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 certification pass rate since its inception in...

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. It will beautify and upgrade a section...

June German Ball to make a comeback

By Angela Jones The Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) is bringing back the June German Ball on June 22 to celebrate the past. “It is like taking a step back in time and reliving history,” said...

PHCC faculty honored with awards

Two Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) faculty members were honored at the May 11 commencement ceremony at the college. Daniel Edwards, instructor of industrial electronics technology, was named the Teaching Faculty Member of the Year....

Students earn degrees, credentials at New College

After countless hours in the classroom completing projects and earning internship hours, all while maintaining family and job expectations, New College Institute (NCI) students earned their degrees and gained credentials to take the next...

Carlisle alumnus returns to address graduates

Dr. Manas Nigam, a 2007 alumnus of Carlisle, was the keynote speaker at the school’s 45th commencement ceremony on May 24. This year’s commencement was significant as Carlisle School is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A total...

Eastman ranked among best large employers

Eastman, which has about 700 employees in Henry County, has been named to Forbes’ list of 2019 America’s Best Large Employers. Eastman was ranked 133rd out of 500 large employers, who are defined as companies...

Griffith staff to be in city

The staff of 9th District U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith will be in Martinsville on June 26. The staff will be available to help constituents from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Martinsville Municipal Building, 55 W. Church...

Memorial Day honored those who served, sacrificed — Carver

John Redd of Spencer was named Veteran of the Year at the May 27 Memorial Day Service at Carver Memorial Gardens. Redd, 94, a native of Spencer, was in the Army from 1944 to 1946....

Memorial Day honored those who served, sacrificed — People’s

Against the backdrop of the restored People’s Cemetery on Memorial Day, area residents were urged to remember the sacrifices of those who died for Americans’ freedoms. “A great country requires those willing to lay down...

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