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BREAKING NEWS: Attempted robbery suspect sought

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted robbery at Hardee’s at 2927 Virginia Ave., Collinsville.

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Mobiles a learning process for students
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By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Wearing paint-splattered pants and sneakers and with eyeglasses atop his flurry of white hair, artist Kevin Reese was finishing the installation of dozens of mobile sculptures at Piedmont Arts on Friday.

It was less than a day before the opening reception for the Mobilizing Our Community exhibit — a collaborative project in which Reese worked with more than 475 Henry County, Martinsville, Carlisle and home-schooled students over four weeks to create mobiles, or sculptures of various shapes and colors and parts moving without hitting each other.

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Taliban slay youths

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 141 people — almost all of them students — before government troops ended the siege.

The massacre of innocent children horrified a country already weary of unending terrorist attacks. Pakistan’s teenage Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai — herself a survivor of a Taliban shooting — said she was “heartbroken” by the bloodshed.

Even Taliban militants in neighboring Afghanistan decried the killing spree, calling it “un-Islamic.”

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Holiday dinner planned

Now in its 29th year, Richard’s Dinner is scheduled to offer good food and fellowship to area residents on Christmas Day.

Richard’s Dinner, which is organized under the umbrella of Grace Network, is a free Christmas event named after the late Richard Sarver, one of its founders and a long-time volunteer.

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County supervisors honor Bulletin editor, photographer
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By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Martinsville Bulletin Editor Ginny Wray and Bulletin photographer Mike Wray received a resolution honoring their 40-plus years of service to the community at the Tuesday evening meeting of the Henry County Board of Supervisors.

The Wrays recently announced their retirement from the Bulletin effective in mid-January. Mike Wray began working at the Bulletin in 1971, while Ginny Wray joined the staff in 1974.

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Voting machines to aid area

Henry County and Martinsville registrars think their localities would benefit greatly from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed $28 million upgrade of voting machines across Virginia.

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