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Editorial: A vision for NCI, the area

The New College Institute’s Building on Baldwin is a spectacular feat of bricks and mortar, glass and wood, wires and pipes. But that does not scratch the surface of what this building is and what it means for this area.

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Letter: J. Randy Joyce
Another historical loss?

It’s interesting that another house in our historical district will probably be demolished. Since I have never been in the Christ Episcopal rector house, my only position on the matter is simply based on saving as much of our heritage as possible. The Phil Sparks letter in the paper last Sunday (“Church in charge of home”) does indeed make a very good point. We like to promote tourism for economic reasons, and yet sometimes it amazes me how often we have demolished truly historical buildings that could have been interesting to visitors. If you visit Carl deHart at the M & HC Historical Museum at 41 E. Church St. you can see photos of many of those past buildings. For example, there is a 1926 photo of the First Baptist Church of Martinsville Sanctuary under construction at the corner of Broad and Church streets. There is also a really good photo of the completed church which was dedicated to serve in 1927. I would have like to see that church, but of course the parking lot is now serving a valuable purpose.

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Letter: John Rehder
Who profits from chaos?

I try to listen to world events because history tells me that eventually they impact my country and quality of life. Recent events include Israel and the area known as the Gaza Strip. The history of these areas goes back to biblical times. We listened to the mystery of the Malaysian Air Lines that apparently crashed into the ocean and that no one has accepted the blame if it was downed. We watched the aftermath of a downed plane over Ukraine and the interferences to recover victims and property. Why is the sense of humanity missing in all of these events? We have not seen a conclusion to those young African girls who were kidnapped. We know there are Central American drug cartels that control governments who convince impoverished families they can send their children across our boarders to citizenship.

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