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Gretna Town Council to consider zoning request

A joint meeting of the Gretna Planning Commission and Gretna Town Council will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

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Tuesday 01/15/2013
Schools to operate on 2-hour delay Jan. 16
Posted: January 15, 2013

Pittsylvania County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Wednesday morning, Jan. 16.

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Thursday 01/10/2013
Sheriff announces school safety initiative
Posted: January 10, 2013

Pittsylvania County Sheriff Mike Taylor held a news conference Thursday morning to announce a $1.6 million school safety initiative.

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Wednesday 01/25/2012
Governor asks General Assembly to keep uranium ban
Posted: January 25, 2012

Gov. Bob McDonnell asked the General Assembly on Thursday to take no action on uranium mining this year, and called instead for the continuation of the state's 30-year moratorium pending a comprehensive, on-site study by a newly created multi-agency state workgroup.

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Danville mayor seeks re-election
Posted: January 25, 2012

DANVILLE - Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders announced plans to seek a fifth term this week.

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Rawley seeks 2nd city council term
Posted: January 25, 2012

DANVILLE - Danville City Councilman Buddy Rawley will seek re-election to a second, four-year term this spring.

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Campbell runs for council seat
Posted: January 25, 2012

DANVILLE - With an eye on economic development, downtown revitalization, and education, Danville City Councilman L.G. "Larry" Campbell Jr. will seek re-election to a second term.

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Averett, Danville Braves team up to help God's Storehouse
Posted: January 25, 2012

DANVILLE - Averett University athletics and the Danville Braves minor league baseball organization recently teamed up to collect more than 200 pounds of canned food items for God's Storehouse of Danville.

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Ag Complex receives $900,000 grant
Posted: January 25, 2012

Danville Regional Foundation presented a $900,000 grant to the Olde Dominion Agricultural Foundation Monday afternoon, paving the way for completion of an indoor arena at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex on U.S. 29 north of Chatham.

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County hopes to block through traffic
Posted: January 25, 2012

The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings next month on proposals to further restrict through trucks on roads leading to the Dominion power plant in Hurt.

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Wednesday 12/21/2011
Uranium mining presents challenges, study says
Posted: December 21, 2011

Virginia will face "steep hurdles" to protect the health and safety of workers, the public, and the environment if lawmakers lift a 30-year moratorium on uranium mining and milling, according to a long-awaited scientific report released Monday.

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RTI report cites benefits, risks of uranium mining
Posted: December 21, 2011

DANVILLE - A second socioeconomic report released Thursday cites the risks and rewards of mining and milling the potentially lucrative Coles Hill uranium deposit in Pittsylvania County.

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Chatham names Campbell top firefighter
Posted: December 21, 2011

Bobby Campbell helped put out a house fire 45 years ago and hasn't stopped running calls since.

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Tuesday 12/20/2011
Auditions set for Gretna play
Posted: December 20, 2011

GRETNA - Gretna Little Theatre with Greater Canaanland Church and Miracle Beauty College will present August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama "The Piano Lesson" next February in recognition of Black History Month.

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Friday 12/02/2011
Gretna residents ask questions about Family Dollar project
Posted: December 02, 2011

GRETNA — Questions and answers were passed back and forth Monday night about plans for a .97-acre corner lot in Gretna being eyed for a Family Dollar store.

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Carlisle 7th-grader receives contest prize
Posted: December 02, 2011

Carlisle School seventh-grader Margaret O’Hare of Chatham received honorable mention in a state essay contest titled “Energy Works. Make a World of Difference.”

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Wednesday 11/30/2011
Uranium subcommittee to present socioeconomic study report in Chatham
Posted: November 30, 2011

The Virginia Commission on Coal and Energy 's Uranium Mining Subcommittee will present its study on the social and economic impact of mining and milling uranium in Pittsylvania County on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Chatham.

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Discovery Channel's 'Moonshiners' TV series features Pittsylvania County man
Posted: November 30, 2011

Viewers who tune in to the Discovery Channel's new reality television series, "Moonshiners," next Tuesday will see Pittsylvania County's own Tim Smith in the lead role.

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Danville museum celebrates Victorian Christmas
Posted: November 30, 2011

DANVILLE - Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History will host a special candlelight tour of the Sutherlin Mansion and its holiday finery Friday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Danville author publishes 'Christmas Mouse' book
Posted: November 30, 2011

Danville resident Roland R. Heon has released a new children's book just in time for Christmas.

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Chatham Christmas events begin Thursday
Posted: November 30, 2011

Chatham's Christmas parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. along Main Street.

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Tuesday 11/29/2011
Filmmaker's project begins Oscar quest
Posted: November 29, 2011

Filmmaker Rose Wuyts-Wilson's 40-minute documentary, "The Ghost of War," which features recollections from local World War II survivors Norman Amos and James O. Cooper, has been submitted for Oscar consideration.

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Danville Historical Society to sponsor holiday tour
Posted: November 29, 2011

DANVILLE - Experience miles of makeovers and see how historic buildings are being reused for modern purposes and how historic homes are decorated for the holidays during Danville Historical Society's 39th Annual Holiday Tour Dec. 10 and 11 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Averett to launch Carrington Autism Resource Center
Posted: November 29, 2011

DANVILLE - Averett University will open its Carrington Autism Resource Center Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Mary B. Blount Library.

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Monday 11/28/2011
Christmas trees decorate Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Posted: November 28, 2011

DANVILLE - Visitors at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville will see at least 20 decorated Christmas Trees over the next few weeks, and have the opportunity to help local non-profit groups. Decorating the Trees for a Cause is now in its second year and this year the Institute is partnering with Danville Regional Medical Center. The Decorating the Trees program has grown considerably following last year's debut, with more than twenty custom decorated trees on display.

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Breathless, not helpless: Centra helps people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Posted: November 28, 2011

LYNCHBURG - Kay Hughes crossed the finish line at Randolph College with both arms extended over her head in a "V-formation." "V" for victory! She had achieved her goal of walking the hilly 4-mile walk that coincided with the Virginia 10-miler. The rest of her "Heavy Breather" team was there to congratulate her, along with her husband and two standard size poodles, Eli and Cedar.

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Wednesday 11/23/2011
Chatham girls true holiday heroes
Posted: November 23, 2011

Heroes come in all sizes.

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Danville government offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Posted: November 23, 2011

DANVILLE - The municipal building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Chatham, Gretna alumni to face off in basketball game
Posted: November 23, 2011

The Annual High School Alumni Basketball Game benefiting the Herman C. Kelly Memorial Scholarship will be held Friday, Nov. 25, at Chatham High School.

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Danville Regional Foundation grants 'Make It Happen'
Posted: November 23, 2011

DANVILLE - Danville Regional Foundation recently marked the anniversary of its "Make It Happen" grants.

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Meeting scheduled on proposed Gretna Family Dollar store
Posted: November 23, 2011

GRETNA - An informational meeting is scheduled Monday, Nov. 28, for the public to hear plans for a proposed Family Dollar Store on the corner of Route 40 and U.S. 29 business on the old Crossroads Restaurant property.

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Governor announces 40 new jobs in Henry County
Posted: November 23, 2011

RICHMOND - Gov. Bob McDonnell Wednesday announced that Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. (CLC), a manufacturing company with a strong emphasis on solar-control window films and precision, high-performance coatings, will invest $16.5 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Henry County. The company will create 40 new jobs. Virginia successfully competed against China for the project.

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Tuesday 11/22/2011
15-year-old sought in Danville murder
Posted: November 22, 2011

DANVILLE - A 15-year-old is wanted by police in a weekend murder in Danville.

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Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office looking for missing man
Posted: November 22, 2011

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance in locating a missing person.

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'Celebrating Chatham' calendar on sale
Posted: November 22, 2011

The annual Chatham calendar, sponsored by Chatham First, will go on sale at area locations beginning this week.

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Uranium mining, milling threatens water, report claims
Posted: November 22, 2011

A report funded by the Roanoke River Basin Association warns that a proposed uranium mining and milling project in Pittsylvania County could be a serious threat to water quality and may increase competition for water in the future.

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Chatham water safe, public works director says
Posted: November 22, 2011

Chatham's water is safe to drink and customers should not be alarmed by a recent notice, said Bob Hanson, the town's public works director.

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Monday 11/21/2011
Workshop explores preserving working farm and forest land
Posted: November 21, 2011

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host a workshop and listening session on conservation easements Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham.

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Columbia Forest sponsors 5K run
Posted: November 21, 2011

Columbia Forest Products in Chatham will sponsor its first "5K for the Holidays" run to benefit God's Storehouse Saturday, Dec. 10.

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Danville native named 'Leader of Year' by Virginia Lawyers Weekly
Posted: November 21, 2011

RICHMOND - Danville native Irving M. Blank has been named "Leader of the Year" for 2011 by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

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Danville Regional Medical Center welcomes internal medicine physician
Posted: November 21, 2011

DANVILLE - Danville Regional Medical Center recently announced the addition of Michael J. Marvinny, D.O., to its medical staff as the hospitalists director.

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Governor announces agricultural export initiative in India
Posted: November 21, 2011

NEW DELHI, INDIA - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced a new initiative to increase agricultural and forestry product exports from Virginia to India. The initiative will include utilization of a representative with offices in India to develop and pursue new sales opportunities for Virginia's agribusiness producers and exporters in the world's second most populous country. The Governor is completing a two-week job creation and marketing mission to Israel and India.

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Friday 11/18/2011
Star-Tribune to print day early next week
Posted: November 18, 2011

The Star-Tribune will print a day early next week so that subscribers will receive their newspaper before the Thanksgiving holiday.

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DCC holds annual golf tournament
Posted: November 18, 2011

Thirteen proved to be the lucky number for Danville Community College students as DCC's Thirteenth Annual Golf Tournament helped raise $20,000, assuring the Major Gifts Campaign of reaching $5 million in contributions by October 7, the day of the tournament.

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Averett to hold special Christmas celebration
Posted: November 18, 2011

DANVILLE - Averett University will hold its annual Averett Celebrates Christmas event Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Pritchett Auditorium.

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Halifax Historical Society sponsors tour
Posted: November 18, 2011

MILTON, N.C. - On Saturday, Nov.19, at 9:30 a.m., as a part of upcoming home tours, a reproduction of a Thomas Day era cabinetmaker's workbench will be dedicated at the Milton, N.C., location of Day's workshop.

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Christmas events planned in Chatham
Posted: November 18, 2011

The second concert of the Chatham Concert Series will be held at Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3:30 p.m.

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Thursday 11/17/2011
Glee club to present musical
Posted: November 17, 2011

DANVILLE - Galileo Magnet High School Glee Club will present a show full of music and dance just in time for the holiday season.

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Cattle producers visit Kansas, Oklahoma feed yards
Posted: November 17, 2011

Local cattlemen and women from across the area served as local ambassadors during a mini trade summit to several Kansas and Oklahoma feed yards recently.

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Virginia offer Christmas tree guide
Posted: November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with it comes the start of the Christmas tree season. Most farms open the day after Thanksgiving, and some are open that afternoon, but your search can begin now with the new 2011 Virginia Grown Christmas Tree Guide. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has just published the latest edition, which is available free to the public and also online at www.virginiagrown.com.

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