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More than a dozen agencies representing the spectrum of public safety and health and human services met Thursday in Danville to begin developing a strategy for addressing opioid addiction in the Danville area.

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Crews working to extinguish a structure fire.

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UPDATE: Missing juvenile Jesse Ray Fielder has been located. He was found safely around 1 a.m. this morning. 

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Pittsylvania County Parks and Recreation Director Mark Moore said playground equipment arrived to be installed at Wayside Park in Hurt Wednesday, Dec. 11. 

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AeroFarms had on hand multiple samples of greens grown in their vertical growing plant.

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Virginia State Police Trooper K.M. Isom is investigating after an Axton man died in a single vehicle crash on F.C. Beverly Road in Pittsylvania County Monday evening. Dec. 9.

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Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Danville Community College hosted a Fusion Splicing Certificate Course, a collaborative training event with Amazon Web Services and Sumitomo Electric Lightwave that earned participants an innovative fiber optic fusion splicing certificate. Approxim…

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Following Danville City Council’s request for the commission to come up with a definition for this specific category of indoor gaming, the Danville Planning Commission once again saw an agenda full of indoor recreation special use permit requests for skill gaming on Tuesday afternoon.

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The Merchants Association of Gretna’s annual Christmas parade was held on Sunday, Dec. 8, with the theme “Christmas Magic.” Approximately 114 businesses, organizations, and groups participated with cars, floats and even horses, in the parade.

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City Manager Ken Larking announced Monday, Dec. 9, the selection of Dave Coffey to serve as fire chief. Coffey has more than 25 years of service with the fire department in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he rose through the ranks to deputy fire chief of operations.

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Danville Public Schools (DPS) celebrates a remarkable increase in the number of credentials earned by students through a myriad of CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs. During the 2017-2018 school year, students earned 689 credentials, and during the 2018-2019 school year, students …

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“Have a McTastic Day!” is a phrase that one might hear when going through the drive-thru at McDonald’s in Tightsqueeze if customer service extraordinaire known as “McRob” is on shift.

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An 18-year-old Danville man is awaiting extradition back to Virginia from North Carolina after police say he is wanted following a murder in Cardinal Village Tuesday, Nov. 26. 

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Although the City Council has not yet taken an official position on how voters should vote if a referendum were held on casinos, today the City Manager’s Office issued a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) from companies interested in being designated as the developer and operator of a casino…

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Today, the State Health Commissioner warned Virginians not to use any third party services to obtain vital records and not to pay any fee for vital records application forms, which have always been and always will be free.  Although the forms are free, there are fees for searches.  Please en…

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The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 1117 Wyllie Avenue this morning at 1:19 am. Apparatus arrived in less than five minutes to find heavy smoke showing from a small, 1-story house. The occupant of the residence met the firefighters at the street and advised eve…

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Almost everyone who has ever loved and been loved by an animal will tell you that they not only believe, but know, that that animal is an emotional, sentient being. That has become clearer to a wider audience with all of the animal videos posted on-line. We know that animals have emotions; h…

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Kevin Anteus James was arrested Wednesday afternoon in the City of Danville without incident. He is being held in the Danville City Jail. 

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The Danville Police Department learned that Officer Eric Goff died unexpectedly at his residence in Patrick County yesterday evening, Nov. 18. The members of the Danville Police Department are truly saddened by his passing.

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Danville Public Schools (DPS) was one of 15 school divisions across the state that received the Dorothy S. McAuliffe School Nutrition Award presented by No Kid Hungry Virginia this November. This is the second year DPS received the award.

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Qonell Totten and Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones serve food at Saturday’s Soul Food Festival and competition.

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John Wilkins IV plays limbo at Saturday’s Soul Food Festival and Competition.

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Beginning Monday, Nov. 18, the right-hand, northbound lane on Central Boulevard will be closed between Memorial Drive and Riverside Drive to allow for maintenance of a gas main located underneath Aiken Bridge. Weather permitting, the repairs will be completed within three weeks.