Body found in Smith River in Henry County identified as missing N.C. man
FIELDALE, Va. – UPDATE - 6:16 p.m. Dec. 01, 2020Authorities have identified the man found dead in the Smith River in late October. Henry County Sheriff’s Office deputies found his car in the 2700 block of Fairystone Park Highway in Bassett. The preliminary autopsy results showed no apparent signs of foul play or homicide, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. At about 11:13 a.m., Perry said the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a call that someone saw a body floating down the Smith River. Swift water rescue scene in Henry County along Smith River on Oct. 29, 2020 (WSLS 10)ORIGINAL STORY - 12:23 p.m. Oct. 29, 2020A swift water rescue is underway in Henry County Thursday afternoon.
Professional fisher or novice hopeful: This is the best fishing in this area
Fishing at Smith River. If you want to actually get on the river, Smith River Outfitters can provide a boat, shuttle service and a guided tour. (Photo credit: Smith River Outfitters) (Martinsville - Henry County)Whether you wade in the water or stand on the shore while fishing, be sure to take a look around. You can snag a waterproof map book detailing the features of the river at the Martinsville - Henry County Visitor Center. Learn more about the Smith River and all the fishing that can be done there by clicking here.
The Memorial Day weather outlook allows many of us to finally dry out some
The bulk of the rain fell in Franklin and Henry Counties, where we saw the Smith River rise, flash flooding concerns, mudslides, trees down and more weather impacts. Franklin and Henry Cos. rainfall estimates (WSLS)An areal flood warning for the city of Martinsville and Henry County continues until 11 a.m. The Smith River at Martinsville is starting to drop after reaching minor flood stage last night, the highest levels we’ve seen there since 2010. We’ll start the day with clouds, but the sun should peek through during the afternoon. Memorial Day planner (WSLS)Tuesday looks pretty quiet too, but eventually, rain chances will start to creep back up.