Raiders earn ‘Best of Best’ championship

Raider team members are (front, from left) Caleb Motley, Kolby Quigg, Jordan Ramsey, Kaitlyn Silvers, Skye Davis, Savannah Greer, (back, from left) David Sharpe, Aaron Woods, Trinity Davis, Zach Gilbert and Enrique O’Campo. The Magna Vista JROTC Raider Team captured its first “Best of The Best” (BOB) Raider Championship on April 13. The competition included the top teams from Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Virginia; West Virginia; North Carolina; and South Carolina. These states cover the JROTC Cadet Command’s Fourth Brigade, which consists of states from the central east coast of the United States. Teams must earn their spot and be invited to compete in the Best of The Best Raider More...

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Rooster Walk expected to attract thousands

This was the scene at a previous Rooster Walk festival. By Ginny Wray Thousands of fans are expected for Rooster Walk 11 Music & Arts Festival, which will feature first-time More...

Run to celebrate end of season for Girls on the Run, STRIDE

This is a scene from a previous Girls on the Run and STRIDE event. The SOVAH Super Run 5K/8K will be held May 11, celebrating the local Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs. The More...

Family offers lessons after suicide

Sheila Pott (from left), Lisa Pott and Larry Pott talk about their work to combat sexual assault and cyberbullying. By Ginny Wray In 2012, Audrie Pott committed suicide after More...

Mesoamerica project challenges kids at Carlisle

Victoria Shelton of Blairs shows a real estate brochure and a yard sign that she created to entice new residents to join her culture. Students in Damian Dydyn’s seventh-grade More...

Performance film manufacturing training held for Eastman at NCI

Eastman employees receive hands-on training at New College Institute’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Local manufacturing experts recently received five days of specialized More...

Cannaday Award goes to Reynolds

Local attorney Roscoe Reynolds is shown with the Michael Cannaday Award. Local bar association presents the honor By Ginny Wray Michael Cannaday was the only person who ever More...

Dollar General opens new store in Bassett

Dollar General’s newest store at 5665 Fairystone Park Highway in Bassett held a grand opening on April 27. The grand opening included prizes and special deals. The first 50 More...

Hatchett Transportation receives Fleet Safety Award from assn.

Hatchett Transportation Inc. in Bassett received a Fleet Safety Award from the Virginia Trucking Association. Th award recognizes companies with the lowest 2018 Virginia accident More...

Underwood tapped for new roles at PHCC, foundation

    With more than 20 years of professional experience with community and project development, Tiffani Underwood is stepping More...

Applications are soughtfor PT program at PHCC

Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) is set to launch its Physical Therapist Assistant cohort (PTA). The program More...

Elks promote eye safety in schools

The Martinsville Elks Lodge #1752 recently donated 40 pair of safety glasses to Franklin County High School and More...

DAR Chapter marks 95th anniversary

The General Joseph Martin Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated the 95th anniversary of its...

Farm Fresh for Seniors on tap

Farm Fresh for Seniors, also known as the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program, is available through...

TheatreWorks celebrating its 15th anniversary

By Barbara Parker In the past, the Martinsville-Henry County area has had a rich tradition of...

Group’s upcoming performances are outlined in brief

“Moon Over Buffalo”, the final show of TheatreWorks Community Players’ 2018-2019 season, will be presented May 9-11 and 16-18. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, 44 Franklin More...

Infinity Acres Ranch spring carn..

A llama is shown with new baby Ella at Infinity Acres Ranch. The fifth annual Infinity Acres Ranch Spring Carnival Fundraiser will be held June 1, featuring activities, games More...

Researchers publish the first co..

  Dr. Kal Ivanov takes a few field notes at Smith Mountain Lake in 2016. A century and a half after the first ant was recorded in Virginia, Dr. Kal Ivanov and colleagues More...

Trying something new

Martinsville Mustangs prepare for busy summer season Ruthanne Duffy and Connor Akeman are working to prepare More...

County schools honor this year’s retirees

The Henry County Public Schools recently honored its 2019 retirees at a dinner. Those recognized were: Bassett High School: • Elizabeth..

NCI seeks students for ag, STEM camp

The New College Institute is recruiting rising 11th and 12th grade students for a summer program, Camp Cultivation, June 23-25 at..

Danville man arrested on charge of murder

A man was arrested in Stuart on Tuesday and charged with murder in connection with an alleged incident in Danville, More...

PSA Board adopts budget for fiscal ‘20; plan includes no rate increases, eliminates some fees

The Henry County Public Service Authority’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a fiscal year 2019-2020 budget at a work session Monday. For the sixth year in a row, the approved budget includes no rate increases. The budget totals $14,944,893, which includes $6,794,277 in capital projects and debt payments.  This compares..

Building razed in Collinsville

The building that housed Sonic Drive-In was razed Tuesday. The property, located at 2439 Virginia Avenue in Collinsville, will be the site of a new Cook Out, a fast food restaurant with locations in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee and several other states. An estimated opening date is not yet known, according to..

Hometown Team

Conversation led Nelson to create LMS team Barry Nelson spent much of his youth tinkering with race cars and visiting race tracks but as an adult, he became so wrapped up in work, family and community endeavors racing became an afterthought. #gallery-1 More...

Calendar of Events | March, 2019

(The following information is from visitmartinsville.com, the website of the Tourism Office of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. See that website for more information on these and other events. Also, events held more than once a month are listed each time but described only on the first event of the..

Edwards Adult Day Center celebrates 30 years

By Becky Lovell For 30 years, the Edwards Adult Day Center has provided day services to hundreds of dependent adults and their families. The center, at 431 E. Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville, has 63 participants and can accommodate up to 70, according to Executive Director More...

Ice cream shop to open in April at Collinsville site

Livy’s ice cream shop plans to open in mid March for a couple of weekends prior to its official opening, in..

Runners gearing up for half marathon, 5K

By Ginny Wray Area runners are in high gear, training for the ninth Martinsville Half Marathon and 5K on March 30...

Investing in the future County man was among first workers at Philpott Dam

By Ginny Wray Robert L. Hamby jokes that he invested in Philpott Dam. No, he isn’t referring to the hours he..