Former school board member raises concerns about needed updates to cafeteria, kitchen

By Brandon Martin A former school board member addressed Henry County School officials recently about an ongoing issue at G. W. Carver Elementary School. Curtis Millner, who served as...

School officials discuss proposed firearm safety course

By Brandon Martin Officials in the Henry County School division said a proposal to offer firearms training in schools may have merit. Darryl Holland, instructor of the Hunting Safety...

Stop the Violence Walk part of Dillard’s vision for community

The 10th annual Stop the Violence Walk will be held Monday, Jan. 20, according to Garrett Dillard, organizer. This marks the second year in a row that the...

City schools float new budget proposal

By Brandon Martin Martinsville City Public Schools' Superintendent Dr. Zebedee “Zeb” Talley Jr., unveiled the school system's proposed $22,980,673 budget at a Jan. 13school board meeting. The budget includes...

Hartigan to retire from Community Dental Clinic

After 40 years in dentistry, 23 of them in public health, Dr. Jim Hartigan says “it’s time” for him to retire. The dentist at the Community Dental Clinic...

Harvest PUP! grants focus on 2020 census in Martinsville-Henry County

The Harvest Foundation has awarded two grants with one ultimate goal: To help area residents realize the importance of their participation in the 2020 census. The United Way...

Fall 2019 honors and dean’s lists announced by PHCC

Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) named the following students to the dean’s and honors lists for their academic achievements during the Fall 2019 semester. Students on the...

AVID students in Martinsville outperform peers

Martinsville City Public Schools has released new 2018-2019 data on the success of last year’s graduating class of students participating in the district’s AVID program—a nationally-recognized program...

Patrick board declines to renew county administrator’s contract

A majority of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors on Monday supported a motion to not renew County Administrator Tom Rose’s employment contract. The motion came after the...

Reception set for new exhibits

Piedmont Arts will host an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 in honor of the museum's new exhibits, which will be on...

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