"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
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News Releases - 2014

NCI telehealth program reaches into East Africa

Dec 30, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: A program based at the New College Institute (NCI) in Martinsville is helping improve the delivery of health care in a poor East African nation. - Read More

Monogram expanding

Dec 11, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Will invest $36.4 million, add 200 more jobs to plant - Read More

Harvest report targets communication of goals

Dec 11, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation's 2012/2013 annual report is designed to easily communicate the foundation's accomplishments and goals to the community, according to Harvest President Allyson Rothrock. - Read More

School board OKs policy focused on outside groups

Dec 9, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: for groups interested in distributing materials to students - Read More

Rooster Walk recieved $146K Harvest grant

Dec 7, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has awarded a $146,450 grant to Rooster Walk Inc. to buy a portable stage for use at the Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival and its Turn 5 Concert Series. - Read More

NCI wants more active role in state higher ed

Dec 5, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The New College Institute (NCI) wants to be a more active participant in affairs of Virginia's higher education system. - Read More

School enrollment declines charted, but future debated

Nov 26, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Both the Henry County and Martinsville school divisions have experienced large declines in school enrollment over the past decade. - Read More

Harvest PUP! grant to replace 50 trees

Oct 28, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has awarded a Pick Up the Pace! grant to the Greater Bassett Area Community Inc. (GBAC), according to a news release. - Read More

Rising Stars receives PUP! grant

Oct 26, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has approved a Pick Up the Pace! (PUP) grant to Grace Presbyterian Church to help launch its Saturday enrichment program. - Read More

Endless Possibilities

Sep 18, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: New shell building finished - Read More

Schools accreditation mixed

Sep 17, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: County: 10 out of 14 schools achieve full accreditation. - Read More

Dental foundation and VCU honor Harvest Foundation

Sep 17, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation and the Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry presented the Harvest Foundation... - Read More

PHCC launches PLUS 50

Aug 26, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Program targets older students - Read More

Warrior Tech expansion at MVHS now complete

Aug 25, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The second and final phase of construction at Warrior Tech Academy at Magna Vista High School was completed recently. - Read More

Project attempts to spark innovation among youth

Aug 13, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The new Innovate campaign is designed to empower young people to get a good education, encourage innovative thinking and create awareness of career opportunities with new and growing local companies. - Read More

‘Four Cs’ the focus at local convocation

Aug 6, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: How to make the "four Cs" -- critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity -- a more intentional focus of instruction was a theme at the community convocation, launching the new school year, on Tuesday - Read More

Grace Network gets Harvest PUP! grant

Jun 10, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation is providing the Grace Network $1,500 toward its costs for a strategic planning effort. - Read More

NCI honors 27 graduating students

May 8, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Think earning a college degree won't be demanding? Think again. - Read More

VSBA president tours county schools

May 8, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: As part of a statewide tour, Virginia State School Boards Association President Kerri Wilson visited Henry County Public Schools on Wednesday to see firsthand some of its challenges and successes. - Read More

Heath: Poverty is root cause of many inequalities in division

May 7, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Martinsville City Public Schools Superintendent Pam Heath urges the public "to be very careful not to presume there is somehow a purposeful inequity among races" in the school division. - Read More

Data on Martinsville schools

May 7, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The percentages of black students receiving in-school suspensions and out-of-school suspensions in Martinsville City Public Schools exceeded the percentage of blacks enrolled in the school district in 2011-12. - Read More

A 'crown jewel'

Apr 30, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Philpott Marina called a source of area pride - Read More

NCI building delayed

Apr 23, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Weather to blame for construction slowdown - Read More

Program prepares teachers

Apr 23, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Offered by Longwood through NCI - Read More

Personal finance classes offer real-world lessons

Apr 16, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Magna Vista High School sophomore Jason Adkins said he is a big video game player, but he may be buying fewer video games from now on. - Read More

Students get a look at PHCC programs

Apr 16, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: 350 high-schoolers visit campus - Read More

City to hike funding to area agencies

Apr 14, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Martinsville officials are proposing an overall slight increase in funding for organizations which the city supports financially but does not control. - Read More

Center to teach latest advanced manufacturing

Apr 11, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Center for Advanced Film Manufacturing offers a renaissance for Martinsville and Henry County, according to local educational leaders - Read More

Academy big OK'd by board

Apr 11, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Henry County School Board on Thursday awarded the base bid for the second phase of construction at Magna Vista High School's Warrior Tech Academy. - Read More

SOL test changes welcomed

Apr 9, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Jared Cotton said he is pleased the number of Standards of Learning (SOL) tests has been reduced. - Read More

Latino Festival expands focus

Apr 9, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Food, music and games added to this year's event - Read More

Sprucing up the Silver Bell

Apr 7, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Volunteers clean up along city spur trail - Read More

Governor signs bills

Apr 7, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Testing, gunfire among new regulations - Read More

Permit approval hailed

Apr 6, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: For Commonwealth Crossing - Read More

School funds: Cotton warns of cuts

Apr 4, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Henry County Public Schools appreciates the $75,000 in extra funds provided for the schools in the proposed 2014-15 county budget, but the school division will have to make cuts to balance its budget and will not be able to address - Read More

Fund request OK'd

Apr 4, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Schools ask to carry over funds - Read More

Officials: Incubator drawing interest

Apr 4, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: New small businesses are showing interest in the West Piedmont Business Development Center (WPBDC) as the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce begins managing it. - Read More

Rebranding is a possibility for EDC

Apr 2, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) aims to find out how effectively it is promoting the community as part of its efforts to attract new businesses and industries. - Read More

Fun with fish: Students turn out trout

Apr 2, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The official trout release season for the award-winning Trout in the Classroom program has begun. - Read More

Corps offers draft permit

Mar 30, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Henry County officials' struggle for nearly three years to get a permit to develop Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre soon may be over. - Read More

Heath guardedly optimistic on chance for waiver

Mar 28, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: "I feel good about it," Martinsville City Schools Superintendent Pam Heath said cautiously hours after making a case to the Virginia Board of Education for why the school division should qualify to open before Labor Day due to an in - Read More

Henry County school budget OK'd

Mar 28, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Henry County School Board on Thursday night approved a fiscal 2014-15 budget that requests a total of $17,054,742 in local funds, which is $476,847 (2.88 percent) more than the current year's funding. - Read More

Heath set to make case before state

Mar 27, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Martinsville City Public Schools Superintendent Pam Heath said she has been advised by state officials, in effect, not to get her hopes up when she appears at the Virginia Board of Education meeting today to seek a waiver to open sc - Read More

Hundreds turn out for Philpott Marina open house

Feb 24, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Henry County's new Philpott Marina got rave reviews at an open house Sunday. - Read More

Hotel work to start in June

Feb 19, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Martinsville officials expect the revitalization of the former Henry Hotel to begin early this summer. - Read More

Proposed fund hikes would benefit NCI

Feb 18, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: A roughly 50-percent increase in state funding is proposed for the New College Institute (NCI) for each of the next two years to cover costs of maintaining its new building and hiring five new employees - Read More

New energy at FAHI

Feb 17, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) African American Museum & Cultural Center started a new year with a new director, a new board chairman and new exhibits. - Read More

Area joins Artisan Trail Network

Feb 17, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Businesses, artisans and others in Martinsville and Henry County are being recruited for the statewide Artisan Trail Network, according to a news release from the Artisans Center of Virginia. - Read More

Kilgour to create 155 jobs

Feb 2, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Kilgour Industries Ltd. expects to break ground on its new site at the Patriot Centre at Beaver Creek industrial park this year and begin hiring in the fall, according to CEO Ray Kilgour. - Read More

NCI opens fundraising campaign to the public

Jan 28, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: The New College Institute (NCI) now is accepting donations from the public for the construction of its new building on the Baldwin Block uptown. - Read More

Language change may aid CCBC

Jan 23, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Site work at Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre may be one step closer to getting underway after language included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 was signed into law last week. - Read More

Rich Acres receives state recognition

Jan 3, 2014 - Martinsville Bulletin: Rich Acres Elementary School is one of 57 schools being honored by the Virginia Board of Education for raising the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students. - Read More



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