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17 hrs ago | Martinsville Bulletin

Help still sought in shooting

No arrests have been made in the continuing investigation into the homicides of brothers Alfonso and Noel Navarro-Pena, said Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry.

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Related Topix: Axton, VA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

NCI staff begins to move in

On Monday, New College Institute administrators and staff members began moving into the institute's new building on the Baldwin Block uptown, although construction is not quite finished yet.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Rocky Mount man is Goodwill's - Achiever of the Year'

Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Allen Woods of Rocky Mount poses with a letter he received from U.S. Senator Mark Warner congratulating Woods on being chosen Goodwill Industries' Achiever of the Year.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA, Prison, Martinsville, VA, Ferrum, VA

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Cousinconnect.com

Genealogy Query - SACCARY : ZACHARY : ZACHRY : ZACK : ZAKERY

We are currently looking for male Zachary descendants to provide their DNA for this project.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

Martinsville Bulletin

PAA to bring artist to 19 area schools for sculpture program

Washington, D.C.-based artist Kevin Reese works with a student in Wausau, Wisconsin, to create a mobile during a 2007 residency.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Libertarian is seeking Hurt's seat

Libertarian congressional candidate Paul Jones admitted he still is learning about Henry County and Martinsville, never having visited the area before.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Martinsville, VA, Paul Jones, Country, Representative Robert Hurt, Tax

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Unpaved roads get speed limit

Drivers had been allowed to travel up to 55 mph on unpaved roads, but that changed Tuesday when a new state law hit the books.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Leaders reflect on Civil Rights Act

Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Baines Johnson signing the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964, and some local people said the act has led to improvements, but issues remain.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, African-American, Martinsville, VA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Paddock Talk

Martinsville Speedway President Set For Celebration Dunking

Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell has come up with a novel but beneficial way to stay cool at Celebration 2014: he's going to sit in a dunking booth for three hours to help raise money for the Fuel for Families Food Drive.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

City's jobless rate again top in state

Martinsville's unemployment rate improved slightly in May but it remained the state's highest at 10.8 percent, according to data released Tuesday by the Virginia Employment Commission.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, Virginia, Henry, VA, Patrick County, VA

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Affidavit: Both men shot in head

Two brothers who were found dead over the weekend suffered gunshot wounds to the head, according to an affidavit filed with a search warrant in Henry County Circuit Court.

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Related Topix: Axton, VA, Martinsville, VA, Cell Phones, Electronics

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Adkins, Stanley differ on Medicaid

State Sen. Bill Stanley's budget amendment that barred the governor from expanding Medicaid without General Assembly approval is being criticized by Martinsville Mayor Kim Adkins, who hopes to win his legislative seat next year.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Martinsville, VA, Health Insurance, Glade Hill, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Brothers found slain

The pickup at left was found on Daniel Road, Axton, with the body of Alfonso Navarro-Pena.

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Related Topix: Axton, VA, Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Guard finishes grading, - phenomenal' experience

The Virginia National Guard had a "phenomenal" experience in Henry County while rough-grading a lot at the Patriot Centre at Beaver Creek industrial park, according to Guard Capt.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

YMCA seeks city financial support for bike program

Members of the Martinsville City Council visited the Martinsville YMCA Tuesday to learn about its programs.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, Collinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Public safety issues aired

Martinsville Commonwealth's Attorney Clay Gravely and Martinsville Police Chief Sean Dunn spoke and answered questions from city residents at a town hall meeting Gravely hosted at Albert Harris Elementary School on Wednesday evening.

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

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

City planners may propose name for Chatham Road

Martinsville City Council members on Tuesday were advised that they likely will receive a recommendation to rename Chatham Road soon.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Franklin News-Post

Two county women vie for Miss Virginia title

Two Franklin County women will vie for the title of Miss Virginia during the 2014 Miss Virginia Scholarship Pageant this week.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Franklin County, VA, Penhook, VA, Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Grading winds down at Patriot Centre

The Virginia National Guard lot grading project at Patriot Centre at Beaver Creek Industrial Park has been a success, according to County Administrator Tim Hall.

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Related Topix: Virginia, US National Guard, US Military, Martinsville, VA, Fredericksburg, VA, Bassett, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Noise ordinance OK'd in Henry County

An amended version of a proposed animal noise ordinance was approved by the Henry County Board of Supervisors in a 3-2 vote Tuesday evening.

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Related Topix: Buchanan, VA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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