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There is a local practice of linking city and county entities. For example:
Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce
Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation
Martinsville-Henry County Social Services
This is not the first time such discord has surfaced. The local Chamber of Commerce withdrew from "the Coalition for Economic Progress... that it helped to create." as reported by the Martinsville Bulletin newspaper on September 12, 2003 simply because the Chamber didn't like someone assigned to the coalition. That seems petty too.
Does anyone else know of similar conflicts around the South East?
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Some here feel there's a type of "shadow government" behind the scenes that's made up of power elite that are not elected, but are calling the shots. A lot of local folks I have talked to feel that if the elected officials were left alone by the power elite to just do their work, things would be a whole lot better. In the meantime, us little folk get lost in the shuffle. Now this petty act of taking the words "Henry County" out of the city's vision statement. That's sad.