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1946: Employees of Gravely Novelty Furniture receive raise of 5 cents an hour, bringing them into the realm of the highest paid in the Southern furniture industry; 1971, Obie Dodson honored by U.S. Patent Office; 1996: 2174 Garrison Unit members prepare to deploy.

1921: Martinsville High School students send letter to the editor about schools' names; 1946: Coal comes back to Martinsville after shortage ends; 1971: Plans for new jail get death sentence; 1996: members of the 2174th Garrison Unit learn they might have to deploy.

1921: "It is to be a decidedly handsome and churchly building, costing about fifty thousand dollars ..."; 1946: "The first shutdown of industrial plants in Henry county as a result of the coal shortage was reported at Fieldale today where the Marshall Field plants closed ..."

1921: "It is to be a decidedly handsome and churchly building, costing about fifty thousand dollars ..."; 1946: "The first shutdown of industrial plants in Henry county as a result of the coal shortage was reported at Fieldale today where the Marshall Field plants closed ..."

Martinsville City Council pushed the reversion process another step Thursday night with the adoption of an ordinance on first reading, approving the voluntary settlement agreement (VSA) with Henry County and authorizing the filing of a petition to have the the city become a town within Henry County.

Reports were consistent across Martinsville and Henry County on Election Day, voting had been brisk throughout the morning hours and through the lunch hour.

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