Student Sophia Esdaile’s renewed interest in basketball and camp instructor/coach Brandon Hairston’s loss of about 15 pounds are two of the success stories stemming from Henry County Public Schools’ summer middle school sports activity camp.
Henry County and Martinsville are abnormally dry, but rainfall is expected throughout this week, according to the National Weather Service.
Abnormally dry is how the U.S. Drought Monitor currently assesses most of southwestern Virginia eastward through Henry County and Martinsville and into Danville and southern Pittsylvania County, its website shows.
During the next two weeks, Martinsville officials expect to sign papers to transfer control of the former Henry Hotel to Waukeshaw Development Inc. for revitalization, according to Assistant City Manager Wayne Knox.
Waukeshaw, of Petersburg, intends to spend $3.2 million to turn the four-story building at the intersection of East Church and Broad streets uptown into 25 apartments and four commercial units.