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Premature baby attracts support from area, web
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By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

When Walker Colt Pruett was born, he was able to wear his father’s wedding band like an arm band, with plenty of room to spare.

Walker was born April 25 to Erica and Jared Pruett, both 27, of the Snow Creek area. He was born at 26 weeks — a full 14 weeks premature — and weighed just 1 pound, 3 ounces.

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Ex-governor's trial to begin Monday

RICHMOND (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption charges begins Monday.

The onetime rising Republican star and his wife, Maureen, could be sentenced to decades in prison if convicted of the charges in a 14-count indictment issued by a grand jury 10 days after McDonnell left office in January. They are accused of accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from Jonnie Williams, the founder of a dietary supplements company, in exchange for helping to promote his products.

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Parking limits planned uptown

Martinsville is planning to begin enforcing a two-hour limit for on-street parking in the uptown business district this fall.

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Warner, Gillespie trade jabs
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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie had a heated exchange over women’s health issues Saturday during their first debate, with Warner accusing Gillespie of wanting to “ban certain forms of common contraception.”

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Bassett practice joins mental health and medical services
By DEREK MAJOR - Bulletin Staff Writer

Bassett Family Practice has joined forces with Piedmont Community Services (PCS) to provide area residents with mental health services along with medical services when the two may be linked.

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‘Living on Water’ comes to life
VMNH festival held Saturday
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By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Yolanda Brown’s favorite part of the “Living on the Water” Festival on Saturday at the Virginia Museum of Natural History was seeing world-champion sand sculptor Alan Matsumoto carving a 7-foot-tall whimsical work.

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