PUBLISHER’S BACK PORCH

By Michael Showell ________________________________________________________________________ What is a community weekly newspaper? Since childhood, I have been fascinated by newspapers. My career began at age 12 delivering the newspaper before school and...

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...

Bassett Heritage Festival serves up old favorites, new features

By Latala Hodges Expect the older traditions that members of the community have grown to love with a mix of new experiences at this year’s Bassett Heritage Festival,...

City officials eye options to televise public meetings

By Joe Ross The City of Martinsville has joined the ranks of several other localities – including Henry and Patrick counties – and ceased televising public meetings or...

Nine Carlisle students receive AP Scholar Awards

High school students from around the world took AP exams presented by The College Board in May. Test results were recently announced in July. The AP Program...

Carlisle School hosted international summer camp

This summer Carlisle School was honored to host a summer camp for visiting students and faculty from Shijiazhuang No. 1 High School in China. A total of...

County schools aim for great year

By Corey Thompson Henry County Public Schools have commenced the 2019-2020 school year. The county is proud to continue to be a “one for one” school system; meaning...

Gallery to be dedicated in special ceremony

_________________________________________________________________ Piedmont Arts will dedicate the museum’s Lynwood Artists Gallery to the memory of Judy and John Matthews in a special ceremony on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at...

A $10,000 Pick Up the Pace! From Harvest helps kick start county agricultural fair

A $10,000 Pick Up the Pace! Grant from The Harvest Foundation to the County of Henry will help the Henry County Agricultural Fair kick off its planning...

Customer Contact Center celebrates its one-year anniversary

  Carter Bank & Trust (NASDAQ:CARE) (the “Bank”) celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of its Customer Contact Center in Martinsville, on Friday, August 16. The Bank’s...

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