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BREAKING NEWS: Police report lead from missing U.Va. student case
Matthew arrest provides 'significant break' in Harrington case

RICHMOND (AP) — The investigation into the case of a missing University of Virginia student has provided a “significant break” in the unsolved 2009 death of another young woman who disappeared from the Charlottesville campus, Virginia State Police said Monday.

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Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Assad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man the United Nations has accused of war crimes.

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VDOT project to change some left turn signals

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SALEM — The Virginia Department of Transportation is beginning a $1.6-million project to change traffic signals at 91 intersections throughout Southwest and Southside Virginia.

The change affects only left turn movements at these intersections where the signal heads over the left turn lanes will be switched out, according to a VDOT news release. Signs advising drivers to make “left turn on flashing yellow arrow” will be installed temporarily at signal locations for 30 days to communicate this change.

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Scaffolding is set up recently for interior demolition at the former Henry Hotel uptown. Waukeshaw Development Inc. will spend about $3.2 million to turn the four-story building into about 25 apartments and four commercial units. (Bulletin photo by Mike Wray)

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Officials weigh in on grad rates
By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Martinsville High School improved its on-time graduation rate from 2013 to 2014 and “we’re not far off” from the average on-time graduation rate for Virginia for 2014.

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Dedication for Kerns home will be Tuesday
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A Patrick County veteran severely wounded in Afghanistan is getting keys to his new home.

The “smart home” for former Marine Cpl. J.B. Kerns of Ararat will be dedicated at a ceremony Tuesday.

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