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Kids’ Mental Health Still Strained from Pandemic

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My Family Reunion at the Bassett Historical Center

When I was growing up, neither side of my family spoke too much about our family history. Sure, there was the occasional story told and names were mentioned, but no real connections were made to past generations that would have been “before our time.” I grew up knowing who my grandparents were, but not much beyond them. People would come up to me and say we were cousins, but I would have no idea how we were related (and this included some folks who I shared a last name with). Now I am not blaming my family or holding them solely responsible for not passing down that knowledge; it was just that the topics never came up and as a youth, I never asked.
BASSETT, VA

Henry County Fair returns for its second year

The Henry County Fair is set to take place at the Martinsville Speedway from Wednesday, Sept. 21 to Saturday, Sept. 24. Hosted by Henry County Parks and Recreation, the fair includes rides, games, and food provided by Cole Rides. Roger Adams, director of the county’s Parks and Recreation Department, said...

Annual scholarship ride to continue

The Jennifer Short Memorial Scholarship Bike/Car Ride will continue with a new organizer at the helm. The ride, which funds a scholarship for Bassett High School students in Jennifer Short’s memory, will be organized by Ruth Ann Shields, with the Fraternal Order of Eagles handling much of the financial side.
BASSETT, VA

New Martinsville store offers local artists a place to sell

Made in Martinsville, a new store in Uptown Martinsville, will provide a place for local artists and artisans to sell their goods. When Forrest Forschmiedt and his wife decided to downsize from the hustle and bustle of life in Seattle, they moved to Greensboro. With a background in small business management and accounting, Forschmiedt was no stranger to the inner workings of local businesses and how they operated. He was also no stranger to creativity, creating and selling his own goods.
MARTINSVILLE, VA

Martinsville Speedway to celebrate 75th anniversary of first race on Sept. 7

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, Martinsville Speedway will welcome fans to the track for an evening of activities on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To thank fans for their continuous support over 75 years, Martinsville Speedway will offer free Martinsville Hot Dogs, cold beverages, birthday cake, live music, iconic photo moments with the 75th anniversary logo and Martinsville Speedway grandfather clock, and track laps for fans in their personal vehicles. All activities are free to the public for the track’s iconic 75th anniversary.

Virginia Museum of Natural History’s upcoming Waynesboro branch campus enters detailed design stage, updated project timeline announced

Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) branch campus in Waynesboro has reached another major milestone, as museum officials announced this week that VMNH has partnered with Richmond-based Glavé & Holmes Architecture to create the detailed designs of the new museum facility and to see the construction project through to completion.
WAYNESBORO, VA