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BREAKING NEWS: Bassett man dies after Saturday crash

A Bassett man died after a Saturday evening vehicle crash in Henry County.

According to news releases from the Virginia State Police and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, a preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, allegedly operated by Ernest Brian Brodie, 42, of 120 Spruce Pine Lane, Bassett, was being pursued by Henry County Sheriff’s Office deputies after an attempted traffic stop.

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A heavy burden
Rives to host benefit concert for local man
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By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

An upcoming concert at the Rives Theatre will benefit a local 19-year-old musician who has borne a heavy burden since the recent death of his mother.

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Senate race interest lagging

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -

RICHMOND (AP) — As a swing state that holds off-year elections, Virginia is used to marquee campaigns: National groups poured millions of dollars into last year’s heated matchup for governor between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, and presidential candidates give the state their full attention.

This year, though, the top of the ticket is decidedly lower key. The contest between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie lacks the animosity that colored last year’s governor’s race. And because polls suggest the race isn’t close, national groups have shown little interest.

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Patrick County mulls 2013-14 SOL scores
By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Compared with its 2012-13 pass rates, Patrick County Public Schools’ 2013-14 Standards of Learning (SOL) division pass rates increased on 18 measures and declined on 16 measures, according to data on the Virginia Department of Education website.

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First games of the season
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The Martinsville High School and Bassett High School football teams had season openers Friday night. At right, drum majorette Alexah Eure leads the Martinsville High School Marching Band in song. For full coverage on Friday’s games, check out the Sports tab above. (Bulletin photos by Mike Wray)

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