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Sunday Aug 17 | Martinsville Bulletin

Politicians work the festival crowd

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, was talking with constituents - and buying peaches.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Glade Hill, VA, Stanley, VA

Sunday Aug 17 | Martinsville Bulletin

Fruit, music and more bring fans to Patrick

At the 27th annual Virginia State Peach Festival, he sat in a folding chair on a hill overlooking a natural amphitheater as Evan & Dana, a bluesy rock duo from Greensboro, N.C., performed.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Critz, VA, Patrick Springs, VA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

State peach festival set for Saturday in Stuart

In this photo from the 2012 Virginia State Peach Festival, peaches sit ready for sale.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Stuart, VA

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Man's illness led to relocation, charity work in South Sudan

A Patrick County man turned his struggle with a disease into efforts to improve life for people in South Sudan.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Sudan, Stuart, VA, Tribal

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Four criteria must be met to issue an AMBER Alert

That happened locally on Tuesday, when an AMBER Alert was issued for a 3-year-old Patrick County boy suspected of being abducted by his father.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Patrick County Sheriff's Office Holds Press Conference on Canceled Amber Alert

Patrick Co., VA- The Patrick County Sheriff's Office held a press conference Wednesday announcing the Amber Alert is off and three-year-old Tommy Lee Able Engle from Critz had been found safe.

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Related Topix: Critz, VA

Tue Aug 05, 2014

WRIC-TV Richmond

Amber Alert: Boy, 3, Abducted by Father in Patrick County

Virginia State Police have issued an Amber Alert Tommy Lee Able Engle, a three-year-old boy believed abducted from Patrick County.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

PHCC pulls out of Franklin County site

PHCC President Angeline Godwin said financial issues prompted the change, which will be effective for the 2014-15 school year.

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Related Topix: Franklin County, VA, Henry, VA, Henry County, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

City falls in jobless rankings

Martinsville's jobless rate declined in June and dropped to the second-highest rate in Virginia, while Henry County's rate increased slightly, according to data released Wednesday by the Virginia Employment Commission.

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

Martinsville Bulletin

After early frost, Patrick peach growers optimistic

Doug Wade, who operates Wade's Orchard along Route 8 in Patrick County, said his orchard lost 70 to 80 percent of its early-season peaches due to cold weather around Easter.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, Weather, Agriculture, Science, Food, Food Festival, Critz, VA

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