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School funds urged
But board makes no changes to budget plan
By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Despite urging from three speakers to increase local funding for the county schools, the Henry County Board of Supervisors on Monday made no changes to proposed school funding for the coming fiscal year.

The speakers addressed the board during a public hearing on the budget at the County Administration Building. The supervisors made only one change — a $500 allocation to The Launch Place, a business development center — during the hearing.

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Former governor's family gives $1 million estate to PHCC


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The family of a former governor has donated an estate in Henry County valued at about $1 million to Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC).

The Stanleytown Estate is on a little more than an acre at 44 Old Meadow Road. The property contains a greenhouse and a roughly 11,000-square-foot home and courtyard, college officials said.

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Exhibit showcases students' artwork
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By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

A graphite drawing of a girl looking cross-eyed at the lady bug on the bridge of her nose was getting some attention Monday night.

The occasion was Henry County Public Schools’ reception honoring students whose artwork is on display at the County Administration Building. An estimated 300 or more people attended.

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Groundbreaking set for industrial park

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday at Martinsville and Henry County’s newest industrial park: Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre.

The ceremony, which will begin at 3 p.m., will include federal, state and local officials, according to Deputy County Administrator Dale Wagoner.

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Free tax program yields results

With the arrival today of the federal tax deadline, the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville HOPE Coalition is finishing another year of free tax preparation for Martinsville & Henry County residents.

The 65 trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers worked more than 2,500 hours preparing tax returns and so far this year have filed 1,262 federal tax returns at no cost to clients,, according to a United Way news release.

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