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Local students draw support for teacher fighting breast cancer  WSET

HENRY CO, Va. (WSET) -- A Bassett High School teacher who has touched the lives of hundreds of students during her 6-year career was recently diagnosed ...

Events in Martinsville area: May 25  Martinsville Bulletin

Rooster Walk 11 is going on through Sunday at Pop's Farm, 675 Hobson Road, Axton. Music will be by: Galactic, Sam Bush, Shovels and Rope, The Marcus ...

Bassett High School students will get some of a new roof over their heads starting this summer  Martinsville Bulletin

The Henry County School Board on Thursday awarded a contract to replace nearly a quarter of the roof at Bassett High School, which they have been saying ...

Events in Martinsville area: May 20  Martinsville Bulletin

AARP Driver Safety Course is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and Tuesday in Room 1 at the Collinsville YMCA, 395 W. John Redd Blvd. Bring a bag lunch.

Bassett High School honor roll listed | Features  Martinsville Bulletin

Bassett High School honor students for the third grading period.

Honor roll: Bassett High School  Martinsville Bulletin

Bassett High School has listed its honor students for the second grading period. Named to the Honor Roll with Distinction for having all A's were Jenna Adams, ...

Bassett High School appealing VHSL class designation  WSLS 10

As of Monday, Bassett High School athletic teams competing in postseason play from the 2019 to the 2021 school year will be competing against class 4 ...

Bassett High School class of 1958 celebrates 60th reunion  Martinsville Bulletin

The 60th year class reunion of the Bassett High School Class of 1958 was held Oct. 27, 2018 at the Dutch Inn Banquet room in Collinsville. Front row: Mary ...

Bassett welcomes new girls soccer and baseball coaches  Martinsville Bulletin

Bassett will have two new coaches patrolling the sidelines when spring sports roll around next month. Brian Hill will coach the Lady Bengals' soccer team for a ...

Agnew leaves Bassett High to take over at Carlisle  Martinsville Bulletin

MARTINSVILLE-There will be some new faces in charge at several local schools this fall. The change started Thursday morning, as Gracie Agnew announced ...

Henry County Schools hope to move down and athletic classification  WSET

HENRY Co., Va. (WSET) --Henry County Public Schools is looking to appeal the classification of one of its athletics programs.Student Activities Coordinator ...

UPDATE: Two female students arrested for threat incident at Bassett High School  WDBJ7

BASSETT, Va. (WDBJ7) UPDATE: Two female students have been arrested as a result of the threats at Bassett High School. Deputies say the students admitted ...

From Bulldogs to Bengals: A look back at Bassett High's history  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT-This week, students returned to classes across Henry County and Martinsville, bringing laptops and phones to help them learn.

School board finalizes leadership change at Bassett High  Martinsville Bulletin

COLLINSVILLE-After four months without a permanent principal, Bassett High now has one in place.

Update: Bassett High School band places third in national competition  WDBJ7

The Bassett High School Marching Band finished first overall at the Virginia Marching Band Cooperative State Invitational this past weekend.

The grow must go on for actors in Martinsville theater's 'Don't Drink the Water'  Martinsville Bulletin

Woody Allen's “Don't Drink the Water,” a 1960s comedy, opens tonight in the Black Box Theatre.

Henry County School Board asking for 'modest' funding increase next year  Martinsville Bulletin

The Henry County School Board wants what its chairman calls a “modest increase” to operate its schools next year, mostly to spend teaching students in the ...

School dollars get attention of Henry County supervisors  Martinsville Bulletin

Money for education was a big part of a triple-header meeting for the Henry County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

Bassett High School students repairing broken playground equipment for one Henry County elementary school  WDBJ7

It was all just happenstance when a maintenance truck showed up to Bassett High School one day with this piece of playground equipment on the truck.

Tall Tales, Ghost Stories and Folk Life: How Bassett High made 'Homestead'  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT-Everyone recalls that one teacher throughout their school career that was like no other.

Paying Tribute: Bassett High honors Mattox with dedication  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT-Late school board member and life-long educator Bessie “Betsy” Mattox was honored Monday at Bassett High School.

Vietnam veterans' memorial wall in place  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT – The new Vietnam War memorial wall finally is up, and on Sunday Brig. Gen. Lapthe Flora, the assistant adjutant general of the Virginia Army ...

Comets earn first district win in 34-0 shutout of Bassett HS

Bassett........Halifax County High School Head Coach Grayson Throckmorton ranked his team's performance in Friday night's Piedmont District game against ...

Bassett, Liberty, Rockbridge win appeals; Grayson denied  Roanoke Times

Bassett High School on Tuesday won its appeal with the VHSL Alignment Committee to drop from Class 4 to Class 3, while Grayson County's bid to move to a ...

Bassett Historical Society will host Veteran's Day Ceremony, unveil new wall  WDBJ7

BASSETT, Va. (WDBJ) - If you drive by the Bassett Historical Center and you'll see something new: a covered up wall. "The recognition was not given to them ...

Bassett High student-athlete recognized as one of best in nation  WSLS 10

BASSETT, Va. - A Southside high school student-athlete is being recognized as one of the best in the nation. Wendy's High School Heisman program named ...

WATKINS, Alfred | Obituaries  Martinsville Bulletin

WATKINS Alfred LaShun April 14, 1981 April 1, 2019 Alfred LaShun (Shun) Watkins, 37, of Watkins Dr., Bassett, Va., departed this life on Monday,

Galileo takes seven wins at meet

Galileo Magnet High School won seven of 11 running events at a nine-school track meet hosted by Bassett High School on Wednesday.

Henry County Career Academy students cozy up to the board of education  Martinsville Bulletin

The Henry County offers instruction in cosmetology; industrial maintenance/HVAC; and forestry/small animal/equine/veterinary science.

2018 High School Football Preview: Linemen looking to ‘redefine the culture’ at Bassett  Martinsville Bulletin

Bassett's “All In” mentality is nice to say, but it's another to buy in to it. For senior offensive linemen Noah Inman, Marshall Wells and Kyeem Dicks, they have ...

Bassett High graduate earns 2018 Parker Memorial Scholarship  Martinsville Bulletin

A Bassett High School graduate recently received the Alison Bailey Parker Memorial Scholarship, according to a press release.

KASEY, Thomas | Obituaries  Martinsville Bulletin

KASEY Thomas D. January 5, 2019 Thomas D. Kasey, 87, died Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection, Stuart, Va. He was the only.

BOWER, Mary | Obituaries  Martinsville Bulletin

BOWER Mary Frances Joyce Bower May 29, 1929 February 5, 2019 Mrs. Mary Frances Joyce Bower, 89, of Bassett, Va., passed away on Tuesday, February.

Henry County School Board members state their priorities  Martinsville Bulletin

Safety of students and employees continues to be the top priority of the Henry County School Board, newly elected chairman Francis Zehr said in a recent ...

Martinsville, a city of mixed loyalties, become a Virginia hotbed for a day.  Martinsville Bulletin

When top-seeded Virginia lost to No. 16 Maryland-Baltimore County in the 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament, the Cavaliers quickly became the punch line of a ...

Bassett set to celebrate heritage this weekend  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT – The second festival after all their equipment was stolen, Stanleytown Ruritan Club is back to being fully equipped for its annual festival.

Henry County Schools' fair leads off opportunities for numerous jobs  Martinsville Bulletin

There are a combined 26695 employees in Martinsville and Henry County with 950 eligible workers unemployed, according to the Martinsville-Henry County ...

Going Beyond: Bassett graduates challenged to be innovators  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT – “Happy, very happy. She's my first daughter,” said Carlos Lopez when asked how he felt about his daughter Mayra Hernandez graduating from ...

Mark your calendar for entertainment options around Martinsville: April 19  Martinsville Bulletin

Art @ Happy Hour: Piedmont Arts will present “Art @ Happy Hour,” a social event and gallery talk about its current exhibits, from 5-7 p.m. tonight. Admission is ...

Brandon Johnson named head football coach at Bassett High School  WDBJ7

Johnson will also be a health and physical education teacher at Bassett starting in the fall.

Comets explode on Senior Night, run away to 83-53 win over Bassett HS

The eight seniors on the Halifax County High School boys basketball team wanted to make their Senior Night game against Bassett High School a fun night.

ENGAGEMENT/ DAVIS-ENNISS  Martinsville Bulletin

DAVIS-ENNISS Kevin Davis of Oak Level and Debbie Martin of Bassett announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Lang Davis of Bassett, to Jeffery ...

Bassett High Students Mourn Loss of Classmate  WSET

Bassett, VA -Friends and family are mourning the loss of Amanda Marie Wood. The 17-year-old died in an ATV accident this weekend.

The Church Sisters, two other talented South Virginia entertainers rally around Bassett on Saturday night.  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT — It's an event so spectacular that doors open two hours before the first act of, an evening of locally raised entertainers — one act has hit the big.

Bassett High catcher looking to snag spot in baseball draft  Roanoke Times

BASSETT — A visitor to a recent Bassett High School baseball practice scanned the scattered figures across the diamond and wondered: “Which one is he?”.

Practice Makes Perfect: High school seniors return to Carver  Martinsville Bulletin

FIELDALE – On Monday morning, students at G.W. Carver Elementary School glimpsed the future – and several seniors from Bassett High School and Magna ...

Henry County bus driver, aide charged with assaulting 10-year-old passenger  Martinsville Bulletin

A then-Henry County Public Schools bus driver and her then-aide have been charged with assaulting a 10-year-old child a total of five times between them on ...

Comets look to even slate tonight against Martinsville High School

The Halifax County High School varsity football team will be looking for its third victory of the season and second in a row Friday night when it hits the road to ...

Gilbert resigns after 13 seasons as football coach at Bassett  Roanoke Times

The Bengals finished 1-9 in 2016, their eighth consecutive sub-.500 season.

Henry Co. School Board names Strayer as new superintendent  Martinsville Bulletin

COLLINSVILLE –On Thursday, the Henry County School Board removed the interim tag from Sandy Strayer, naming her as the school district's new ...

HELMS, Michael | Obituaries  Martinsville Bulletin

HELMS Michael Anderson January 7, 1960 October 6, 2018 Michael Anderson Helms, 58, of Mansfield Place, Waldorf, Md. transitioned on Saturday, Oct.

Area Roundup: Cougars sweep Bengals on court  Martinsville Bulletin

BOYS BASKETBALL. Patrick County 72, Bassett 48. Both Patrick County and Bassett had to regroup from Tuesday night losses when they met up for a ...

Henry County's proposed school budget would increase pay for most employees  Martinsville Bulletin

COLLINSVILLE — The Henry County School Board unanimously approved Thursday night an $85,123,330 preliminary operating budget for fiscal 2020 that ...

Jayvee boys roll over Bassett | Prep Sports

The Halifax County High School junior varsity boys basketball team had a big night Friday night, cruising to an easy 56-26 win over Bassett High School at ...

Comets JV softball team shuts out Bassett, Tunstall

The Halifax County High School junior varsity softball team wrapped up its pre-spring break schedule in a big way with an 18-0 win over Bassett High School ...

STONE, Clyde | Obituaries  Martinsville Bulletin

Clyde Burton Stone, 78, of Bassett, Va., passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018 at his home. He was born on August 7, 1940, in Bassett to the late Burton Lee ...

Galileo runner places fifth at indoor track state championship

The Galileo Magnet High School boys and girls indoor track teams competed at the Class 2 state championship at Roanoke College in Salem this week with ...

Lady Comets snap losing streak; cruise to 44-25 win over Bassett HS

It was not the best nor the prettiest outing the Halifax County High School girls basketball team has enjoyed this season. Nevertheless, it was good enough to get ...

Henry County schools make leadership changes  Martinsville Bulletin

COLLINSVILLE – There will be several familiar faces taking on new roles in Henry County schools this fall.

Comets roll in 47-21 win over Bassett HS in homecoming game

Halifax County High School Head Football Coach Grayson Throckmorton said it best when he remarked “it was a really good night to be a Comet.

School board picks Strayer as interim superintendent  Martinsville Bulletin

COLLINSVILLE-Sandy Strayer has been named acting superintendent of Henry County Public Schools effective July 16.

On The Road Again: Bassett marching band heads to Grand Nationals  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT–They were excited, proud, fulfilled and a bit nervous. Those were some of the emotions members of the Bassett High School marching band were ...

ELECTION 2019: Veteran Cassell to challenge for Henry County sheriff  Martinsville Bulletin

John W. Cassell of Ridgeway, a long-time law enforcement officer, has announced his candidacy for sheriff of Henry County.

Giving the Gift of Sight: Bassett senior helps people in need  Martinsville Bulletin

MARTINSVILLE – MacKenzie Lewis saw a clear problem: Some people can't afford the glasses they need.

Henry County, Martinsville schools make leadership changes  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT-By the time students return to school later today, there will be an interim principal in place at Bassett High.

More than $240,000 went to local scholars on Tuesday  Martinsville Bulletin

MARTINSVILLE-The Martinsville Area Community Foundation (MACF) awarded more than $240,000 worth of scholarships to area students at an event at New ...

Henry County aims to attract new teachers with annual job fair  WSET

HENRY Co. , Va. (WSET) -- Henry County Public Schools wants to bring in more teachers. They held their 5th annual Teacher Job Fair in an effort to entice ...

Former Bassett star, UVa assistant McNeill named ECU's women's basketball coach  Roanoke Times

After leading the University of Hartford to winning records in her three seasons as head women's basketball coach, Kim McNeill will be returning to her native ...

Gazette-sponsored 25th annual holiday tournament at HCHS features four schools

The Halifax County High School boys and girls basketball teams will be looking to get back into championship contention Thursday when the 25th Annual ...

HENDERSON, Lucille Hall | Obituaries  Martinsville Bulletin

HENDERSON Lucille Hall December 20, 1933 February 8, 2019 Lucille Hall Henderson (Lu) of Chester, Va., passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019. Sh.

New tech academy changing the learning environment in Henry County  WDBJ7

HENRY CO., Va. (WDBJ7) Education leaders are putting students in the drivers seat. Bassett High School just opened the newly renovated Bengal Tech ...

Male Athlete of the Year: Perry becomes Henry County's local Astro  Martinsville Bulletin

Bassett graduate Nate Perry was drafted in the 5th round of the Major League Baseball Draft last June.

Ex-Bassett star honored by NFL  Martinsville Bulletin

As part of the NFL's 50th Super Bowl celebration, the league has been handing out commemorative golden footballs to every player and head coach who has ...

Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni says the New College Institute is a 'very innovative approach'  Martinsville Bulletin

Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni said that New College Institute is ahead of the direction in which modern education is going.

Halloween around Henry County: A look at events in the area  Martinsville Bulletin

Tuesday, Oct. 24. • Haunted House-What does a haunted school look like? Take a trip to Rich Acres Elementary and find out. The school, located at 400 Rich ...

Bassett catcher Perry drafted in fifth round by Astros  Roanoke Times

Don't tell Nate Perry the number 13 is unlucky. June 13 was the best day of the recent Bassett High School graduate's life. Perry achieved a lifelong dream ...

Henry County Public Schools to host teacher job fair  WSLS 10

BASSETT, Va. - If you're looking for a job as a teacher, you may want to head to Henry County this weekend. Henry County Public Schools is hosting a job fair at ...

Henry County teenager bullied online, lifted up by classmates and strangers  WDBJ7

A Henry County teenager is turning a negative into a positive after he was bullied when he posted his prom pictures on Twitter.

Bassett students finish fifth in Grand Nationals  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT–At 10 p.m. Nov. 9, members of the Bassett High School Marching Band were not snug in bed awaiting the following school day.

Bassett teacher makes history exciting  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT – A Henry County native, Joshua Duncan left the area for college, getting his bachelor's in history and a master's degree in teaching at the University ...

Bassett HS Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sexual Relationship With Student  WSET

Henry Co., VA - A Bassett High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17 year old female student pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Henry County is searching for more teachers  WSET

BASSETT, Va. (WSET) -- Henry County Public Schools is on the hunt to attract more teachers.It held a teacher job fair Saturday with all schools in the district in ...

Legion Post 42 baseball returns to Martinsville  Martinsville Bulletin

It's been a few years since a Post 42 American Legion baseball team hit the diamonds in Henry County, but this season the program returns with a pair of junior.

Lady Comets lose heartbreaker 35-33 to Bassett High School

In the wake of a close heartbreaking loss, Halifax County High School Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach David Graham looked to the positive side of things.

Comets win second in a row, blank Martinsville HS 42-0

MARTINSVILLE — There were plenty of smiles to go around after the Halifax County High School football team's Piedmont District game against Martinsville ...

High school students ready to serve their community for Thanksgiving  Martinsville Bulletin

The cool temperatures didn't stop the Harvest Foundation Youth Board members from hefting oversized box after oversized box off a delivery truck parked in ...

PHCC Fall Sports Preview: Cross country, track teams look to get program off and running  Martinsville Bulletin

With a roster full of local stars, new head coach Andre Kidd sees a ton of potential in his young program.

Farmer, Isaiah Collin | Obituaries  Martinsville Bulletin

Isaiah Collin Farmer, 20, of Pleasant Grove, went to be with his Savior Thursday, May 10, 2018. He was a 2016 graduate of Bassett High School where he ...

Comets JV girls go two in a row

The Halifax County High School junior varsity girls basketball team has started a win streak.

Story of forgiveness leads to book  Martinsville Bulletin

J.T. Clark's and C.J. Martin's paths crossed three years ago, and their lives have not been the same since.

Martinsville area academic honors  Martinsville Bulletin

A honor roll. Melissa Anderson, Madison Barker, Eduardo Betanzo, Jasmine Bradner, Deja Brandon, Valeria Briseno, Savannah Brown, Wilson Bowles, ...

Girls blank Bassett HS 12-0 | Prep Sports

The Halifax County High School junior varsity softball team scored early and often in posting a 12-0 win over Bassett High School Tuesday night at Halifax ...

Library offers "Help and Hope" to Martinsville  Martinsville Bulletin

MARTINSVILLE – At the Martinsville Main Branch of Blue Ridge Regional Library a number of people have come in asking for help and resources, said Leandio ...

Groups raise more than $70,000 for Relay for Life  Martinsville Bulletin

MARTINSVILLE – With the final tallies made, Hooker Furniture's Relay for Life Team comes out on top, with more than $13,000 raised for the American Cancer ...

Roll Call: Club News and Notes for August  Martinsville Bulletin

Editor's note: Just as a reminder, the op-ed page will be back tomorow. As it's the first full week of the month, that means it's time for club news. RIDGEWAY-Well ...

Pay raise for teachers, more first responders included in proposed Henry County budget  WSET

HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WSET) -- Henry County may soon get teacher pay raises and more first responders. The Henry County Board of Supervisors held a ...

Inside information: Final Four scouting reports  Roanoke Times

Coaches with area ties break down the Final Four teams.

SEED Fund receives more than 100 applications  Martinsville Bulletin

MARTINSVILLE – In just a little more than a month, Patrick Henry Community College has achieved roughly 45 percent of its goal.

Bassett Christmas Parade set for Saturday  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT-The 13th Annual Bassett Christmas Parade will be offering up a dose of holiday cheer this Saturday. Paul Kennedy of Bassett Funeral *Service*, who ...

Troublesome second half unravels HCHS in 59-47 loss to Bassett High School

For the second straight game a woeful second half unraveled the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team when it appeared it was on the cusp ...

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