| Mar 4, 2011
| 10:28 AM
It's no secret childhood obesity is a big problem. State lawmakers want to do something about it. They've passed a bill mandating 150 minutes of physical activity each week at school for elementary and middle school students.
Many area school systems...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 7:52 PM
People have a lot to say about a possible merger of two school districts. It has been talked about for years but officials are now taking a closer look at consolidating the Henry County and Martinsville school districts.
On Thursday, three meetings...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 6:20 PM
Authorities in Henry County have arrested a man for allegedly taking indecent liberties with a child.
Jonathan Catron who's 20 is charged with Carnal Knowledge of a female under 15 as well as taking indecent liberties with the girl who was in his...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 11:27 AM
Martinsville, founded by Native American Revolutionary War general Joseph Martin, began as a part of the larger Henry County. Martinsville, though recognized as a separate town, wasn't officially independent of Henry County...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 5:52 AM
A man is charged with murder following a deadly shooting late Tuesday night in Henry County.
The sheriff's office says Rodney Hairston is in custody. He's charged with second-degree murder and other offenses. The shooting occurred late Tuesday night...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Piedmont Transportation says they made a delivery mistake last week at the Fas Mart on Virginia Avenue in Collinsville.
A spokesperson for the Chatham based company say a driver accidentally pumped gasoline instead of kerosene into an underground tank....
| Oct 28, 2011
| 1:09 PM
There's a different kind of race happening about a quarter-mile away from the Martinsville Speedway.
It's horse racing, and people come to Colonial Downs' Off Track Betting facility to place their bets.
“Sometimes I win. Sometimes I lose. But I...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 3:14 PM
The racing world will be watching Martinsville this weekend during the TUMS Fast Relief 500 race.
And whether you're headed to the track or just around Martinsville and Henry County, you'll probably have an eye on the traffic.
The Virginia Department...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Three schools in three local hometowns are getting national attention.
They've earned National Blue Ribbon Honors from the U-S Department of Education.
That means they are either academically superior or they've demonstrated dramatic gains in student...
| 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....