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General Discussion / "Free College Education and Only 15 Apply"
« on: January 16, 2018, 04:36:27 AM »
The Harvest Foundation has put up $3.1 million dollars to pay for textbooks, fees, and tuition for students to get an associate’s degree at Patrick Henry Community College. 131 applications have been received, but Vice President Greg Hodges told the Martinsville City School Board that only 15 of them are from Martinsville. No thoughts were offered as to why so few have taken advantage of the opportunity.

Is this saying only 15 are from MHS or 15 are from Martinsville/Henry County area?

Politics / Tim Kaine in Martinsville TODAY 1/5
« on: January 05, 2018, 11:26:49 AM »
Martinsville Democrats will be hosting Senator Tim Kaine at NCI this evening from 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm.

He is up for election this November. Candidates already announced include Libertarian Matthew Waters and Republicans E W Jackson, Corey Stewart, Nick Freitas, Ron Wallace, and Ivan Raiklin.

General Discussion / WMVA
« on: December 27, 2017, 11:46:07 PM »
Glad to hear Dave Ramsey on around 2 pm today.

Sports / ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« on: August 18, 2017, 10:49:21 PM »
Record Crowd for Non-Cup race event projected

MRN Radio is covering this race for the first time!

One Driver will win the Virginia Tripple Crown $10,000 Bonus - If they win the race also, that would be a $35,000 pay day!
The driver that has the best average finish in the three Virginia Late Model Triple Crown events picks up a $10,000 bonus in Victory Lane following the Martinsville finale. After the events at South Boston Speedway and Langley Speedway, 14 drivers are currently eligible for the Triple Crown:
(Position, Driver name, Average finish through first two legs)
T1. Bobby McCarty, 3.5
T1. Nick Smith, 3.5
3. Brenden Queen, 5
4. Stacy Puryear, 7.5
T5. Philip Morris, 8.5
T5. Peyton Sellers, 8.5
7. Timothy Peters, 9
T8. Austin Thaxton, 12
T8. Terry Carroll, 12
10. Justin Carroll, 13.5
11. Mark Wertz, 15.5
T12. Eddie Johnson, 19
T12. Cameron Bowen, 19
14. Dean Ward, 19.5

General Discussion / Texas steak house closed
« on: July 17, 2017, 09:51:56 PM »
Sign posted today says this unit is closed and to come visit in Danville. The lady from Patrick county who embezzled some money must have left them in a bad spot financially and managerially.

I won't miss it.  Food and service was always sub par when I went. Plenty of good locally owned restaurants to support.

General Discussion / Roanoke Times Moves Printing to Lynchburg
« on: May 31, 2017, 09:16:47 PM »
The Roanoke Times announced they are eliminating their printing operations and consolidating the physical printing of their newspaper with BH Media Group corporate partner Lynchburg News and Advance at its printing facility.

No specific word on how this will effect the Martinsville Bulletin. Its printing operations were moved to Roanoke in July 2015.

General Discussion / 7 MHC businesses given chamber grants
« on: May 24, 2017, 07:28:51 PM »
check 'em out

-Blessed Life Tees $7,280
-Compassionate Care Pediatrics $5,930
-Hide a Hook $12,380
-Joe Cheap $8,050
-KK Calendars $11,680
-Lawless Welding $10,180
-Shindig Catering and Events $5,930

General Discussion / Tune in app
« on: May 22, 2017, 08:14:33 AM »
The tune in app works fine until the coffee break comes on. The music for the show starts and then it's no other audio the entire time. It's like it's not getting a feed for the host's Mic.

many retail analysts say as many as 8000 retail/department stores will close this year as more and more people shopping online. Rue21 announced today they are closing 400 nationwide. the store in martinsville missed the first cut. it will remain open for at least the near future.

General Discussion / Local company renovations/investments
« on: April 16, 2017, 06:54:13 PM »
Aldi has started expanding and renovating the Martinsville location. I understand at some point it will close for a few weeks while renovations take place.

Walgreens on commonwealth is all but finished with recent renovations. I am told a doctor or clinic will be in store as an added service for customers.

Walsh's chicken is due to reopen this week in uptown Martinsville.

Henry county's first beer brewery opened to the pubic this past weekend. Mountain valley brewery us located in axton and open to the pubic every Saturday and Sunday.

Wendy's is Ridgeway is currently renovating it's restaurant. The drive thru only will remain open while renovations take place.

General Discussion / mall construction...AGAIN?
« on: March 15, 2017, 12:08:18 AM »
the middle of the mall parking lot was torn up this afternoon. it looks like they are leveling a spot for a new building...? any guesses as to what? my guess is a restaurant of some kind.

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