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9 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Basset Man Killed in Henry County Car Crash

Henry Co., VA- State Police say a Bassett man was killed in an accident in Henry County Saturday night after he tried speeding away from deputies attempting to pull him over.

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Related Topix: Bassett, VA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

School funds urged

Henry County Education Association President Dorothy Carter urged the Henry County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to consider meeting the school system's budgetary needs next year - even if it means raising property taxes by 10 percent.

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Martinsville Bulletin

Family told of driver's death 2 days after wreck

A Ridgeway man who was injured in a motorcycle-pickup collision on Saturday died later that day, according to the family and the Virginia State Police, but his family said they were not notified for two days.

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Related Topix: Ridgeway, VA, Axton, VA, Ringgold, VA, Pittsylvania County, VA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Area banks announce merger plan

Martinsville-based MainStreet BankShares Inc. and Danville-based American National Bankshares Inc. announced Monday they plan to merge effective in January, pending approval by regulators and MainStreet shareholders.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, Union Hall, VA, Collinsville, VA, Ridgeway, VA, Roanoke, VA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Arrest made in store robbery

Martinsville Bulletin, Inc. P. O. Box 3711 204 Broad Street Martinsville, Virginia 24115 276-638-8801 Toll Free: 800-234-6575 A North Carolina man was arrested in connection with a robbery early Saturday in Ridgeway, according to a news release.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, Ridgeway, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

News from Martinsville, Virginia

Martinsville Bulletin, Inc. P. O. Box 3711 204 Broad Street Martinsville, Virginia 24115 276-638-8801 Toll Free: 800-234-6575 Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce's first Member Appreciation Night was hosted by Martinsville Speeday Friday night.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Two enter pleas in death

Less than 24 hours before their trial on murder charges was set to begin this morning in Henry County Circuit Court, two men entered Alford pleas Sunday night in connection with a 2010 convenience store slaying.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Rocky Mount, VA, Bassett, VA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Marijuana plants seized in Bassett

Martinsville Bulletin, Inc. P. O. Box 3711 204 Broad Street Martinsville, Virginia 24115 276-638-8801 Toll Free: 800-234-6575 Area law enforcement seized $738,500 worth of marijuana plants along with other items in the Bassett area on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Bassett, VA, Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Seized money goes into law enforcement

According to Henry County Commonwealth's Attorney Andrew Nester, a current asset forfeiture case serves as a good explanation for how the county deals with seized money.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, Drugs

Martinsville Bulletin

Team notes changes in Cuba in six years of mission trips

Villa Heights Baptist Church has sent a mission team to Cuba off and on for about six years, according to the church's pastor, the Rev.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Villa Heights, VA, Fidel Castro

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Seniors get tips and advice to avoid being scam victims

Deborah H. Bell of the Virginia Attorney General's Office advises seniors on "How to Avoid Being Scammed" at a seminar Wednesday at the Henry County Administration Building.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Martinsville, VA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Nanaimo Daily News

a Us manufacturer who fought back: Book tells gritty story of fight against Chinese imports

Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy.

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Related Topix: Furniture, Bassett Furniture Industries, Galax, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Time bank encourages helping others

A new area program can offer assistance to those who need a little help and are willing to offer a little help in return.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, Charlottesville, VA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Police still seek leads in 2002 Short case

Twelve years after the shooting deaths of the Short family, Henry County Sheriff's Office investigators are continuing to pursue new ideas and suggestions on the case.

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Related Topix: Oak Level, VA, Martinsville, VA, Patrick Springs, VA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

C-PEG awards $31K grant to wood firm

Mike Grogan , president and chief financial officer of Southeastern Wood Products, receives a $31,960 grant check from Clay Campbell , immediate past president of C-PEG, and April Haynes, executive director of the Martinsville Area Community Foundation.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, Small Business, Personal Finance

Martinsville Bulletin

Annual Short ride will be Sunday

Organizers of the 12th annual Jennifer Short Memorial Scholarship Bike/Car Ride expect to have 300 to 400 participants in Sunday's ride.

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Related Topix: Weather, Collinsville, VA, Martinsville, VA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Arrest made in store robbery

Martinsville Bulletin, Inc. P. O. Box 3711 204 Broad Street Martinsville, Virginia 24115 276-638-8801 Toll Free: 800-234-6575 A Hillsville man has been charged with robbery in connection with an incident at Read's Grocery in Spencer on Aug. 10, according to a release from the Henry County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, Hillsville, VA, Spencer, VA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Project attempts to spark innovation among youth

William Baptist and Johnny Buck, cofounders of Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival, are shown at Rooster Walk 4 in 2012.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Mall proposal rejected by city council

Above, John Mulherin, vice president of government relations for Hull Storey Gibson, speaks Tuesday to the Martinsville City Council.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Police look for clues in string of robberies

A convenience store robbery in Spencer is not believed to be related to two other recent county robberies, according to Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry.

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Related Topix: Spencer, VA, Stanleytown, VA, Bassett, VA

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