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22 hrs ago | Martinsville Bulletin

Agency funds at issue

Most of the money that Martinsville City Council gives agencies outside city government goes to ones that the city has legal or contractual obligations to support, according to city officials.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Free tax program yields results

With the arrival today of the federal tax deadline, the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville HOPE Coalition is finishing another year of free tax preparation for Martinsville & Henry County residents.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, Tax, Social Security, Personal Finance

Martinsville Bulletin

Groundbreaking set for industrial park

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday at Martinsville and Henry County's newest industrial park: Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

School funds urged

Despite urging from three speakers to increase local funding for the county schools, the Henry County Board of Supervisors on Monday made no changes to proposed school funding for the coming fiscal year.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Academy bid OK'd by board

The Henry County School Board on Thursday awarded the base bid for the second phase of construction at Magna Vista High School's Warrior Tech Academy.

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Related Topix: Thomas Jane, Longwood University

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Program details to be shared

The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. has scheduled an event at 11 a.m. today at Patrick Henry Community College's Frith Hall to announce the arrival an "innovative new program for the advanced film industry and advanced manufacturing" in the area, according to a news release.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

New EMS squad 'beneficial' to area

A new paid 13-member EMS squad in Henry County already is proving beneficial to the area, according to Public Safety Director Rodney Howell.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

SOL test changes welcomed

Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Jared Cotton said he is pleased the number of Standards of Learning tests has been reduced.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Martinsville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Latino Festival expands focus

Sharon Ortiz-Garcia , Jaime Herrera and Eli Salgado are among several local leaders putting together a Latino festival Saturday at the Smith River Sports Complex.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Epidemiology, Martinsville, VA

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Woman is denied bond

A woman charged in connection with the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in a burned Daewoo hatchback in 2011 will remain in jail.

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Related Topix: Stuart, VA, Bassett, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

Judge puts ruling on hold in plea deal

Henry County Circuit Court Judge David V. Williams will decide in June whether to accept a plea agreement offered Monday for a woman charged with embezzling more than $18,000 from a local school.

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Related Topix: Axton, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

City schools approve 2014-15 budget

The Martinsville School Board on Monday adopted a fiscal 2014-15 budget that requests a local appropriation of $6,936,601 for operating funds, an increase over the current fiscal year of $576,070, or 9 percent.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, Education Etc., James Madison University

Martinsville Bulletin

City council hears concerns over transfer of Section 8 office

Martinsville City Council on Monday heard concerns from west side residents about transferring the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program to Danville and the fate of the building that houses the program.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Two charged in Collinsville robbery

Two Martinsville men were charged in connection with the robbery of a Collinsville business following a brief pursuit Monday, according to a release from the Henry County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Collinsville, VA, Martinsville, VA

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Lawmakers welcome corps action

Federal lawmakers representing Southern Virginia applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' final approval of a permit needed for Henry County to begin developing Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Virginia, Senator Tim Kaine, US News, Representative Robert Hurt, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, US Governors, Tim Kaine

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Corps, county agree on permit

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted a final permit needed for the development of Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre to begin, ending a nearly three-year struggle by Henry County to get the permit.

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Martinsville Bulletin

Fund request OK'd

The Henry County Board of Supervisors on Thursday voted to allow the Henry County School Board to carry some funds from the current year into the next fiscal year.

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Martinsville Bulletin

Officials: Incubator drawing interest

New small businesses are showing interest in the West Piedmont Business Development Center as the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce begins managing it.

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

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Permit heads back to Corps

Having found no major problems with a draft permit, Henry County officials are optimistic they soon will receive federal approval to begin developing the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre planned near Ridgeway.

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Related Topix: Ridgeway, VA, US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Corps offers draft permit

Henry County officials' struggle for nearly three years to get a permit to develop Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre soon may be over.

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Related Topix: US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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