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Boston bombings marked
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BOSTON — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror attack.

“This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong,” former Mayor Thomas Menino told an invitation-only audience of about 2,500 people at the Hynes Convention Center, not far from the finish line where three people died and more than 260 others were injured a year ago.

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Personal finance classes offer real-world lessons

By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

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Magna Vista High School sophomore Jason Adkins said he is a big video game player, but he may be buying fewer video games from now on.

Jason is a student in Teresa Harkness’ economics and personal finance class at Magna Vista, one of several such classes offered there. The class is a graduation requirement for students who entered ninth grade in the 2011-12 school year.

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Agency funds at issue
City obligated to fund some outside groups
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Most of the money that Martinsville City Council gives agencies outside city government goes to ones that the city has legal or contractual obligations to support, according to city officials.

Therefore, the city could not stop funding outside agencies altogether, as Councilwoman Sharon Brooks Hodge recently suggested.

The city’s fiscal 2015 budget proposal includes $1,735,522 for 24 outside agencies and programs. That amount is up $9,017 — a half-percent — from the $1,726,505 they are receiving this fiscal year.

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Students get a look at PHCC programs
350 high-schoolers visit campus
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Patrick Henry Community College recently welcomed high school seniors from Henry, Patrick and Franklin counties and Martinsville to see what the college has to offer after graduation.

During the past few weeks, around 350 students visited PHCC’s campus and attended 25-minute sessions that showcased different programs, including workforce development and continuing education, emergency medical services, computer aided drafting (CAD), and courses at the Fab Lab and Artisan Center.

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