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Griffith: Review and revamp all of Secret Service
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By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Following several high-visibility security breaches, the Secret Service needs a top-down review, according to 9th District U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith.

“Clearly, they need to re-examine everything that they’re doing,” said Griffith, R-Salem. “They’ve had a number of significant mistakes made. It has fortunately not led to anyone being seriously harmed, but it could have.”

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Secret Services director resigns

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

President Barack Obama “concluded new leadership of that agency was required,” said spokesman Josh Earnest.

High-ranking lawmakers from both parties had urged her to step down after her poorly received testimony to Congress a day earlier.

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Suspect in robberies jailed
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A Martinsville man is being held in the Henry County Jail without bond in connection with two robberies Tuesday.

David Michael Martin, 32, of 222 Moss St., was arrested Wednesday without incident while walking on U.S. 220 Business near the U.S. 58 intersection, according to a Henry County Sheriff’s Office news release.

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Breast cancer awareness targeted
Speedway is proud to be pink
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By HARRISON HAMLET - Bulletin Staff Writer

The Martinsville Speedway is tickled pink.

In what is becoming an autumn tradition at the track, breast cancer survivors, along with representatives from the speedway, Chevrolet and the American Cancer Society, are bringing their message of awareness to racing fans by painting the curbs along the inside of the corners of the half-mile oval pink.

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BHS to have ‘Pink Games’ for Ladies First
By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Bassett High School will hold Pink Games today and Friday to increase awareness about breast cancer and raise funds for the Ladies First: MHC Community Breast Health Initiative.

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Cooking blamed for Ridgeway fire
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A fire that destroyed a mobile home in Ridgeway on Wednesday was blamed on unattended cooking.

Ridgeway Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Sam Brown said the tenant, Hope Evans, contacted 911 at 3:47 p.m. to report the fire at the single-wide mobile home on Old Mill Road in the Ridgeway District.

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