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Job fair draws hundreds
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By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Despite temperatures in the 90s and threatening rain clouds all around, 350 to 400 job seekers attended a unique job fair Wednesday at Hooker Field.

It was unique because of the informal atmosphere and because job seekers who filled out paperwork were admitted free to the Martinsville Mustangs game with the Asheboro Copperheads after the job fair. Dress was casual.

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Council to give break on BPOL

By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Two measures that Martinsville City Council plans to implement are aimed at saving small businesses money as well as attracting more such businesses to the city.

In April, the council voted unanimously to implement a measure that will keep businesses with gross receipts of $100,000 or less in a year from paying Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) taxes.

Such firms account for 66 percent of businesses in the city. A little more than half of those firms are businesses with less than $10,000 in receipts, according to Martinsville Commissioner of the Revenue Ruth Easley.

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Criminal history no longer on city applications

The city of Martinsville has removed from its employment application a question on whether an applicant has been convicted of a crime out of concern that applicants who answer yes might face discrimination.

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Light is shed on moths
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By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

The bright lights over the soccer field drew moths — and moth enthusiasts — to the Smith River Sports Complex on Wednesday for National Moth Night.

The moth night event, sponsored by the Southwestern Piedmont chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program, is in its second year. Master Naturalist Lynn Pritchett, who spearheaded moth night, said that although Master Naturalists try to be well-rounded in their interests, she has developed a special interest in moths and butterflies.

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Inmate dies hours after execution began

PHOENIX (AP) — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

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