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BREAKING NEWS: Memorial Hospital, LifePoint create scholarship program at PHCC
Hospitals commit $100,000 for nursing fellows program

Memorial Hospital and LifePoint Hospitals have committed $100,000 to the PHCC Foundation to establish the Martinsville Memorial Fellows Scholarship Program, which will provide $20,000 annually for five years to fund six Fellows Scholarship awards, according to a news release.

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School funds urged
Board asked to consider tax increase
By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Henry County Education Association President Dorothy Carter urged the Henry County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to consider meeting the school system’s budgetary needs next year — even if it means raising property taxes by 10 percent.

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Family told of driver’s death 2 days after wreck


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A Ridgeway man who was injured in a motorcycle-pickup collision on Saturday died later that day, according to the family and the Virginia State Police, but his family said they were not notified for two days.

Kim Jerome Hopkins, 57, was flown to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., after the accident, which occurred shortly before 2 p.m. at the intersection of Sandy River Road and A.L. Philpott Highway, State Trooper Matt Lovette said at the time.

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Vigil in honor of Ferguson focuses on positive action
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By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

A prayer vigil and discussion were held Tuesday as a peaceful show of solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo., in light of the recent shooting of an unarmed black teenager and disturbances that followed.

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Council votes in favor of court fee
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

A new $5 fee is likely to be charged to people convicted of traffic and criminal offenses in Martinsville.

In a unanimous vote, Martinsville City Council on Tuesday adopted on first reading — for the second time — an ordinance to levy the fee.

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McDonnell denies corruption
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RICHMOND (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrapped up a grueling four-plus days on the witness stand Tuesday by emphatically denying that he did special favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts, trips and loans.

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Israel and Hamas OK truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians, left tens of thousands in Gaza homeless and devastated entire neighborhoods in the blockaded territory.

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