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Martinsville schools tap Eastman COVID-19 Relief Fund for PPE

Travis Clemons, executive director of Administrative Services for Martinsville Public Schools, is pictured with Plexi-glass dividers, Tyvek suit, face shield, gown, face masks, forehead thermometer, and Hygenica Electro Hygiene System. (Contributed photo) Martinsville City Public Schools…

Application portal launched for emergency unemployment benefits

The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) has launched the application portal to the federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits program. This program provides up to an additional 13 weeks of regular/traditional Unemployment Insurance benefits to individuals who have already exhausted…

Sports

State department renamed to better fit mission

As of July 1, 2020, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) was renamed. It now is the…

Kevin Harvick gets Indianapolis Motor Speedway win in overtime

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service In an action-filled afternoon of NASCAR Cup Series racing in Sunday’s Big Machine Hand…

Mustangs square off against High Point-Thomasville in season opener

The Martinsville Mustangs beat the High Point-Thomasville Locos 12-1 in the Commonwealth’s first college/minor league game of the 2020 season.…

Opinions

Primary, urgent and emergent care for all of your healthcare needs

Bruce Mazurek, MD, Emergency Medicine, Sovah Health By Bruce Mazurek, MD, Emergency Medicine, Sovah Health Knowing…

Education

Two PHCC students to swim with sharks for science

In a few days, two students of Patrick Henry Community College will be heading to the Bahamas. They are not…

Notices

Letter to the Editor

No crystal ball needed A Columbia University study using mathematical modeling has determined the following: If on March 1st the Trump…