I loved the Henry County promo and now I’ve found that Martinsville has put out a new promo video as well. It’s ironic that the preview slide for the video is skyline of Atlanta, Georgia, I know. For the most part, it’s a really good video. Martinsville really does have a lot going for it. The buildings in Uptown are beautiful. The people are wonderful. There’s a great greenway, the Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail, snaking all the way through town and is being expanded. Real estate is cheap. Groceries are cheap. Restaurants are cheap. The local community college puts on several high-quality musicals every year. There is a good improv group in Uptown Martinsville (TheatreWorks Players) and the tickets are cheap. The Rives Theatre, also in Uptown, has good musicians in all the time. All the ingredients are there for Martinsville (and Uptown in particular) to absolutely flourish. All that is missing is the catalyst and it’s anyone’s guess as to what that will be. I, for one, am convinced that it will eventually happen.