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Ryan Newman's Chase Inspires Martinsville High Football Team

Thursday November 13, 2014

When Ryan Newman visited Martinsville High School as part of NASCAR’s Chase Across America tour, he found himself 16th in points and an underdog in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Ten weeks later, Newman now finds himself as one of four drivers in the Championship Round, with a chance to win the title Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The school’s football team is now using Newman as inspiration, as they too find themselves in an underdog role heading into the state playoffs.

“Where he is winless and was still able to get to the Championship Round is a big deal for us,” said Bulldogs center Harrison Toole. “We have one win. Nobody’s expecting us to go anywhere in this tournament, but yet, if we tried hard and play our best we still have a possibility of winning the championship.

Much like Newman, the Bulldogs enter the tournament as a 16th seed. Their first round game Friday night is against Giles County, the defending state champion and a team that has won 25 straight games.

“We’re taking him (Newman) and using it as an ‘anything can happen, anything’s possible,’” said Nigel Preston, the team’s nose guard. “It doesn’t matter about winning. What matters is effort and how well you play.”

Kicker Emily Martin, who beat Newman in the kicking portion of the Punt, Pass and Kick contest during his visit, said that Newman played a role in the team getting to the playoffs.

“The fact that he was the underdog and we are the underdog, we can compare ourselves to him,” she said. “We used him as inspiration to get to the playoffs, to play hard and to get the points that we needed to get there.”

While a football game only lasts four quarters, the players will take what they learned from Newman and apply it to life off the gridiron, as well.

“It goes along with life too,” Toole said. “Because if you try hard and give it your best you have a chance to go far and be the best you can, in life.”

Newman will return to Martinsville Speedway March 27-29, 2015 for the STP 500 weekend. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or visiting www.martinsvillespeedway.com.

 

(Photo: Ryan Newman talks with members of the Martinsville High School football team, during his September visit. Credit: Ken Childs)


PHCC Professor Opens Exhibition at Taubman

Friday October 31, 2014

An art professor from Patrick Henry Community College is showing an exhibition representing three years of work in a new show at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke.

Gerry Bannan’s “Vanitas” is described as a collection of still life arrangements connected to the art tradition vanitas, which comes from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible from a passage that states: “Vanity of vanities. All is vanity.”

“The point behind this is the idea that the word vanity is referring to futility,” Bannan said. “When someone says, ‘all my efforts were in vain,’ it’s more about the futile than being egotistical. The purpose, spiritually, is to remember and be humble in the face of your own mortality. The vanity refers to the efforts and achievements that one makes in life, but one should always remember in the end that your earthly life is finite.”

Bannan used BIC brand crystal ballpoint pens to create nine pen and ink drawings on Mylar, a form of polyester material.

“A lot of people found that fascinating because these pens are such a common, every day, mundane writing tool,” he said. “But I have found them to be wonderfully versatile at art making in that they have a great range of tonal quality… People are familiar with them. When they look at my drawings and think about their experiences with BIC pens, I think it connects them to the work in a way that you don’t get connected to a bronze sculpture because it’s not something people do every day.”

Bannan’s drawings in the exhibit range in size from 12-by-16 inches to more than six feet long. The largest is 20 inches high by 72 inches long.

“People often ask how long they take to create, and they can take a very long time to make,” he said. “It takes months for some of the larger ones. Art making takes a lot of time, and sometimes people don’t realize the actual time that an artist needs to put into the creation of their work. People may think if a person is talented then the work just happens, but there’s always an element of actual time that needs to be put into developing the work.”

Bannan said his drawings also include a great deal of memento mori imagery, which is Latin for “remember death.” He said this is depicted by symbols including skulls, fading flowers, ribbons and scissors.

In addition to his drawings, he’s also displaying two still life tableaus from the setups he used in creating the artwork.

“Building up these collections of objects is part of the drawing process,” he said. “The curator visited my studio and said she would like to have one or two of them included in the exhibition. It’s really great because it makes me think of them differently as maybe artworks in themselves, whereas before, I always thought they were in service of the drawing.”

Bannan received his bachelor of fine arts in printmaking from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pa. and his master of fine arts from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. He’s participated in solo and group exhibitions in several states including Virginia, Georgia and Pennsylvania. Bannan also owns BanG Studios in downtown Roanoke, a fine arts gallery and studio he operates with his wife Betsy Bannan.

“Vanitas” will be on display until March 21, 2015. Bannan will give workshops and gallery talks in connection with the show, some of which are planned for early next year. Check www.taubmanmuseum.org for details.

Amy G. Moorefield, deputy director of exhibitions at Taubman, curated this exhibit. To find out more about Bannan’s work, visit www.gerrybannan.com.


Explore MARTinsville

Thursday October 30, 2014

School is back in session but you can still get away for a little weekend adventure. Load up the family for a fun day trip to Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia in search of public art. You’ll be amazed at the variety of exhibits on display throughout the community.

A drive through the historic Uptown District of Martinsville will take you past four significant outdoor murals. The “Circus Mural”, by John Stiles, is located at the corner of Franklin and Main Streets in Martinsville. It is a cheerful look back in time to 1920 when the circus came to town. The work depicts a parade of elephants wearing colorful banners as they plodded through the streets to herald the upcoming performance. You can even see an actual photo of this day in time by visiting the nearby Martinsville-Henry County Historical Museum on Church Street.

Old Glory”, located on Franklin Street in Martinsville at the Theatre Works Black Box is a 38’ by 18’ American Flag painted by world renowned artist Scott Lobaido. Just looking at the incredible detail of this mural you can almost see the flag rippling in the wind. The most remarkable thing about it is that the creation was completed in just one day! Lobaido, known for his speed painting techniques, created the patriotic work in honor of local veteran, Cpl. JB Kerns who lost three limbs while serving in Afghanistan.

The “Uptown Farmers’ Market Mural”, by Betty LaDuke, depicts the role of agriculture in society and showcases the people that help bring food to our tables. After the mural was mounted to the wall at the Market on Church Street in Martinsville, a group of high school students under the direction of local artist Celia Tucker created their own interpretations of LaDuke’s work. The student’s wooden painted cutouts of produce and farmers can be seen throughout the Market.

The newest mural in Uptown Martinsville is “June German Ball.” Located on Martinsville's historic Fayette Street, the mural depicts a fictional scene from one of Martinsville's famed June German Balls, which were popular within the African American community in the early part of the 20th century. These balls were held yearly, in the heat of June, and featured celebrated entertainers from the Jazz age like Jimmie Lunceford & His Dance Orchestra, who performed at the event in 1938. The mural was designed and painted by Abigail Kieselbach and Briana Amos, interns participating in the New College Institute's summer internship program; local artists Charles Hill, Iris Gillispie and Lex Hairston; Piedmont Arts intern, Ally Sneed; New College Institute's Coordinator of Experimental Learning, Katie Croft; and Piedmont Arts' Director of Marketing, Communications and Design, Bernadette Moore.

Just a short walk from Uptown, you can see a variety of sculptures. The brushed steel sculpture, “Kabuki Dancer” by Barry Tinsley can be seen on the grounds of Piedmont Arts on Starling Avenue. Artist Ed Dolinger created a variety of sculptures, inspired by nature, that are found along the Uptown Connection Trail and Silverbell Trail in Martinsville. They include large-scale leaves, Silverbell blooms and small bronze sculptures of native Virginia wildlife. Young children will especially love searching for Dolinger’s bronze animals that are “hidden” along the corridor of the Silverbell Trail. There are eight animals to be found, including a rabbit, frog, turtle and trout.

Just a short drive from Martinsville, in the Village of Fieldale, you’ll find an iconic structure now repurposed as a piece of trail art. The 1931 Fieldale Iron Bridge was a beloved part of the community as many tales revolved around events that occurred on, above and under the bridge. The iron truss bridge spanning the Smith River was slated to be destroyed in 2009 to make way for a more modern concrete bridge until the community rallied together to preserve a piece of it. Located in Fieldale along South River Road, the structure now bears the names of nearly one-hundred past and present residents that cared to see the bridge saved by contributing financially to the preservation effort.

For a more lighthearted category of art, drive around the community to see how many painted brontosaurus sculptures your family can find. Part of the exhibition “Dinosaurs on Parade” you can find the long-necked dinos in a variety of places throughout the community. See if you can locate the cowboy, the student, the mirror-ball dino and even the friendly fellow named “Bud Ice-cream-a-saurus.”

Two of the area’s indoor murals are available for viewing on weekdays. Inside the SunTrust Bank on Church Street, a 73-foot long mural by Richmond artist H. Warren Billings hangs just behind the teller’s counter. The mural, which took a year to complete, highlights Virginia and local history. It features eight detailed scenes from 1705-1832, including: The Capital in Williamsburg; Richmond; The Henry County Courthouse; The Colonel Joseph Martin House; The Major John Redd House; Stratford Hall; Redd House; and Lover's Leap in Patrick County.

One of the most historic works of art in the community is the 1939 fresco, “Manufacture of Furniture” by Walter Carnelli. The mural is located in the historic Bassett Post Office on Fairystone Park Highway in Bassett and it depicts scenes of furniture makers at work. This is one of a series of murals across Virginia that was commissioned by the WPA under the Treasury Department. The fresco technique involved painting onto wet lime plaster. As the plaster dried, the pigments were embedded and became part of the building’s walls.

From industry and architecture to history, nature and culture, the topics of area works of public art are very diverse. Have fun discovering each of these area treasures with your family and who knows - you might inspire a future generation of artists!

If you need help locating any of these public art sites, visit the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center (191 Fayette Street, Martinsville) for maps and helpful information. While there, pick up a copy of the Family Fun Passport that will enable you to earn a free t-shirt, just for visiting some of these sites.


Shilling Returns Home as Part of Turn 5 Concert Series

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Shilling Returns Home as Part of Turn 5 Concert Series Beside Martinsville Speedway


Keselowski Ready For Beating and Banging at Martinsville

Monday October 20, 2014

Keselowski Hopes to Improve at Martinsville Speedway


Defending MDCU 300 Champ Lemons Putting Pressure on Himself

Thursday September 25, 2014

The pressure and anticipation for the MDCU 300 builds


Cowan to Bring Star-Studded Cast to Thursday's Concert

Tuesday September 23, 2014

John Cowan, John McFee & Friends at the Rives this Thursday 


Tourism Revenue Grew in MHC in 2013

Wednesday September 10, 2014

All Virginia regions saw increased tourism revenue while Virginia topped $21 billion


Martinsville Culture Crawl This Weekend

Thursday September 4, 2014

Martinsville Culture Crawl is this Saturday in Uptown Martinsville


Earnhardt Jr. Wants His Own Martinsville Speedway Grandfather Clock

Wednesday September 3, 2014

Jr. looks to add grandfather clock trophy to his collection


Pulled, Pressed and Screened: Important American Prints Opens at Piedmont Arts

Friday August 29, 2014

Featuring Works by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and More  



Take Back Your Vacation

Thursday August 21, 2014

Escape to Philpott Lake


See Art and History Come Alive This Weekend

Thursday August 21, 2014

Art Demos and Guided Tours Offered at the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center


Fans Can See Earnhardt Jr. Up Close

Monday August 18, 2014

Q&A Session +Seat for $88


Lizzy Ross, Major and the Monbacks Perform Saturday

Monday August 18, 2014

ART to host its annual outdoor summer show


Harvick Added to the Green Flag Experience

Tuesday August 12, 2014

Harvick to join pre-race fun prior to the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500


MDCU to Sponsor NASCAR Late Model Race at Martinsville Speedway

Tuesday July 15, 2014

MDCU & Martinsville Speedway Join Forces for the MDCU 300


Celebration 2014 at Martinsville Speedway Will Offer More Fun

Friday May 16, 2014

More rides, more music, more entertainment


Area Businesses Win “Best Of Virginia” Awards

Friday May 9, 2014

More than forty local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine


The College of William & Mary Win at Hooker Field

Monday May 5, 2014

The College of William & Mary District III Champion


Local Business Featured in Statewide Competition

Friday April 11, 2014

Be sure to vote for Dippers Ice Cream


PHCC to Host National Tournament at SRSC

Thursday April 10, 2014

2015 National D1 Soccer Championships Coming


Corn Hole Tournament Begins Saturday at Smith River Sports Complex

Monday April 7, 2014

Saturday is the kick-off to the series


Alpha Energy Sponsors Pole Day at Martinsville Speedway

Friday March 21, 2014

Alpha Energy Solutions to Sponsor Pole Day


Annett, Gaulding Testing at Martinsville Speedway

Thursday March 20, 2014

The two give it a first time try at Martinsville Speedway


Warbirds to Perform Flyover at Martinsville Speedway

Wednesday March 19, 2014

The Warbirds will offer an encore performance for the STP 500


Dale Jr. Added to Party Plaza Lineup

Wednesday March 19, 2014

Jr. fans be sure to get your tickets to the Party Plaza


Jeb Burton, ThorSport Back Together For Kroger 250

Thursday March 6, 2014

Jeb Burton, ThorSport Back Together For Kroger 250 At Martinsville Speedway


Wild Ponies Headline RW's "Martinsville Monday" Band Addition

Monday February 24, 2014

Wild Ponies, plus others named to line-up


Earnhardt Victory Earns Fans $88 Special at Martinsville Speedway

Monday February 24, 2014

Jr.'s victory, your win


Artisan Trail Network Extends to Martinsville-Henry County

Wednesday February 12, 2014

Artisan Trail Network Extends to Martinsville-Henry County


Not-So-Quiet Revolution Brewing

Tuesday February 4, 2014

Guest blogger Lisa Lynn Snedeker on the music scene in Martinsville


Clay Campbell, Ken Schrader Join Forces For Daytona, Talladega ARCA Races

Tuesday January 21, 2014

Campbell to drive two superspeedway events in the 2014 ARCA Racing Series


Piedmont Arts Presents Henry "Box" Brown

Tuesday January 14, 2014

Mike Wiley as Henry "Box" Brown


A New Year of Experiences

Tuesday December 31, 2013

An Overview of January Events in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia


NASCAR on Fox's Mike Joy Finds Great Joy At Martinsville Speedway

Wednesday December 18, 2013

NASCAR on Fox's Mike Joy Finds Great Joy At Martinsville Speedway


VisitMartinsville Goes Mobile

Tuesday December 17, 2013

EDC's Tourism & Film Division Launches Mobile App


Warm Hearts Make Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive A Success

Monday December 16, 2013

Community generosity made toy drive a success


Smith River Sports Complex Discussing Lacrosse Program

Monday December 16, 2013

Lacrosse program being considered


Uptown Sweets Receives Tourism Marketing Grant

Wednesday December 11, 2013

New Business Takes Advantage of Grant Funds from EDC


Purchase STP 500 Tickets For Christmas Without Mall Madness

Wednesday December 11, 2013

Purchase STP 500 Tickets For Christmas Without Battling Mall Madness


"Taxonomy and You" Presentation At VMNH

Tuesday December 10, 2013

Dr. Judith Winston Presents "Taxonomy and You" for VMNH 2nd Thursday Science Talk


"Ain't Misbehavin'" Auditions at PHCC

Tuesday December 10, 2013

"Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical" is coming to Patrick Henry Community College


Martinsville Native Johnny Selman To Show At Piedmont Arts

Tuesday November 26, 2013

Martinsville Native Johnny Selman Brings Critically Acclaimed Poster Series To Piedmont Arts


Become A Winner By Purchasing Martinsville Speedway Tickets

Tuesday November 26, 2013

For the next 24 days you can win great prizes when you purchase your tickets


DRBA Ends 2013 With Martinsville Hike

Tuesday November 26, 2013

DRBA Ends 2013 With Martinsville Hike Of Three Sections of Smith River Trail System


Midnight Madness Highlights 2014 Martinsville Mustangs Schedule

Tuesday November 26, 2013

Midnight Madness Highlights 2014 Martinsville Mustangs Schedule


Holiday Happenings in Martinsville-Henry County

Monday November 25, 2013

Variety Of Exciting Events During The Holiday Season In Martinsville-Henry County


Come Celebrate the Holidays in Uptown Martinsville

Wednesday November 20, 2013

Holiday Events Coming to Uptown Martinsville in 2013


Broadway Star Joins Piedmont Arts Holiday Pops Concert

Friday November 15, 2013

Broadway Star Joins Ensemble For Piedmont Arts On Stage Holiday Pops Concert


Fans Leave No Doubt Martinsville Speedway Is Favorite Track

Monday November 11, 2013

Fans Leave No Doubt Martinsville Speedway is Their Favorite Track


USA South Conference Soccer & Volleyball Championships

Wednesday November 6, 2013

USA South Conference Championships Held At Smith River Sports Complex and PHCC


Tickets On Sale For STP 500 At Martinsville Speedway

Thursday October 31, 2013

Tickets Go On Sale For 2014 STP 500 Sprint Cup Race At Martinsville Speedway


Gordon Loves Martinsville Speedway's Tradition

Wednesday October 30, 2013

Gordon Loves Martinsville Speedway's Tradition And On-Track Action


Cardinal Cup Classic

Wednesday October 30, 2013

The Second Annual Cardinal Cup Fall Classic Tournament Is This Weekend At SRSC


2013 Fall Sports Festival

Tuesday October 29, 2013

Athletes Return To The Smith River Sports Complex for Division III USA South Conference


Turn 5 Organizers To Donate $10,000 From Concert Proceeds

Monday October 28, 2013

Turn 5 Organizers To Donate $10,000 From Concert Proceeds For Regional Nonprofits


Jeff Gordon Snaps Martinsville Drought With Goody's 500 Victory

Sunday October 27, 2013

Jeff Gordon Snaps Martinsville Drought With Goody's 500 Victory


Darrell Wallace, Jr. Scores Historic Victory At Martinsville Speedway

Saturday October 26, 2013

Darrell Wallace, Jr. Scores Historic Victory At Martinsville Speedway


Piedmont Arts Explores Fahrenheit 451 With Performance And Programs

Friday October 25, 2013

Piedmont Arts Explores Fahrenheit 451 With Performance And Programs


Halloween Festivities in Martinsville-Henry County

Thursday October 24, 2013

Halloween Festivities Throughout Martinsville-Henry County


Trick-or-Treating in Uptown

Tuesday October 22, 2013

Trick-or-Treating Event in Uptown Martinsville


Maurice Petty To Be Honored At Speedway

Tuesday October 22, 2013

Maurice Petty To Be Honored For Driving Career at Martinsville Speedway


NASCAR's Wallace Jr. Speaks At Martinsville High

Thursday October 17, 2013

Darrell Wallace Jr. Goes Back To School With Visit To Martinsville High


Junior Johnson Named Grand Marshall For Upcoming Race

Thursday October 17, 2013

Junior Johnson Named Grand Marshall For Goody's 500 At Martinsville Speedway


Celebrate with Patriots Racing

Tuesday October 15, 2013

Racing Patriots Showcase To Be Held At PHCC


Warbirds Flying Over Speedway

Tuesday October 15, 2013

Warbirds To Perform Flyover For Goody's 500 At Martinsville Speedway


Fall Exhibits in Martinsville-Henry County Museums

Monday October 14, 2013

Summary Of Exhibits And Galleries In Martinsville-Henry County Museums


Bassett and Fieldale Areas Featured on Regional Television

Friday October 11, 2013

Area Promoted on Daytime Blue Ridge’s “In A Day’s Drive”


Lizard Lick's Amy Shirley To Be Honorary Starter For Goody's 500

Thursday October 10, 2013

Lizard Lick's Amy Shirley To Be Honorary Starter For Goody's 500


Sprint Cup Drivers at Speedway for Testing

Tuesday October 8, 2013

Eleven Sprint Cup Teams Keep Martinsville Speedway Busy With 10 Hours of Testing


Lemons Has Sweet Day at VIFRL300 at Speedway

Sunday October 6, 2013

Lemons Has a Sweet Day at Martinsville Speedway with Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 Win


Teams Invade Martinsville Speedway for VIFRL300

Friday October 4, 2013

Late Model Teams Invade Martinsville Speedway for Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300


Martinsville Speedway Party Plaza Ready

Wednesday October 2, 2013

Martinsville Speedway's New Party Plaza Ready for Oct. 27 Opening


Fall Fling Corn Hole Throw Down

Wednesday October 2, 2013

Corn Hole Tournament Will See Bags Flying at the Sports Complex


Martinsville Uptown Hosts Oktoberfest

Friday September 27, 2013

Oktoberfest is Saturday, October 5th in Uptown Martinsville


Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300 Coming To Speedway

Friday September 27, 2013

Late Model Drivers Have Sights On Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300 at Speedway


More Bands Join Turn 5 Lineup

Wednesday September 25, 2013

Madrone, E.T.A. put finishing touches on Turn 5 Concert Series lineup


New Amenities at Martinsville Speedway

Tuesday September 24, 2013

Fans Will Find New Restrooms, Concession Stand At Martinsville Speedway


Eventful Weekend at SRSC

Thursday September 19, 2013

Carlisle Classic, PYSL Recreation, and more happening this weekend at Complex


N.C. State Band To Perform Anthem At Martinsville Speedway

Tuesday September 17, 2013

N.C. State University Marching Band To Perform Anthem At Martinsville Speedway


VisitMartinsville Welcomes Hoffman

Friday September 13, 2013

Heather Hoffman to serve guests at MHC Visitor Center 


Piedmont Arts Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Friday September 13, 2013

Piedmont Arts Celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Special Programs


Fans Make 500-Mile Round Trip to See Kahne

Friday September 13, 2013

Kahne Fans Make 500-Mile Round Trip to See Him in Chase Across America Event


VisitMartinsville Promotes Area to Interstate Travelers

Thursday September 12, 2013

Area Promoted in Virginia Welcome Center Marketing Blitz


Virginia Fusion 4.0 Returns to Smith River Sports Complex

Tuesday September 10, 2013

Teams travel to Martinsville-Henry County for Ultimate Frisbee Competition 


Guitarist Gary Hoey Bringing His Music To Martinsville Speedway

Wednesday September 4, 2013

Gary Hoey Playing at Martinsville Speedway on Race Day - October 27


Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 Back Into Martinsville Speedway

Thursday August 29, 2013

Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 October 6th


Martinsville Speedway Bringing Sprint Car To Roanoke

Wednesday August 14, 2013

NASCAR Sprint Cup Car To Make An Appearance in Roanoke


Blackberry Smoke to Headline the Turn 5 Concert Series

Wednesday August 7, 2013

Blackberry Smoke will be headlining concerts near Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 26.


Anglers Choice Marine Named Number One

Wednesday July 31, 2013

Anglers Choice named number one dealer in nation for single market by Ranger Boats


Local River Steward Receives Natonal Honor

Friday July 12, 2013

River network announces 2013 river heroes awards to celebrate those who protect and care for waterways


Quilt Shop Rally to Highlight Virginia Attractions

Sunday July 7, 2013

Annual event to be held July 11th-14th.


Ultimate Frisbee is Back This Weekend

Friday June 21, 2013

SAVAGE Summer Series bringing Old Dominion Qualifier to SRSC


New Fan-Friendly Website for Martinsville Speedway

Wednesday June 19, 2013

NASCAR fans will enjoy the new Martinsville Speedway website


Papa Grows Funk To Perform at Rives Theatre

Friday June 14, 2013

Farewell Tour Concert Wednesday at the Rives


Celebration 2013 Less Than Three Weeks Away

Friday June 14, 2013

Join Martinsville Speedway for Celebration 2013


New Party Plaza at Martinsville Speedway

Friday June 7, 2013

Party Plaza will offer fans plenty of pre-race excitement


New Restrooms Being Added at Martinsville Speedway

Friday May 31, 2013

Construction is underway on new restrooms


Hammerhead Youth Lacrosse Tournament this Saturday

Thursday May 30, 2013

Youth Lacrosse Tournament this Saturday at SRSC


Now's The Time To Get Your Goody's Fast Relief 500 Tickets

Wednesday May 22, 2013

Order your Goody's Fast Relief 500 tickets


VACA Tournament This Weekend at SRSC

Thursday May 16, 2013

SRSC Hosts VACA Tournament


Portraits by Martinsville High School Students Travel to Rwanda

Wednesday May 15, 2013

Local Art Travels to Rwanda


Celebration 2013 Promises to Really Rock

Thursday May 9, 2013

Night Ranger Will Headline Celebration 2013


Rooster Walk Named Best "Underground Festival"

Wednesday May 8, 2013

BRO Magazine named Rooster Walk "Best Underground Festival"


Virginia Living's Best of Virginia 2013 issue is now on newsstands

Wednesday May 8, 2013

32 MHC area businesses won a total of 44 awards


Places for "Best of" Winners Announced

Wednesday May 8, 2013

18 area businesses win first-place awards in Southwest Vrignia


Area Businesses Win “Best Of Virginia” Awards

Friday May 3, 2013

More than thirty local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine


Ultimate Frisbee D-I College Regional Championships

Thursday April 25, 2013

Ultimate Frisbee returns this weekend


Summer Art Camps at Piedmont Arts

Wednesday April 24, 2013

Enroll your 5-8 year olds now


Expressions to Open at Piedmont Arts

Thursday April 11, 2013

Local and Regional Art on Display


It Took Some Time, But Earnhardt Jr. Figured Out Martinsville Speedway

Thursday April 4, 2013

Statistically, Martinsville is Earnhardt's best track


Chris Duarte Group to bring Texas blues to Martinsville

Thursday April 4, 2013

Chris Duarte Group in concert Saturday night at the Rives


Don't Miss Out on These Amazing April Events

Thursday April 4, 2013

Earth Day and Elastic Park


The Rookie's Guide to Race Day

Wednesday April 3, 2013

A first timers guide to visiting Martinsville Speedway


VT Head Football Coach Frank Beamer Named Honorary Pace Car Driver

Wednesday April 3, 2013

Beamer to drive pace car at STP Gas Booster 500


Rockapella Brings Motown & More to Piedmont Arts On Stage

Wednesday April 3, 2013

Let the sounds take you back in time


KBM Truck Drivers Have Eyes On A Solid Martinsville Finish

Thursday March 28, 2013

KBM Drivers looking foward to the Kroger 250


Piedmont Arts' Bus to Broadway Heads to DPAC

Thursday March 28, 2013

Tickets are now on sale


Falwell To Offer Invocation Prior to the STP Gas Booster 500

Thursday March 28, 2013

Rev. Falwell to offer prayer of safety and encouragement


Newman Hopes For Successful Defense of Title

Tuesday March 26, 2013

Ryan Newman is hopeful for success in the STP Gas Booster 500


Sing-a-Long A Sound of Music this Friday at the Rives Theatre

Wednesday March 20, 2013

Piedmont Arts presents Sing-a-Long A Sound of Music


Grand Marshals Named For STP Gas Booster 500

Tuesday March 19, 2013

Mark Burnett & Roma Downey to serve as Grand Marshals 


Mustangs to Raise $10,000 for Non-Profits

Tuesday March 19, 2013

Mustangs offer first fundraising program


Summerlin Honored at Dedication Ceremony

Monday March 18, 2013

Late Henry County Administrator Honored by Smith River Sports Complex 


Leftover Salmon & Dumpstaphunk top lineup at Rooster Walk 5

Saturday March 16, 2013

Headliners Announced for Rooster Walk 5



Two guitar ‘wizards' to play the Rives on Friday night

Thursday March 14, 2013

Two guitar ‘wizards' to play the Rives on Friday night


Mario Lopez Honorary Starter For STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Thursday March 14, 2013

Star of "Extra" and "Saved By the Bell" to visit Martinsville


Ultimate Frisbee Returns to SRSC

Wednesday March 13, 2013

Teams to Compete in the Virginia is for Layouts


Community Welcomes Mo!

Tuesday March 12, 2013

Welcome to Martinville-Henry County Mo!


Travel Back in Time: A Civil War Weekend

Tuesday March 12, 2013

A Civil War Weekend March 23- March 24


Virginia's Civil War 150 HistoryMobile Coming to Martinsville

Tuesday March 12, 2013

Tractor-trailer "museum on wheels" is filled with interactice exhibits and activities.


Sing-Along to the Sound of Music

Tuesday March 12, 2013

Piedmont Arts Brings Sing-Along Version of The Sound of Music to Rives Theatre


New National MOU with FLW

Tuesday March 12, 2013

Philpott Lake announces new  national partnership with FLW


Virginia Is For Layouts 2013 Schedule

Monday March 11, 2013

An overview of the Virginia Is For Layouts 2013 weekend at the Smith River Sports Complex!


Piedmont Kite Festival set to fly high March 16

Friday March 8, 2013

The Virginia Museum of Natural History wants you to Go Fly A Kite!


Martinsville Speedway Ticket Office Begins Weekend hours Feb. 23

Friday February 8, 2013

Reserve your favorite seats now!


Martinsville Speedway Memories Perfect Gift For Valentine's Day

Friday February 8, 2013

Take advanatage of special pre-season pricing.


Textile Heritage Trail Ribbon Cutting Planned

Wednesday February 6, 2013

New trail is part of 700-mile National Heritage Corridor


Speedway Officials Take To The Sea

Friday February 1, 2013

NASCAR hosts Distinguished Visitor tour of the USS Harry S. Truman


Martinsville Mustangs Announce Season Sponsors

Friday February 1, 2013

Autos by Nelson Named as Presenting Sponsor


Meet The Wagamans from West Virginia

Thursday January 24, 2013

There Is No Place Like Martinsville For Retired West Virginia Couple


Martinsville Half-Marathon Lodging

Tuesday January 22, 2013

Special rates and offers for runners and spectators


Mustangs Announce 2013 Schedule

Monday January 14, 2013

2013 schedule is highlighted by three Fireworks Shows


Smith River Sports Complex Travels to Recruit

Saturday January 12, 2013

Complex staff attends multiple sporting conventions to recruit tournaments to the area 


Virginia 500 At Martinsville Speedway Right Around The Corner

Monday January 7, 2013

With New Sprint Cup Season On Horizon, It's An Exciting Time For Race Fans


Philpott Lake to be featured on NBC Sports Network

Wednesday December 12, 2012

"FLW Outdoors" to highlight area recreational amenities


The Artisan Center Launches New Website Using Tourism Grant

Tuesday December 11, 2012

Shopping for locally made art is easier than ever before


Speedway Toy Drive a Success

Monday December 10, 2012

Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive A Hit For ‘Kids From One To 92’


Get Your Virginia 500 Tickets

Thursday December 6, 2012

Looking For An Exciting Christmas Gift? Virginia 500 Tickets Are Just The Ticket


Take a Drive at Martinsville Speedway

Tuesday December 4, 2012

Great Forecast Should Mean Great Day For 16th Annual Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive


Meet Patricia "Sister" Barnes

Tuesday November 27, 2012

Barnes of Sister Schubert Rolls fame to appear in Martinsville


Martinsville Speedway Toy DRIVE

Tuesday November 27, 2012

Experience The Thrill Of Martinsville Speedway And Put A Smile On A Child's Face


Registration Open for Martinsville Half-Marathon

Sunday November 25, 2012

Event registration would make a great gift for the runners on your list!


Darrell Scott to Perform in Martinsville

Monday November 12, 2012

Grammy winner Scott brings honest songwriting to Rives on Friday


Annual Curb Appeal Awards

Friday November 2, 2012

Gateway Accepting Curb Appeal Award Nominations


The Art of the Quilt

Thursday November 1, 2012

Biennial Quilt Exhibit a Patchwork of Styles at Piedmont Arts


Moore Receives Extra Mile Award

Wednesday October 31, 2012

Martinsville Speedway's Billy Moore Receives Extra Mile Award


MHC on The Motorhead Traveler

Tuesday October 30, 2012

Area featured on international travel program


Fight for the 2012 Fall Sports Festival Title

Monday October 29, 2012

Over 400 college athletes will compete for the NCAA USA South Athletic Conference Soccer and Volleyball Championships


More Musicians to Perform at Turn 5

Friday October 26, 2012

Montana Young, Dean Smith added to Turn 5 lineup


Fall Race Week Events

Thursday October 25, 2012

There's Racing And Much More Around Martinsville Speedway This Week


Martinsville Walmart to host NASCAR Events

Tuesday October 23, 2012

Walmart to Host NASCAR Events in Martinsville October 27th


Philip Morris wins Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300

Sunday October 21, 2012

Morris Becomes First Three-Time Winner Of Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300


Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 Offers Big Pay-off

Saturday October 13, 2012

Va. is for Racing Lovers 300 At Martinsville Speedway Could Produce Biggest Pay-Off Ever


Martinsville Speedway Turns Pink

Friday October 12, 2012

Gale Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Turn Martinsville Speedway's Curbs Pink


Turn 5 Concert Series

Sunday October 7, 2012

Rooster Walk announces country concert Oct. 26-27 near Martinsville Speedway


Family Concert at Rives

Saturday October 6, 2012

Trout Fishing in America Brings Family Music with a Sense of Humor to Rives Theatre Concert


Literary Humorist to Speak

Friday October 5, 2012

Engel to speak on Life and Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald


Hooray for Oktoberfest!

Tuesday October 2, 2012

The 2012 Martinsville Uptown Oktoberfest is going to be bigger and better than ever.


Martinsville Uptown Oktoberfest

Friday September 28, 2012

The 2012 Martinsville Uptown Oktoberfest is going to be bigger and better than ever.


Yarn to Perform Saturday

Friday September 28, 2012

Yarn Brings Alt-Country Sound to Rives on Saturday 


Kyle Busch Visits Martinsville Speedway

Thursday September 27, 2012

NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Gives Media The True Feel Of Racing Martinsville Speedway


Lee Pulliam on Racing at Martinsville

Thursday September 27, 2012

Pulliam Hopes To Be First Back-To-Back Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300 Winner


Fairmont Wins FLW College Northern Conference Championship

Friday September 21, 2012

Fishing tournament highlights Philpott Lake


Martinsville Speedway Announces 2013 Sprint Cup Dates

Wednesday September 19, 2012

The Sprint Cup schedule at Martinsville Speedway will have a familiar look


Kristen-Paige Madonia to Visit MHC

Friday September 7, 2012

Author with Local Ties Visits Piedmont Arts for Book Signing


Save a Life = Get a Free Ticket

Thursday September 6, 2012

Martinsville Speedway To Host Red Cross Blood Drive On September 17


Tourism Revenue Grew in Martinsville-Henry County in 2011

Thursday September 6, 2012

All Virginia localities saw increased tourism revenue while Virginia topped $20 billion


Fun for Spectators at the FLW College Fishing Championship

Wednesday September 5, 2012

Public Invited to Tournament Take Offs, Fan Expo and Weigh-Ins


National Guard FLW College Fishing Tournament at Philpott Lake

Friday August 31, 2012

Summer-to-fall transition may challenge anglers


Martinsville Speedway & PepsiCo Extend Multi-Year Sponsorship

Wednesday August 22, 2012

Renewal celebrates 65-year partnership


Governor McDonnell Announces 60 New Jobs in Henry County

Wednesday August 15, 2012

Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. to invest $5.45 million in second expansion


Sports Complex to Host Relay for Life

Saturday August 11, 2012

Event planned for 2013 in new location


Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Headline Martinsville Speedway Fan Zone

Friday August 10, 2012

Ticket holders will enjoy exclusive access to the #88 Driver on Race Day


The Motorhead Traveler Visits Martinsville-Henry County

Friday August 10, 2012

Area Featured on International Travel Program


5th Annual Smith River Fest

Friday August 3, 2012

Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held August 11th.


65th Anniversary Ticket Special

Sunday July 29, 2012

Martinsville Speedway Helping Fans Celebrate 65th Anniversary With Special Ticket Package


Upcoming Arts & Culture Events

Thursday July 26, 2012

An overview of great exhibits, performances and events to mark on your calendar


Piedmont Arts Uses Technology to Heighten Gallery Experience

Friday July 20, 2012

Exhibit encourages use of smartphones


Virginia Quilt Shop Rally a Success

Thursday July 19, 2012

More Than 800 Quilt Enthusiasts Participated in the Event 


In A Day's Drive: Martinsville

Wednesday July 18, 2012

Area featured on regional TV program


Area Featured in National Apparel Catalog

Monday July 16, 2012

VF Jeanswear Selects Area for Spring 2013 Catalog Photo Shoot


Martinsville-Henry County Welcomes Visiting Quilters

Thursday July 12, 2012

More than 400 quilters from around the region expected to visit area for VA Quilt Shop Rally


Piedmont Arts Opens Retail Gallery for Studio 107 Artists

Thursday July 12, 2012

A retail gallery for the sell of work by Studio 107 artists has been installed at Piedmont Arts, offering patrons a new way to experience local arts.

"We are so excited about the newly created Studio 107 Gallery," said Carolyn Beale, Studio 107 coordinator. "It is the perfect way to increase awareness of the fabulous work created by our Studio 107 artists."

The Studio 107 Gallery features pieces in a variety of media by the 14 artists who work out of Studio 107 Artist Studios for Piedmont Arts, located in Uptown Martinsville. All work in the gallery is for sale and proceeds directly benefit the local artists who created the work.

"The Studio 107 Gallery is a tremendous asset to the Piedmont Arts galleries," said Bernadette Moore, Piedmont Arts director of marketing and public relations. "It allows work by Studio 107 artists to be seen outside their Uptown base and hopefully will lead to increased traffic at both locations."

A grand opening for the Studio 107 Gallery will be held on July 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Piedmont Arts, in conjunction with the opening of the exhibits Subtle, featuring works by Jesi Pace-Berkeley and Small Narrow Pieces of a Big Wide World, featuring works by Greg Arens. Please RSVP attendance to 276.632.3221 or online at www.piedmontarts.org.

Studio 107 Artist Studios for Piedmont Arts was founded in 2007 as a working studio for local artists. Housed in a spacious building in historic Uptown Martinsville, a community of visual artists at various levels in their professional careers work in this collective space. Visitors are encouraged to watch the artists at work and browse the gallery shop for original artwork and gifts. More information at www.PiedmontArts.org/Studio107.

Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum and educational outreach center in Martinsville, Virginia that facilitates ongoing enrichment of the lives of the people of Martinsville, Henry County and the surrounding area, through positive exposure, education and experiences in the visual and performing arts. Piedmont Arts is a statewide partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Learn more at www.piedmontarts.org.


Schedule Change for Fall Race

Thursday July 12, 2012

Qualifying Moves Back To Friday For TUMS Fast Relief 500 At Martinsville Speedway


Darryl Worley to Perform at Celebration

Friday June 29, 2012

Worley Guarantees Celebration 2012 At Martinsville Speedway Will Be Fun, Patriotic


MHC Welcomes the Cardinal Cup

Wednesday June 27, 2012

Smith River Sports Complex hosting 31 lacrosse teams from 3 states


3rd Annual "Border Bash" Football Passing Tournament

Monday June 18, 2012

The Smith River Sports Complex hosts local and regional high school teams


Park Naming Contest

Thursday June 14, 2012

Help Rename the Uptown Spur Trail & Park


Martinsville Uptown TGIF Hosts West Street Band

Monday June 11, 2012

Martinsville Uptown welcomes West Street Band to this month's TGIF Concert Series 


New Fishing Tournament Venue Opens

Monday May 14, 2012

Twin Ridge Fishing Tournament Facility Now Open


DRBA Honored by South Atlantic Division Corps of Engineers

Friday May 11, 2012

Dan River Basin Association Recongized for Partnership with Philpott Lake


Area Businesses Win "Best Of Virginia" Awards

Thursday May 10, 2012

More than forty local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine


National Club Baseball Association Comes to Martinsville

Wednesday May 9, 2012

Four College Teams to Face Off in Mid-Atlantic, Division I Tournament


Rockfish Valley Natural History Center becomes affiliate of VMNH

Monday May 7, 2012

Partnership to include shared exhibits, collaborative programs


Uptown Farmers' Market to open May 12th

Thursday May 3, 2012

Enjoy fresh, local produce and other products. 


VMNH Provides Disaster Relief to Partner Museum

Wednesday May 2, 2012

VMNH staff members travel to Gloucester, VA to provide conservation assistance for recent flooding


National Club Baseball Association Comes to Martinsville

Tuesday May 1, 2012

Four College Teams to Face Off in District III, Division II Tournament


Are You Tuff Enough?

Monday April 30, 2012

Tuff Strutter 5K Trail Run added to Rooster Walk offerings


Grammy Nominated Artist Visits Area

Sunday April 29, 2012

Gospel Singer/Songwriter Scott Wesley Brown Enjoys Stay in Fieldale/Martinsville Area


Local Organizations Share the LOVE of Art

Friday April 20, 2012

Public Art Installed at the MHC Visitor Center and Artisan Center to Celebrate the Arts


NASCAR Teams Bowl to Benefit Area Veteran

Thursday April 19, 2012

Event Raised More Than $1,300 to Help Build Cpl. J.B. Kerns' "Smart Home"


Celebrating 65 Years At Martinsville Speedway

Wednesday April 18, 2012

Earles Was A Pioneer Who Helped Mold Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR


Gary Sinise to Open Rooster Walk

Monday April 16, 2012

Gary Sinise and His Lt. Dan Band to open the Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival


Artisans Leading the Way

Thursday April 12, 2012

Artisans Center of Virginia announces Studio School in Martinsville, VA 


Celebration 2012 Performers Announced

Thursday April 12, 2012

Worley, Murphy, Bice To Headline Celebration 2012 At Martinsville Speedway


Third Bay Cafe' Earns High Reviews

Thursday April 12, 2012

Local Restaurant Visited by Celebrity Food Critic


Meet Craig "Rocky" Rockwell

Wednesday April 11, 2012

Operations Project Manager of Philpott Lake 


Poco & Pure Prairie League

Sunday April 8, 2012

Country-Rock Legends Play Concert in Martinsville


Events Focus on Mark Twain Classics

Saturday April 7, 2012

Senior Citizen Day/Family Day Celebrate Mark Twain Classics


Binding Time Book Festival

Thursday April 5, 2012

More than a dozen authors to be present for book signings.


Newman wins Goody's 500

Monday April 2, 2012

Ryan Newman Makes Most of Wild Finish For Goody's Fast Relief 500 Win


Post to Appear on "Cooking with Paul"

Tuesday March 27, 2012

NASCAR Radio Reporter to Share His Favorite Race Day Recipes


Artist Scott LoBaido to Paint American Flag in Martinsville

Monday March 26, 2012

Artist to paint flag mural in efforts to salute Cpl. J.B Kerns


Trio of Truck Drivers Step Back in Time 

Wednesday March 21, 2012

Drivers Enjoy Tour of Virginia Museum of Natural History


Action Packed Weekend at the Sports Complex

Tuesday March 20, 2012

Men’s College Soccer, High School Soccer Jam and Football all at the Complex this Weekend


Ryan Newman Visits Martinsville Speedway & SPCA

Friday March 16, 2012

Newman Makes Animal Friends, Talks Racing At Martinsville Speedway


Speedway Silent Auction Will Be A Race Fan's Delight

Friday March 16, 2012

Auction At Lt. Dan Band Concert On March 31 Will Benefit American Hero J.B. Kerns


Piedmont Kite Festival set to fly high March 17

Friday March 16, 2012

Free public festival provided by VMNH and Henry County Parks and Recreation through the MHC Community Nature Initiative


Speedway Autograph Sessions Announced

Thursday March 15, 2012

Hornaday, Sauter To Headline Martinsville Speedway Truck Autograph Session


Want to See Dale Jr.?

Tuesday March 13, 2012

Earnhardt Jr. To Appear In Martinsville Speedway Fan Zone


Studio 107 Launches New Brochure

Friday March 9, 2012

Studio takes advantage of tourism marketing grant offered by the EDC


Spend a Stormy Evening with Mark Twain

Friday March 9, 2012

Piedmont Arts Presents "Mark Twain at Large"


Ultimate Frisbee returns to Martinsville-Henry County

Friday March 9, 2012

Virginia is for Layouts tournament will bring over 600 athletes to our area


Gary Sinise Selected as Grand Marshal for Goody’s® Fast Relief 500

Wednesday March 7, 2012

Local Hero, Marine Cpl. Josh “J.B.” Kerns, to Wave the Green Flag on April 1


Virginia Storm Semi Pro Football

Wednesday March 7, 2012

Semi-Professional Football Team to play this Saturday


Governor McDonnell Announces New Jobs for Henry County

Monday March 5, 2012

GSI Commerce to expand its Martinsville fulfillment operations


All-Stars Return to Mustangs

Wednesday February 22, 2012

Two Coastal Plain League All-Stars to Return to Mustangs


Piedmont Arts Presents: "Norman Rockwell"

Tuesday February 21, 2012

Norman Rockwell Exhibit Features Illustrations of Tom & Huck


Speedway Ticket Office Open

Monday February 20, 2012

Martinsville Speedway Ticket Office Now Open On Weekends


Governor McDonnell Announces 30 New Jobs in Henry County

Monday February 20, 2012

Laminate Technologies to invest $2 million in manufacturing operation


Lodging Options for the Goody's 500

Friday February 17, 2012

Rooms are still available!


Two Summer Music Camps Opening on Philpott Lake

Friday February 17, 2012

Youth to learn about music during week-long camps.


Shop Local Survey Kicks Off

Wednesday February 15, 2012

Survey to determine business needs for area. 


Virginia Late Model Triple Crown

Tuesday February 14, 2012

Late Model Drivers Will Be Gunning For Bigger Bucks At Martinsville, South Boston, Langley


Smith River T-Ball League at Sports Complex

Tuesday February 14, 2012

Smith River Sports Complex now manages Smith River T-Ball


RaceSaver Nationals at Fork Mountain Raceway

Tuesday February 14, 2012

New partnership forges IMCA RaceSaver Sprint class


Virginia Natural History Day held in Richmond

Monday February 13, 2012

Virginia Museum of Natural History statewide event held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond


Actor Gary Sinise to Perform Benefit Concert

Thursday February 9, 2012

Actor Gary Sinise Announces Fundraiser To Help Build Home
For Young Martinsville-Area Soldier Who Is Triple-Amputee


"Live at the Rives" Concerts Announced

Friday February 3, 2012

Concert series to debut in February


65th Anniversary Ticket Package Offered

Monday January 30, 2012

Ticket Special Gives Fans Reason To Celebrate Martinsville Speedway's 65th


Area on Civil War Trail

Friday January 27, 2012

Martinsville-Henry County Included on Virginia Civil War Trail


Community Nature Initiative a Success

Tuesday January 24, 2012

Virginia Museum of Natural History's Martinsville-Henry County Community Nature Initiative exceeds expectations and reaches 13,000 participants through 247 programs since 2008


Wilde Production Comes to Martinsville

Wednesday January 18, 2012

Clever High Jinks and Romantic Comedy Rule in "Earnest" 


"Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives"

Tuesday January 17, 2012

Piedmont Arts Program on Theater and Culture 


DRBA to Hike at Fairy Stone State Park

Tuesday January 10, 2012

Public is invited to attend free hike


Campbell Loses Sugar Bowl Bet

Monday January 9, 2012

Martinsville Speedway President Will Serve Hot Dogs To Media In Michigan


Dianne Smith: Surface & Soul

Monday January 9, 2012

Exhibit Features Work By New York Artist; Images, Documents from Civil Rights Movement 


Speedway Construction Moves Ahead

Tuesday January 3, 2012

Latest Martinsville Speedway Construction Project Progressing Smoothly


Sweet Wager

Wednesday December 28, 2011

Martinsville Speedway squares off against MIS in Sugar Bowl bet


Public Invited to Hike

Wednesday December 28, 2011

DRBA Opens 10th Year with Hike on Fieldale Trail January 7


Martinsville Half-Marathon Receives Grant

Friday December 16, 2011

Half-Marathon Launches Marketing Tools Using Tourism Grant


Speedway Toy Drive a Success

Monday December 12, 2011

Martinsville Speedway Toy Drives Brings Christmas Cheer To 200 Children


Perfect Weather for Toy Drive

Thursday December 8, 2011

Perfect Weather On The Way For Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive, Fundraiser


Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive

Monday December 5, 2011

After 14 Years, Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive Still A Date To Circle On Calendar


Roanoke Symphony Holiday Pops

Friday December 2, 2011

Roanoke Symphony brings holiday concert to Martinsville.


Brad Daugherty Visits Martinsville

Thursday December 1, 2011

Former NBA Star Daugherty Stands Tall In Martinsville Speedway Truck Test


The Virginia Museum of Natural History on World Progress Report

Thursday December 1, 2011

VMNH Featured on PBS


2012 Upgrades at Martinsville Speedway

Monday November 28, 2011

Construction Set To Begin On New Restrooms, Wider Concourse At Martinsville Speedway


MHC Visitor Guide Wins Marketing Award

Wednesday November 23, 2011

2011 Visitor Guide wins MarCom Gold award


Martinsville to Host 2012 NCBA Tournament

Monday November 21, 2011

National Club Baseball Association to bring Mid-Atlantic tournament to Martinsville


Piedmont Arts Launches New Marketing Tools

Thursday November 17, 2011

Art gallery launches new resources for visitors


Restaurant Receives Review from Blogger

Wednesday November 2, 2011

A foodie review of Wild Magnolia


Fieldale Heritage Festival Named in "Top 20"

Friday October 28, 2011

Heritage festival named one of the "Top 20" in the Southeast


McLeod Wins "You'll Love the Pace!" Sweepstakes

Tuesday October 11, 2011

Couple to enjoy relaxing, yet exciting weekend in Martinsville-Henry County


Comfort Inn Employees Awarded for Service

Thursday August 25, 2011

Excellent customer service is appreciated by Tourism Division


Doss to Become "Tourism Marketing Professional"

Wednesday August 24, 2011

Director of Tourism, Jennifer Doss, participates in STS Marketing College. 


"The Cake House" Featured in Weird Virginia

Wednesday December 1, 2010

Local home showcased in Weird Virginia


Volvo Print Ad Shot in Martinsville-Henry County

Wednesday December 1, 2010

 Beautiful scenery and unique landscapes is what brought Thompson Creations, to the Martinsville-Henry County area. Their sole purpose was to use the Martinsville Hydro Plant Bridge as the backdrop for a Volvo Truck print advertisement or possible commercial. While in town the crew from Thompson Creative, Blackhorse Studios and Volvo enjoyed delicious food from area restaurants, had a rejuvenating nights sleep at an area hotel and experienced great hospitality.


Martinsville-Henry County Featured in Southern Living Magazine

Tuesday August 31, 2010

MHC Featured in "Going South in August"