Underwood tapped for new roles at PHCC, foundation

    With more than 20 years of professional experience with community and project development, Tiffani Underwood is stepping into a new role at the college. After serving for three years as the college’s coordinator...

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....

Dollar General opens new store in Bassett

Dollar General’s newest store at 5665 Fairystone Park Highway in Bassett held a grand opening on April 27. The grand opening included prizes and special deals. The first 50 adult shoppers received a $10 Dollar...

Two seats open in city

By Ginny Wray The retirement of Joan Montgomery from the Martinsville School Board leaves two openings on that board for Martinsville City Council to fill. Montgomery retired from the board after serving a full three-year term...

Run to celebrate end of season for Girls on the Run, STRIDE

The SOVAH Super Run 5K/8K will be held May 11, celebrating the local Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs. The races will start and finish at the corner of Susan Lane and Indian Trail...

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, according to School Superintendent Zeb Talley. Addressing the...

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...

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...

Edwards Adult Day Center celebrates 30 years

By Becky Lovell For 30 years, the Edwards Adult Day Center has provided day services to hundreds of dependent adults and their families. The center, at 431 E. Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville, has 63 participants and can...

Raiders earn ‘Best of Best’ championship

The Magna Vista JROTC Raider Team captured its first “Best of The Best” (BOB) Raider Championship on April 13. The competition included the top teams from Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Virginia; West Virginia; North Carolina;...

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