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Martinsville, Henry County, Patrick County schools to be closed Friday
Carlisle School on two-hour delay

Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County schools will be closed Friday due to inclement weather, officials announced.

Martinsville code 12 staff will be on a two-hour delay.

Carlisle School also plans a two-hour delay.

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TheatreWorks cancels performance tonight

A performance of "A Raisin in the Sun" scheduled tonight at the Black Box Theatre in uptown Martinsville has been canceled due to inclement weather.

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Snow may linger
Up to 6 inches possible locally
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Don’t expect the snow on the ground this morning to melt much anytime soon, a National Weather Service meteorologist cautioned.

A winter storm warning is in effect until 1 p.m. today. As much as 6 inches of snow is possible by then, forecasters said, although they predicted 3 to 5 inches for Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County.

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Cold weather heats up business for local firewood dealers

By CHARLES BOOTHE - Special to the Bulletin

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Snow and cold weather may slow down some people, but for those who split and deliver firewood, it’s often showtime.

Sarah Lester of Martinsville, whose family has been in the firewood business for several years, said when the snowstorm was predicted to hit early last week, the calls started coming in.

“We had 10 to 12 calls on that one day,” she said. “Some we could help but others we referred (to other firewood businesses).”

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After-school program to begin in Sandy Level
By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

An after-school program for Sandy Level school-age children will begin March 6 at St. John Baptist Church, said Garrett Dillard, one of those involved in the community effort.

The program will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays throughout the school year, Dillard said.

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Bassett Country Club clubhouse to re-open soon with new aim
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By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

The clubhouse at Bassett Country Club should soon re-open its doors, according to Jim Farrell, executive vice president of The Lester Group.

The Lester Group purchased the country club in November following the club’s closure at the end of September.

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Electricity bill fails in Senate
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Legislation apparently intended to help Martinsville get out of the electricity business has failed.

But the bill was not needed, according to City Manager Leon Towarnicki, because Martinsville’s charter has provisions for the city to dispose of its utilities, if city officials ever want to do so.

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