At Monday night's meeting of the Chatham Town Council, the council unanimously approved an application for the county's CARES Act fund to include requests for funds to purchase new laptops for county employees and new equipment for the police department.
Race Director William Wiebking says that due to a combination of factors, the Chatham Sartomer Arkema 5K Race and One-Mile Fun Run scheduled for Sept. 19 will not be happening this year.
House members in Washington, D.C., Thursday called for the immediate reversal of new regulations implemented by Louis DeJoy, the recently-appointed Republican Postmaster General from North Carolina, which they say would slow U.S. Postal Service operations ahead of a projected surge in mail-i…
A Long Island woman who has two outstanding warrants for her arrest in Pittsylvania County is currently wanted by the Altavista Police Department in connection with a larceny investigation.
Firefighters from Gretna Fire and Rescue responded to Gibson Lumber Co on East Gretna Road Monday morning as a machine in the lumber mill had caught fire.
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake, the most powerful in 104 years, struck this morning in Sparta, North Carolina, in the northwestern corner of the state.
Averett University is excited for the upcoming fall semester with a multitude of changes in place on campus to maintain social distancing and the health and safety of everyone on campus.
A Danville Circuit Court judge has issued an order that officially places a referendum on casino gaming on the ballot for the General Election on Nov. 3.
The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners announced today the decision to name a ten-unit apartment complex dedicated to housing persons with disabilities and military Veterans in honor of Danville City Council member and former mayor, Sherman M. Saunders.
Detectives from the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Tuesday, night in the 1600 block of Maryland Avenue, Northeast. The shooting resulted in the death of a Danville man.
Update Aug. 7 11:39 a.m.: North Main Street remains closed in both directions at the Fagan Street area following yesterday’s afternoon’s water main break.
RICHMOND — Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane Tuesday exercised emergency authority granted to him by the 2020 General Assembly to waive annual school accreditation for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The Board of Trustees of the J.T. – Minnie Maude Charitable Trust, located in Danville, announced in October 2007 and formed through the generosity of James T. Emerson, is pleased to announce that $1,048,711 has been awarded in scholarships to 430 students for the 2020-2021 academic school year.
Officials with the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce (SMLRCC) announced today the cancellation of the 32nd Annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival scheduled for Sept. 26-27 at Mariners Landing because of concerns with the COVID-19.
The Pittsylvania County chapter of the NAACP and its youth council jointly hosted a school supplies giveaway at Greater Triumph Baptist Church in Chatham Wednesday to kick off the school year.
The Chatham branch of Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a customer-owned financial cooperative with a 100 years of support for rural communities and agriculture, announced today they have paid about $1.1 million in cash to their customer-owners in the form of a patronage dividend.
The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) has announced that the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County and the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance are the winners of its 2020 Community Economic Development Award.
Danville Community College celebrated Favorite Face Covering Day Wednesday as part of the Commonwealth of Virginia's third annual OnTheSquareVA employee engagement program.
The Virginia Department of Corrections reported today that the outbreak of COVID-19 at Green Rock Correctional Center in Chatham has exploded in the past three days.
Five Western states have already switched to "all mail-in voting," but as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the nation, mail-in voting starts to look like the only option for citizens everywhere. Virginia is no exception.
In response to the statewide decline of ash trees due to the introduction of the emerald ash borer (EAB), the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) is offering financial assistance to remove dead or dying ash trees from the public landscape.
The official launch party for the new book, "Think Small: A Millennial's Guide to Building a Meaningful Life in Rural America" will take place at Ballad Brewing Company in Danville Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Isaias, which is expected to impact Virginia starting today.
In October of 2019, Morgan Olson President and CEO Mike Ownbey publically shared, “Morgan Olson’s Ringgold, Virginia, plant will be operational by June of 2020.”
On July 29 at 8:57 p.m., the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received a call in reference to a Robbery at Nani’s Corner store located at 4900 Kings Mountain Rd. in Collinsville.
Danville City reported two deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday, bringing the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District death toll from five to seven in 24 hours, so reported the Virginia Department of Health this morning.
A car overturned in the ditch outside of Atkinson Truck Sales on Southbound U.S. 29 in Blairs. The driver has been extricated following entrapment.
The debate over animal welfare in the Dan River region has reached a boiling point as criticism from those who favor a "no-kill" philosophy in animal shelters targets the Danville Area Humane Society (DAHS) for its high animal euthanasia numbers.
Danville Community College (DCC), in conjunction with the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), will soon provide welding training to Morgan Olson employees.
Chromebooks for families in need and Wi-Fi access for all are the combined goals of Pittsylvania County Schools (PCS) as plans for the 2020-2021 school year are developed.
The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) will hold its first ever Summer Cyber Sale Aug. 5, featuring 20% off all online purchases of $100 or more.
A group of Amish driving a horse-drawn buggy was struck from behind by a car on Route 40 around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, leaving the driver dead and two passengers critically injured.
Judge Joseph W. Milam, Jr., found Danville man Quintell Kamaile Saunders guilty on all counts after he entered four guilty pleas this morning at Danville City circuit court.
On Tuesday morning, seventeen Pittsylvania County employees and three rotarians worked to create "citizen safety kits" for county citizens.
Last night at 7:53 p.m., the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received a call of a shooting victim that was dropped off at the emergency room of the Sovah Health – Martinsville hospital.