Category archives for: Virginia – Martinsville & Henry County

Eden Man Killed In Self-Defense; Martinsville Man Arrested On Weapons Charge

(Henry County, VA) – During the investigation into the homicide of Michael Deangelo Graves, 28 of 1621 East Meadow Rd., Eden, NC it was determined that Graves and his brother, Charles Rydell Flood Jr. had driven to 2052 Stoney Mountain Rd. to confront the occupants of the home about a domestic related issue.

Fishers of Men Tournament Visits Area

Philpott Lake Hosts 58 Anglers in District Championship Martinsville, VA (October 4, 2016) – This past weekend, Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia was host to the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail District 4 Championship. A total of 58 fishermen participated in the multi-day event. Many teams arrived on Tuesday of last week to begin practicing and […]

Community Resource Day Back For Second Year

(Martinsville, VA) – Community Resource Day is back on Oct. 15 for a second year in a row to give area residents a central location for activities, services and information.

Local Businesses Featured in National Publication

Bon Appétit Appalachia Highlights Local Food, Farms and Flavor Martinsville, VA (October 5, 2016) – The popularity of culinary tourism has grown significantly in recent years as travelers seek out unique experiences that involve fresh foods, farm-to-fork dining, vineyards and craft breweries. To aid visitors in finding these experiences, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) created […]

Eastman Foundation Donation to Help Revitalize Fieldale Business District

Martinsville, VA (September 27, 2016) – The Eastman Foundation has committed $125,000 to the effort to revitalize Fieldale, the site of its largest operation in Henry County. Eastman officials presented a ceremonial check for that amount to the Smith River Small Towns Collaborative on September 6 at the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) offices. […]

Harvest Youth Board grants Smith River Sports Complex $2,500

The Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC) plans to broaden the age appeal of the children’s playground by enhancing it with a $2,500 grant from the Harvest Youth Board. The current children’s playground at the SRSC is designed for a target age range of 4-to-7 years, according to the project application. This expansion will extend the […]

Harvest plans water balloon fundraiser for United Way

(Martinsville, VA) – The Harvest Foundation is back for a second year in a row with a summer fundraiser that will leave five brave volunteers soaking wet from an onslaught of water balloons for a good cause. Allyson Rothrock, president of Harvest Foundation, Kim Adkins, executive director of the United Way of Henry County and […]

Local Food Pantry Develops App To Help Clients

(Martinsville, VA) – Area food banks and charitable organizations now have access to a new mobile application that gives users valuable client data that will help connect those in need to local resources.

Smith River Artisan Trail Highlighted on “Daytime Blue Ridge”

Martinsville, VA (June 10, 2016) – Earlier this week, Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia took center stage as the Smith River Artisan Trail was featured on WSLS Channel 10’s “Daytime Blue Ridge.” The entertainment/lifestyle TV show, which airs daily at 12:30 p.m., features a segment called “In A Day’s Drive” that highlights day trip opportunities throughout the state of Virginia.

Harvest Youth Board grants $2,500 to Martinsville-Henry County YMCA

(Martinsville, VA) – The Martinsville-Henry County YMCA received a $2,500 grant from the Harvest Youth Board to help fund swimming lessons for approximately 750 first grade students in the area.

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