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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Wreck closed part of U.S. 220
FedEx tractor-trailer overturned
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By HOLLY KOZELSKY - Bulletin Staff Writer

An overturned tractor-trailer prompted the closing of both northbound and southbound lanes — all of U.S. 220 between U.S. 87 and Lee Ford Camp Road in Henry County — Wednesday morning.

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AmeriCorps team brings spirit of service to ranch
Helping hands
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By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Of all the different locations where they have worked, an eight-member team from AmeriCorps seemed to agree that Infinity Acres Ranch was their favorite.

On Oct. 1, the AmeriCorps team arrived at the ranch at 136 Joppa Road, Ridgeway. On Thursday, they will be leaving to head to their final service project in Woodbridge.

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New poll:
GOP gains likely

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that’s the outcome they’d like to see.

But the survey suggests many will cringe when they cast those ballots. Most likely voters have a negative impression of the Republican Party, and 7 in 10 are dissatisfied by its leaders in Congress.

The Democrats win few accolades themselves. Impressions of the party among likely voters have grown more negative in the past month.

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Candidates address taxes, services
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Budget constraints sometimes prompt localities to consider increasing tax rates and fees for services, and/or reduce services, to make ends meet.

The five Martinsville City Council candidates in the Nov. 4 election were asked, “Would you support, if needed, increasing tax rates and/or fees, cutting services or a combination of both? What rates and fees would you favor increasing? What services would you favor cutting?”

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Harvest PUP! grant to replace 50 trees

The Harvest Foundation has awarded a Pick Up the Pace! grant to the Greater Bassett Area Community Inc. (GBAC), according to a news release.

The $9,590 grant will fund the replacement of 50 diseased and damaged trees along Virginia 57, from Robinhood Road to the Bassett Train Depot — a major gateway into Bassett, according to the release and Nancy Cox, Harvest Foundation senior program officer.

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The colors of autumn
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The sun shines through a tree's leaves that have changed color for autumn Tuesday in the parking lot of the Blue Ridge Regional Library in Martinsville.

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