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Virginia’s growth rate slows
Patrick is an exception to area’s population decline

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia is seeing its slowest growth rate in decades, and the Martinsville-Henry County area is among those that have seen a population decline in recent years.

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Corps OKs interim dam safety plan

By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

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The Army Corps of Engineers has approved measures to reduce risks at Philpott Dam, according to Dr. Gregory Williams and Craig “Rocky” Rockwell, both with the Corps’ Wilmington District.

Williams and Rockwell on Tuesday gave a presentation on the status of Philpott Dam to the Henry County Board of Supervisors. Rockwell is operations project manager at Philpott Lake, while Williams is the Corps engineering branch chief and dam safety officer for the district.

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Sights fixed on future
Long recovery from accident injuries continues
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By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Just over a year after being struck by a car, Christina Mitchell is back in school and on the road to recovery.

On the evening of Dec. 16, 2013, Mitchell was crossing Commonwealth Boulevard when she was struck by a vehicle. She was flown to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., with a fractured skull, brain trauma and a broken shoulder, among other injuries.

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Fate of city housing office is undecided
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Forget the rumor: The fate of the city’s housing office building on Fourth Street has not yet been decided, according to a Martinsville official.

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Lynch reaches out to Congress
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama on Wednesday, even as she defended the president’s unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

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