Head-on collision on Craddock Road in Ridgeway injures 3

Three people were injured Monday afternoon in a head-on collision on Craddock Road near Ridgeway. The crash occurred about 2:30 p.m. when a Ford Mustang and a Toyota Tacoma truck ran into each other near Eggleston Falls Road. One of the victims was airlifted to a hospital outside of the area, but the severity of…

Shooting death at house in Bassett

Henry County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting late Thursday afternoon in Basestt. At approximately 5:45 p.m. the Henry County 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call of a gunshot victim at 683 Murry Hill Lane. The dispatcher indicated the victim had been shot in the head. “There is an incident at Murry Hill resulting in…

Fire at Southern Finishing in Martinsville

The Martinsville Fire Department responded to a report of a dustbin fire at Southern Finishing Co. on Saturday evening. Firefighters arrived at 801 E. Church St. at about 6, and one engine truck and one ladder truck quickly brought the blaze under control. Firefighters remained on the scene into the evening. The cause of the…

The Death of Seth Kanode

My colleague, Holly Kozelsky, called me one day and said she had read a tribute I had posted online about a good friend and one of the all-around best guys I ever knew, Seth Kanode. Holly wanted to write a story about Seth and asked if I would comment. I obliged. Later that week I…