Pumpkins generated $14.6 million in cash receipts last year, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, landing them a spot in Virginia's top ten most valuable crops.
Danville Public Schools will host meetings with parents, guardians and students to discuss the potential return to the classroom date for those students who selected face-to-face instruction.
Danville Riverview, Danville, and Danville After Hours Rotary Clubs recently announced a collaborative service project to create and install a small Rotary Park along the Riverwalk Trail, marking a $10,000 investment to the trail that will include a $4,000 grant contribution from Rotary Dist…
Over 100,000 Virginians have already cast their ballots early for November's general election, according to the Virginia Department of Elections yesterday.
Members of the Danville City Council and Danville Police Department (DPD) joined for a tour of the building and grounds of 2291 Memorial Drive, the site proposed by Blair Construction to be developed into a new police precinct.
Averett University French students could recently be heard at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History reading excerpts of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince from the Perkinson Rose Garden. It’s all part of a service-learning project created by Averett University Associate Prof…
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Chatham residents Ralph and Delores Rhyne honored Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with an urgent food giveaway for Danville and South Boston pandemic victims.
U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released a report today that "revealed millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions between Hunte…
INDIANAPOLIS — The Tunstall High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter of Dry Fork has been recognized in the 2020 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization.
The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle that struck a building at 7:15 pm. Apparatus arrived and found damage to the front of the Laundry Land at 824 Westover Drive.
Officials with the Virginia and North Carolina Departments of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S, Fish and Wildlife Service have filed a motion in federal court requesting the judge approve and enter a consent decree to resolve claims for natural resource damages resulting from a 2014 c…
Dr. Richard Sherwood has provided a crucial service to the Danville area since 1997. Before the practice he now owns was established, the services he provides were hundreds of miles out of reach.
LYNCHBURG — President Donald Trump today endorsed Bob Good (R) in his campaign for Congress in the 5th Congressional District of Virginia, which includes Pittsylvania County and the city of Danville.
The Chatham Star-Tribune Thursday was named the 2019 best weekly newspaper in the state of Virginia based on an independent evaluation by the Virginia Press Association (VPA).
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $2,271,091.11 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to repair damages to Ringgold Rail Trail and Sandy Creek Bridge from overland and waterway flooding in Pittsylvania County.
During a typical reassessment of Real Property, assessors would go out and visit properties on foot, taking one or two pictures for records. Deterrents such as dogs, locked gates and citizens who were not home or did not want to provide access would often prevent assessors from getting equal…
HALIFAX — A local 501(c)(3) gives a new life to neglected and abandoned pigs, from miniature exotic pigs imported from Asia to hogs who escaped the slaughter.
One person was hospitalized this afternoon after a motorcycle crashed and rolled over into a ditch on the right-hand side of Route 29 northbound in the Tightsqueeze area.
Danville Utilities reminds customers that an equal payment plan is available to assist them if their service has been disconnected for non-payment or if facing disconnection.
A new coalition between Pittsylvania County and the City of Danville seeks to join with the Danville Regional Foundation (DRF), the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) and industry leaders to create a "shared vision" of economic development. A resolution passed at Tuesday's m…
A Danville man who has chosen to open his first business at 21 years old is gearing towards opening 'Pet Safari' on Center Street in the fall or winter this year.
During a work session on Tuesday evening, Danville City Manager Ken Larking and Police Chief Scott Booth presented a review of a proposal for a new police department headquarters.
The Launch Place, a venture development organization with offices in Danville and the Research Triangle Park, has invested $75,000 from their Pre-Seed Fund II in Virginia-based KinergyCare.
Pittsylvania County is creatively using $2.7 in federal funds from the CARES Act to bolster both its career and volunteer fire and rescue operations.
Justin Fernando Merritt, 34, of Danville, was arrested today in connection with the disappearance of William "Andy" Banks out of Raleigh Saturday afternoon.
RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Elections announced this week the launch of “Defending Democracy” as part of the Department’s new marketing campaign, which conveys its commitment to election security.
Last month, a Danville grand jury indicted Guren L. Clemons and Domonic D. Fitzgerald with first-degree murder, robbery and related firearms charges for shooting Caleb Morris on Lanier Avenue in 2019.
The Danville Fire Department reports responding to an early Saturday morning house fire on Campbell Street that left three houses with fire damage.
Dozens gathered at the Danville/Pittsylvania County Republican Party headquarters on Piney Forest Road in Danville Friday evening to energize voters for November's election.
Since his first day less than a month ago, Pittsylvania County Project Manager Nick Morris has been busy coordinating renovations and improvements of county services and infrastructure, all while trying to stay, "within timelines and within guidelines” imposed by the Coronavirus Relief funds…
An informant has claimed to police that Zachary Pruitt, the Chatham man who went missing in July and was found dead this week, was killed by a named person of interest, according to a legal document obtained by the Star-Tribune.
American flags lined Main Street in Chatham today as locals once again mourned the loss of those Americans who lost their lives 19 years ago.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office discovered a car containing human remains Wednesday.At this time the human remains have been sent to the medical examiners office for identification as well as cause and manner of death.The Sheriff's office wishes to thank the numerous agencies who ass…
ROANOKE – U.S. Attorney Thomas T. Cullen announced today that he is resigning from the Department of Justice, effective Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. Cullen, 43, who has served as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia since March 30, 2018, made this announcement following his Senate con…
The Danville Police Department (DPD) has created a new interactive program aimed at providing youth ages 13 to 17 an inside perspective to police work.
Sovah Health announced Thursday that Carlos Pottinger, MD, has joined its medical staff effective Sept. 1 and will be providing Obstetrics and Gynecology care at PATHS in Danville.