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Martinsville, Virginia 24115
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Council rejects raising chickens in city

Martinsville City Council on Tuesday turned down a measure that would have allowed chickens to be raised in the city.

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Grand jury indicts 60-plus

More than 60 people were named in 158 indictments released Monday by a Henry County grand jury.

An indictment is not an indication of guilt. It is a grand jury’s determination that enough evidence exists to hold a trial.

Those named included:

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Kids find new interests at county sports camp

By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

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Student Sophia Esdaile’s renewed interest in basketball and camp instructor/coach Brandon Hairston’s loss of about 15 pounds are two of the success stories stemming from Henry County Public Schools’ summer middle school sports activity camp.

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Area is in early drought
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Henry County and Martinsville are abnormally dry, but rainfall is expected throughout this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Abnormally dry is how the U.S. Drought Monitor currently assesses most of southwestern Virginia eastward through Henry County and Martinsville and into Danville and southern Pittsylvania County, its website shows.

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Henry Hotel control to be transferred
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

During the next two weeks, Martinsville officials expect to sign papers to transfer control of the former Henry Hotel to Waukeshaw Development Inc. for revitalization, according to Assistant City Manager Wayne Knox.

Waukeshaw, of Petersburg, intends to spend $3.2 million to turn the four-story building at the intersection of East Church and Broad streets uptown into 25 apartments and four commercial units.

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