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BREAKING NEWS: Henry County probes missing woman
She was last seen Saturday
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Kristy Haynes Dillard has been missing since Saturday, and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, according to a news release.

Dillard is described as a 37-year-old white woman. She was last seen operating a gray 2006 Nissan Altima bearing Virginia tag LUVJNJ.

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Death cause told
Shelly Gravely was strangled, autopsy says

A Patrick County woman whose remains were found early Saturday died of asphyxia by strangulation, according to a preliminary autopsy report.

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BREAKING NEWS: Patrick Schools closed today

Patrick County Schools are closed today, Wedneday, Nov. 26, due to snow in the area. Twelve-month employees are expected to report on time.

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Police presence hiked in Ferguson

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of additional National Guard troops rolled into Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after protesters looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury’s decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

Meanwhile, officer Darren Wilson broke his long public silence, insisting on national television that he could not have done anything differently in the confrontation with Brown.

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Development efforts praised
By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

An expert on the Southern economy believes Henry County and Martinsville are poised for success, according to Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) President/CEO Mark Heath.

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City to seek med school grant funds
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

The city will seek $3.5 million from the state tobacco commission to help the Integrative Centers for Science and Medicine (ICSM) establish a medical school in Martinsville.

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Calm before the storm
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The calm, clearing sky of sunset over the Doe Run Canoe Access on the Smith River on Tuesday belies what is ahead for local weather.

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School enrollment declines charted, but future debated
By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Both the Henry County and Martinsville school divisions have experienced large declines in school enrollment over the past decade. During the rest of this decade, some factors “may make it hard for any recovery” in their enrollments.

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