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Raring to race
Legends returning to Martinsville Speedway
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By CHARLES BOOTHE - Special to the Bulletin

Familiar faces will be front and center today before the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

NASCAR legend Richard Petty, “The King,” will be the grand marshal and give the command for drivers to start their engines.

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Speedway is home away from home for some fans


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Fans at Martinsville Speedway this weekend come from near and far to show their love for a sport, track and style of racing that has remained in the limelight for more than 50 years.

Some, such as Steve and Jan Maroun of Greensboro, enjoy the track so much that they bought property closer to their favorite vacation destination, according to a news release from the speedway.

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Doctor pleads not guilty
By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer

A doctor in Martinsville has pleaded not guilty to federal indictments in Tennessee.

James Brian Joyner, 45, entered his plea to the two-count indictment during an Oct. 16 arraignment in Knoxville, Tenn., according to information from the federal courts.

A federal grand jury in Knoxville returned the two-count indictment that named a total of nine people, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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Candidates: Service cuts on table before tax hikes
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Reduce services before raising taxes.

That is how Martinsville City Council candidates in the Nov. 4 election would encourage the council to handle any future revenue shortfall.

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Candidates back Fayette revitalization
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Martinsville City Council candidates in the Nov. 4 election said they would like to see Fayette Street undergo revitalization.

However, city funding to help with such a project is limited, Gene Teague said Friday night during a candidates forum at Mt. Sinai Apostle Church of Christ in God.

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Senate race - Gillespie
Federal government should target core functions
By STORIES BY DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer

The federal government must focus on its core functions and return oversight of others to the states and individuals, Ed Gillespie said recently in Martinsville.

The federal government has been “doing too many things that are best left to state and private sector and failing do the things it should do,” said Gillespie, 53, a Republican seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., in the Nov. 4 election. Libertarian Robert Sarvis also is running for the seat.

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Senate race - Warner
End the ‘baloney’ of partisanship and inaction

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Warner is a Democrat, but whenever he drafts legislation, he gets a Republican on board — sometimes, he said, to the dismay of his own party.

“We need people in the Senate … willing to go against their own party,” Warner said. “We need to get rid of this baloney” of partisan politics, which often means inaction.

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Rising Stars receives PUP! grant
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The Harvest Foundation has approved a Pick Up the Pace! (PUP) grant to Grace Presbyterian Church to help launch its Saturday enrichment program.

The program, Rising Stars, will work to strengthen reading and literacy skills for students in grades pre-kindergarten through grade eight, according to a news release.

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