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Recording: After woman calls 911, man in background says ‘your momma is dead’
Caswell County, North Carolina, officials released the 911 call from 1010 New Walter’s Mill Road, where police say Donald Scott Layne, 51, of Danville, shot to death Juanita Hankins and attempted to kill Stephanie Snead on Friday.
Franklin County man faces attempted murder charges after reported shooting, stabbing
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va.- A Franklin County man faces charges in connection with two attacks on Saturday.Just prior to midnight Sunday, deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office responded to the Ferrum Minute Market at 9711 Franklin St. for a report of shots fired.Investigators encountered a 32
New tire rule for Martinsville's late model stocks race
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WSET) - Martinsville Speedway Wednesday announced a new tire rule for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 late model feature a week from Saturday night.This year, teams will have options on new tires. Teams will start the main event on tires used in the qualifying races and will then
Martinsville crews finish repair work on Cherokee Trail
MARTINSVILLE– When the washed-out section of Cherokee Trail had been closed for about 3 ½ months, some city residents tied happy birthday balloons on the barricades. It summed up how residents felt about the damaged road and what they saw as a repair process that took much longer than expected. Now
Court Roundup: Bowman receives 61-year sentence in Henry County
Steven Joseph Bowman of Martinsville pleaded guilty to abduction, strangulation, forcible sodomy and two charges of use of a firearm to commit a felony. The judge suspended 52 years and two months of Bowman’s sentences on conditions including indefinite supervised probation.
Martinsville business owners hope Monogram Snacks expansion has domino effect
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Monogram Snacks officials say the Martinsville operation has expanded four times in less than a decade, and local business owners say they're more than glad to cash in on the economic growth.
Monogram announces $30 million expansion in Henry County
Gov. Ralph Northam made the announcement Wednesday at the Henry County Administration Building, part of a group of speakers that included Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball, Monogram CEO Karl Schledwitz, Martinsville/Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) President and
Governor Northam Announces 300 New Jobs in Henry County
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Monogram Food Solutions, LLC, a Memphis-based manufacturer of value-added meats, will invest $30 million to expand its manufacturing operation, Monogram Snacks, in Henry County. The company will expand its product lines to accommodate new and expanding con
UPDATE: Danville declares local state of emergency ahead of predicted flooding
As of 9:15 a.m., the river measured at 19.51 feet by the National Weather Service gauge in Danville, still in the minor flooding stage. The moderate flooding threshold is 20.5 feet.
Martinsville council considers filing a lawsuit to deal with opioids
MARTINSVILLE-Who should pay for drug treatment and other projects to clean up the local opioid crisis? In Martinsville, the city will bear some of that burden, but the city council believes the responsibility should fall with drug manufacturers.
Northside Drive in Martinsville closed due to multi-vehicle crash
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Martinsville Police say Northside Drive is currently closed due to a fallen tree that caused a three-vehicle accident.This is a developing story check back here for updates.
Fallen tree involved in three-car crash in Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7)Martinsville police were called to the scene of a crash Sunday involving a fallen tree.The incident happened at 8 :11 Sunday night on Northside Drive, according to police spokesperson.Three cars were involved in a crash police say was caused by the fallen tree. The vehicles
Martinsville Joins Henry County in Possible Lawsuit Against Pharmaceuticals
City Council has joined the Henry County Board of Supervisors in exploring the opportunity of cashing in on the opioid epidemic. You’ve heard of certain lawyers being called “ambulance chasers,” (opportunists taking advantage of an accident for profit). Those opportunists have stepped up their game
Tornadoes strike Richmond area and Mecklenburg County; major flooding predicted for Danville
A tornado struck Mecklenburg County at approximately 10:38 a.m. The storm, part of the aftermath of Florence, damaged a residence several miles north of Boydton and downed numerous trees. That area is about 120 miles from Roanoke.
Video Catches Dramatic Footage as Tornado Destroys Roof of Virginia Business
A video shared on Twitter by WeatherNation shows a funnel cloud touching down and destroying the roof of an auto parts warehouse outside Richmond, Virginia.The resulting cataclysm for the store is intense, the video shows, as the entire roof of the building lifts into the sky and the air around the
Eden police investigate human remains found along N.C. 14
Law enforcement line N.C. 14 just north of the Eden Mall on Monday evening, following the discovery of human remains shortly before 5 p.m. In the same location, N.C. Department of Transportation and Eden Public Works are investigating a possible sink hole.
Closings, Cancellations: Martinsville, Henry County feel Florence's impact
MARTINSVILLE-If you don’t have to leave the house Monday, stay inside. That’s the recommendation from local and state officials, as the much-delayed effects of Hurricane Florence are felt in this area.
Fallen tree in Martinsville causes 3-vehicle accident
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Authorities closing several Rockingham County roads due to flooding
Due to various roadways flooding around Rockingham County, the sheriff’s office reminds drivers about North Carolina General Statute 136-26: “Any person who drives into, breaks down, removes, injures, or destroys any barrier is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.”This means that it is not only dangerou
Judge hands down sentence in Martinsville murder trial
Dennis Raymond Grant had pleaded no contest and was convicted in May of second-degree murder in the death of 46-year-old Bassett resident Marcey Penn. On Thursday, Greer said it was perplexing to him how the 57-year-old Grant, who said he loved Penn and planned to marry her, could kill her in such a