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McAuliffe announces 101 new jobs in Henry County
Monogram Food Solutions to invest $7.2 million to add warehousing and logistics facility

RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Monogram Food Solutions, LLC, a Memphis-based manufacturer of value-added processed meats, will invest $7.244 million to establish a warehousing and logistics operation in Henry County. The company has operated a meat snacks production facility in the Henry County Patriot Centre Industrial Park since 2009. Virginia successfully competed against two other states for the project, which will create 101 new jobs.

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Fieldale center is key in block grant plans
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The Fieldale Community Center may be closed now, but it remains a key part of future revitalization plans for the village.

Improvements to the outside of the building are included in the application for a $700,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHDC). If awarded, the grant will get the ball rolling in phase one of a four-phase, $12 million-plus master plan established by the Smith River Small Towns Collaborative.

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Axton man missing
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The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating an individual that has been missing since May 18.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, Bobby Dean Bray Sr., 47, was reported missing Saturday by a family member. He was last seen leaving his residence, located at 95 Hobson Road, Axton.

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Powers set to lapse
Senate blocks renewal of surveillance programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency is losing its authority to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary Sunday Senate session.

But that program and several other post-Sept. 11 counter-terror measures look likely to be revived in a matter of days. With no other options, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in an about-face, reluctantly embraced a House-passed bill that would extend the anti-terror provisions that expire Sunday at midnight, while also remaking the bulk phone collections program.

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Runners take to trail, river for Trout-n-About 5K
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Forty participants on Saturday ran the Dan River Basin Association’s second annual Trout-N-About 5K. The course began at the Fieldale Trail and included a section of river road, a private path and a chilly wade across the Smith River. The event is held as a fundraiser for DRBA’s environmental education initiatives, including Trout in the Classroom. The top three overall females were Lisa Perez (33:45), Rebecca Adcock (35:17) and Dakota Fix (39:48). The top three males were Dwayne Williams (24:17), Mark Joyce (28:16) and Jonathan Adcock (28:38). Jodie Berger (48:17) was the masters female and Aman Sarwary (37:07) was the masters male.

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