County, city schools among 92 percent to earn ‘Accredited’ rating

School division accreditation ratings recently released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) show that all Henry County and Martinsville schools will be designated as Accredited. For Accreditation,...

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...

Gains in chronic absenteeism, declines on state reading tests reported

by VDOE The accreditation ratings reported by the Virginia Department of Education also show that schools are making progress in reducing chronic absenteeism, but that declines in performance...

Congressional staff to visit, help residents with issues

Staff from 9th District U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith’s office will be available at the following locations on Oct. 23: Patrick County: from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in...

Economic initiative to meet

The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 11:30 a.m., followed by a meeting of the full council starting at...

New surgery center celebrates opening

Several local officials and medical personnel participated in a Sept. 26 ribbon cutting at the Martinsville Center for Sight. The new surgery center is located at 433...

STEP discusses continued funding with Griffith

Representatives with Solutions That Empower People, Inc. (STEP) recently met with US Congressman Morgan Griffith in his Christiansburg and Washington, D.C. offices to discuss continued funding for...

Grants awarded to develop a Regional Entrepreneur & Innovation Investment Strategy

The team of Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) and the Longwood University Office of Community and Economic Development (LOCED) have been awarded a $100,000 grant from GO...

Paper Clover event set

Starting next week, Tractor Supply and the National 4-H Council will launch their fall Paper Clover event to raise money for youth nationwide. From October 9 to...

Second Annual Blues, Brews & Stews Set for Oct. 25

Live music, craft beer and Brunswick stew in Gravely-Lester Art Garden Piedmont Arts’ second annual Blues, Brews & Stews brings live music, craft beer and homemade Brunswick stew to the museum’s...

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