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Don’t stall 9-1-1, call 2-1-1

January 13, 2022

As many parts of Virginia are preparing for another winter storm this weekend, Henry County residents are reminded to only call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

Examples of emergencies include life-threatening or traumatic injuries that pose a high risk of death or the loss of a limb.

Henry County counters City’s effort to force reversion agreement

January 5, 2022

The Henry County Board of Supervisors approved a motion during its organizational meeting on Jan. 4 to file a complaint for declaratory judgement in the Henry County Circuit Court to stop the City of Martinsville’s attempt to force the Board into a voluntary agreement which it has already rejected.

The court judgement would put a halt to the City’s bid to use a third-party, private arbitrator to rule on a matter where it lacks both jurisdiction and authority. The Board of Supervisors voted Dec. 10 to reject the proposed settlement agreement and Martinsville is attempting to have an arbitrator force the County to vote in favor of the agreement.

Burn ban lifted in Henry County

January 4, 2022

The county-wide ban on outdoor burning, as authorized by Henry County Code Sec. 9-202, has been lifted effective Jan. 4, 2022.

While the recent rainfall and snow have made conditions favorable enough to continue outdoor burning, the public should still exercise safe practices.