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TGIF Series Enters 15th Year

April 27, 2009
The 15th season of the TGIF Concert Series kicked off Friday night to warm weather and hundreds of people of all ages gathering uptown.

Protection of Resources is Outlined

April 23, 2009
Education, design and cooperation, along with regulations, are needed to protect natural resources.

Jefferson Awards Presented- VMNH Honors Six Recipients

April 23, 2009
The Virginia Museum of Natural History honored businesses, groups and individuals at the 22nd annual Thomas Jefferson Awards on Wednesday.

And They're Off... Earth Day 5K Run

April 19, 2009
More than 90 runners get off to a fast start at the Earth Day 5k on Saturday morning near the former Druid Hills Elementary School. Erica Wingo was the top female finisher while Martinsville High School student Teryn Martin was the fastest in the men's competition. The race was sponsored by Henry County Parks and Recreation, Martinsville Leisure Services, Activate Martinsville-Henry County, the YMCA and the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

EDC Funds Cut 5 Percent- County Trimming Most Agencies by that Percentage

April 12, 2009

The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) expects less local funding in the new fiscal year that starts July 1.

Merricks' Vote for Jobless Benefits Praised

April 10, 2009
An area lawmaker was commended Thursday for supporting a proposed expansion of unemployment benefits despite overwhelming opposition from his party that defeated the legislation.

Kaine Vows to Aid Area

April 10, 2009
Gov. Tim Kaine on Thursday vowed to put federal stimulus money to work for Henry County and Martinsville.

Governor Visits Martinsville and Henry County

April 9, 2009

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine spoke out Thursday morning in Martinsville against the "unfortunate vote" Tuesday in the House of Delegates.

Geologist Supports Uranium Mining

April 1, 2009

A geologist from the Virginia Museum of Natural History said Tuesday he does not foresee major health or environmental risks from a proposed uranium mining operation in Pittsylvania County.