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1 hr ago | Martinsville Bulletin

Time line for new school OK'd

The Henry County School Board on Tuesday approved a projected time line for acquiring land, design, bidding and construction of a school to consolidate and replace Collinsville Primary and John Redd Smith Elementary, provided funding is obtained.

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Related Topix: Collinsville, VA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

PSA to take two sewer lagoons out of service

Two Henry County sewer lagoons soon will be decommissioned, saving the county money in the long term and also providing environmental benefits.

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Related Topix: Fieldale, VA, Martinsville, VA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Sales tax 'holiday' signals school year

Schools in Henry County and Martinsville will start the new school year Aug. 11, and the Virginia Department of Taxation is helping consumers get ready.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Voters now required to show photo ID

A new voter identification law that took effect July 1 means now is the time for any Virginia voter who does not have an acceptable form of photo ID to get one - and local registrars can help.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, Patrick County, VA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Brothers slain in Axton: Police keep focus on - follow-up'

With two men behind bars in connection with the June slayings of two brothers in Axton, the Henry County Sheriff's Office is focused on continuing its investigation and preparing the cases for court, Sheriff Lane Perry said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Axton, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Early release eyed for some drug felons

Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted recently that would dramatically reduce the nation's prison population over time.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Martinsville, VA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Council to give break on BPOL

Two measures that Martinsville City Council plans to implement are aimed at saving small businesses money as well as attracting more such businesses to the city.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Martinsville Mixes Job Searching With Baseball

Job seekers on the Southside got lucky on Wednesday. The Martinsville and Henry County Chamber of Commerce held a big job fair with 500 positions available.

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Martinsville Bulletin

Companies may have 500 jobs open at fair

An estimated 500 jobs will be available at the community job fair today before the Martinsville Mustangs game, according to officials with the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

DRBA volunteers spruce up banks of Smith River

Lisa Perez, along with her sons Dillon and Aidan Hall, cleans up along the Smith River recently as part of a Dan River Basin Association event to keep the riverbanks free of trash.

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Related Topix: Fieldale, VA, Martinsville, VA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Area is in early drought

Henry County and Martinsville are abnormally dry, but rainfall is expected throughout this week, according to the National Weather Service.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Martinsville, VA, Danville, VA, Pittsylvania County, VA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Zoning change at issue at public hearing

A public hearing will be held at the 6 p.m. meeting of the Henry County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday on a rezoning request for a proposed Dollar General store across from Sanville Elementary School.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Survey on name in works

Keeping the name "really is not an option," said commission member Ellen Wood, because of the confusion it is causing emergency services and mail carriers in connection with another Chatham Road in Henry County.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

WSET-TV Lynchburg

2 arrested in deaths of Henry County siblings

Media outlets report 24-year-old Jonathan Rivera-Olvera of Fieldale and 33-year-old James Travis Moore of Ridgeway were arrested this week.

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Related Topix: Fieldale, VA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Business park draws interest

Above, a vehicle works to clear and "grub" or pile up trees at the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre in the Ridgeway area.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Security, Ridgeway, VA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Gen Y-NOT?'

New College Institute Executive Director William Wampler addresses college interns and young professionals from throughout the region who recently participated in the first "Gen Y-NOT?" regional tour.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, Danville, VA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Local students considering careers in law enforcement

James Mills and William Hatchett, who recently attended the Junior Law Cadet program, both are considering going into law enforcement as a career.

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Related Topix: Bassett, VA, Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

'Warrant sweep' conducted

A warrant sweep in the city of Martinsville on Friday resulted in 11 outstanding warrants and three summons being served against nine people, according to a news release from the Martinsville Police Department.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

School officials tapped

The Henry County School board on Thursday appointed Wendy Durham, principal of Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School, as the school division's director of K-12 instruction, and named Corbin Campbell, an assistant principal at F-C, that school's new principal.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Axton, VA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Store hits snag

Following a public hearing, the Henry County Planning Commission unanimously voted Wednesday not to endorse the construction of a Dollar General across from Sanville Elementary School.

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