Martinsville area becoming known for breaking records
Monthly we are reminded by the Virginia Employment Commission that Martinsville has the highest unemployment rate in the state. We are also occasionally reminded that we also have one of the highest teen pregnancy rates, free lunch qualifiers for school children, obesity rates, and one of the lowest educational averages. The Martinsville Bulletin has begun a series of articles highlighting the area as having one of the highest suicide rates in the state. WSET-TV is also reporting Henry County has one of the lowest per car seat usages in the state. It might also be noted we have more news reporting entities per capita than other areas.