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  • Martinsville to erect tire barriers for NASCAR race

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martinsville Speedway will erect additional tire barriers in time for this weekend’s NASCAR races. International Speedway Corp. said Monday the tire barriers will be installed at the end of the backstretch…

  • Bassett Furniture plans new products, more stores

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Bassett Furniture plans to introduce new products and open several new stores. The Martinsville Bulletin (http://bit.ly/1BzdgOs ) reports that Bassett president and CEO Robert Spilman Jr. gave an outline of the…

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in December

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in December. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 10.6 percent. That’s up from 9.9…

  • Martinsville police investigate slayings of 2 men

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martinsville police are investigating the fatal shootings of two men and the wounding of another man. Police identified the victims as 30-year-old Orlando Akridge of Martinsville and 32-year-old Julius Keon Giggetts,…

  • Lightning ruled out as cause of Martinsville fire

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Investigators have ruled out lightning as a possible cause of a fire that caused more than half a million dollars damage to a former furniture plant in Martinsville. Martinsville fire marshal…

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in April

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in April. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 11.2 percent. That’s down from 11.7…