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Time line for new school OK'd
New facility would open in August 2017
By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

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.

The new school would open in August 2017 under the time line, which Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) officials said is aggressive and could hit snags.

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Local programs showcased as secretary visits area

By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

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Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran visited Martinsville on Tuesday and saw a demonstration of a fire-fighting technique that he said created “a perfect example of why it’s important” for officials to visit different parts of the state.

Moran visited Henry County Public Safety’s firefighter training facility and Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.

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Racing college touted
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

The motorsports technology program at Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) could be a driving force that helps Henry County-Martinsville race toward a brighter economic future, according to two state officials.

Mary Rae Carter, a county native who now is Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s special adviser for rural partnerships, and Elizabeth Creamer, McAuliffe’s adviser on workforce development issues, toured the program’s facility in the Patriot Center at Beaver Creek industrial park on Tuesday.

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Sordid details emerge
McDonnells' trial focuses on marriage

RICHMOND — The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple’s marriage and the former first lady’s “crush” on a businessman who, according to prosecutors, lavished them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company.

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Movie illuminates Thurgood Marshall's life
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By DOUG POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

About 75 or 80 people gathered Monday in uptown Martinsville for a screening of “Thurgood,” a film about the late Thurgood Marshall, who was a lawyer for the NAACP before he became the first black member of the Supreme Court.

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