WASHINGTON — Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and prevent future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure’s defeat.
This area’s congressmen, U.S. Reps. Robert Hurt, R-Chatham, and Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, voted in favor of the legislation, which was backed by the White House and cleared on a vote of 332-94. Lopsided majorities of Republicans and Democrats alike voted in favor, and final passage is expected next week in the Senate.
Christmas lights adorn two boats at Lake Lanier in Martinsville this season, thanks to the efforts of Richard Pulliam of Martinsville, a member of the Lake Lanier Association board. Tommy Harris of the association owns the boats, and Pulliam put up the lights, Harris said. However, they are solar lights and there has not been enough sunlight to power them well, he said. So plans are to replace them with electric lights on the boats that would be tied on each corner of the boat house. If that works, another boat may be added next year. (Bulletin photos by Mike Wray) - More Photos
Initiative aims to overcome barriers to employment
By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer
Piedmont Community Services’ Community Recovery Program (CRP) is seeking the help of local employers to get lives back on track.
Lisa Smith, CRP program manager, spoke to the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday about how the program strives to connect employers to job applicants who face barriers to employment and are looking to move forward.