The City of Danville and Pittsylvania County were recognized by Site Selection Magazine as a Top 10 Micropolitan Area in the United States. The Danville Micropolitan Area, which includes Pittsylvania County, was listed as the No. 6 ranked micropolitan area based on the number of qualifying n…
To support social distancing goals and recent guidance issued by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, effective Monday, April 6, Danville Transit will limit the number of passengers transported in fixed-route service at one time to nine persons, including children.
Gov. Ralph Northam said in a livestreamed press conference Friday that the state expects significant losses in revenue associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Virginia Department of Transportation issued a traffic alert for counties in the Lynchburg District, which includes work specific to Pittsylvania County.
April 3: The Virginia Department of Health reports two more cases of the novel coronavirus in Danville. There is still only one case in Pittsylvania County.
With the help of several of the Pittsylvania Career and Technical Center (PCTC) students who helped research, design and build it, Pittsylvania County’s newest LOVE sign is now greeting visitors to the newly renovated 50-acre Wayside Park in Hurt. Four PCTC students and their welding instruc…
In a livestreamed press conference Thursday, Pittsylvania County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Jones confirmed that students in county high schools will be awarded credit for classes that they were passing as of March 13, the last day of regular schooling.
The Virginia Department of Health now reports widespread community transmission of COVID-19. This means that COVID-19 is spreading in communities across Virginia, and as additional cases are identified each day, we are reminded that everyone can and should practice personal precautions to he…
As our nation’s hospitals, healthcare providers and first responders work tirelessly to treat those impacted by coronavirus, it is more important than ever that communities observe safe digging practices and avoid any additional strain on our emergency-response systems.
Pittsylvania County leadership will livestream a virtual press conference on Thursday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m. to be broadcast on the county’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pittsylvaniacountyva. The press conference will be broadcast from the Pittsylvania County Community Center and will p…
The Town of Chatham will be closing its four public parks effective immediately to limit the spread of COVID-19. The parks will be closed to the public until further notice.
Update: Another person in the area of Danville and Pittsylvania County has been confirmed to have COVID-19. The person is a New York resident who is being treated in the area.
The Virginia State Police released the following statement Wednesday encouraging Virginia residents to follow the governor's stay at home order:
Starting April 12 and continuing until further notice, all Pittsylvania County Convenience Center sites will be closed on Sundays. Convenience centers will close on Saturday at 8 p.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Monday. This pause in Sunday trash collection during the county’s state of emergency wi…
City Manager Ken Larking has submitted to City Council a proposed budget that maintains basic services, continues to invest in City Council’s focus areas, and moves toward closing the long-term structural deficit.
Carol Cox and Drew Meadows handle bags of food that are being distributed to needy families outside of Chatham Middle School. The distribution is lasting until noon today. Meadows is a youth pastor at Marion Baptist Church, and said he is taking bags of food to deliver to families without tr…
The Pittsylvania-Caswell Youth Livestock Association released a statement March 31 regarding the cancellation of their annual Youth Livestock Show this year due to orders by the governor banning gatherings over 10 people.
In efforts to ensure households are able to maintain access to food, health care benefits, cash assistance and child care during the COVID-19 crisis, Virginia will extend certification periods for its core human service programs. This includes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, T…
Danville Community College (DCC) donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to SOVAH Health – Danville last week as part of the community’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Out of an abundance of caution, Pittsylvania County will be temporarily closing the playgrounds and shelters at all four parks located on middle school campuses, as well as the playground at Wayside Park in Hurt.
The U.S. Department of Education has given Virginia permission to cancel federally mandated Standards of Learning tests during the 2019-2020 school year.
Gov. Ralph Northam signed Executive Order 55 Monday ordering that all Virginia residents stay at home except under certain circumstances. The order goes into effect immediately and will last until June 10.
What began as a phone call from concerned citizen Monica Anderson to the Chatham Rotary Club a week ago, has turned into the distribution of 135 boxes filled with nonperishable food items to families who are experiencing food-insecurity in Pittsylvania County.
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has launched a Coronavirus Relief Fund. The Community Foundation has committed $25,000 in seed money to establish the Fund, and requests contributions to meet immediate and ongoing needs.
April 2: Today the Virginia Department of Health reports that 38 more people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Virginia, a total of 246.
The Danville Area Humane Society announced on their Facebook page that they donated hundreds of masks, face shields and isolation gowns to Sovah Health to help with preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The State of Virginia is taking action to fight COVID-19 and to improve access to the health care. Virginia Medicaid covers comprehensive health and mental health services, including testing and treatment for COVID-19.
The March 26 public hearings for the proposed FY2021 Pittsylvania County school board and government budgets saw additional measures taken to comply with the governor’s COVID-19 response.
The Pittsylvania County Historical Society announced Thursday an event planned for later this year that will feature tours of historic buildings in Chatham and historic re-enactors.
Update: The Virginia Department of Health today reported the fourth and fifth test confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District.
After meeting with the VHSL Management Crisis Committee, the VHSL has provided an update on the status for each academic activity due to COVID-19 to better assist our principals, athletic directors, academic activity participants, and parents.
With COVID-19 concerns regarding social distancing and less- than-10 gathering limits imposed by Gov. Northam, Pittsylvania County will livestream, via Facebook Live, its Thursday, March 26, public hearing on the FY2021 budget. The budget public hearing will begin at 7p.m. at the Pittsylvani…
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office released a statement Wednesday regarding a new program they are implementing to help protect elderly and vulnerable citizens from exposure to COVID-19.
Due to current CDC regulations, the Danville Festival in the Park Board of Directors has decided to cancel this year’s Racin’ and Tastin’ Event and Festival in the Park.
VDH is reporting today a second confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a resident of the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District.
Emergency benefits will be made available to Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants during the months of March and April, as part of a provision set forth by the Families First Coronavirus Responses Act of 2020. Under this provision, the Virginia Department of…
The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District announced today that a resident of the district who had COVID-19 has died, while receiving care at an out-of-state hospital.
Governor Ralph Northam and State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA today directed all hospitals to stop performing elective surgeries or procedures to help conserve supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE).
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Danville Area Humane Society has made revisions to its procedures. The center will remain open-admission and will not decline to accept any animal. The front door will be locked, but an animal needs to be released, everyone is asked to ring t…
On Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Edmunds Brothers handed out bagged lunches at Negril in Danville to anyone who needed them. The 3EBoyz have partnered with the Link‘a, Incorporated for the giveaway.
Volunteers operated a food pickup spot at Hurt Elementary School for from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, an effort put together by the town council of Hurt and Supervisor Tim Dudley.
Update 2:56 p.m.: A man in the Danville Pittsylvania Health District is confirmed to have been one of the three new deaths reported today by the Virginia Department of Health.
In response to the temporary closure of all Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers, suspension of mobile visits, and the extension of some credentials, DMV is providing additional information to answer common questions the agency is receiving from customers.
A Gretna man that was fighting for his life in a hospital in Concord, North Carolina after testing positive for COVID-19 and double pneumonia has passed away. According to a post on the Landon Spradlin Music Facebook page, the site reported "It's with a broken heart that I announce Landon S…