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Danville Commonwealth Attorney Michael Newman has stepped down as a special prosecutor for the United States in a federal gang trial that is currently underway in Roanoke.

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On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VACDL) awarded Sen. Bill Stanley (R-20) their prestigious “Champion of Justice” Award, recognizing his twenty-five year career as a criminal defense attorney, and for his dedication as a Virginia State Senator for se…

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During the afternoon of Oct. 11, the Pittsylvania County chapter of the NAACP toured precision machining facilities in Pittsylvania County and the City of Danville to learn what opportunities are available to high school and college students. 

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Governor Ralph Northam today awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to help protect students and teachers in 340 schools in 70 school divisions. The grants will pay for video monitoring systems, voice and video internal communications systems, mass notification systems, visit…

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An arrest warrant obtained Thursday, Oct. 17 from Pittsylvania County Juvenile and Domestic Relations court states Xavier Tyler Slayton, 25, was shot by a 17-year-old relative after he was attempting to break into his mother's home. 

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Tuesday, Oct. 15, is the deadline for citizens to comment on safety improvements needed along Riverside Drive from North Main Street to Piedmont Drive. Details on the study and how citizens can provide input are available by following this link: http://www.danville-va.gov/2143/Riverside-Driv…

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam on Friday, Oct. 11 announced a statewide drought watch advisory for the Commonwealth of Virginia. A drought watch is intended to increase awareness of current conditions that are likely to precede a significant drought event. Localities, water suppliers, self-…

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Tip Top Poultry, Inc, a Rockmart, Ga., establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat (RTE) poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

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On Wednesday, Oct. 9, Gretna Elementary School held a truck event for the pre-kindergarten students of Gretna, Mt. Airy, Union Hall, and Hurt Elementary Schools. Trucks from the Gretna Volunteer Fire and Rescue department, the Gretna Police Department, River City Networks, and more were pres…

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The Danville Municipal Building and all other city administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14, for Columbus Day, as well as the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse).

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Danville Public Schools (DPS) will conduct an active shooter drill on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Galileo High School beginning at 2:00 p.m. This day is a full professional development day for teachers, so there will be no Galileo students on campus during the active drill.

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Mary Ross entered the sixth annual SOVA Career Choice Youth Expo at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Center knowing she was interested in being a professional chef or baker.