| Aug 15, 2012
| 12:14 PM
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.
| Aug 17, 2012
| 6:14 AM
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....
| Apr 27, 2012
| 10:49 AM
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...
| May 21, 2012
| 1:34 PM
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...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:03 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:16 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:53 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 9:53 AM
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,"...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 3:18 PM
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...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:46 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:37 AM
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...