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County, PSA offices to be closed Monday

All Henry County and Public Service Authority offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 in observance of the Veteran’s Day Holiday. Convenience Centers for recycling and garbage disposal will be open on regular schedule.

New trail section now open

By Kim Barto Meeks Staff Writer The newest section of the Dick and Willie Passage Rail Trail has officially opened to runners, cyclists, and nature lovers after nearly two years in the making. Flanked by bicycles on either side of the paved trail, officials gathered Monday afternoon at the Smith River Sports...

Perry wins reelection bid, at-large seat on school board filled

By Kim Barto Meeks and Debbie Hall Staff Writers Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry has been re-elected to a fourth term with more than 53 percent of the vote. Unofficial election results Tuesday evening showed Perry winning with 7,287 votes. This made for a comfortable lead of about 1,600 over challenger John...

Southside Republicans survive “Blue Wave” on Election Day

By Kim Barto Meeks Staff Writer All of the Republican incumbents representing Martinsville and Henry County in the state legislature kept their seats in the Nov. 5 election, as a “blue wave” of Democrats took control of the General Assembly. Democratic lawmakers now hold majorities in both the Virginia House of Delegates...

Wreath laying ceremony set to honor veterans

The Oakwood Cemetery Association will hold a ceremony Monday, Nov. 11, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. in the cemetery, which is located at 107 Cemetery St., Martinsville. Former Congressman Virgil H. Goode Jr. is scheduled to be...

Harvest Foundation welcomes new grants administrator, program officer

The Harvest Foundation announced a new addition to its staff: Stacy Peters will serve as the foundation’s grants administrator. Additionally, India Brown, who joined the foundation in 2016, was named a program officer. “We are delighted to welcome Stacy to the Harvest Foundation family as the new grants administrator,” said...

Virginia Government Shifts with Democrats Dominating Election Day

By Rodney Robinson Capital News Service Democrats have taken control of the Virginia General Assembly, flipping both the Senate and House blue. “The ground has shifted in Virginia government,” Gov. Ralph Northam said in a press release late Tuesday. “The voters have spoken, and they have elected landmark Democratic majorities in both...

Christmas Cheer of Martinsville-Henry County

Christmas Cheer is accepting applications in the office, located at 8500 A L Philpott Hwy, Space #3, Martinsville. The office is beside of Food Lion, at the intersection of Virginia 57 and U.S. 58. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the office is open Monday thru...

Davis to Present A.A. Burleigh: Civil War Soldier

Hasan Davis brings to life one of America’s overlooked heroes, Civil War veteran Angus Augustus Burleigh, during his performance “A. A. Burleigh: Civil War Soldier.” The Reynolds Homestead is partnering with New College Institute and Patrick County Public Schools to host Davis at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in...

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DGIF Advises Caution on Websites Selling Fishing Licenses

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) is putting out an advisory to the public about websites claiming to sell Virginia fishing licenses....

Eastman to recycle discarded carpet into new materials

Eastman has reached an agreement to give new life to one of the most problematic waste materials in U.S. landfills. Post-consumer carpet will now...

Harvest Youth Board helps Speediatrics race into Martinsville

The Harvest Youth Board helped bring the Speediatrics Fun Day Festival to the Martinsville Speedway for the first time with a $5,000 grant. Joanie Petty,...

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair Set for Nov. 9

The holiday spirit is in the air, and a chance to get an early jump on holiday shopping is at the Reynolds Homestead Holiday...

Fieldale Resident Earns Degree from WGU

Stephanie Agee of Fieldale has earned their Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 71st...

Voting open, eight teams to compete in Dancing for the Arts...

Voting is now open for Dancing for the Arts, Piedmont Arts’ biennial fundraiser, featuring local “celebrities” dancing in support of the arts in Martinsville-Henry County. This Dancing with the Stars-style...

The Chrismon Tree

By Fran Snead With December rapidly approaching, many of us are preparing for the busy holiday season.  This includes practicing for a Cantata, preparing food,...

Spencer woman named director of STEP, Inc.

Megan Kendrick of Spencer has been named Director of Senior Services at Solutions That Empower People (STEP), Inc. As director, Kendrick will oversee all activities...

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Warriors Bounce Back in a Big Way

By HARRISON HAMLET (DANVILLE, Va.) – Magna Vista’s football team suffered a loss to Halifax County last week that head coach Joe Favero felt was...

Turnovers Cost Martinsville in Dry Fork

By HARRISON HAMLET (DRY FORK, Va.) – Turnovers have been the Achilles’ Heel for Martinsville’s football team in 2019. After leading for 45 minutes on...

Gilliland Earns Maiden Truck Victory at Martinsville

Enterprise Staff Report MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 26, 2019) – Todd Gilliland had a day he won’t soon forget at Martinsville Speedway. Gilliland was able to hold...

‘Sloppy’ Warriors Fall To Comets

By HARRISON HAMLET (RIDGEWAY, Va.) – Forcing four turnovers and outgaining your opponent is usually a recipe for success in high school football. Unfortunately for Magna...

Truex Triumphant at Paperclip

Enterprise Staff Report MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 27, 2019) – What a difference a year makes for Martin Truex Jr. at Martinsville Speedway. After getting bumped out...

Bengals Hang Tough in Loss to Eagles

By HARRISON HAMLET (BASSETT, Va.) – Bassett’s football team has been looking up at the top end of the Piedmont District while head coach Brandon...

Austin Hill One of the Championship Favorites This Season

Georgia driver ready to add a Martinsville Speedway win to his resume NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Austin Hill knew he was getting into...

Bengals’ Huge Comeback Earns Rivalry Win Over Bulldogs

By HARRISON HAMLET (MARTINSVILLE, Va.) – When Bassett High School and Martinsville High School get together for a football game, the cliché ‘throw the records...