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Canada's PM: Shooting is terrorism
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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada’s prime minister called it the country’s second terrorist attack in three days.

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Candidates address the issues
Two suggest city council revisit mall incentive idea

By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Martinsville City Council should reconsider its denial of incentive money to help attract new stores to Liberty Fair Mall as it is redeveloped, according to two of the five council candidates in the Nov. 4 election.

John McCraw and Ural Harris made their comments Wednesday night during a candidate forum at the former Henry County courthouse uptown. Forty-four people attended the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event.

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Candidates cover range of topics
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Martinsville City Council candidates answered questions on issues ranging from economic development to taxes during a forum Wednesday night.

Moderator Phil Gardner asked whether the city should continue funding the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) and how the organization should focus its efforts to help the city.

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County building reroofing work underway
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By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

The new roof on the Henry County Administration Building could offer the county significant savings on a number of fronts, according to Deputy County Administrator Dale Wagoner.

Wagoner said that in addition to protecting valuable equipment on the fourth floor of the building from water damage, the new roof will better insulate the building, providing savings on heating and air conditioning.

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Benefits increase to be slight
Social Security hikes to be about 20 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

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