Fieldale, VA

Hometown Eats: Rocky Mount Burger Company

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WDBJ) - Rocky Mount is known for a vibrant music scene and for the past 5 years, it’s also been known for some delicious burgers. “Once we got the name right, everything started clicking,” said owner Brian Hochstein. Owning a restaurant was a bucket list...
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Smith Mountain Eagle

Local man charged with murder in New York

The murder of a New York physician’s assistant — allegedly at the hands of a Smith Mountain Lake resident — has created headlines throughout the country, even making the pages of People magazine. Jacob Klein, 40, of Wirtz, was taken into custody in New York on April...
Franklin News Post

Double points are on the line at FCS

CALLAWAY—Saturday night’s first of two Independence Day Weekend races at Franklin County Speedway (FCS) features double points in all divisions competing on the card. The Super Street divisions will take to the track in a 40-lap contest paying $1,000 to the winner with an extra $300 on the line as a bounty has been posted for anyone who can beat two-time winner Jimmy Mullins.

Hometown Veterans: From combat Navy veteran to quilter

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Growing up without can hurt you or motivate you to great levels. For Todd Cassell, he craved more than the small town of Collinsville, Virginia. “I grew up very poor. We grew up with not a whole lot. We lived in a single wide trailer, I had a single mom who raised my sister and myself. I knew junior year in high school, the military was calling me and I needed to get away and start developing my own thing,” said Cassell.

Sens. Warner, Kaine announce $2.1M in funds for Martinsville-based manufacturing partnership

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — On Thursday afternoon, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) announced a total of $2,140,321 in federal funding for the A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP) — also known as GENEDGE Alliance — in Martinsville. These funds — which come from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of […]

Pelham hosts Family Fun Day

Pelham Community Center was the setting Friday afternoon for the Family Fun Day event that provided free of charge food and fun for the community. The center had a lot of help from other sponsors in the area including Cool Beans Ag Program sponsored by National Women in Ag with Director Selina Thornton; Caswell County Health Collaborative; and Danville Baptist Church Tutorial Program which has 40 sites with four in Caswell County (Pelham Community Center, Pinnacle, Yanceyville, and Milton) and many more volunteers.

Limited Time Promotion at Carter Bank & Trust

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (June 27, 2022) – For a limited time, Carter Bank & Trust (NASDAQ: CARE) is offering both individuals and businesses long and short-term alternatives for increasing their savings and growing their money, through its Take Your Pick savings promotion. Starting today, when customers open a checking account...

Community Calendar

Stuart Farmer’s Market 8 a.m. to noon. Rook, music and more from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bassett Ruritan Club. Variety bingo fundraiser for Bassett Moose Lodge, 7 p.m. Cascade School Community Center Music and Dance from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Uptown Martinsville Farmers Market from 7...

Smith Mountain Lake Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program Celebrates Thirty-Six Years

The Smith Mountain Lake Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program (SMLWQMP), administered by scientists from Ferrum College in collaboration with the Smith Mountain Lake Association (SMLA), is celebrating its thirty-sixth anniversary this year. Initiated in 1987, the program has functioned each year to monitor the water quality in Smith Mountain Lake and to encourage active participation of the lake community in protecting this resource.

Museum slates two free open houses in July

A view of the dining room in the Stokes County Historical Society Museum of Regional History, housed in the 1854 Wilson Fulton House. (Submitted photo) A sitting room in the Stokes County Historical Society Museum of Regional History, housed in the 1854 Wilson Fulton House. (Submitted photo) Area residents will...

WHEE sports

The Mustangs beat the HiToms last night 6-3. Martinsville is 12-14 on the season and in third place in the West. The West is led by Savannah at 20-8 and Morehead leads the East at 19-7. The Mustangs play away at Finch Field against the HiToms tonight. Washington Nationals. The...


(Obituaries air at 8:25 a.m., 9:55 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 4:25 p.m., and 5:25 p.m.) Sheri Matthews Carrico, 57, died Tuesday, June 28. She was a native of Martinsville. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 1 p.m., at Bon Air United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the reception that immediately follows the Church service. Affinity Funeral Service is in charge.

Virginia to receive more than $2 million in federal funding for Martinsville-based manufacturing partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDBJ) - The Commonwealth of Virginia will receive over $2 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP), also known as GENEDGE in Martinsville, According to U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (both D-VA).