October 18, 2012

Black & Decker is partnering with Richard Petty Motorsports and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Marcos Ambrose. The Black & Decker-branded No. 9 Ford Fusion will race at four primary races: Kansas on Oct. 21, Martinsville on Oct. 28, Phoenix on Nov. 11 and Homestead-Miami on Nov. 18.

July 5, 2012

Northwest True Value Hardware, a Roanoke-based chain of six retail outlets, will open a new store near Ridgeway in early 2013, according to an article in the Martinsville Bulletin.

The 20,000-sq.-ft. structure will carry traditional hardware categories, lawn and garden, Benjamin Moore Paint, and niche items such as the Lodge Cast Iron brand of cookware, an American-made product.