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Uptown museum closes
Officials blame lack of operating funds
By CHARLES BOOTHE - Special to the Bulletin

The Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and Museum has closed its doors, but supporters hope it is only temporary.

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Tobacco panel is targeted
Legislation would increase oversight


RICHMOND — Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and a powerful Republican lawmaker are teaming up to propose tighter grant-making rules for the embattled Virginia tobacco commission.

The commission’s chairman, GOP Del. Terry Kilgore, introduced legislation Friday that would require greater scrutiny and transparency over how the commission spends its funds. It would also reduce the number of commission members from 31 to 25, create a revolving loan fund and require grant seekers to put up matching funds.

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Dinos in the spotlight
New exhibits, games, crafts highlight VMNH’s Dino Day
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Visitors at the Virginia Museum of Natural History’s Dino Day festival on Saturday had a ‘dino-mite’ time.

“My kids love it. They love dinosaurs,” Emily Grantham of Boones Mill said while her 2-year-old son, Gage, had his face painted.

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Chatmoss marker is unveiled
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

A historical marker erected outside Chatmoss Country Club, detailing the history of the plantation that preceded the club, was unveiled Saturday.

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Expensive, small items appealing to thieves
By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

According to area law enforcement officials, a recent shoplifting incident in Martinsville highlights an appealing target for thieves: the compact, high-dollar item.

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