Veteran educators reflect on first year in new jobs — Sandy Strayer, Henry County

By Ginny Wray As Henry County School superintendent, Sandy Strayer oversees the education of 7,100 students and about 800 employees. Her inspiration, she said, comes from her mother. The...

Veteran educators reflect on first year in new jobs — Gracie Agnew, Carlisle...

By Ginny Wray Gracie Agnew joined Carlisle School last summer in hopes of rounding out her career in education. Her 40-year career with the Henry County Schools had...

County gets planning grant for Fieldale Rec Center

Henry County has received a $50,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to study how to create a new, sustainable future for the Fieldale Recreation Center. The planning...

Bassett depot renovations nearing completion

By Ginny Wray Renovations to the historic Bassett train depot are in the final stages, with completion hoped by mid to late summer. The inside of the building is...

Photographer to stay on Trump campaign trail

By Debbie Hall Ray Reynolds, a Collinsville photographer and contractor, recently returned from the kickoff of President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign in Orlando, Fla.   Reynolds, 58, volunteers...

Bassett speaker: Grads said ‘I will,’ not ‘I can’t’

At the 41st annual  Bassett High School commencement exercises on Friday, May 24, members of the Class of 2019 were urged to celebrate their bloopers and follow...

Martinsville speaker: ‘You can do anything’

Members of Martinsville High School’s Class of 2019 helped the city school system improve its performance on the state Standards of Learning tests and achieve full accreditation,...

A pinball premonition that may prove shocking

By BEN R. WILLIAMS I don’t believe in premonitions. I’d like to believe in premonitions, along with ghosts, aliens, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Mothman and a slew...

All PHCC mechatronics students pass certification exam

For the sixth year, every mechatronics student at Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) has passed the national certification exam. That means the program has maintained a 100 percent...

County, VDOT begin project to beautify, upgrade section of Virginia Avenue

Work has begun on the Virginia Avenue Transportation Enhancement project in Henry County. The project is a joint effort between Henry County and the Virginia Department of Transportation....

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