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‘A park for the people’
New park, mural unveiled on Fayette
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Joe Martin is amazed at the transformation that has occurred along Fayette Street in uptown Martinsville in recent years.

Improvements to the street have included new facades on buildings and the development of two small “pocket parks,” both of which feature murals.

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Charges filed in shooting incident

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One man has been charged and another hospitalized after a shooting incident early Sunday in Martinsville.

According to a release from the Martinsville City Police Department, officers responded to a call at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday reporting shots fired at 207 Stuart St. On arrival at the scene, a crowd was dispersing and several cars were leaving the area, the release stated.

Police were told that Jontae Keyon Powell, 19, of Martinsville, had arrived at the emergency room at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

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Cigarette tax hike unlikely
By JIM NOLAN - BH News Service

The illicit cigarette trade is evolving in Virginia as criminals obtain business licenses and open fronts for trafficking in order to move millions of dollars in untaxed cigarettes out of Virginia for illegal resale in the Northeast.

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Visitor Center hosts open house
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Elizabeth Helms, 21 months old, of Bassett, reaches toward brochures in a rack during an open house at the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center on Saturday. At right is her mom, Kristen Helms. The open house was from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the visitor center, which is on the first floor of the New College Institute Building on Baldwin (use Moss Street parking lot). “We had approximately 150 people to attend today’s open house...,” Jennifer Doss, director of tourism for the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp., said in an email. The event featured activities to inform guests of many ways to have “fun in record time” in Martinsville-Henry County, a news release stated. (Bulletin photo by Paul Collins)

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Board to set tax rates, adopt budget
By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

The Henry County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is scheduled to set tax rates and adopt the fiscal 2015-2016 county budget.

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DeVault to seek third term
By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Joe DeVault, member-at-large on the Henry County School Board, has announced he definitely is running for re-election to a third four-year term on the board.

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