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Henry Clay (Hank) Johnson Sr.

Henry Clay (Hank) Johnson Sr., 58, of Lumberton, N.C., formerly of Martinsville, transitioned on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. He was born on December 8, 1960 the son of the late Ida Redd Johnson Palmer and Harvey Reynolds Palmer Sr. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, in his early childhood yea


Martinsville man killed in Friday evening crash

A Friday evening crash in Henry County claimed the life of a 49-year-old Martinsville man, Virginia State Police report. Authorities report Timothy Dwight Adkins was driving a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder south on Route 610, about a mile south of Route 621, at about 7:45 p.m. Friday when he ran off the ri


Martinsville fire crews battle Monday morning blaze in below-freezing temperatures

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Everyone is safe after a fire in Martinsville Monday morning, according to city officials. Officials say the fire began around 7:38 a.m. Monday in a home in the 1000 block of Corn Tassel Trail.


Settlement reached in Virginia jail death lawsuit

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Virginia jail, the state and the jail's former medical provider have agreed to a $3 million settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by the family of an inmate with mental health problems who died in the jail.


With Medicaid expansion in Virginia, about 4,000 in Henry County, Martinsville now qualify

Ann Walker is trying to get the word out that Virginia’s Medicaid rules for adults have changed with Medicaid expansion, and that on Jan. 1 more Virginia residents ages 19-64 became eligible for quality low or no-cost health insurance.


Frozen Temps Create Challenges For Virginia Firefighters Responding to House Fire

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Martinsville, Virginia firefighters were met with challenges Monday morning during a call to a house fire. “The biggest obstacle firefighters were met with were the frigid temperatures” stated Martinsville Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Ted Anderson.


Virginia lawmakers prepare to vote on bills focused on school safety

RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) — State lawmakers will vote this week on several bills aimed at making your child's school safer from shootings and violence. The bills are part of the 24 recommendations the House Select Committee on School Safety made after last year’s Parkland, Florida shooting that left 17 p


Former Virginia Beach based Navy Lieutenant to serve more than 4 years for fraud

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Randolph M. Prince, a former U.S. Navy Lieutenant stationed in Virginia Beach, will serve 4-years and two month’s in prison on fraud charges. According to court documents, Prince will also have to pay $144,359 dollars as part of restitution and will have three years of supervise


'He had an incredible impact': NASCAR legend Glen Wood remembered

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - "He had an incredible impact," Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said of Glen Wood. Wood died Friday at the age of 93. To Campbell, Wood means a lot.


Martinsville girls do everything right in win over Patrick County

Martinsville’s girls basketball team did just about everything right at home against Patrick County Friday night. The Bulldogs defense went to work, holding the Cougars to just three points in the second quarter, and five in the third. The offense fed off of turnovers caused by the defense, and on t


Suspended driver cited after trip from Virginia: Brunswick Hills Police Blotter

BRUNSWICK HILLS --- DUS, Marks Road: A driver was pulled over for speeding at 9 a.m. Jan. 2. The driver pulled over in a driveway and the officer observed the "front of the vehicle smoking." The driver told the officer that he had driven from Virginia to Brunswick Hills to tell four of his employees


Freshmen shine in Lady Warriors’ win over Martinsville

Saturday’s matchup between unbeaten Magna Vista and 12-4 Martinsville was a battle in Ridgeway between two veteran, experience, senior-laden squads. But it was the Warriors’ freshmen who made the biggest impact.


Strong winds bring temps below zero, take down power lines, poles in Northern Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - As heavy winds bring bone-chilling temperatures throughout the area, many are left without power as well. All of Maryland, Northern Virginia and D.C. are under a Wind Chill Advisory until 11 a.m. Monday.


State Police: Man dies in Henry County crash

HENRY Co., Va. (WSET) -- Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Henry County. The crash happened at 7:45 p.m. Friday evening on Route 610, a half mile south of Route 621.


In protest, Virginia lieutenant governor leaves dais again

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax stopped presiding over the state Senate for the second year in a row in protest when senators again honored a Confederate general.