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Tuesday June 11, 2019
The River is Calling
Thursday April 4, 2019
Spring brings new opportunities to picnic with your family throughout Martinsville-Henry County!
Friday March 15, 2019
We composed a list of 50 great things to LOVE about MHC.
Friday March 8, 2019
Book your getaway now!
Friday March 8, 2019
Fan favorite set to return at this years Smith River Fest.
Thursday February 28, 2019
A naturally fun stay!
Thursday February 28, 2019
Sovah Health to Sponsor New Paddling Demo Pool.
Wednesday February 6, 2019
The Martinsville running scene flourishes as competitors hit the pavement for the 9th annual Martinsville Half Marathon & 5K.
Friday January 11, 2019
Virginia Living’s Best of Virginia 2019 Readers’ Survey.
Saturday September 15, 2018
Smith River Sports Complex hosts 4th Annual Wine by the River Wine Festival Saturday, September 22
Wednesday September 12, 2018
Take A look!
Monday July 30, 2018
Philpott Lake is a natural sanctuary in Southwest Virginia that provides a locals and visitors alike a welcome escape from the everyday workings of modern life.
Monday July 23, 2018
|There are a multitude of options for exploring this picturesque paddling destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Monday July 9, 2018
By Brian Williams & VisitMartinsville
Tuesday June 12, 2018
|An Angler’s Guide to the Fishing Scene at Philpott Lake
Friday August 25, 2017
Smith River Sports Complex hosts 3rd Annual Wine by the River Wine Festival September 30.
Monday July 17, 2017
August 12, 2017
Wednesday June 14, 2017
Tuesday May 30, 2017
Start Planning Now!
Wednesday March 15, 2017
A variety of exciting festivals are held annually in Martinsville-Henry County.
Thursday July 28, 2016
9th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival
Wednesday July 6, 2016
12 Hands–on Activities Not to Miss
Thursday June 9, 2016
Float the Smith River
Tuesday April 19, 2016
How will you celebrate Earth Day this year? Plan to attend the Earth Day Festival 2016.
Tuesday April 19, 2016
MHC Garden Day
Thursday March 31, 2016
Music & Arts Abound
Tuesday March 29, 2016
Smith River Artisan Trail
Tuesday March 22, 2016
Martinsville-Henry County Garden Day 2016
Monday March 21, 2016
Driving Range & Water Slide Opening
Tuesday January 12, 2016
Article by Susan Morten
Monday January 11, 2016
The "Smith River Artisan Trail" Welcomes You!
Thursday December 31, 2015
16 great reasons to visit MHC in 2016
Wednesday November 18, 2015
Blog by Susan Morton
Thursday September 17, 2015
The Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC) will be hosting the inaugural Wine by the River Wine Festival on September 19, 2015.
Wednesday September 9, 2015
September will be full of fun
Thursday August 13, 2015
As autumn approaches, the fun heats up at the SRSC
Thursday August 6, 2015
Smith River Sports Complex hosts inaugural Wine by the River Wine Festival September 19
Tuesday August 4, 2015
Opportunities for Newcomers to Outdoor Recreation
Wednesday July 22, 2015
8th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held in August
Thursday July 16, 2015
You're invited to join the Dan River Basin Association for a Smith River Clean-up on August 1st
Thursday July 9, 2015
SRF Saturday, August 8, 2015
Friday June 19, 2015
Host Natalie Faunce Explores Day Trip Opportunities in MHC
Friday June 5, 2015
The Trout N About event was held as a fundraiser for DRBA's Environmental Education initiatives including Trout in the Classroom (TIC).
Tuesday June 2, 2015
Explore the many ways to explore the great outdoors in Martinsville-Henry County
Wednesday May 13, 2015
Trout N About race coming to MHC on May 30th
Friday May 8, 2015
58 local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine
Monday April 6, 2015
My journey into history and nature.
Wednesday February 25, 2015
What will you do when you unplug?
Monday December 1, 2014
Jennifer Gregory, Tom Perry & Dan River Basin Association will be present
Thursday November 13, 2014
The Piedmont Youth Soccer League (PYSL) in partnership with the Smith River Sports Complex will host the 6th annual Piedmont Shootout Youth Soccer Tournament this weekend November 15th & 16th.
This year's event is the largest shootout yet as well as the largest event the complex has ever hosted with 70 teams registered from NC & VA. Teams are coming from as far as Northern Virginia, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Richmond. Hotels in Martinsville- Henry County will be packed and restaurants, and other area businesses will feel the effect of a projected attendance of well over 2,500 visitors to the area. Boys and Girls ages 8 - 18 will compete with their families watching on.
There of course is also a local draw with the shootout as there are 12 PYSL teams participating in variety of age groups. This event is a fundraiser for the PYSL and is the culmination of the fall travel and academy seasons. "This event has become an established tournament in Virginia bringing in several different teams each year from all over" says Enda Crehan, Director of Coaching for the PYSL. "Our teams have gotten much better over the years, competing at a high level at other events and I expect them to compete on all levels at our home event. The academy or PYA program has really helped develop our travel teams at a young age and it is really showing up on the field and in the results" says Crehan.
In addition to the 9 fall travel teams competing from the PYSL there will also be a Boys U10 and Girls U10 team made up of fall PYA participants. "This event gives the academy teams a chance to compete at a high level with teams from outside the area and prepare them for the travel program" says Crehan. There is also a U12 Recreation all-star team from the PYSL recreation program that will be competing.
The SRSC and PYSL have contracted the services of National Soccer Events (NSE) out of Knoxville, TN to run the shootout this year. NSE has several years experience with organizing events all over the southeast and they will handle all onsite duties for the event. "We are thrilled to have an efficient and productive tournament organizer this year with NSE. With the growth of the PYSL programs over the years it is only fitting that the club's signature event also is growing", Billy Russo, Director of Operations for the Smith River Sports Complex and PYSL Board Member. "The shootout gives a chance for the PYSL travel teams and the program as a whole to showcase their talent, program, and their facility", says
For information on the Piedmont Shootout please contact Billy Russo at 276-638-5200 ext. 3 or visit www.nationalsoccerevents.com.
Wednesday August 27, 2014
A Visit to this Southern Virginia Hotspot
Friday July 25, 2014
7th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held in Area
Tuesday June 17, 2014
"Not all who wonder are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien
Saturday June 7, 2014
Celebrate with a walk, bike, or hike along the Smith River Trail System
Thursday June 5, 2014
Fishing for fun, memories, and more in Martinsville-Henry County, VA!
Monday June 2, 2014
Outdoor fun for June
Monday May 5, 2014
Enjoy a long weekend in Martinsville-Henry County
Tuesday April 22, 2014
DRBA First Saturday Outing On Popular Section
Monday April 21, 2014
Treat every day like Earth Day
Monday April 7, 2014
Saturday is the kick-off to the series
Friday February 21, 2014
Smith River Sports Complex and Piedmont Youth Soccer League Join Forces
Thursday February 20, 2014
College Open Ultimate Frisbee Teams Travel To Area To Compete For One Spot
Tuesday January 7, 2014
Scenes from the Freeze of 2014
Monday December 9, 2013
Don't let winter weather stop you from using your kayak or canoe!
Friday October 11, 2013
Area Promoted on Daytime Blue Ridge’s “In A Day’s Drive”
Tuesday September 10, 2013
Tidbits and Trivia About this Southern Virginia Town