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Governor unveils budget amendments
Economic development a high priority

RICHMOND (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to more than double the pot of money he can spend trying to attract companies to Virginia, ease school districts’ teacher retirement burdens, and give raises to rookie deputy sheriffs.

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Sheriffs praise deputy pay plan

Martinsville Sheriff Steve Draper and Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry on Wednesday praised Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s efforts to pay starting deputies a living wage.

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Governor's proposals please area schools

Officials with Henry County and Martinsville school divisions were pleased that Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s budget recommendations contain no cuts or program reductions for elementary or secondary education.

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Hearing set here on budget amendments
By DEBBIE HALL - Staff Writer

Martinsville is among five localities in Virginia that will host a public hearing on Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed amendments to the biennial state budget.

The hearing will begin at noon Jan. 7 at the New College Institute’s Building on Baldwin. Its aim is to get public input on McAuliffe’s proposed budget amendments.

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Ridgeway parade to fete Warriors


The town of Ridgeway wants to roll out the red carpet for the Magna Vista High School football team.

Weather permitting, the town will host a parade Saturday to celebrate the team’s state championship.

“We’ve waited over 20 years to have a state (football) championship. As mayor, we haven’t had a parade in over 20 years. I thought what a great way to honor the fine young men on their accomplishment,” said Ridgeway Mayor Craig O’Der.

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Bluegrass concert to mark 100th in Lions Club series
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By HOLLY KOZELSKY - Staff Writer

Since the local Lions Club’s series of bluegrass concerts at the Rives Theatre debuted more than six years ago, it has grown into a can’t-miss event for many in the area, said organizer Jim Clark.

On Saturday, Clark expects another full house as the club marks its 100th concert with the group After Jack, a crowd favorite.

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U.S., Cuba move to restore ties, ending 50 years of acrimony
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WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

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