VDOF Prepares for Fall Wildfire Season, Dry conditions are cause for concern

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) and federal partners within the state are preparing for what could be a severe fall wildfire season across Virginia. The fire...

Animals move out of SPCA during upgrades

By Kim Barto Meeks The SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County is feeling the heat this summer in more ways than one. Required upgrades to the building in August and...

Fieldale man died in single vehicle crash

A Fieldale man died in a single vehicle crash that occurred Friday, Sept. 13, according to a release from the Virginia State Police. The crash occurred at 10:50...

Chairman of the Board to headline Celebration 2019

By Hyacinth Fiorenzo The Martinsville Speedway has long embodied the spirit of freedom, fun and excitement for residents of the Southside. As a NASCAR track, it is best...

Forestry firm to invest $21 million in Henry County

By Kim Barto Meeks A Canadian forestry firm with facilities in Virginia recently announced a $21 million investment in Henry County. Gov. Ralph Northam and other state officials visited...

Rodgers, Parker among new appointments

Warren Rodgers, of Patrick Springs, and executive director of the Southside Survivor Response Center, Inc. was among those Gov. Ralph Northam recently appointed to the Advisory Committee...

Community Mourns Loss of ‘Superman’

By Kim Barto Meeks ________________________________________________________________________ Countless mourners filled the Galilean House of Worship on Tuesday morning to remember a real-life Superman -- a policeman who could outrun any criminal;...

Family offers lessons after suicide

By Ginny Wray In 2012, Audrie Pott committed suicide after she was sexually assaulted while unconscious and became a victim of cyberbullying when photographs of the crime were...

Young named Vice President of Technology and Transformation

John Young has been named Vice President of Technology and Transformation at Biscuitville Fresh Southern®, a local family-owned restaurant widely known for its authentic, Southern cooking, that’s...

Connection between faith, ecology to be explored

By Kim Barto Meeks What does religious faith have to say about ecology? That will be the topic of the next gathering of PUBlic Theology, a monthly discussion...

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