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 The Chatham Sartomer 5K and One Mile Fun Run has set the date for the next community race. The race is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19. The funding raised each year supports local emergency agencies and nonprofits.

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Dr. Catherine Magouyrk has been named Interim Superintendent for Danville Public Schools, effective July 15, 2020. Dr. Magouyrk was approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and by School Board members at the regular School Board meeting held on Thursday, July 9, 2020.

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Gov. Ralph Northam today celebrated passage of historic gun safety laws in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which includes sweeping new measures to require background checks on all gun sales, establish an Extreme Risk Protective Order, reinstate Virginia’s successful one-handgun-a-month policy,…

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An accident involving an overturned car on Highway 29 in Gretna on Wednesday called helicopters to the scene, state police say. 

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No new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Pittsylvania county today. Just one new case was reported in Danville.

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The American Angus Association announced publicly today that Penny the cow won Owned Senior Heifer Calf Champion at the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Junior Angus Classic Regional Preview Show on March 15 in Harrisonburg.

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Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that the Commonwealth of Virginia has become the newest member of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a market-based collaborative effort among Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from th…

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With many Virginians working at home and staying home more than usual, overall traffic deaths have decreased, however, the rate of people dying on the Commonwealth’s roads in unbelted crashes during the pandemic has increased.

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Virginia State Police is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Bedford County. The crash occurred July 3 at 6:39 a.m. on Radford Church Road/Route 654 less than a mile east of Tuck Road/Route 633.

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During their meeting Tuesday night, Danville City Council appointed former mayor Samuel Kushner as an interim to fill the vacated seat by Councilman Adam Tomer.

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The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the Pittsylvania County Crime Stoppers have increased a reward offering of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Tykese Draeshawn Tinsley.

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited Danville Monday to meet with Mayor Alonzo Jones and other city officials to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on economic development, as well as the historic tax credit programs. 

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More than half of the Commonwealth's 486 COVID-19 outbreaks originated in long-term care facilities, such as skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and nearly 96 percent of all deaths from COVID outbreaks have occurred in long-term care centers since the pandemic began.

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The SOVAH Blood Donor Center will hold a Blood Drive on Thursday July 9 at Reid Street Gallery, located at 24 Reid St. in Chatham, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers curtail usage from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday through July 17 because of an advisory issued by its wholesale power supplier.

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Pittsylvania County confirmed 14 new cases of COVID-19 over the holiday weekend. Danville officials confirmed ten more in the city, six of which were reported since yesterday.

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After a closed work session on Thursday evening, Danville City Council passed a motion stating their intent to appoint Samuel A. Kushner as an interim council member to fill the vacant seat left by Adam Tomer. Council will revisit this at their July 7 meeting.

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The City of Danville will resume utility disconnections for delinquent residential and commercial accounts starting Sept. 1. Also, on Sept. 1, the City will resume charging a $50 delinquent account fee for all utility customer classes.

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Robert David, youth and gang violence prevention coordinator for the City of Danville, has been named as a winner of the Frederic Milton Thrasher Award by the National Gang Crime Research Center.

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Danville Sheriff Mike Mondul announced today that the Danville City Jail received a perfect rating during a recent jail inspection by the Virginia Department of Corrections.

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With Virginia having moved into Phase Three of Governor Northam’s COVID-19 guidelines, the Virginia State Police is encouraging everyone to plan ahead for their celebratory travel plans this coming holiday weekend.

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Each year, "VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century" travels across the landscape of Virginia from the Eastern Shore to the mountains of the Southwest.

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Starting today, Virginians are no longer confined to binary gender options when earning or renewing their Virginia driver's license. In addition to Male (M) and Female (F), driver's license applicants can now check Non-binary (X), according to the Virginia DMV.

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Modeling the best practices of other states and industry leaders, the Virginia DMV will implement a new method for passenger vehicle road skills testing that ensures new drivers demonstrate safe driving skills while incorporating social distancing for the health and wellbeing of customers an…

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Seven community organizations across the state were recently awarded a total of $62,000 in Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) Education and Prevention grants to help reduce underage and high-risk drinking in their communities.