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Patrick County newspaper The Enterprise expands into Martinsville Henry County

HENRY COUNTY – The first edition of the Henry County Enterprise is now available in several locations in Martinsville and Henry County. "The response has been overwhelmingly positive" said Debbie Hall, editor of the publication that is dedicated to community journalism and telling the stories of the communities it serves. "We are gratified by the interest in and feedback to the first edition," Hall said. "Our publisher,  Mike Showell, is dedicated to preserving community journalism. He believes chronicling and sharing the stories of communities is essential. 

"Wendi Craig, our sales and marketing manager, did a fantastic job in generating advertising for the first edition.

"We are proud of the end product and we are looking forward to the next edition in December," Hall said. The Henry County Enterprise and The Enterprise in Patrick County both are owned by Virginia Media Inc., a subsidiary of Mountain Media LLC, in Lewisburg, W. Va. The company owns and publishes newspapers in both states. The Enterprise in Patrick County is based in Stuart, and covers the communities in and around Patrick County. Its first edition was printed in 1876, making it one of the oldest continuously operating businesses in that community. In addition to The Enterprise in Patrick County and now Henry County, the company's newspapers in Virginia include the Salem Times Register, The Radford News Journal, The News Messenger in Radford, The Fincastle Herald and others. To submit story ideas, contact Hall at (276) 694-3101 or email To become part of our advertising family, contact Craig at (276) 340-2445 or email

The Henry County Enterprise Is available at the following locations: Riverview Flowers Cunningham Tire Historic John D. Bassett Event Center/EMI Bassett Funeral Services Bassett Historical Society Old Lake Market, Fairystone Park Highway Spencer-Penn Centre Old Country Store, 58 West  Eastwood General Store, Irisburg Road Pacific Bay Steak & Seafood Sportlanes Town Gun Shop Najjar’s Pizza Haven Kings Mountain Animal Clinic Elizabeth's Pizza; location at Va. 57/58, Leatherwood Elizabeth's Pizza; location Collinsville Elizabeth's Pizza; location Patrick Co. Garfield's Dodge Store JR’s Music Store (old Woodall’s Music)  Bryant Radio Supply Clarence’s Steak & Seafood Circle K stores Woody's Supermarket, Ridgeway Dr. Jon’s Urgent Care Center Spencer Group Real Estate & Auction Henry County Administration Building Ridgeway Library Wright Funeral Home Hamdy Medical Center  Sirloin House Chopstix Asian Cuisine Famous Subs and More Virginia Museum of Natural History Martinsville Smiles PLLC Simply The Best Family YMCA-Martinsville Ashbrook Audiology & Hearing Aid Center Third Bay Cafe Rising Suns Breads Walsh’s Chicken & More Wigs Unlimited Mike Haley Vacuum Services Center Uptown Pinball  Skip’s Restaurant Jerry’s Pizza New College Institute Martinsville Henry County Economic Development Corp. Larry and Alley Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont Piedmont Arts Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce Jewelers Edge El Rancho

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