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1946: City cobblers take out a shared ad to announce increases in the prices of shoe repairs; 1971, strike continues at Stanley Furniture Co.; 2006: SPCA's new building opens.

1921: Margaret Dillard Spencer, became the bride of Dr. J. A. Shackleford of Martinsville; 1946: advertisement for a party dress from Mayfair Shop, Walnut Street; 1946: a 2-cent gasoline tax might be proposed to raise money for a 220/58 bypass; 2016, city to study on building its own power plant.

1921, Mrs. W.E. Roach injured in a wreck "at the dangerous Church and Lester Street Corner;" 1946, how to economize with butter; 1971, city council was asked to improve the 3 1/2-year old city jail; 2006, Bronwyn Hairston and Mwita Chacha are student members of the city school board.

1921: Margaret Dillard Spencer, became the bride of Dr. J. A. Shackleford of Martinsville; 1946: advertisement for a party dress from Mayfair Shop, Walnut Street; 1946: a 2-cent gasoline tax might be proposed to raise money for a 220/58 bypass; 2016, city to study on building its own power plant.

1921: "We long to see the time when we shall have consolidated schools and a Compulsory Education." - 1946: J. Frank Wilson announces retirement from Marshall Field. - 1971: U.S. House of Representatives votes on prayer in schools.

In 1921, 500 people came to the train station to greet Gen. John J. Pershing. In 1946, Jennie Craig of Axton was in a special ceremony at Madison College. In 1971, Virgil Goode's time as commonwealth's attorney concluded. In 2006, West Church Street revitalization efforts were wrapping up.

In 1921, the brick plant moves from Fontaine to Edgewood -- and Spencer Penn dies. In1946, Thomas B. Stanley resigns from the House of Delegates to become a congressman. In 1996, plans are announced for the sports complex and another recreational facility.

1921: State Highway Commission considers "building a $400,000 road between Roanoke and Rocky Mount, $250,000 of which sum will be lent by interested citizens of this section, will probably be made."

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