"Without support and funding from Harvest, we would be unable to develop, promote and sustain initiatives to address health issues and work toward a healthier future for Martinsville and Henry County. "
- Barbara Jackman, Executive Director - MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness

News - 2011

NCI: Partnerships won't end local control of institute

Dec 28, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Local control of the New College Institute (NCI) will not cease when fewer partner universities are involved next fall, according to an administrator. - Read More

Food for thought

Dec 28, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: MHS students cooking up skills, credit in culinary arts - Read More

Food for thought

Dec 28, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: MHS students cooking up skills, credit in culinary arts - Read More

Holiday day camp keeps kids busy

Dec 27, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: If you thought camp was just for the summer, think again. The YMCA's Christmas Day Camp is keeping area children busy during their holiday break from school. - Read More

Frisco beats the odds, earns her degree

Dec 25, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: One year to the day after being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, Jeannie Frisco received her bachelor's degree in business administration. - Read More

Students get nutrition lessons from MHS students

Dec 19, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Three Martinsville High School students took a turn as teachers recently when they gave a nutrition lesson to a third-grade class. - Read More

'Labor of love'

Dec 15, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Dorsey, NCI progress are linked - Read More

County schools chief named

Dec 14, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Jared Cotton coming from Virginia Beach - Read More

Area farmers discuss operations, goals, challenges

Dec 14, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: A year after it was established, a coalition of local farmers has developed a slogan and a logo. During a meeting of the coalition Tuesday, four area farmers talked about their operations and their hopes for the future. - Read More

Heath: EDC busy with prospects

Dec 14, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. is dealing with the highest number of prospects it has had this year, which its president/CEO attributes to 10 years of efforts paying off. - Read More

Teachers earn National Board certification

Dec 8, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Eleven Henry County teachers recently achieved National Board certification, the highest certification possible in the teaching profession. - Read More

Proposal might aid NCI

Dec 6, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: New College Institute stands to benefit from a state proposal to help more students with associate degrees obtain the funds necessary to transfer to four-year colleges and universities in Virginia, according to an NCI official. - Read More

Open house teaches lessons, raises funds

Dec 1, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Each of the decorations was designed by the 130 students enrolled in the horticulture classes at MVHS. Freshmen students create the ornaments while the older students design the wreaths and centerpieces. - Read More

The future is here

Nov 30, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Fab lab shows possibilities with technology, creativity - Read More

Tasty lessons

Nov 29, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Eighth-grade English classes at Martinsville Middle School practiced their writing and cooking skills recently as they compiled a class cookbook. - Read More

Intern program expands

Nov 25, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: NCI broadens applicant pool - Read More

Students get financial lesson at Dollars and Sense event

Nov 21, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Area high school seniors learned last week that in the "real world," sacrifices must be made to make ends meet. - Read More

MACF: Five years, $2.7 million in aid

Nov 20, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The list is long of people, places and things that have received some of the $2.7 million given out in grants and scholarships since the foundation started awarding funds in 2006. - Read More

Foundation is spreading the word about its work

Nov 20, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Martinsville Area Community Foundation administers $14 million in charitable assets and has given out more than $2.7 million in grants and scholarships in the past five years. - Read More

Harvest OKs health grant

Nov 7, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Part of the $3,610,049, three-year grant will be used to create the HealthConnect center, an office and website that will help people in the community get answers to their health care questions. - Read More

Smart Beginnings program for preschoolers funded

Nov 7, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Smart Beginnings MHC is a coalition of 18 community partners who provide services for children up to the age of 5, their parents and child care providers. - Read More

MURA receives grant

Nov 2, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The "Shop Local MHC Initiative" aims to help small businesses better serve their local clientele as well as help entrepreneurs gain access to an Internet-based market for additional local and global selling opportunities. - Read More

Grant targets workers, training

Oct 30, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Dan River Region Collaborative will receive a $300,000 grant to prepare workers and job seekers for employment in the region, a news release says. - Read More

NCI proceeds on leadership, programs

Oct 27, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Blevins appointed interim director, chief academic officer - Read More

NCI, future partners working to decide on degrees to offer

Oct 27, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Negotiations are continuing with three universities that soon will partner with the New College Institute (NCI) to offer degree programs there starting next fall. - Read More

U.Va. guides hope to inspire students to pursue college

Oct 24, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Students who want to go to college may relate to someone who has already been there and has succeeded. - Read More

Kids jump to break world record

Oct 24, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: More than 400 students at Patrick Henry Elementary School recently contributed about 2,400 jumping jacks to a nationwide effort to set a new world record for most jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. - Read More

Speaker: You do not have to be a victim of domestic violence

Oct 23, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: You are somebody...That is why you do not have to be a victim of domestic or sexual violence, Mike Price told about 150 people who attended a "Take Back the Night" program Saturday night at Martinsville High School. - Read More

Johnson revs up for race by helping students release trout

Oct 21, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Tevin Penn, who is in Griffith's class, said he was nervous Thursday morning at the thought of "meeting a professional race car driver," but after his visit, "I think he's a regular person like anybody else." - Read More

Dorsey, NCI progress hailed

Oct 16, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Local and state leaders attribute the success of the New College Institute (NCI) mainly to one person -- its executive director, Barry Dorsey. - Read More

Henry County's On-Time Graduation Rate Rises to 88.3%

Oct 12, 2011 - Henry County Public Schools: More Students Earn Advanced Studies Diplomas than Standard Diplomas - Read More

Spencer-Penn Centre director is named

Oct 11, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Spencer-Penn School Preservation Organization announced Monday that Carrie Denny has been hired as executive director of the Spencer-Penn Centre. - Read More

Meeting slated on local food

Oct 10, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: If households in a region made up of Henry County, Martinsville and eight other localities spent 15 percent of their weekly food budgets on locally grown foods, $90 million in new farm income would be created for the region, accordi - Read More

NCI, partners in talks about degrees

Oct 9, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Roster likely in January - Read More

Averett graduate students form club to collect food for needy here

Oct 9, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Averett graduate students form club to collect food for needy here - Read More

Students' legs get a workout

Oct 6, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: About 3,000 county and city school students participated in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, according to Cari Zimmer with Activate Martinsville Henry County. - Read More

Parental involvement is key to abuse prevention

Oct 4, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Parental involvement is key to discouraging underage drinking, several participants in a panel discussion said Monday during the Piedmont Alcohol Awareness Conference. - Read More

Speaker: Pop culture can promote alcohol abuse

Oct 4, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Some musical groups and clothing brands promote a culture of drug and alcohol abuse, a speaker said Monday. Youth may identify the hidden meanings of the logos, but can parents and teachers do the same? - Read More

PHCC to begin celebration of its 50th anniversary

Oct 3, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: A "Kick-Off Tip-Off" will be held at Patrick Henry Community College on Wednesday to launch two events: the college's year-long 50th anniversary celebration and the award-winning Patriots' basketball season. - Read More

50 YEARS: Piedmont Arts celebrates half-century mark

Oct 2, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Piedmont Arts has come a long way from its beginnings 50 years ago, meeting in churches and banks. - Read More

All area schools fully accredited

Sep 30, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: All the public schools in Henry and Patrick counties and Martinsville were among the 1,838 public schools in Virginia fully accredited under the Standards of Learning. - Read More

Area to receive $900,000

Sep 30, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: For Patriot Centre grading and NCI building study - Read More

Volunteers ensure Trout in Classroom equipment working

Sep 26, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: A local business and community college students have donated their time and expertise to ensure that Trout in the Classroom (TIC) in Southern Virginia has fresh, cold water for raising trout. - Read More

New MHS principal expects much of school's students

Sep 20, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Students will see two sides of the personality of Martinsville High School's new principal, Aji Dixon. He has both a tough side and a caring side. - Read More

Frisbees fly at complex

Sep 18, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Seven of the eight women's club teams at this weekend's event placed in the top-10 at the national club championships last season, and for most of them, this is the final tune-up before the qualification process begins for nationals - Read More

Rich Acres earns honor

Sep 16, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: National award given to six Virginia public schools - Read More

NCI forming partnerships

Sep 9, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Economy, timing cause plans to shift - Read More

Harvest: Plan will help NCI build on success

Sep 9, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The more successes that the New College Institute (NCI) can show state officials, the better its chances of eventually becoming a university branch campus, according to the director of its major private funding partner. - Read More

Community pride erases vandalism at Spencer-Penn

Sep 7, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Volunteers pitch in to remove graffiti - Read More

Alliance aims to market region

Sep 6, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: A new organization, the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance (SVRA), has been created to work with consultants to help bring new economic development projects to the region. - Read More

City's revitalization project is under way

Sep 2, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The first phases of efforts to revitalize uptown Martinsville are under way. - Read More

Program to help residents get to 'Finish Line' with a degree

Aug 24, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Through a new partnership with NCI, area community colleges are going to try to convince those people to return to college to finish their degrees. - Read More

New College helped new teacher transform her dream into a career

Aug 21, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Now that Brittany Byrd has become a teacher, she cannot imagine doing anything else as a career. - Read More

VMNH dig reveals marine fossils

Aug 21, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Several intriguing marine fossils were uncovered during the Virginia Museum of Natural History's recent excavation, a museum official said. - Read More

Getting a jump start on school

Aug 15, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Event emphasizes early learning - Read More

Teachers head back to school

Aug 10, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Speaker urges technology use to pique students' interests - Read More

Communities will connect through new trail uptown

Aug 8, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Silverbell Spur Trail is expected to be completed by the end of the year. - Read More

On-the-job fitness programs get high marks from local speakers

Aug 4, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The coalition works with local employers, directing them to programs that can be incorporated into their worksites. - Read More

Grant to promote museums

Aug 4, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: PAA, VMNH, old courthouse - Read More

'Going Green' at NCI

Aug 1, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Camp teaches kids to protect the planet - Read More

Learning on the job

Jul 29, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: NCI interns learn about careers, community - Read More

NCI branch decision nears

Jul 28, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Aug. 31 is target date for selection - Read More

NCI to put labs in uptown

Jul 28, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: In former Bargain Center building - Read More

'Beyond Broadway' unites father, son in performance

Jul 28, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: For the father/son duo of Shannon and Austin Gilbert, "Beyond Broadway: A Music Revue" is an opportunity to do together what they both love: performing classic rock 'n' roll music. - Read More

Leader named at MHS

Jul 27, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: New principal has taught at Magna Vista - Read More

Robotics camp gives kids building blocks for careers

Jul 18, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Martinsville students recently engaged in learning and thinking critically by building and programming robots. - Read More

Program aims to help area veterans

Jul 12, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: A new program at Piedmont Community Services aims to help local veterans recover from the effects of stress-related or traumatic brain injuries. - Read More

Local citizens treasure time spent at TheatreWorks

Jul 10, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The stage holds a special place in the hearts of everyone at TheatreWorks Community Players. - Read More

MHS students try out college life

Jul 8, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: At Radford University - Read More

Free Summer Meals for Adults and Children

Jul 7, 2011 - Henry County Public Schools: Beginning on Monday, July 11, free lunches provided by Henry County Public Schools will also be offered to adults. - Read More

Kids explore space at camp

Jul 7, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: From stargazing to trying "astronaut food," more than 200 Martinsville students took a virtual trip through space last week in NASA SEMAA summer camp. - Read More

Uptown work may start this month

Jul 7, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Revitalization is project's goal - Read More

Fostering a new mindset

Jul 3, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Harvest chairman sees education as a force of change - Read More

Funding request OK'd

Jun 29, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Money will be sought for grading work - Read More

Trail will be extended in city

Jun 29, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Martinsville's city attorney will start taking steps to acquire property and easements needed to extend a walking and biking trail in the city. - Read More

Food for thought

Jun 28, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Clearview program promotes healthy lifestyles for families - Read More

Extension of city trail proposed near uptown

Jun 26, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Plans are in the works to construct a trail head and about 1,230 feet of new trail to connect the Dick & Willie Passage and spur trail to East Church Street in Martinsville. - Read More

Ohio Speakers describe their revitalization efforts that worked

Jun 24, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Two young professionals from Wilmington, Ohio, brought ideas about grassroots, green economic revitalization efforts to Martinsville on Thursday. - Read More

Chicago draws raves at preview

Jun 24, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Thursday was preview night for the TheatreWorks Community Players' production of "Chicago." - Read More

Math camp adds up to fun

Jun 23, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Local students are finding out that math can be used in everyday life. - Read More

Students write books to cope with struggles

Jun 23, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Four Patrick Henry Elementary School students going through difficult times recently wrote books that they hope will help other children in similar situations. - Read More

New BHS principal pledges to set high expectations

Jun 22, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: About 125 people attended the event, in which Dillard introduced himself and nearly a dozen other new staff members. - Read More

Students learn technology skills

Jun 21, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Eighteen members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge recently graduated from the inaugural Comcast Digital Connectors program. - Read More

County students 'explore' their interests at camp

Jun 17, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Students of Henry County Schools are "exploring" their interests in new and exciting ways. - Read More

Board to start hunt for new superintendent

Jun 15, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Jackson to move to North Carolina school division - Read More

Big M winners pay tribute to most influential teachers

Jun 10, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: 'Thank you for believing in me' - Read More

Big M certificates given to students in grades 5-12

Jun 10, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Big M certificates are awarded to fifth grade students in the Martinsville schools who have a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher through the third nine-weeks grading period. - Read More

Jordan plans to retire as volunteer executive director of Spencer-Penn

Jun 9, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Mary Jordan, whose name is synonymous with the Spencer-Penn Centre, is retiring as executive director of the facility. - Read More

Students release butterflies

Jun 7, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: First-graders at Patrick Henry Elementary School went buggy this year with the help of a grant from the Martinsville City Public Schools Endowment. - Read More

Even kudzu can be useful, VMNH festival-goers told

Jun 6, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Basket, who also makes crafts with pine needles, said she wanted to show festival-goers that they can make works of art out of things they can find in their backyards, or at least outdoors. - Read More

EDC's Cockram to head alliance

Jun 3, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Leigh Cockram of Henry County has been named director of the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance (SVRA), the state's newest regional economic development organization, effective June 15. - Read More

GMU drops bid to make NCI branch campus

Jun 2, 2011 - Richmond Times Dispatch: George Mason University will not pursue an affiliation with New College Institute, leaving three schools in contention for taking on the higher-education center in Martinsville as a branch campus. - Read More

Three universities submit NCI plans

Jun 2, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Three universities -- Virginia Commonwealth, Virginia State and Radford -- met Wednesday's deadline for submitting proposals to turn the New College Institute (NCI) into a Martinsville branch campus. - Read More

'Living off the Land' at VMNH

Jun 2, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: A new exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Natural History called "Living off the Land" will highlight Virginia's outdoors, including wildlife, hunting, fishing and conservation. - Read More

Festival to coincide with exhibit opening

Jun 2, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Virginia Museum of Natural History's Living Off the Land family festival on Saturday will coincide with the opening of its newest special exhibit of the same name. - Read More

Student video shows love of area

May 31, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Three foreign exchange students who graduated Saturday from Carlisle School hope to share their love of the Martinsville area with the world. - Read More

Middle school to be recognized as finalist for 'change awards'

May 30, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Martinsville Middle School will be recognized July 11 at a ceremony with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in New York City, along with 13 other finalists for the Panasonic National School Change Awards and the six award winne - Read More

NSBE makes a brighter future for students

May 29, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: A Martinsville organization that aims to encourage students toward college and technical careers has earned recognition as the best in the nation. - Read More

Classes teach money management

May 23, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Yvonne Jones learned how to save money -- and a lot more -- in the United Way's Money Management Mentoring program. - Read More

Book giveaways encourage kids to read outside school

May 23, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Every kindergarten student in the Henry County Schools will receive a free book this month as part of the division's ongoing effort to promote literacy and leisure reading. - Read More

MHS makes top 2 percent for AP participation

May 23, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Washington Post has ranked Martinsville High School among the top 2 percent of high schools in the nation for its high levels of student participation in college-level courses, according to a news release. - Read More

Another Viewpoint: Dr. Anthony D. Jackson

May 22, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: College benefits students - Read More

Substance abuse recovery plan funded

May 22, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Havest OKs grant to tackle addiction, work with youth - Read More

ICF to start hiring

May 19, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Interviews, job offers beginning - Read More

City revitalization project takes first symbolic step

May 19, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Martinsville held a symbolic groundbreaking -- in which no ground was broken -- on Wednesday to launch Phase I of the uptown revitalization project. - Read More

Governor's School seniors give glimpse into research, results

May 18, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The students presented their topics in 15-minute PowerPoint presentations that were evaluated by members of the community, including teachers and principals. - Read More

NCI officials praise four universities

May 17, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Each is mulling an NCI affiliation - Read More

Archaeological research shared

May 16, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Students partnered with VMNH - Read More

Trout release is culmination of program in local schools

May 12, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The release at the Bassett canoe access was one of the 30 releases scheduled in May. - Read More

Barker is teacher of year

May 11, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Barker, who teaches horticulture at Magna Vista High School, was among 15 teachers who were honored as school-level teachers of the year Tuesday at Chatmoss Country Club. - Read More

EDC gets grant

May 8, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Level funding from Harvest - Read More

Another Viewpoint: University benefits plenty

May 8, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: These are tangible and direct benefits for every citizen in Martinsville and Henry County, even if that citizen never enters the front door of NCI. - Read More

U.Va. guide program funds will continue

May 4, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: With Harvest Foundation grant - Read More

NASA reviews city SEMAA Program

May 4, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Schools must make the grade - Read More

DRBA is awarded funding

May 3, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has awarded a $603,500, three-year grant to the Dan River Basin Association, Harvest announced Monday. - Read More

Hundreds celebrate Grace

May 2, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: On its fifth anniversary - Read More

Schools honor excellence

Apr 29, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Thirty-five county seniors, influential teachers lauded - Read More

Council is updated on hotel

Apr 27, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Phoenix Community Development Corp. hopes to find out by July 1 whether the planned redevelopment of the former Henry Hotel in uptown Martinsville qualifies for New Markets Tax Credits. - Read More

VSU explores possibility of Martinsville branch

Apr 26, 2011 - Petersburg Progress: Virginia State University is making a bid to open a branch campus in Martinsville, where officials are wooing four state colleges to back a program that eventually could become a four-year institution of higher learning. - Read More

Va. State makes its case to New College Institute

Apr 26, 2011 - Richmond Times Dispatch: Virginia State University brought Chesterfield County, Fort Lee and local business representatives to campus Monday to make its case that VSU would be a strong partner for New College Institute in Martinsville. - Read More

Student artists try filmmaking

Apr 25, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Piedmont Arts Association provided two claymation workshops through a partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. - Read More

Local teen receives state award

Apr 25, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Being named the Boys & Girls Clubs' statewide Youth of the Year was a big deal for Kenya Moore, but she thinks it is as big of an accomplishment -- if not a bigger one -- for the local club that she attends. - Read More

Another viewpoint: University will draw jobs

Apr 24, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Mark Heath, President and CEO of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. - Read More

Earth Day Festival makes caring for environment fun

Apr 24, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Earth Day Festival, sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Natural History, featured fun activities targeted toward young people - Read More

Bolling vows to support NCI

Apr 19, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling on Monday pledged his help in convincing the General Assembly to let the New College Institute (NCI) in Martinsville become a branch campus of one of Virginia's state-supported universities. - Read More

NCI recognizes graduates

Apr 19, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: As of the end of spring semester, 244 students will have earned degrees through NCI during the five years since the institute opened - Read More

Museum celebrates Earth Week

Apr 19, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Virginia Museum of Natural History is celebrating the environment this week with events designed to educate and entertain. - Read More

Internet safety focus of annual teen event

Apr 18, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: About 450 people attended the event. - Read More

ICF job fairs draw 2,100

Apr 17, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: ICF: 'We couldn't be happier' - Read More

Bassett Historical Center dedicated

Apr 17, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: 'Grand storehouse' of history - Read More

Options explored for lawn

Apr 15, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: A barren area uptown eventually could become a thriving leisure spot. - Read More

Commissioner: Dental clinic a model

Apr 15, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Community Dental Clinic in Martinsville is a model program that might be duplicated -- at least partially -- in other areas, State Health Commissioner Karen Remley said Thursday. - Read More

ICF to bring 539 jobs

Apr 12, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Professional services firm sets job fairs - Read More

McDonnell: 'Best news in seven years'

Apr 12, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Gov. Bob McDonnell called Monday's announcement of the expansion of ICF International and its creation of 539 jobs in Henry County "the best news in seven years." - Read More

Free tax assistance deadline nears

Apr 11, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Five days remain to take advantage of a United Way program that provides free tax preparations for eligible area residents. - Read More

Dillard to lead at BHS

Apr 8, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Board OKs three administrators - Read More

Merger consulting costs sought

Apr 1, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: School boards: Costs needed before plan is made - Read More

Developer: $3 million-plus needed to redevelop hotel

Mar 29, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: A local developer estimates it will take more than $3 million to redevelop the former Henry Hotel in uptown Martinsville, but he is optimistic that the money can be obtained. - Read More

Dental clinic hits $3 million worth of services since 2006

Mar 28, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Community Dental Clinic has provided more than $3 million worth of basic dental care services to local adults and children since it opened nearly five years ago. - Read More

Another viewpoint: Spilman and Ryder

Mar 27, 2011 - Realization is growing of university's impact - Read More

VSU: NCI is 'unique opportunity'

Mar 25, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Local efforts please VSU - Read More

Curtain up, lights on for TheatreWorks' 'Noises Off'

Mar 24, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The TheatreWorks Community players previewed the hit farce "Noises Off" to a nearly sold-out crowd - Read More

Storytelling event held at FAHI

Mar 21, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: School was out on Saturday, but that didn't stop several local students from learning -- and enjoying it. - Read More

Soccer showcase deemed a success

Mar 20, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The college teams got to play quality competition -- in some cases, better competition then they're used to seeing. - Read More

Martinsville area in World War II

Mar 20, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Scrapbook a record of community - Read More

New path opens at PHCC

Mar 18, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Beaver Creek Reservoir Trails - Read More

Scientist seeks answers to mystery at dig site

Mar 18, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Why did so many animals die at Carmel Church? - Read More

Radford ready for next step

Mar 16, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: To propose partnership with NCI - Read More

Merger steps mulled

Mar 14, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: School board members react to meetings - Read More

Adkins say fears on merger are unfounded

Mar 13, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: A majority of Martinsville City Council members said they think merging county and city schools is an idea worth pursuing, but one expressed concerned that fear and misconceptions will thwart discussions. - Read More

ODU takes itself off list of NCI suitors

Mar 11, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Old Dominion University has removed itself from the list of schools considering partnering with New College Institute. - Read More

At Bassett: Concerns, hopes aired

Mar 11, 2011 - - Read More

At Magna Vista: Groups list pros, cons

Mar 11, 2011 - - Read More

At Martinsville: Opinions run the gamut

Mar 11, 2011 - - Read More

University pays visit to NCI

Mar 10, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: George Mason officials like what they see - Read More

Universities explore fit with NCI

Mar 8, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Five colleges have expressed interest in making NCI a branch - Read More

Restored courthouse celebrated

Mar 7, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: New lease on life - Read More

Courthouse back to life

Mar 6, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Grand opening is today - Read More

SRSC developing sixth soccer field

Feb 24, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: A sixth field is being developed at the Smith River Sports Complex, paid for by the Piedmont Youth Soccer League (PYSL) and the Southern Virginia Recreation Facilities Authority. - Read More

VCU group pays visit to NCI

Feb 22, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) administrators who visited the New College Institute (NCI) on Monday liked what they saw, and some already have ideas on how the university's presence could benefit the community. - Read More

Official reflects on possible NCI future

Feb 22, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: A Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) official sees the possibility of the New College Institute (NCI) eventually becoming a four-year school. - Read More

PCS plans group home

Feb 17, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: A new group home planned by Piedmont Community Services (PCS) would replace a similar facility already in Martinsville. - Read More

New College Institute May Become Branch Campus

Feb 13, 2011 - WSET-TV: New College Institute in Martinsville may soon have a new image. Five institutions in Virginia have expressed interest in opening a branch campus at the school. - Read More

Institute looks for partner school

Feb 13, 2011 - Richmond Times Dispatch: The manufacturing collapse that devastated the economy of southern Virginia at the turn of this century changed the course of Julia Campbell's life. For the better. - Read More

Universities to study NCI

Feb 13, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Official IDs those interested in creating a local branch - Read More

VCU, VSU, GMU, Old Dominion and Radford vying for affiliation

Feb 13, 2011 - Richmond Times Dispatch: Five public universities are considering the prospect of taking on New College Institute in Martinsville as a branch campus. - Read More

Editorial: Speculation put to rest

Feb 13, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The release of the names of the five universities interested in possibly taking over the New College Institute and making it a branch campus ends the speculation and keeps the public up to date on the institute's evolution. - Read More

Magic Behind the Scenes

Feb 13, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Prince helps guide growth, success of TheatreWorks - Read More

Spencer-Penn kitchen is ready for entrepreneurs

Feb 11, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Denny said she aims for the kitchen to provide more opportunities for agricultural growers to sell their foods and for food-based businesses to start and grow, and to offer community education. - Read More

EDC: 605 jobs attracted in 2010

Feb 11, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Statistics compiled by the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) show the community did well in attracting new jobs in 2010. - Read More

Experiments help students explore water's properties

Feb 8, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Virginia Museum of Natural History officials visited Martinsville Middle School last week to help students learn about water molecules through hands-on experiments. - Read More

Joblessness can be bad for your health

Feb 3, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Unemployment isn't just bad for your bank account -- it also can be harmful to your health. - Read More

Museum goes to the dogs

Jan 23, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Joe Keiper, executive director of the museum, said crowds were steady all day, and he was pleased. - Read More

Museum exhibit lets kids share 'Animal Secrets'

Jan 21, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: New exhibits opening at the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Saturday will help visitors learn about animals and the diversity of plant and animal life. - Read More

Sixteen area schools receive awards

Jan 21, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Sixteen local schools were honored Thursday with state awards for advanced learning and achievement, and the Henry County and Patrick County school divisions were among only nine in the state to receive system-wide awards. - Read More

Former Henry County courthouse now is historical museum

Jan 17, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Antique toys, a Confederate revolver and information about early American Indians are among items on display at the former Henry County courthouse in uptown Martinsville, now home to the Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society. - Read More

Aspiring pros compete at SRSC

Jan 9, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Professional soccer team F.C. New York holds tryout - Read More

Artists create new windows for old county courthouse

Jan 4, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Thanks to a group of local artists, the former Henry County courthouse in uptown Martinsville has a new outlook. - Read More

Sports complex's impact shown

Jan 3, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: Estimate says complex brought $400,000 to area - Read More

New friends, new places on trail

Jan 2, 2011 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Dick & Willie Passage continues to bring new people to the area and show local people new things about their community. - Read More


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