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B.G.'s store owner unhappy with sentencing
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The owner of B.G.’s Express #2 convenience store is unhappy with sentences given Sunday in connection with a 2010 slaying at the store.

“We are not satisfied. Fourteen and 18 years is nothing. You can sell a drug ... and do more time,” said Mohammad Yasar, interpreting for his friend J.J. Bains and expressing his own feelings as well. Bains owns B.G.’s Express #2 in Chatham Heights, and Yasar owns B.G. Express, west of Martinsville.

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McDonnell pressed at trial


RICHMOND — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced sharp questions Monday from prosecutors about his personal finances, his interactions with a wealthy businessman and what the government claims were his attempts to conceal those details.

Prosecutors began their cross-examination of McDonnell as his public corruption trial entered its fifth week. He and his wife, Maureen, are charged with providing special favors to former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans while McDonnell was in office.

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Area banks announce merger plan
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Martinsville-based MainStreet BankShares Inc. and Danville-based American National Bankshares Inc. announced Monday they plan to merge effective in January, pending approval by regulators and MainStreet shareholders.

MainStreet owns and operates Franklin Community Bank, which has banks in Rocky Mount, Hardy and Union Hall. Although the firm is based in Martinsville, it does not have any banks in the city or Henry County.

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PHCC launches PLUS 50
Program targets older students

Patrick Henry Community College wants to help older area residents return to college.

The college has launched a PLUS 50 Professional series with the help of a three-year, $15,000 grant funded by the Deerbrook Charitable Trust through the American Association of Community Colleges, according to Yvonne Price, PLUS 50 Encore completion coordinator.

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Brown's mourners urge action
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ST. LOUIS — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — recalling him as a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college.

But the funeral that unfolded Monday was about much more than the black 18-year-old who lay in the closed casket after being shot to death by a white police officer. The emotional service sought to consecrate Brown’s death as another in the long history of the civil rights movement and implored black Americans to change their protest chants into legislation and law.

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