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NCI building delayed
Weather to blame for construction slowdown
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Bad weather in recent months has delayed completion of the New College Institute (NCI) building under construction on the Baldwin Block uptown.

Construction is progressing, however, and Martinsville City Council members were pleased with what they saw during a tour of the building on Tuesday.

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Stabilization fund abolished

Martinsville City Council on Tuesday abolished the city’s electric rate stabilization fund, which recently was depleted.

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Board OKs budget
Tax rates also adopted

By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

The Henry County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the fiscal year 2014-2015 county budget and school budget.

The supervisors also adopted tax rates for the upcoming fiscal year, which will last from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015.

The tax rates for the new budget are unchanged from this year — $0.488 per $100 of assessed value for real estate and $1.48 per $100 of assessed value for personal property (including motor vehicles) and for machinery and tools/business equipment.

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High schools earn national honor
By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Both Henry County high schools received silver medals in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best High School Rankings.

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Earth Day celebrated locally
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Local officials celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday.

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Program prepares teachers
Offered by Longwood through NCI

A Longwood University program offered in Martinsville is making dreams of a college degree come true for students who otherwise might not be able to achieve that goal.

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