14 hrs ago
Interior demolition set for Henry Hotel
Interior demolition will be the first phase of the revitalization of the former Henry Hotel, according to Martinsville Assistant City Manager Wayne Knox.
18 hrs ago
Time bank encourages helping others
A new area program can offer assistance to those who need a little help and are willing to offer a little help in return.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Police still seek leads in 2002 Short case
Twelve years after the shooting deaths of the Short family, Henry County Sheriff's Office investigators are continuing to pursue new ideas and suggestions on the case.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
PHCC official dies in wreck
Patrick Henry Community College President Angeline Godwin on Saturday recalled faculty member Cristy Reynolds as being someone who instinctively knew what to do to help her students succeed at learning.
Politicians work the festival crowd
Ninth District U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, was talking with constituents - and buying peaches.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
C-PEG awards $31K grant to wood firm
Mike Grogan , president and chief financial officer of Southeastern Wood Products, receives a $31,960 grant check from Clay Campbell , immediate past president of C-PEG, and April Haynes, executive director of the Martinsville Area Community Foundation.
Annual Short ride will be Sunday
Organizers of the 12th annual Jennifer Short Memorial Scholarship Bike/Car Ride expect to have 300 to 400 participants in Sunday's ride.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Arrest made in store robbery
Martinsville Bulletin, Inc. P. O. Box 3711 204 Broad Street Martinsville, Virginia 24115 276-638-8801 Toll Free: 800-234-6575 A Hillsville man has been charged with robbery in connection with an incident at Read's Grocery in Spencer on Aug. 10, according to a release from the Henry County Sheriff's Office.
Sirens ready for installation in city
Installation of Martinsville's new tornado warning sirens could begin as soon as today, according to city Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Phillips.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Project attempts to spark innovation among youth
William Baptist and Johnny Buck, cofounders of Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival, are shown at Rooster Walk 4 in 2012.
Scouts cycle across country, stop here
Eagle Scouts with Troop 165 of Fredericksburg have turned an annual summer event into a cross-country ride spanning 4,000 miles.
Mall proposal rejected by city council
Above, John Mulherin, vice president of government relations for Hull Storey Gibson, speaks Tuesday to the Martinsville City Council.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Support shown for Bible request
An estimated 25 to 30 people packed into the Martinsville School Board meeting Monday night to support a pastor's request that the board allow Gideons International New Testaments and/or Bibles to be distributed to students.
Rain doesn't faze city pupils
Brian Joyce, band director at Martinsville Middle School, chats with eighth-grade student James Sigmon as he passes through the hall during a bell change.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Robbery reported at Spencer grocery store
Martinsville Bulletin, Inc. P. O. Box 3711 204 Broad Street Martinsville, Virginia 24115 276-638-8801 Toll Free: 800-234-6575 The Henry County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery that occurred Sunday afternoon at Reed's Grocery on A.L. Philpott Highway in Spencer, according to a news release.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Funding plan on Liberty Fair Mall not endorsed
According to Wayne Knox, assistant city manager/director of community development, Hull Storey Gibson Companies LLC, the owners of Liberty Fair Mall, recently submitted a proposal to city council, which asked the planning commission to consider it.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Village Market robbery investigated
Martinsville Bulletin, Inc. P. O. Box 3711 204 Broad Street Martinsville, Virginia 24115 276-638-8801 Toll Free: 800-234-6575 The Henry County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery that occurred at Village Market, 6601 Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett, at 10 p.m. Thursday.
Rain won't stop festival
Roger Adams, director of Henry County Parks and Recreation, and Jennifer Doss, tourism director with the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp., both sponsors of the day-long festival, said it will go on as planned.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Police chief: Increase in meth is a concern
Three recent methamphetamine-related arrests in Martinsville- two of them just weeks apart - suggest meth is on the rise in the city, according to Police Chief Sean Dunn.
Annual Jennifer Short ride to be held Sunday
Mary and Michael Short are shown with their daughter Jennifer in a family photo.