| Nov 10, 2011
| 2:12 PM
An elementary school in this area is getting high praise.
Rocky Mount Elementary is classified as a Blue Ribbon School. The award is only given to public and private schools deemed to be at the top of the educational pyramid. Such a high honor, from...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 11:06 AM
A Henry County company is growing.
Commonwealth Laminating & Coating announced Tuesday that it's investing $16.5 million to expand its manufacturing operation.
The expansion will create 40 new jobs.
The company makes solar-control window films....
| Nov 30, 2011
| 1:49 PM
Remember the Megastorm of 2009.
It slammed Southwest Virginia, bringing traffic to a standstill and left more than 100-thousand customers in the dark.
"It was - unprecedented, it was the largest single weather event that Appalachian Power has ever had to...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 6:37 AM
GS Industries of Bassett is expanding its business, creating 35 new jobs in the process. The company in Henry County will produce parts for Kids II, Inc.
“At a time when domestic manufacturing continues to struggle, we’re bucking the...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 2:00 AM
Investigators are looking for a driver who hit a person and drove away in Martinsville.
The Henry County Sheriff's Department says it happened at SportLanes bowling alley on Virginia Avenue early Friday morning.
They say Virginia State Police is...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 3:04 PM
Copper thieves in Henry County beware. Police believe they have found a faster way to track down who is stealing copper in the county.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office has teamed with Southern Virginia law makers to make a bill forcing scrap metal yards...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 4:44 AM
The Virginia Department of Transportation says a traffic accident is closing all lanes of Route 57 near Bassett.
This is happening near Appalachian Drive.
Henry County dispatchers say drivers should avoid the area between Daniels Creek Road and Dillon's...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 6:09 PM
There's a new leader of the Henry County Public School district.
Tuesday night the School Board unanimously approved Dr. Jared Cotton as superintendent. He's currently an associate superintendent in Virginia Beach.
“Dr. Cotton has...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 10:27 AM
Employees at a furniture factory in Southern Virginia have something to be proud about.
Profits have nearly doubled at Hooker Furniture compared to last year's sales.
"We keep a lot of cash on our balance sheet, rather than over investing, we have no...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 7:12 AM
Governor McDonnell and the Board of Education have recognized several high-performing schools in our area.
Throughout the state, 447 schools and two school divisions earned 2012 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement....
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:29 AM
A woman was killed Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash in Henry County.
Investigators say Teresa Darlene Foley, 49, of Ridgeway, was riding on a moped on Route 58 -- just west of Route 687 -- in Henry County when a minivan hit her.
The minivan didn't...