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No indictment issued in shooting
Protesters take to streets in Ferguson, Mo.

FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police.

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Service is focus of free feasts on Thanksgiving

By CHARLES BOOTHE - Special to the Bulletin

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George Christopher Metz, a Martinsville native who now lives in Washington, D.C., is organizing another free Thanksgiving Day meal that will be served in the cafeteria of, the former J.D. Bassett High School (now EMI Imaging).

It is one of several free holiday dinners planned on the holiday.

The first “Spirit of Service” Thanksgiving meal in 2013 served about 160 people, with most of the meals delivered.

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Council hears issues at community meeting

The Martinsville Police Department is trying to increase its recruitment of minority officers, according to city officials.

During a Martinsville City Council neighborhood meeting on Monday, Garland Hairston of Pony Place said he would like to see more minority officers, along with more female officers, on the police force.

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Hagel steps down
Defense chief was under pressure to resign
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WASHINGTON — Under pressure from President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism from outside about the administration’s Middle East crisis management.

The president said he and Hagel had determined it was an “appropriate time for him to complete his service.”

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Winning lottery ticket sold in Patrick County
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A North Carolina woman struck gold recently when she bought a lottery ticket during a trip to Patrick County.

Phyllis Hutson of Mount Airy purchased the ticket at Dry Pond Convenience Store in Stuart, according to a news release from the Virginia Lottery. It said a game called “Gold” caught Hutson’s eye.

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County schools: Equity Council's aims aired
By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Henry County Public Schools’ Equity Council will serve as a forum, recommend policies and provide guidance as it strives to help the school system provide equal opportunities for all students.

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