Adams, Buchanan selected to lead Board of Supervisors for 2020

Blackberry District Supervisor Jim Adams and Horsepasture District Supervisor Debra Buchanan will lead the Henry County Board of Supervisors in 2020. Adams was elected chairman and Buchanan was...

Warming Center open for 2020

By Brandon Martin The Martinsville and Henry County (MHC) Warming Center reopened its doors for the upcoming winter season on Dec. 30. Partnering with Forest Hills Presbyterian Church (FHPC),...

Police officer, city resident wounded in mid-week incident

A Martinsville Police Officer and a 37-year-old man are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries following an alleged shooting incident Wednesday. City of Martinsville Police Chief Eddie Cassady requested...

Church quarry yields extinct finds

By BEN R. WILLIAMS Fourteen million years ago, what is now the city of Richmond was underwater, the skyline filled with whales, fish, sharks and crocodiles rather than...

Community staple closes after 36 years

By Brandon Martin The Roll ‘A’ Bout Skating Center in Collinsville closed its doors for the final time Dec. 30, after 36 years of business in the area. Mike...

Carlisle students reap rewards from Tower Garden

By Brandon Martin Students from Carlisle School recently got the opportunity to harvest greens from their Tower Garden. The Tower Garden is aeroponic, which means that it allows for...

C-PEG launches 2020 Startup Martinsville-Henry County application

The Chamber's Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) is launching its application process for Startup Martinsville-Henry County for the 2020 round. Startup Martinsville-Henry County is an entrepreneurial mentoring...

New director of Virginia State Parks announced

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Melissa Baker as Virginia State Parks Director, the first woman to hold the position in the park system’s 83-year history. Baker most recently served...

DRBA News Flash

The Dan River Basin Association noted that students in Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program decorated trout tanks for the season. Rich Acres Elementary students welcomed all...

Road work projects announced

Following is a list of forecasted highway projects that may impact traffic traveling in the 12-county Salem Transportation District. Work schedules and construction project timelines are always subject...

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