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Crews are responding to a structure fire in Henry County

HENRY COUNTY, Va. ( WFXR News) - Crews are responding to a structure fire in the 1900 block of Original Henry Road, according to the Henry County Sheriff's Office.This a developing story. Stick with WFXR News for updates.

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-11-19 10:37:40

First solar panel system installed in Martinsville

Panels have been installed on an office building on Cleveland St. MARTINSVILLE, Va. - It's a new era in Martinsville. Solar panels have been installed on the roof of the office building at 25 Cleveland St. This is the first solar panel system to be installed on a home or business in the city. The


3 people, including 2 EMS workers, taken to hospital after crash involving Rockingham County ambulance

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. – Three people, including two EMS workers, were taken to the hospital after a Rockingham County ambulance responding to a call was involved in a wreck.

MY FOX 8 - 2018-11-18 17:58:18

‘A Walking Miracle’: Claybrooks opens up about brush with death - Calgary Stampeders

“They say I’m a walking miracle. The doctor said, ‘In 40 years of being in the ER and ICU I’ve never seen someone come out with no problems, no (issues with) kidney, liver, feet, vision’. The doctor said, 35, 40 minutes more later and I wouldn’t be here.”

STAMPEDERS.COM - 2018-11-17 19:24:16

TheaterWorks new play, "Scrooge MacBeth," to open Friday

Community theater actor Victor, played by Jim Woods, has his heart set on performing Shakespeare, but most of the troupe is out sick. However, the show must go on — or they’ll go broke refunding tickets.

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2018-11-19 00:00:00

Hundreds on hand for Ollie's grand opening in Martinsville

A line of more than 100 people snaked through the parking lot of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet as shoppers waited to be among the first through its doors Wednesday morning.Donning heavy coats, they braved the cold morning air in a line stretching all the way to neighboring restaurant El Parral until the 9


Exchange of gunfire between vehicles on Business 40 leaves juvenile driver with neck wound

Daniel Ray Clinard, 29, was driving at about 3:25 p.m. with his child on Business 40 southbound near the Reidsville Road exit, police said. A Honda Accord pulled alongside him and its passenger discharged a weapon several times toward his vehicle.

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL - 2018-11-19 05:43:00

Police: 235 drug indictments handed down in Martinsville, 33 arrested

The police department said the grand jury met on November 6 and handed down the 235 indictment, where 149 of them were sealed by the Martinsville Circuit Court until the individuals could be arrested (Martinsville Police) MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- The Martinsville Grand Jury has handed down 235 in


Virginia Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to Prison For $5 Million Employment Tax Fraud

A Collinsville, Virginia, pharmacist was sentenced to 41 months in prison today for failing to account for and pay over employment taxes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Thomas T. Cullen for the Wes


High school cross country runners get first taste of states

Her mind may have told her she didn’t run her best, but her time said she definitely did. The Bengals senior ran 21:31, and finished 14 places higher than she was ranked. She even beat several runners who had bested her in the region championship a week earlier.

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2018-11-19 03:40:00

Murder in the Mountains: Black Magic — AT Murderer left creepy occult clues at cache site

EDITOR’S NOTE:The following story is one of 38 featured in the newly released book, “Murder in the Mountains: High-profile cases in the Deep South counties of Southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia,” by the editorial staffs of theBluefield Daily TelegraphandRegister-Heraldin Beckley.

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2018-11-18 09:30:00

Donations needed for Martinsville-Henry County SPCA Thanksgiving dinner for pets

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Many of you will be celebrating Thanksgiving this time next week, and so will some pets in Southside -- but not without your help. The Martinsville-Henry County SPCA needs donations for the annual Thanksgiving meal for the pets at the shelter. Most in need as of Thursday was ch


Franklin County investigators recovered $30,000 of stolen property

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR News) - Franklin County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant in the 3000 block of Goldenview Road in connection to a series of break ins and larcenies.Investigators recovered an additional $30,000 worth of stolen property which includes a:John Deere riding mower and


Harvest Foundation offering free Thanksgiving meals

The call line is open for community members who would like free meals delivered to them Nov. 21, from the Harvest Youth Board’s W. Dan Prince III Thanksgiving Eve Dinner, according to a Harvest Foundation news release.


Martinsville Narcotics place 86 people behind bars

MARTINSVILLE, Va (WFXR News) - Last Tuesday, officials say that Martinsville Grand Jury handed down 235 indictments today.


Shoebox of goodies often a kid's first gift

“They’ve never been given anything,” said Cathie Carter, Operation Christmas Child project and drop-off coordinator at Chatham Heights Baptist Church. “They always have to work for it.”

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2018-11-18 00:30:00

11 Virginia counties move to consolidate opioid lawsuits in state court

The City of Martinsville, Virginia, on behalf of 10 other Virginia counties filed a motion with the state’s Supreme Court requesting to consolidate lawsuits geared to opioid manufacturers and others for their roles of prescribing the drugs.


Fire At McMichael High School Forces Evacuation

Rockingham County Schools confirmed there was smoke coming out of the school's roof in a tweet.MAYODAN, NC (WFMY) - Students and staff have evacuated McMichael High School Thursday because of a fire at a school.McMichael High parents and guardians: there is fire/smoke coming out of the roof of McMic


Man involved in fatal shooting loses bid for conditional release from mental institution

In March 2016, Hazelwood, of Patrick Springs, was found not guilty by reason of insanity of first-degree murder of Larry Gilliam, 63, of Claudville, and use of a firearm in committing a felony in relation to a hunting trip nearly two years ago.


A drive-thru to prevent the flu in Martinsville

“Drive-thru means you never have to leave your car to get your flu shot,” Careen Rodgers, who is leading coordination of the event, said in a WPHD news release. “Simply roll up your sleeve and be on your way.”