Supervisors appropriate budget, hear details of CSA program

Henry County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Adams listens intently to a presentation by Henry-Martinsville Department of Social Services Director Amy Rice during a...

Final stage of Dick & Willie connection could run into delays

 Pictured is the end of the original Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail. By Brandon Martin As the price of materials and skilled labor rise across...

City council adopts budget, crime report discussed

Council Member Danny Turner (left), and Vice mayor Chad Martin listen a presentation during a Martinsville City Council meeting on June 23. By Brandon Martin Martinsville...

Gade, Webb winners in dual primaries Tuesday

Daniel Gade secured the Republican Senate nomination among Henry County voters participating in the June 23 primary. Gade garnered 1,364 total votes in the...

Piedmont Arts now open

Visitors can once again return to Piedmont Arts. Visitor guidelines: No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case...

7th annual Blue Ridge Duck Race set

For the seventh year in a row, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge (BGCBR) will put on the Blue Ridge Duck Race,...

Drake Extrusion to expand operation in Henry County

Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Drake Extrusion, Inc., a subsidiary of Sweden-based Duroc AB and a manufacturer of colored filament yarn and staple fiber,...

Northam proclaims June 19, 2020 Juneteenth Freedom Day

Gov. Ralph Northam today proclaimed June 19, 2020 as Juneteenth Freedom Day, calling all Virginians to observance and encouraging them to join in commemorative events...

Keller named new president of The Harvest Foundation

Kathryn E. KelleThe Harvest Foundation Board of Directors announced Friday that Kathryn (Kate) E. Keller of Cincinnati, Ohio has been named to serve as...

Lawmakers bemoan actions of current majority in annual post-legislative update

  By Brandon Martin Local legislatures voiced displeasure with recent moves by the Democratic-ruled legislature and executive during the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s Post Legislative...

Prillaman remembered as community leader

Hal Prillaman (left), and Jim O’Brien, from the Lester Company, pose for a photo at Piedmont Arts. Prillaman was a member of the Piedmont...

Bidding underway to name a baby camel, the newest addition at Infinity Acres...

Camille, an expectant mom, interacted with guests attending her baby shower. The event, held June 13 at Infinity Acres Ranch in Ridgeway, included a...

Election offices brace for unconventional primary season

By Brandon Martin Henry County and Martinsville and residents have the opportunity to help elect officials to run in their respective 5th and...

Schools lay groundwork to reopen

Henry County and Martinsville school divisions are laying the groundwork to reopen for the 2020-21 school year. Monica Hatchett, director of Communications & Organizational Learning...

PSA plans upgrade to meter-reading system

The Henry County PSA Board of Directors is pictured at a recent meeting. Mike Harris (from left), Tim Hall, Gerald Lawicki. Kathy Rea and...

New director to lead economic development initiative

Through a partnership to advance economic development in Southern Virginia, GO Virginia Region 3 and UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service welcome Bryan...

City students receive Big M Certificate for academic excellence

The Big “M” Award is unique to Martinsville City Public Schools and recognizes academic achievement. Students who have earned at least a 3.7-grade point average...

Ministry to distribute free reusable face masks on Saturday

My Brothers’ Crossing, a ministry born from a real-life story of tragedy and forgiveness, is now showing generosity to the community where it all...

Ban on utility service cut-offs extended through August

The State Corporation Commission...

Updated data on unemployment claims, payments released

The Virginia Employment Commission...