The Virginia Department of Health shows six more cases of the coronavirus in Henry County this morning, but no details have been released. The Virginia Department of Health reports this morning there are 34,950 cases and 1,136 deaths statewide. Some 4.145 people have been hospitalized. Henry County's number of positive cases increased to 59, with 6 hospitalized and 2 deaths. Martinsville has 25 cases (4 hospitalized), and Patrick County remains at 12 cases. Franklin County's total is at 31, with 3 hospitalized and 1 death. Danville now has 46 cases, and Pittsylvania County now has 27. Johns Hopkins University's real-time map showed 5,128,492 cases worldwide and 333,489 deaths. In the U.S. there are 1,577,492 cases. The Worldmeters coronavirus update -- which always trends a little higher -- shows the death count in the U.S. at 96,432.
Pandemic or not, Leigh Reynolds will be at the hospital doing what she loves – keeping others safe in her own hometown. She’s the acute care s…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of voters is suing Virginia election officials over a loosening of restrictions on absentee ballots for next mont…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the country remains unlikely to venture out to bars, restaurants, theaters or gyms anytime soon, despite state and local officials across the country increasingly allowing businesses to reopen, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
All residents of Mulberry Creek Nursing and Rehab will be tested for the coronavirus, following the discovery that three employees have tested…
The very real spike of cases of the novel coronavirus since May 1 in the West Piedmont Health District reached record levels on Sunday, when 1…
Magna Vista High School's seniors may not get to walk on the stage at graduation next weekend, but the class of 2020 got their moment to shine…
In the weeks before an outbreak of COVID-19 struck Young Williams Child Support Services, a complaint was filed with the Occupational Safety a…
Martinsville has been slow to jump on board with the governor’s loosening of lockdown restrictions. People aren’t going out in droves to shop …
Two more positive cases for the coronavirus in Henry County and another hospitalization in Martinsville emerged Saturday as cases in the West …
Patrick Henry Community College’s graduation ceremony looked a little different this year.
Restaurants are reopening for outdoor dining. Opportunities for some slices of real life are on the menu. But I am skeptical. The virus that m…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After two months of being largely shutdown amid the coronavirus, most of Virginia is beginning the first phase of a gradu…
A resident of Mulberry Creek Rehab in Martinsville who tested positive for the coronavirus had not shown any symptoms of the disease.
Starting Friday morning, you will have more access to government offices in Martinsville and Henry County as Phase 1 of Gov. Ralph Northam’s r…
Graduation at Patrick Henry Community College still will include speakers, and there still will be graduates, but they won’t be on the same st…
NASCAR announced on Thursday the rescheduled date for the spring Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway will Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m.
An outbreak of COVID-19 has hit a Martinsville call center that has had six positive cases and one death among its employees.
Families of public school children soon will be receiving some extra cash for groceries through the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer program.
Martinsville City Schools will be taking its two biggest celebrations of the spring semester online because of the extended school closures.
Virginia plans to send $650 million in federal financial aid to local governments to pay the costs of responding to the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled the economy and collection of tax revenues essential to delivering public services.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House have unveiled a $3 trillion-plus coronavirus relief bill — the fifth coronavirus response legislation so far — and are planning to pass the measure on Friday. The legislation replenishes existing accounts to respond to both the COVID-19 health care crisis and to try to ease the economic impact of the pandemic, which has produced record job losses and fears of a depression.
Henry County officials confirmed Monday that an employee who works in the administration building has tested positive for COVID-19.
It is said that crisis brings a community together, and that is what the coronavirus pandemic has done to Martinsville and Henry County, espec…
Now that the U.S. Senate has been back at work in Washington for a week, Sen. Tim Kaine has two priorities in mind for the next round of coron…
Helen Hensley of Martinsville had not expected that her 91st birthday, during the coronavirus lockdown, would be the best ever.
Area rest homes are creating nontraditional ways to celebrate the most traditional of holidays: Mother’s Day.
Susan Blankenship had been taking all of the recommended health precautions since news of the coronavirus outbreak hit Virginia.
The family didn’t figure out how to do an internet birthday party in time for my daughter’s 11th, but we definitely blazed that trail in time …
Henry County teachers will not be getting pay increases next year, after all, due to the economic impact of the coronavirus.
Sovah Health has resumed some elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures that were previously rescheduled out of an abundance of caution…
The long-awaited breakdown of coronavirus cases based off of zip codes came to fruition on Friday.By simply searching for COVID-19 Data Insigh…
Virginia is moving forward with a plan to allow businesses and churches to reopen with modifications as early as next week.
Teachers and students alike have struggled with their schools' being closed by the coronavirus, but there were many smiles at Bassett High Sch…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An attempt by a Virginia church to prevent the state from barring gatherings of more than 10 people “would seriously unde…
About 20 of Bassett High School’s teachers and administrators went to all 274 homes of the BHS Class of 2020 to deliver signs for the seniors'…
Teachers at Henry County Schools Career Academy have been putting the school’s new 3D printing lab equipment to good use while classrooms are …
Workers across the region have learned to turn areas of their homes into offices to adapt to the stay-at-home orders of the coronavirus pandemic.
Henry County Schools created a video to honor 59 Graduates of Distinction in the class of 2020, because school closures meant the ceremony cou…
At the outset of the COVID-19 crisis and the governor's followup order for people to stay-at-home and restaurants to close their dining facili…
Carlisle School has had to make many changes to accommodate its senior class this semester.
Radial, a warehouse company with five locations in Martinsville that are called “fulfillment centers,” has fulfilled a most current need – for masks.
The study showing that the experimental drug remdesivir might help Covid-19 patients recover more quickly is positively good news. Shortly afterward, Dr. Anthony Fauci said remdesivir will become the "standard of care" for all infected patients.
Make no mistake, being on the front lines during a virus pandemic takes many forms. One of them is the Meals on Wheels program serving Martins…
An army of volunteers and supporters makes it easier for the workers at the COVID-19 testing site at the Martinsville Speedway do their jobs.
Martinsville Finance Director Linda Conover gave City Council a financial update related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that, despite …
On Monday and Tuesday morning, Martinsville High School seniors were treated with signs at their houses honoring their accomplishments as the …
Magna Vista senior Caleb Brannock said he has spent his four years of high school trying to build a community within the walls of his school i…
On April 18, the Martinsville City Public Schools’ Twitter account posted a photo of the scoreboard in the basketball gym showing all 20s.
Some years ago, when I was a senior editor at a large newspaper in Florida, part of my job was to represent the news department in strategic a…
Patrick Henry Community College President Angeline Godwin’s experience in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina helped spark members of her …
Martinsville Vice Mayor Chad Martin says if he weren’t on City Council he would have an organized group demanding a lockdown for the city of M…