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Sisters reverse personality roles for musical
'Hairspray' opens Thursday
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By HOLLY KOZELSKY - Staff Writer

Through the characters they play in TheatreWorks Community Players’ production of “Hairspray,” the Minter sisters are not just taking on roles, but reversing them.

Elisabet, the quiet one, will portray the outgoing Tracy Turnblad, and Heather, the outgoing one, will portray Tracy’s reserved mother, Edna. The show opens Thursday.

The musical is set in Baltimore in 1962. Plump teenager Tracy Turnblad, a social outcast, finally gets the role of her dreams: to dance on a popular TV show. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning teen queen, win over a boy and integrate a TV network.

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Zoning change at issue at public hearing

A public hearing will be held at the 6 p.m. meeting of the Henry County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday on a rezoning request for a proposed Dollar General store across from Sanville Elementary School.

PAR 3 Development Group LLC has asked that the supervisors approve rezoning the 2.7-acre property at 3874 Stones Dairy Road from neighborhood commercial B-2 to commercial B-1, which would allow PAR 3 to construct a 9,100-square-foot Dollar General store on the site.

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Public to get say on proposed chicken ordinance

Martinsville City Council on Tuesday will hear public comments on a proposal to allow chickens to be raised in the backyards of city homes.

The idea is that chickens would lay eggs that their keepers would eat.

City ordinances currently prohibit residents from keeping live chickens. The council recently received a petition, signed by more than 120 people, asking that poultry be permitted.

The Martinsville Planning Commission forwarded a proposed ordinance for allowing chickens to be kept at homes, but it did not endorse the concept.

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Fans at center of Mustangs' plans
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By DEREK MAJOR - Staff Writer

While Martinsville Mustangs players focus on winning, the Mustangs staff focuses on the fans.

Mustangs President Jesse Cole and General Manager Shea Maple work to put on a show for the fans with promotions between the innings and giveaways.

“A lot of teams, especially at this level, think, ‘It’s a baseball game. Let’s open the gates and hope for the best,’” Cole said. “However, our planning for each event and each game starts in October of the previous year when we get the schedule.

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