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Snow hits area — again
5 to 7 inches falls locally
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County received up to 7 inches of snow during a winter storm Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service shows.

Many roads and streets were in good condition Thursday evening, reported the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and city officials. However, they urged motorists to be cautious because refreezing will be a danger.

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Lawmakers OK state budget


RICHMOND — Virginia lawmakers approved a budget Thursday that includes pay increases for state employees, boosts benefits for welfare recipients and includes $1.5 million to buy new yurts for state parks.

The approved spending plan also doesn’t raise taxes, restores $30 million for local governments that had previously been cut and gives Gov. Terry McAuliffe new money to spend trying to lure companies to Virginia.

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'A Raisin in the Sun' to debut tonight
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By HOLLY KOZELSKY - Bulletin Staff Writer

The TheatreWorks cast is hoping, finally, for “A Raisin in the Sun” instead of an empty theater in the snow.

Given the trials and tribulations the characters in Lorraine Hansberry’s play go through, the cast is used to rolling with the punches. The show, originally slated to open Feb. 20 and again Thursday, was postponed due to snow and now is set to open today.

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County residents urged to make house numbers visible
Can save time, lives in an emergency
By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

No matter how quickly they react to a call for help, first responders will be slowed down if they can’t find the right house.

Henry County Administrator Tim Hall said Thursday that the county is preparing an initiative to remind area residents to clearly mark their home addresses to ensure prompt assistance in the event of an emergency.

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