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Henry County

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  • Company in Henry County adding 60 new jobs

    Company in Henry County adding 60 new jobs
    Sixty new jobs are headed to Henry County, according to Governor Bob McDonnell's office. Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. will invest $5.45 million to expand its Henry County operation. The expansion will create 60 new jobs. Commonwealth...
  • UPDATE: Funeral arrangements set for Henry County Administrator Benny Summerlin

    UPDATE: Funeral arrangements set for Henry County Administrator Benny Summerlin
    Visitation for Benny Summerlin will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Norris Funeral Home in Martinsville. Summerlin's funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bassett High School. Summerlin's family has created a scholarship fund in his honor....
  • National Drug Takeback Day is Saturday

    National Drug Takeback Day is Saturday
    Saturday is National Prescription Drug Takeback Day, and several hometowns in our area are participating. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, about 377,000 pounds of prescription drugs were turned in across the country during the last...
  • UPDATED: Man that was being rushed to hospital in crash that killed 3 had been shot 10 times

    UPDATED: Man that was being rushed to hospital in crash that killed 3 had been shot 10 times
    A gunshot victim who was being rushed to the hospital when the car he was in crashed in Henry County had been shot 10 times. Three other people in the car died as a result of the accident. An autopsy revealed that Lamar Ward died as a result of the...
  • 2013 report ranks Henry and Tazewell Counties as least healthy in Virginia

    2013 report ranks Henry and Tazewell Counties as least healthy in Virginia
    A new report says counties and municipalities in northern Virginia tend to be healthier than their counterparts in the southern part of the state. The report was released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin...
  • Southwest Virginia places low in healthcare rankings

    Southwest Virginia places low in healthcare rankings
    New findings released from The Virginia Department of Health show that several southwest Virginia counties are falling short when it comes to medical care. The findings were released through the annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.  It's compiled...
  • Several area schools awarded honors from the Board of Education

    Several area schools awarded honors from the Board of Education
    A few area schools received big honors from Richmond Wednesday. The Board of Education Excellence awards were given to 51 schools across the state. The only school in Roanoke City to receive the award was Crystal Spring Elementary. It met all...
  • Virginia's scrap metal dealers could face stricter buying requirements

    Virginia's scrap metal dealers could face stricter buying requirements
    Crushing beer cans into a block ready to be recycled is a full time job for workers in the scrap metal business. "We recycle all the scrap metal material that's out there. Ranges anywhere from steel, to aluminum, to copper, to brass. All the way around,"...
  • Volunteers pitch in to build new trails at Philpott Lake

    Volunteers pitch in to build new trails at Philpott Lake
    Leading the charge is "the trail machine," a piece of equipment that's clearing a path through the hilly terrain, but it can't do the job alone. Following behind is a crew of volunteers equipped with hand tools. They're working with the U.S. Army...
  • Bulldogs hire Orion Martin as head football coach

    Bulldogs hire Orion Martin as head football coach
    Former Virginia Tech star Orion Martin has been hired as the new head football coach at Martinsville High School. Here is the press release: The Martinsville City School Board on Monday voted to appoint a former Virginia Tech football star to lead...
  • Hundreds of animals to be saved if Henry County becomes "No Kill"

    Hundreds of animals to be saved if Henry County becomes "No Kill"
    Hundreds of animals are euthanized every year by animal control sometimes because they're too aggressive and sometimes for no reason. A shelter in Southern Virginia wants to stop those killings.    The Martinsville Henry County Society for the...