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Surveyed merchants back limit on parking
Two-hour rule starts Sept. 1 in city’s uptown
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Several merchants in uptown Martinsville say they support the city’s plans to begin enforcing a two-hour limit for parking on the streets.

The limit will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, starting Sept. 1. Signs noting the limit will be posted in the coming weeks.

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Holder heads to Missouri
He brings family history to probe of teen’s death

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder talks about the nation’s civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story.

As he increasingly pushes his Justice Department to protect voting rights and end unfair prison sentences and police brutality, Holder has drawn on personal history to make the case that the nation has much work to do to achieve justice for all. It’s a legacy he’ll likely draw on when he travels today to Ferguson, Missouri, to supervise the federal investigation of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

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Local minister’s daughter killed
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By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

There are no immediate answers for a local minister whose daughter was killed earlier this month in Nassau, Bahamas.

Phillip Cartwright, who originally is from the Bahamas, is a minister at Peaceful Zion Full Gospel Baptist Church in Martinsville. His daughter, Nadia Tracy Cartwright, 33, was killed Aug. 11.

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Search for CEO continues at Memorial Hospital

Nearly a year after its chief executive officer resigned, Memorial Hospital in Martinsville still is trying to recruit someone for its top administrative post.

“We’ve been looking very hard, but we just haven’t found the right person,” said Eric Deaton, CEO for LifePoint Hospitals’ south central Virginia market.

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Defense: Ex-governor’s wife took credit for Williams loans
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RICHMOND (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s wife sent text messages claiming exclusive credit for securing loans from a Virginia businessman whose largesse toward the couple is at the heart of their public corruption trial, according to evidence presented Tuesday.

In one text presented by the former governor’s defense team, Maureen McDonnell expresses anger that her husband appears to be getting credit for arranging the deal, which the McDonnells sought for their side business of renting vacation homes in Virginia Beach.

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