Martinsville Bulletin
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
PublisherGeorge H. Harris Jr.
EditorMichael Owens
Founded1889; 133 years ago (1889), as The Henry Bulletin
CountryUnited States
Circulation12,500 Mon-Fri
14,600 Sunday
OCLC number33396323

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 Lee Enterprises.


The paper was started in 1889, as a weekly publication called The Henry Bulletin,[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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. ^ "About The Henry bulletin. (Martinsville, Va.) 1889-193?". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  3. ^ Kozelsky, Holly (21 April 2010). "Bulletin lecture shares stories behind the stories". Martinsville Bulletin. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  4. ^ BH Media buys two Virginia newspapers. Richmond Times-Dispatch (March 31, 2015). Retrieved March 31, 2015.