| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:39 AM
It's an upsetting trend police in one hometown have seen all too often. When the economy plummets, crime increases.
In Henry County that crime includes a major rise in copper thefts.
The sheriff says whenever the region sees job loss or a rise in gas...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 7:05 AM
A cabinet manufacturer is bringing 30 new jobs to Henry County.
Laminate Technologies (LamTech) announced Monday that it will invest more than $2 million to establish an operation in Henry County.
The investment will create at least 30 new jobs....
| Aug 9, 2012
| 9:17 AM
The Virginia Tech fishing team, made up of Andrew Jackson and Patrick Snellings, won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Northern Conference event in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Sunday.
Jackson and Snellings were last-minute entries. The duo reeled in...
| 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 17, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Three Martinsville men have been charged with robbing University of Virginia students at gunpoint in Charlottesville, but police are still searching for a fourth suspect.
Charlottesville police say the armed robbery happened early Sunday morning....
| Mar 5, 2012
| 7:35 AM
GSI Commerce// is expanding in // in Henry County is expanding and adding 60 new jobs.
Governor McDonnell's office announced the new jobs Monday morning.
GSI Commerce is investing $1.5 million into its Henry County facilities.
The company already...
| 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...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 6:54 PM
Henry County deputies are looking for a man wanted for a home invasion and robbery.
Deputies were called to a home in the 200 block of Mars Drive in Axton around 10:30 Wednesday night. The homeowner said he heard a knock on the door, and a man pushed...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident in Henry County that happened Tuesday night
Investigators say Jason Slaughter of Bassett was pushing his bicycle south along Route 673 around 9:30 p.m. when he was hit from behind by a...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The death of a six month old baby girl from Axton is being investigated.
Deputies were called to a home along Mountain Valley Road and found a family member giving the child CPR. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead....