New Outdoor classroom, butterfly habitat unveiled

By Kim Barto Meeks Staff Writer School officials and their nonprofit partners recently unveiled a new butterfly habitat and outdoor classroom at Albert Harris Elementary School. The Dan River Basin...

City positioned for development with new tourism zone designation

By Kim Barto Meeks Staff Writer The entire city of Martinsville is now officially a tourism zone, in a move city leaders hope will attract new development.  At its Oct....

Martinsville schools to unveil new website

By Kim Barto Meeks Staff Writer Martinsville City Schools will be ready to roll out a new website as soon as next Thursday, school board members learned at their...

School board awards contract for elevator project at F-C Middle School

By Kim Barto Meeks Staff Writer The Henry County School Board on Oct. 3 approved awarding a $309,000 contract to Frith Construction of Ridgeway to install an elevator at...

Students from New Epoch School in Beijing visit area, hosted by Carlisle School

Ten middle school students from New Epoch School in Beijing, China, were two-week guests at Carlisle School to experience American culture and plan for their futures through...

Conservation agency, Southern States partner on nutrient management effort

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is partnering with Southern States Cooperative to encourage nutrient management planning on Virginia farms. Nutrient management planning involves matching soil inputs...

Entries sought for annual Memorial Photography Show

The Reynolds Homestead will host the 2nd annual Nancy Susan Reynolds Memorial Photography Show beginning Nov. 7 through Dec. 20.  All photographers in Patrick, Henry, Stokes, Surry,...

Local schools among grant winners for educational projects

Schools in Henry and Patrick counties are among those in 38 Virginia localities to receive grants from Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom.   The program awarded 62 grants...

Northam signs Executive Directive to Ensure Access to Affordable, Quality Health Care Coverage...

Gov. Ralph Northam recently issued Executive Directive Five, directing actions to increase the number of Virginians enrolled in quality, affordable health care coverage. This year, Medicaid expansion is...

Registration Open for Fall SignUpNow Workshops

SignUpNow is on the road. The program teaches the “ins and outs” of the eligibility requirements, application procedures, and post-enrollment information for Virginia’s Medicaid and FAMIS programs: New Medicaid...

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