Martinsville Bulletin

BH Media Group purchases two Va. newspapers

BH Media Group continues to expand its newspaper holdings in Virginia.

The company announced on March 31 that it has acquired the Martinsville Bulletin and the Franklin News-Post in Rocky Mount from Haskell Newspapers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Elizabeth Haskell dies at 71

From the Martinsville Bulletin

Elizabeth Heim Haskell, a former state Secretary of Natural Resources and Martinsville City Council member who was named the 2005 Outstanding Virginian, died Tuesday at the Hock Family Pavilion hospice facility at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C.

Haskell, 71, built a career out of her concern for the environment and her community.

She served on the Martinsville City Council from 1996 to 2000 and focused on the issues of jobs and economic growth, environment, safety and education.