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NCI opens the Building on Baldwin
Facility called national model
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Colleges and universities nationwide will seek to replicate the New College Institute’s model in uptown Martinsville as they expand or modernize their facilities in the future, a federal official anticipated Friday as the institute dedicated its new building.

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Building gets rave reviews

By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

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The New College Institute’s ultramodern new building has made the head of another higher education institution in Southside a little envious.

“It’s like ... an educational resort,” Betty Hope Adams, executive director of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston, said after she toured NCI’s building before a dedication ceremony on Friday.

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History has prominent role in NCI
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

As it prepares for the future, the New College Institute (NCI) is not letting area residents forget about the past.

A “living history wall” in the lobby of NCI’s new building features displays about Martinsville’s West Side neighborhood and the history of the Baldwin Block where the building was constructed. It also has photos of the block’s namesake, the late physician/philanthropist Dr. Dana Olden Baldwin.

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NCI hailed for spreading access to education
Godwin: Higher ed credentials should be goal for each family
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

No longer do people have to leave Martinsville-Henry County to earn higher education degrees that will enable them to pursue rewarding careers, speakers and visitors at this weekend’s New College Institute (NCI) festivities noted.

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Strike up the band
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The skies cleared Saturday and the Bassett Heritage Festival went on as scheduled. The event featured vendors at the field next to EMI Imaging, a pancake breakfast, crafts, inflatables a parade and more. At right, the Bassett High School marching band walked on Main Street in Bassett. (Bulletin photo by Mike Wray)

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Griffith, Hurt back action against rebels

The area’s two congressmen on Friday echoed many in Congress who showed support for President Barack Obama’s plans to initiate new air strikes and training of rebels fighting Islamic State forces in Syria, but they were cautious about how much approval Congress should give the president.

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British aid worker beheaded
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BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as “an act of pure evil.”

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Bassett club will close doors

Bassett Country Club is scheduled to close Sept. 30, according to Len Dillon, president of the club’s board.

“On Sept. 3, we had a membership meeting, and the board of directors recommended — and our membership affirmed — that we would cease operations by month’s end,” Dillon said.

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