ago
More than 20 people named in city indictments
Eight additional indictments were sealed by a judge's order and will remain sealed until served or five days from the order.
7 hrs ago
PSA to take two sewer lagoons out of service
Two Henry County sewer lagoons soon will be decommissioned, saving the county money in the long term and also providing environmental benefits.
12 hrs ago
VMNH team is hurrying to remove quarry fossils
Virginia Museum of Natural History Curator of Paleontology Alton "Butch" Dooley holds a fossilized rock specimen of Tanytrachelos, a small aquatic reptile species from the Triassic period, about 225 million years ago.
16 hrs ago
Mother indicted in death
A Martinsville woman has been indicted on felony murder and two other charges, according to indictments released Monday by a Martinsville grand jury.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Sales tax 'holiday' signals school year
Schools in Henry County and Martinsville will start the new school year Aug. 11, and the Virginia Department of Taxation is helping consumers get ready.
Voters now required to show photo ID
A new voter identification law that took effect July 1 means now is the time for any Virginia voter who does not have an acceptable form of photo ID to get one - and local registrars can help.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Parking limits planned uptown
Martinsville is planning to begin enforcing a two-hour limit for on-street parking in the uptown business district this fall.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Early release eyed for some drug felons
Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted recently that would dramatically reduce the nation's prison population over time.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Council to give break on BPOL
Two measures that Martinsville City Council plans to implement are aimed at saving small businesses money as well as attracting more such businesses to the city.
Criminal history no longer on city applications
The city of Martinsville has removed from its employment application a question on whether an applicant has been convicted of a crime out of concern that applicants who answer yes might face discrimination.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Companies may have 500 jobs open at fair
An estimated 500 jobs will be available at the community job fair today before the Martinsville Mustangs game, according to officials with the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce.
DRBA volunteers spruce up banks of Smith River
Lisa Perez, along with her sons Dillon and Aidan Hall, cleans up along the Smith River recently as part of a Dan River Basin Association event to keep the riverbanks free of trash.
Council plucks chicken ordinance
A proposed ordinance that would have let Martinsville residents raise chickens in their backyards has flown the coop, so to speak.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Grand jury indicts 60-plus
An indictment is not an indication of guilt. It is a grand jury's determination that enough evidence exists to hold a trial.
Area is in early drought
Henry County and Martinsville are abnormally dry, but rainfall is expected throughout this week, according to the National Weather Service.
Henry Hotel control to be transferred
Waukeshaw Development Inc., of Petersburg, is expected to take over ownership of the former Henry Hotel sometime during the next two weeks.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Public to get say on proposed chicken ordinance
Martinsville City Council on Tuesday will hear public comments on a proposal to allow chickens to be raised in the backyards of city homes.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Fayette Square Festival
This is a panoramic shot of the Fayette Square, a new park located on the corner of Main, Moss and Fayette streets in uptown Martinsville.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Park, June German Ball mural unveiled uptown
NCI interns Briana Amos and Abigail Kieselbach are shown with the June German Ball mural they helped paint.
Survey on name in works
Keeping the name "really is not an option," said commission member Ellen Wood, because of the confusion it is causing emergency services and mail carriers in connection with another Chatham Road in Henry County.