Uh, false alarm.
It was just that taxpayer-funded "tour group" making another visit to the area:
State tour group sees region's attractionsI have this image of Rosalee sitting at her Tourism Department Command Center console, her mind having drifted far far away in contemplation of a day when she and her department would be put to the test and called into action on a moment's notice should a tourist wander into the region, when one of her minions runs in (a la Ghostbusters) and breathlessly cries out, "We got one," and Rosalee and the entire tourism staff leap to their feet, straighten their hair, check to see their zippers are zipped, slip over their heads their official Tourism Department crowd control whistles, collide with one another in the doorway, and, after a brief moment of exhilarating confusion, flow out to greet the "tourists." Taxpayer-paid not withstanding.
By Mac McLean, Danville Register & Bee staff writer
Martinsville-Henry County Tourism Director David Rotenizer picked up a tour group from their hotels at 8 a.m. Wednesday and took them to the Martinsville Speedway, where they did two laps around the track in their tour bus.
... the tour group - a mixture of staff from Virginia’s ten welcome centers and the Richmond-based Virginia Tourism Corporation - had stopped by several of the region’s attractions ...
“We really tried to wow them and we did,” Danville Tourism Director Rosalee Maxwell said ... (link)
Expect to read a lot about the burgeoning tourism industry in the area in coming day.