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The Martinsville Bulletin is a daily newspaper serving the city of Martinsville and the surrounding Henry County, Virginia. The Bulletin's roots date back to 1889, and it is the oldest continuously run business in Martinsville.[1] The paper is currently published six days a week, Monday through Friday and Sunday. It is owned by BH Media Group, a division of Berkshire Hathaway, who acquired it in 2015.

Martinsville Bulletin
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Berkshire Hathaway
PublisherGeorge H. Harris Jr.
EditorMichael Owens
Headquarters204 Broad St.
Martinsville, Virginia 24115
 United States
Circulation12,500 Mon-Fri
14,600 Sunday


The paper was started in 1889 as a weekly publication called the Henry Bulletin, serving Henry County and Martinsville. The Bulletin increased its publication frequency, until it eventually became a daily paper in 1935 and was renamed The Daily Bulletin.[2]

In a deal announced on March 31, 2015, the Bulletin and the Franklin News-Post were purchased from Haskell Newspapers by BH Media Group. Haskell Newspapers was a company privately owned by the Haskell family. The Haskell family bought the Martinsville Bulletin in 1948.[3] With the culmination of the purchase, BH Media owns nine daily newspapers in Virginia.


  1. ^ CMP Information (2004). Benn's media, Volume 3. Benn Business Information Services. p. 300. ISBN 9780863825576.
  2. ^ Kozelsky, Holly (21 April 2010). "Bulletin lecture shares stories behind the stories". Martinsville Bulletin. Retrieved 18 May 2015.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ BH Media buys two Virginia newspapers. Richmond Times-Dispatch (March 31, 2015). Retrieved March 31, 2015.

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