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Group hopeful Fieldale center will open again
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By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

The doors have been padlocked at the Fieldale Community Center, but several Fieldale volunteers hope they eventually can re-open them.

Henry County has owned the community center at 70 Marshall Way in Fieldale since textile manufacturer Pillowtex closed more than a decade ago and donated the property to the county, County Administrator Tim Hall said. The county previously rented the community center to the Fieldale Community Center Board, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group, but that board disbanded within the last few months.

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Man pleads guilty
In August robbery at grocery store

By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

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A Hillsville man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to a robbery at a Spencer store last summer.

Brennan Trevor Phillips, 21, appeared in Henry County Circuit Court, where he pleaded guilty to the Aug. 10 robbery at Read’s Grocery. The incident happened about 4:30 p.m. at the store on A.L. Philpott Highway, according to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Dawn Futrell and previous Bulletin reports.

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Man’s kidney failure blamed on iced tea

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors traced an Arkansas man’s kidney failure to an unusual cause — his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day.

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City tornado siren that failed in March is working again
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

An outdoor warning siren in Martinsville that did not sound during a recent statewide tornado drill appears to be working properly now.

The siren near the intersection of Mulberry Road and Corn Tassel Trail “worked fine” at noon Wednesday during the monthly test of the city’s siren system, said city Emergency Management Coordinator Bobby Phillips, who watched the siren as it sounded.

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Interim publisher is named
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Robert E. MacPherson, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed interim publisher of the Martinsville Bulletin following the sale of the newspaper this week to BH Media.

MacPherson comes to the Martinsville newspaper from Richmond, where he serves as operations project manager for the BH Media Group. His appointment was announced Wednesday by Terry H. Jamerson, publisher of The Roanoke Times and a vice president for BH Media.

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