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Martin’s hidden treasure among highlights of Rolling Into Roanoke

Terry Martin, of Roanoke, stands alongside his 1966 Dodge Coronet 500. The car, which has a 426 Hemi engine and an automatic transmission, is one of only 132 manufactured with those specifications. Martin discovered the rare car sitting in an abandoned barn in rural Huntington County. It will be on display at this year’s Rolling into Roanoke car show, which takes place Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Terry Martin, of Roanoke, owns a 1966 Dodge Coronet 500, replete with a 426 Hemi engine and an automatic transmission.

Chrysler only made 132 ’66 Coronets with those specifications, notes Martin. Considering the car’s scarcity, it makes Martin’s story of how he found his all the more unbelievable.

It was 2007 and Martin discovered the car sitting in a deserted barn in rural Huntington County.

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HCCSC students back in class in less than two weeks from now

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Huntington County Community School students will be back in class in less than two weeks.

The first day of school for HCCSC students is Friday, Aug. 5, a return that is eight days earlier than last fall’s start date.

The earlier return is part of a “modified balanced calendar” approved last December by the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees. The 2016-17 school calendar, which appears in today’s TAB, includes a week-long fall break for students, two weeks off at Christmas and the possibility of a two-week-long spring break.

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Markle to do two road reconstruction projects

The Markle Town Council decided Wednesday, July 20, to pursue road reconstruction projects on Novae Parkway and a section north of US-224.

Jay Stankiewicz, of engineering firm Jones Petrie Rafinski, said the town is applying for a 50/50 matching grant for the projects. The council will use tax increment funding for the town’s matching portion of the project, estimated at a total cost of $500,000.

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Registration open for Parkview Huntington Golf Classic

Registration is open for the 26th annual Parkview Huntington Golf Classic to be held on Aug. 11.

The event features a friendly competition and food, as well as an assortment of auction items and prizes.

The architectural firm Moake Park Group is host sponsor for the event, which takes place at Norwood Golf Course, 5961 W. Maple Grove Rd., west of Huntington.   

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Deandra Wygant pulls on her stubborn calf to get her moving during junior champion female judging at the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show on Saturday, July 23, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.