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Henry County School Board appoints 3 administrators  Martinsville Bulletin

With less than two weeks before classes begin, the Henry County School Board shuffled three positions.

BRIEFS: School supplies lists out in Martinsville, Henry County  Martinsville Bulletin

Looking for back-to-school shopping lists heading into this weekend Tax Free Weekend in Virginia?

Henry County teachers, administrators learn to 'stop the bleed'  WSLS 10

With the start of school a week away in Henry County, teachers are unfortunately forced to prepare for worst case scenarios.

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 ...

Thousands of dollars raised ahead of ride to remember murdered Henry County family  WSLS 10

HENRY COUNTY, Va. - This year's ride to remember a murdered Southwest Virginia family could be the biggest ever. The Jennifer Short memorial ride will take ...

Blankenship, Carlene Thomason | Obituaries  Martinsville Bulletin

BLANKENSHIP Carlene Thomason April 29, 1934 August 17, 2019 Carlene Thomason Blankenship of Martinsville passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 ...

Memorial ride honors local murdered family  WSLS 10

A memorial ride is honoring a local family that was murdered and is demanding justice.

Bassett High School honor roll listed | Features  Martinsville Bulletin

Bassett High School honor students for the third grading period.

Graduations send hundreds of Henry County students to the next level of their lives  Martinsville Bulletin

Hundreds of newly minted high school seniors were unleashed into the warm but sunny air in Henry Country on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Seniors from Henry County's high schools will graduate this weekend. Some paused to celebrate great moments and to share their insights from four years in school.  Martinsville Bulletin

Ferrum College, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, the College of William and Mary, University of Virginia-Wise, Virginia Commonwealth ...

Henry County high school graduation schedule, traffic alerts  Martinsville Bulletin

This is graduation week in Henry County, and that means a lot of traffic issues.

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, ...

Relay for Life takes off in Bassett to raise money for American Cancer Society  Martinsville Bulletin

Upwards of 300 people will gather on the track at Bassett High School on Friday. The crowd won't be there for a rivalry football game. They're not at the school.

Henry County Schools shuffle principals at 3 schools, name 7 others to new jobs  Martinsville Bulletin

Three schools in Henry County will have new principals next school year, although a couple of them are already principals in the school system.

Henry County Public Schools honorees  Martinsville Bulletin

The Henry County School Board recently recognized dozens of students for their achievements.

VARNER, JOHN NEIL | Obituaries  Martinsville Bulletin

VARNER John Neil October 20, 1968 June 16, 2019 John Neil Varner, 50, of Bassett, Virginia, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the W.

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 ...

Henry County teacher/coach charged with sending sexually explicit messages to 16-year-old  Martinsville Bulletin

A middle school teacher who also coached girls high school basketball in Henry County has been arrested and charged with sending a sexually explicit ...

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 ...

BRIEFS: 'Beauty and the Beast' cast; graduation info  Martinsville Bulletin

Chelsea Lavinder will be Beauty and Isaiah Young will be The Beast in the Patrick Henry Community College Patriot Players' latest production, which will hit the ...

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.

Comets diamonders top Bassett 6-0; advance to Friday district championship game

The Halifax County High School baseball team gave senior hurler Drew Harlow a five-run cushion in the bottom of the first inning and added an insurance run in ...

Nester will seek reelection as Commonwealth's Attorney  WSET

HENRY Co., Va. (WSET) -- Commonwealth's Attorney, M. Andrew Nester announced that he will seek to be reelected to the Chief Prosecutor's post in the ...

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.

Bocock is named new director of Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology  Martinsville Bulletin

Henry County Public Schools educator Joshua Bocock has been named as the new director of Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science, and ...

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.

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 ...

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,

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

6th-graders to play sports? Henry County school board hears the idea  Martinsville Bulletin

The first-floor meeting room in the Henry Count Administration building was packed Thursday morning, in large part because the county school board was about ...

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 Public Schools working to address equal pay for coaches, sponsors and more balanced opportunities for students  Martinsville Bulletin

The Henry County School Board wants to project an image of fair play when it comes to stipends for coaches and sponsors of various extracurricular activities.

The Curtain Goes Up: Bassett’s theatre group wins Virginia competition  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT–Even though students worked hard practicing their lines, learning their places on stage and going over cues, it came as a shock to the Bassett High ...

Bassett-Carlisle underwater robotics team earns bid to international competition  Martinsville Bulletin

The robotics team comprised of students from public and private schools in Henry County is headed for international competition – although its members won't ...

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.

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 ...

Events in Martinsville area: May 27  Martinsville Bulletin

Memorial Day services will be conducted at three locations in Martinsville. The fifth annual *service* will be at 10 a.m. at the entrance to People's Cemetery, ...

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 ...

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.

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?”.

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.

Tennis courts will be resurfaced at Henry County high schools  Martinsville Bulletin

The Henry County School Board on Thursday awarded a contract to Courtworks Inc. of Roanoke to resurface all 11 tennis courts at the county's two high schools ...

Long-time educator Joe DeVault retiring from Henry County School Board  Martinsville Bulletin

Joe DeVault, at-large representative on the Henry County School Board, said he would not seek re-election, ending a decades-long association with public ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Henry County honor students for 5th grading period  Martinsville Bulletin

Honor Roll with Distinction (all A's): Caroline Adkins, Thomas Adkins, Benjaman Allen, Casey Altizer, Cooper Altizer, Patricia Alvarez Velazquez, Rosmely ...

'The Beast' from Bassett pursues a career in theater with glee  Martinsville Bulletin

Nancy Soper of Martinsville left a recent performance of the Patriot Players' “Beauty and the Beast” in awe of the talents of Isaiah Young, who portrays the Beast.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Bassett graduates urged to 'be proud of your home'  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT—Take pride in what you've done. Take pride in who you are and where you come from. That's what Bassett graduates were told Saturday morning ...

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 ...

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 ...

Houston Astros prospect Nate Perry finds home in Bassett and on the baseball fields of New York  Martinsville Bulletin

At this point, Nate Perry has done just about everything a 20-year-old could do in baseball.

Lady Comets netters to face Bassett HS for district title

The Halifax County High School girls tennis team will play for the Piedmont District Tournament team championship Monday, facing Bassett High School at 3:30 ...

Martinsville's story of forgiveness in a tragic accident is being filmed for the big screen  Martinsville Bulletin

The story between C.J. Martin of Martinsville and J.T. Clark of Boones Mill is playing out all across the region once again, this time on film.

Piedmont Arts' Clyde Hooker Awards honor arts patron George Lester II and the Martinsville Speedway  Martinsville Bulletin

It is Piedmont Arts that should be getting an award for what it does for the area, George W. Lester II said when he accepted the Clyde Hooker Award.

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.

Events in Martinsville area: June 13  Martinsville Bulletin

Hospital Auxiliary will have a bake sale, craft show and mini rummage sale from 9 a.m-1 p.m. in the hospital lobby. This fundraiser will benefit the Patient Care ...

ELECTION 2019: Nester wants to return as Henry's commonwealth's attorney  Martinsville Bulletin

Henry County Commonwealth's Attorney Andrew Nester has announced he is seeking re-election.

Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia distributes $299,000 to dozens seeking to advance their educations.  Martinsville Bulletin

Area students have received more than $299000 in scholarships administered through Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia.

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.

Henry County/Martinsville schools academic honors | Education  Martinsville Bulletin

Bassett High School: 6th grading period. Honor roll with distinction (all A's): Caroline Adkins, Benjaman Allen, Kimberly Almendarez Sanchez, Casey Altizer, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

Desegregating schools, minds became one life's goal of former Martinsville educator  Martinsville Bulletin

Vallie Wendell Hylton's life didn't look very promising at the beginning. One of 15 children, 10 surviving past infancy, Hylton lived in a log cabin with holes in the ...

TURNER, JAMES CLAYTON | Obituaries  Martinsville Bulletin

TURNER James Clayton June 22, 2019 James Clayton Turner, of Durham, N.C., passed away at home on June 22, 2019. He was born to the late Edgar Le.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mark Your Calendar for Friday, June 21  Martinsville Bulletin

TGIF: The first TGIF concert of the season will be tonight in the Martinsville farmers market. The Worx will perform at 7 p.m. Admission is $7, with kids 12 and.

Martinsville-area events: July 6 | Events  Martinsville Bulletin

Calendar items may be sent to, brought to the office at 204 Broad St., Martinsville or mailed to P.O. Box 3711, Martinsville, Va.

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.

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 ...

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'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 ...

Leading Through Action: Bassett students help community through projects  Martinsville Bulletin

BASSETT – It takes more than public speaking skills to be a leader. Students at Bassett High School recently discovered it takes action.

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, ...

Relay For Life 2017 at Bassett High | Gallery |  Martinsville Bulletin

Hundreds of people turned out to Bassett High School Friday evening to participate in “Lights, Camera, Cure,” the 2017 Relay for Life of Martinsville and Henry ...

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 ...

Bassett's Jay Gilbert steps down from head football position  Martinsville Bulletin

After 13 years at Bassett High School and nearly 30 years of coaching, Jay Gilbert has stepped down as the Bassett Bengals football coach.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Sammy Redd, beloved student services coordinator at NCI, has departed for a languages academy in Vermont.  Martinsville Bulletin

Sammy Redd, for years NCI's beloved student services coordinator, is packing this week to leave for a summer job in Vermont and then other adventures ...

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 ...

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