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  1. Martinsville Daily

    US Senate - VA 2018

    I'm down with that.
  2. On June 17, 2018 at approximately 7:07 PM, the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received a call of a shooting that occurred on Cedarwood Ct., Martinsville, Virginia. Deputies arrived on scene and located a female with a gunshot wound to her leg. Lavonna Giles, 25, of 87 Cedarwood Ct., Martinsville, Virginia was transported by EMS to SOVAH Health Martinsville where she was treated for a gunshot wound. The incident began with an argument between neighbors that resulted in shots being fired and Giles being struck in the leg. Donrell Markese Rucker, 41, of 83 Cedarwood Ct., Martinsville VA has been charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm during commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a violent felon. All charges are felonies. Rucker is currently wanted by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. Rucker is described as a black male, 6’00”, 190 pounds, brown eyes with dreadlocks. Anyone having information pertaining to this incident or the whereabouts of Donrell Markese Rucker is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.
  3. Martinsville Daily

    US Senate - VA 2018

    Both. Because there are so few people voting, the few that do mobilize and use it as an opportunity to manipulate and control the outcome. Wasn't it David Duke that once said if enough people in this country quit voting we "his group" could elect a communist.
  4. Martinsville Daily

    US Senate - VA 2018

    So what's "fair" about an open primary when you only have 5 percent turnout? 95 percent of "We, the voters" aren't participating - only those hard core folks with agendas and a very few of us people who honor the process. The system as it is - is broken - rife with people who use the system to manipulate the outcome. Closed primary or convention would be better than what we have. And don't get me started on redistricting! What a farce! All districts should be required to follow geographic boundaries, city/town, counties, and then state lines. Cutting a county in half or breaking up a city is chaotic and should be outlawed.
  5. Martinsville Daily

    New Eating Places for Mville/Henry County?

    Lp, I don't understand what you just said. - The bar at Mt. Jax was going ok, so it was something else. Then you say Wild Mags is struggling apparently because of the bar?
  6. Martinsville Daily

    Gas Prices Drop Again

    Gasoline prices in Virginia have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.66/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,081 stations in Virginia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.89/g, according to GasBuddy. Including the change locally during the past week, prices yesterday were 56.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 5.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 3.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 60.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The least expensive reported locations to buy gas in Martinsville are: Liberty Street Market, 1012 Liberty St, Martinsville, VA, $2.49 Exxon, 937 E Church St, Martinsville, VA, $2.49 Kroger, 240 Commonwealth Blvd W, Martinsville, VA, $2.49 Marathon, 101 Commonwealth Blvd W, Martinsville, VA, $2.49 "Average gas prices in the U.S. have fallen to their lowest in a month, following oil's continued slump as OPEC appears poised to adjust oil production levels and the U.S. nears its hitting 11 million barrels of oil pumped per day, the highest level ever," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "Oil bulls may see their day again this summer, but the prospects of higher oil supply have diminished the value of oil for the time being, and that's leading to what nearly every American has been rooting for as of late- lower gas prices. While many are still bitter over having to pay more than last year, prices certainly could have moved higher if there hadn't been pressure on OPEC to act now that the (previous) glut of crude oil has been absorbed into the market. We see gas prices falling slightly into late June or early July before odds rise of hurricane season leading to some volatility at the pump, which could lead prices higher short term."
  7. Martinsville Daily

    US Senate - VA 2018

    Fundamentally, it should be designed so that the members of a party determine who they want - not registered voters with no loyalty to the party participating with the sole intention of either messing it up or improving the position of the opposition.
  8. Martinsville Daily

    49 Applications Received for Cannabis Shops in Virginia

    Virginia has received 49 applications from medical cannabis companies hoping to be among the first to set up shop in the state, giving officials plenty of options as they prepare to hand out five licenses this summer. The applications, which required a $10,000 filing fee, were due last week to the Virginia Board of Pharmacy, which is planning to issue licenses to allow one medical cannabis oil dispensary in each of the state’s five health service areas. Several participants said the number of applications was slightly higher than they expected, indicating a strong interest from local entrepreneurs and established industry players looking for a foothold in Virginia. When they open, the facilities will be limited to selling cannabis oils. But the first wave of licensees could have a bigger role in the future if the state further relaxes medical marijuana laws or legalizes marijuana for recreational purposes.
  9. Martinsville Daily

    Jason McArthur Turner

    Jason McArthur Turner, 76, of Patrick Springs, Va., passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Blue Ridge Nursing Home in Stuart, Va. He was born in Patrick County, Va. on May 3, 1942 to the late John Homer Turner and the late Clemmie Kendrick Turner. He was also preceded in death by several brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Sarah Turner of the home; four sons, Jason W. (Pee Wee) Turner, Douglas W. Turner, William M. (Albert) Turner and wife Lynn and George (Randy) Turner; one daughter Sarah (Shorty) Cooke and husband Sammy; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren; six brothers Sammy, Nathan, Alan, Landis (Whitey), Ted and James (JD) Turner; one sister Marlene Dalton; and several nieces and nephews. The visitation will be Monday, June 18, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the chapel of Bassett Funeral Service and at other times at the home. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bassett Funeral Service with Minister Sammy Cooke and Minister Avery Preston officiating. Burial will follow in the Buffalo Ridge Church Cemetery. Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett is serving the Turner family.
  10. Martinsville Daily

    Brookdale food lion

    I remember it closing, but I missed out on the big sale!
  11. Martinsville Daily

    US Senate - VA 2018

    Like I said, the primary system is just messed up.
  12. Martinsville Daily

    Hortense Rorrer Crawford

    Hortense Rorrer Crawford, 93, of Collinsville, Va., passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Golden Living in Martinsville. She was born in Patrick County, Va. to the late Fred Rorrer and the late Fannie Lawless Rorrer. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Maynard Rorrer, J. W. Rorrer and English Rorrer. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Martinsville, Va. She loved her family and was a great cook. Her home was always open to her friends and family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Hortense is survived by three children, Betty Thompson (B.B.) of Axton, Va., Freddie Crawford of Collinsville and Barbara Mitchem (Phillip) of Collinsville; two granddaughters, Wendy Lawrence of Denton, N.C. and Teresa Davis of Martinsville; one great-grandson, Catlin Carter of Asheville, N.C.; brother, Calvin Rorrer of Patrick County; and sister, Maureen Blankenship of Collinsville. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Bassett Funeral Service Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ray Fields officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Burial Park. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to Mountain Valley Hospice and Collative Care, 730 East Church Street, Martinsville, VA 24112. Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett is serving the Crawford family.
  13. Martinsville Daily

    Martinsville Mustangs

    Coastal Plain is 22, Appy is 34.
  14. Martinsville Daily

    New Eating Places for Mville/Henry County?

    I"m all for it!
  15. Martinsville Daily

    Summer Heat Wave Arrives Today

    The National Weather Service is calling for hot weather through Wednesday with Heat index values above 100 degrees during the afternoon each day, with some areas exceeding 105 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday. In your forecast, 94 today and tomorrow, 96 Tuesday, 94 Wednesday, and 92 Thursday. By Friday we should be back in the 80’s.