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Death of unborn child ruled homicide, authorities consider additional charges

As the Henry County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the death of Krystal Anne McReynolds and her unborn child, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia ruled that both deaths are considered homicides, according to a release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. The incident started to unravel at 9:48 p.m. on Feb. 18, when the Martinsville-Henry County Emergency 911 Center received a call that an individual had been shot. Deputies arrived on the scene at 60 Fourth St., Fieldale and located McReynolds at 9:52 p.m., authorities have said. McReynolds was found lying outside the...

Federal grand jurors indict four people living in Axton

A federal grand jury sitting in U.S. District Court in Roanoke indicted four people allegedly associated with Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) on federal money laundering charges. U. S. Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and Jesse Fong, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Washington Field Division, announced the...

Reversion marks end of a city, heralds beginning of a town

By Debbie Hall Staff Writer While signage and some services may change, an after-reversion Town of Martinsville would bear a striking resemblance to its current self, according to Assistant City Manager and City Attorney Eric Monday. City officials are moving forward with the process of reverting to a town due to a...

Commissioner raises concerns about reversion study

By Debbie Hall Staff Writer Businesses, owners of non-qualifying vehicles and Martinsville’s elderly and disabled would be among the most impacted by reversion and changes in town and county tax rates, according to a report prepared by Martinsville’s Commissioner of the Revenue Ruth Easley. Easley initially compiled the “Tax Impact of Reversion...

Proving their “metal”

By Brandon Martin As the campaigns in Germany and Japan pressed forward during World War II, many manufacturing jobs were left without employees to man their factories. In order to fill the holes left in the workforce, various media outlets began featuring the iconic image of Rosie the Riveter who...

Community pool closes

By Brandon Martin The Collinsville YMCA announced over social media on Feb. 13, that they will be closing their outdoor pool amid financial pressures. "Certainly in the last five years we have seen the numbers drop in pool attendance at the same time cost have escalated," said Brad Kinkema, Chief Executive...

Henry County Recognized as Certified Employer of Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program

This week, Henry County was recognized by the Virginia Department of Veteran Services (DVS) as a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3)-certified employer. Through this initiative, Henry County has demonstrated a commitment to recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining Veterans and serving members of the National Guard and Reserve. “We have always had...

Local producer, wordsmith Natalie Hodge presents ‘Lyrics to my Life’ at PHCC

The pinnacle of Patrick Henry Community College’s Black History Month events this year will be on Tuesday, February 25. For the final event, the college is hosting a special presentation by local producer, author, and spoken word artist Natalie Hodge. Using poetry, song lyrics, and pictures, Hodge will highlight...

Bassett Historical Center to host programs

The "Southern Gentlemen" will be performing at Bassett Historical Center on March 10, at 10 a.m. in the Susan L. Adkins Memorial Meeting Room. This group, led by Johnny Johnson, is a traditional Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel Band committed to preserving "true and real Bluegrass music." Other band members...

Henry County recognized for workforce development achievements at ACT Workforce Summit

Henry County was recognized for its workforce development achievements over the past year at the recent ACT Workforce Summit in Charlotte, N.C., along with six other partners of the Dan River Region Collaborative and others. Henry County received an award for completing a new set of goals to maintain their...

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Martinsville High School Marching Band’s Disney World Tradition

Martinsville High School’s Marching Band continues Disney World tradition In 1975, Martinsville High School’s marching band took their first trip to Disney World. Since then,...

Meadow View librarian turns tech into training

By Brandon Martin Perhaps one of the greatest uses of the advances of 21st Century technology has been in the education sector. From McGraw-Hill to...

Volunteer Service Shout-out

The Town of Ridgeway has selected Ridgeway District Rescue Squad Member Kristen Esget to receive the Ed M. Page, Sr. Award for Public Service....

Woman dies from gunshot wound,  man charged with second degree...

A Bassett woman is dead, and a Fieldale man was charged with second degree murder, in connection with an alleged shooting incident Tuesday, according...

FAHI’s African American Museum and Cultural Center provides a “little...

By Brandon Martin The demographics of the City of Martinsville look a little different than the rest of the country. According to the United States Census...

Finding the purr-fect home could be return to roots

By Brandon Martin Alice Ann Blevins and others are on a crusade to find purr-fect homes for a colony of feral cats near the Clock...

Fast Track 2020 kicks off March 3

By Brandon Martin Small businesses have the opportunity to make a splash at Fast Track 2020 being held at the Patriot Centre Industrial Park from...

Fire crews respond to dual fires

By Brandon Martin Henry County fire crews and rescue personnel responded to two separate structure fires on Feb. 6, that have both been ruled...

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Sponsorship of Chase Elliott continues through 2022

On Sunday, Elliott will drive his No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in the 62nd running of the DAYTONA 500 (2:30...

NASCAR Hall of Fame welcomed the Class of 2020

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service The NASCAR Hall of Fame ceremony Friday carried a distinctive vibe – of mutual respect, and a real professional connection...

Tony Stewart’s love of racing will be treasured in NASCAR Hall of Fame

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service For those that ever watched him race; saw him win and win and win; watched him hoist NASCAR’s cherished Cup...

NASCAR and Mack Trucks announce multi-year extension

As the 2020 season rolls into view and the industry prepares to hit the open roads, NASCAR and Mack Trucks announced today a multi-year...

Baker’s gifts to NASCAR will be enshrined with Hall of Fame induction

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service To a whole generation of NASCAR fans, Buddy Baker was for years the gentle voice and big personality on television...

Labonte lives up to family name with NASCAR Hall of Fame induction

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service The indications were there from that first green flag he took as a little boy growing up in small town...

Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course test showcases excitement to come for Xfinity Series

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service The review was clearly evident on Matt DiBenedetto’s face and in his voice. After only one morning testing a NASCAR...

Magna Vista Warriors fall short to Bulldogs

By Miranda Crockett The Warriors took a hard loss Saturday after leading majority of the game. Martinsville grabbed the lead at the beginning of the...

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