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Rash of home and car burglaries strikes 2 counties

A string of residential and vehicle burglaries across two counties Monday evening and Tuesday morning has resulted in the Pittsylvania County and Campbell County sheriff's offices warning citizens to keep their eyes open and secure their valuables.

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Tuesday 11/21/2017
Reward offered for information about person who threw 2 kittens from truck window
Posted: November 21, 2017

The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information resulting in the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who threw two very young kittens out of a truck window Tuesday morning about 10 a.m. on U.S. Highway 58 heading west into Danville. The incident took place about two miles from the Danville City limits.

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Local woman charged with inappropriate relationship with student
Posted: November 21, 2017

A local woman has been charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a 17-year-old male student, while teaching at Cox Mill High School in Cabarrus County, N.C.

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Averett hosts policing forum
Posted: November 21, 2017

Averett University’s Criminal Justice Club and the Averett Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice hosted a “Policing in the 21st Century” Speakers’ Forum on Thursday to give Averett students and the public a chance to hear from professionals, and ask questions or give ideas.

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Schools to allow suspended students to make up work
Posted: November 21, 2017

On Nov. 14, the Pittsylvania County School Board approved allowing students on suspension the ability to makeup work, a new Air Force program at Tunstall High School, and an initiative to help train new school bus drivers and substitute drivers.

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WCA packs 10,000 meals for Haiti
Posted: November 21, 2017

Students gathered in the gym of Westover Christian Academy on Friday morning to pack 10,000 meals for children in Haiti. The project is part of a series of fundraisers that Westover has been conducting, both for the charity, and for other necessities for the school.

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No injuries in fire at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Plant
Posted: November 21, 2017

The Danville Fire Department responded Monday night at approximately 6:06 p.m. to a call reporting a fire in a banbury unit at the Goodyear Plant on Goodyear Boulevard in Danville.

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Monday 11/20/2017
DFD responds to Stratford Place fire
Updated: November 20, 2017 - 4:41 pm

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to 141 Stratford Place for a possible structure fire at 1:39 p.m. on Monday. Engine Three arrived four minutes later and saw no smoke or fire from the outside. Once entering the residence smoke was seen throughout the house. The occupants were ushered out of the home. Interior crews found a baseboard heater that was on fire in the middle of the house. The fire was quickly extinguished by DFD personnel. The fire had burned a 10-inch hole in the floor at the heater. Fans were set up to remove smoke.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
Tunstall High School student commits suicide following alleged bullying
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 4:59 pm

Hannah Nicole Cousins, 17, of Axton, committed suicide Monday, Nov. 13, and her father, Justin Cousins, believes that bullying caused her death.

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Sheriff's Office confirms Tunstall lockdown caused by alleged social media threat
Posted: November 16, 2017

The Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office is investigating an alleged social media threat that was to occur at Tunstall High School Thursday morning.

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Tunstall High School put on 'Code Orange' lockdown
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 1:58 pm

Tunstall High School has been placed on a "Code Orange" lockdown, said Dr. Lillian Holland of Assistant Superintendent of Pittsylvania County Schools Thursday at noon.

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Authorities warn northeastern Pittsylvania County residents to be on the look out for malicious wounding suspect
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 11:54 am

The Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office continues to attempt to locate Antone Lemont Hamlett, who is a person of interest in a malicious wounding incident in Halifax County that occurred Tuesday, Nov. 14.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
Youth pleads not guilty to murder, arson
Posted: November 15, 2017

Jacob Gene Tharpe, 17, of Dry Fork entered pleas of not guilty Tuesday in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court to charges of first-degree murder and arson of an occupied dwelling stemming from the Dec. 21, 2016, death of Bernadette Marie Nesbitt, 62, at her home on Sandy Creek Road in Dry Fork.

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December on the Dan holiday events set
Posted: November 15, 2017

Danville Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the River District Association, recently launched a new marketing effort promoting holiday events in Danville called December on the Dan. The event listing will appear in various advertising venues and on social media.

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Chamber showcases tourism
Posted: November 15, 2017

The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce recently launched the website experienceDPC.com, and that was the highlight of the Business at Breakfast meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Chamber Tourism Coordinator Amy Boles presented the new website, as well as provided the Chamber with an update on tourism in the area.

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Dixon urges ‘strengthening the links between us’ at annual Links banquet
Posted: November 15, 2017

Torrey Dixon, an attorney for the North Carolina Department of Justice and Danville native, urged the more than 300 attendees of the 64th Anniversary Luncheon of The Links Inc. Danville Chapter Saturday to “strengthen the links between us” and to follow what he called “The Good Samaritan Philosophy.”

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Danville votes to protect tax credits
Posted: November 15, 2017

It was an item, which was added to the agenda at the last second, but on Thursday night, Danville City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to adopt a resolution urging President Donald Trump and Congress to keep the Federal Historic Tax Credit Program, which encourages the redevelopment of historic and abandoned buildings.

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County’s financial future projected
Posted: November 15, 2017

County Administrator David Smitherman, Finance Director Kim VanDerHyde, and Assistant County Operations Administrator Richard Hicks want to create long-view financial projections to present on Nov. 28, at 4:30 p.m., at the County Administrator’s Building, and in Spring of 2018 to the Board of Supervisors to better prepare them for what’s expected to come.

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County election results certified; Hancock to file for recount
Posted: November 15, 2017

The Pittsylvania County Electoral Board certified the results of the 2017 General Election Tuesday morning, according to Pittsylvania County Registrar Kelly Bailess.

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Tuesday 11/14/2017
Authorities searching Gretna area for Halifax County malicious wounding suspect
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 10:46 am

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office needs assistance. Deputies are conducting a search for Antone Lemont Hamlett.

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Sheriff's Office warns about phone scam
Posted: November 14, 2017

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office warned citizens Monday afternoon that it had received information about a phone scam in Southside Virginia.

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Monday 11/13/2017
New details released in deadly explosion in Bachelors Hall area
Posted: November 13, 2017

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office and the Pittsylvania County Fire Marshal are investigating an explosion in the 600 block of Buford Road in the Bachelors Hall area of Pittsylvania County.

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Realtors, Post 1097 hand house keys to veteran
Posted: November 13, 2017

A fully renovated home that sits on Dallas Avenue in the Schoolfield community now belongs to a former Marine and Afghanistan war veteran who served nearly 10 years before suffering a traumatic brain injury.

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Man shot in head Saturday in Blairs community
Posted: November 13, 2017

The Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1000 block of Maison Drive in the Blairs community Saturday.

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Man killed in explosion in Bachelors Hall area of county
Posted: November 13, 2017

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office and the Pittsylvania County Fire Marshal are investigating an explosion in the 600 block of Buford Road in the Bachelor Halls area of Pittsylvania County.

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Friday 11/10/2017
City urges continuation of historic tax credits
Posted: November 10, 2017

Danville City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to adopt a resolution urging President Donald Trump and Congress to keep the Federal Historic Tax Credit Program, which encourages the redevelopment of historic and abandoned buildings.

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Thursday 11/09/2017
Local BBQ listed in Virginia magazine
Posted: November 09, 2017

Tred Hunt of Chatham was recently listed in a Virginia Living magazine issue titled, “Smoke & Salt: Featuring the Best BBQ and the Best Oyster Awards.”

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Wednesday 11/08/2017
4 seriously injured in Friday night wreck
Posted: November 08, 2017

A Friday night crash in front of McDonald’s Restaurant on U.S. Highway 29 in Tightsqueeze sent four people to the hospital with serious injuries and caused traffic to be rerouted for two to three hours, according to Trooper R.C. Amos of the Virginia State Police.

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Averett hosts regional flight competition
Posted: November 08, 2017

Five universities flew in around 100 students and coaches to the Danville area to compete in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s (NIFA) Regional Flight Competition at Danville’s Regional Airport on Friday. This year, Averett won the bid to host the competition, which was great news for the local economy, including restaurants, hotels and airplane fuel usage.

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Focus Point Mental Health promotes self-care, now open
Posted: November 08, 2017

Focus Point Mental Health, which provides community based counseling, training, and de-escalation services for adults who have difficulty managing independently due to mental health challenges, is now open in the Ballou Park area, at 116 Magnolia Dr., behind the car wash.

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County continues phasing out dumpsters
Posted: November 08, 2017

Phase two of the Green Box Collections Site Phase-out plan has begun in Pittsylvania County and several dump sites in the Banister District and Callands–Gretna District will permanently close on November 9.

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Farmer, Crump nab seats: County goes Republican; City votes Democratic
Posted: November 08, 2017

As of press time Tuesday night, statewide results in the 2017 General Election were incomplete. However, in Pittsylvania County, Republican candidates for state offices carried the vote; while in the City of Danville, Democratic candidates were leading.

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Monday 11/06/2017
Man charged with obstructing suicide investigation
Posted: November 06, 2017

A Danville man has been charged with obstructing a death investigation, following the discovery of a dead body behind Travel Inn on West Main Street in Danville around 4 p.m. on Nov. 2.

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Friday 11/03/2017
Mayor’s committee seeks ways to engage youths
Posted: November 03, 2017

A mayor’s committee that is focusing on how best to engage youths in Danville wants to take a look at models used successfully by other cities.

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Danville Kmart to close in late January
Updated: November 03, 2017 - 9:46 am

Sears Holdings Corporation announced on its website Thursday that the Kmart store in Danville on Riverside Drive will be closing in late January 2018. A total of 45 Kmart stores and 18 Sears stores across the nation will also be closing, including one Sears store and four Kmart stores in Virginia.

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Body found behind Travel Inn deemed suicide
Posted: November 03, 2017

The Danville Police Department responded to a report of a dead body behind Travel Inn on West Main Street in Danville around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. A worker cutting grass discovered a man's body with what appeared to be a gunshot injury and called police, according to Capt. Barry Creasy of the Danville Police Department.

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Thursday 11/02/2017
7th Annual Bluegrass, Barbecue, & Brew Festival set Saturday
Posted: November 02, 2017

The 7th Annual Bluegrass, Barbecue, & Brew Festival will be held at Patrick Henry's Red Hill outside of Brookneal on Saturday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Last year’s event was a fun-filled day allowing visitors the chance to socialize on the beautiful grounds of Red Hill which was showing off its fall colors.

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Award-winning photographer to present Alaskan wilderness to Southside Bird Club Nov. 9
Posted: November 02, 2017

On November 9, award-winning photographer Bob Schamerhorn will present to the Southside Bird Club and guests, "Our EPIC Adventure," the wild beauty of the Alaskan wilderness.

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Search warrant leads to seizure of drugs, money, guns
Posted: November 02, 2017

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Danville Police Department investigators executed a drugs search warrant in the 800 block of Rison Street and seized the following items:

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House at 175 White Street lost to fire early Thursday morning
Posted: November 02, 2017

At 4:15 a.m. Thursday morning, the Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 175 White Street in Danville, according to Brian K. Alderson, battalion chief.

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Wednesday 11/01/2017
County candidates face Nov. 7 election
Posted: November 01, 2017

Pittsylvania County holds staggered four-year terms for both its school board and board of supervisors positions and up for election on Nov. 7 are seats in the Banister, Callands-Gretna, and Dan River districts.

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County tax bills due Dec. 5
Updated: November 01, 2017 - 9:46 am

Pittsylvania County tax bills have been mailed and citizens should be receiving them by the end of this week, according to Pittsylvania County Treasurer Vincent E. Shorter.

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Danville election fast approaching
Posted: November 01, 2017

Danville citizens will see familiar faces in this year’s election, and Danville’s candidates running are doing so unopposed. The polls will open on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and as a result Danville City Council will not hold a regular meeting that night.

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High-speed Internet creeping in
Updated: November 06, 2017 - 11:58 am

SCS Broadband’s first Internet tower off White Oak Mountain is up and running, enabling customers within four miles of the site to receive 4K service speeds. The second tower is finishing and SCS Broadband crew will soon move on to a third.

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Tuesday 10/31/2017
Danville man charged with assaulting police officer in July
Updated: October 31, 2017 - 6:42 pm

SALEM – A Danville man faces multiple charges stemming from an officer-involved shooting on July 23 in the City of Danville at a residence in the 100 block of Lawson Street. On Oct. 23, a Danville grand jury handed up one felony count of assault on a police officer, one misdemeanor count of brandishing a firearm and one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for Keith E. Davis, 36. Davis is being held at Danville City Jail without bond. 

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Information leads to seizure
Updated: October 31, 2017 - 6:53 pm

On Monday the City of Danville Police Department served a narcotics distribution search warrant in the 100 block of Ficklen Avenue resulting in the following seizure of three firearms (one stolen from Caswell County, N.C.), marijuana- packaged for sale, cocaine-packaged for sale, over $1900 in United States Currency, and scales used in narcotics distribution.

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Monday 10/30/2017
State Police investigating 2 vehicle fatal crash
Posted: October 30, 2017

Virginia State Police Trooper K.N. Isom is investigating a two-vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality on Friday, Oct. 27, at 3:55 p.m. on U.S. Highway 29 at the intersection of Carter Lodge Road.

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Friday 10/27/2017
Charges dismissed in Chatham dog attack
Posted: October 27, 2017

A Pittsylvania County General District Court judge dismissed civil charges Friday against a Chatham man whose two pit bulls were accused of attacking and severely injuring "Renegade," a 12-year-old lab and beagle mix, July 24 on Mitchell Road in Chatham.

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Thursday 10/26/2017
WCA celebrates 40 years
Posted: October 26, 2017

Faculty and students gathered with their families in the gym at Westover Christian Academy on Thursday evening for a celebration of the school’s 40th anniversary of being founded. The event was also a fundraiser that Westover was launching called “Feed the Need.”

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Parents address bullying issue in schools
Posted: October 26, 2017

The Danville School Board began its Oct. 19 regular meeting by approving the tuition application report. According to chief operations officer Kathy Osborne, one student at George Washington High School, recently moved to North Carolina from Danville.

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