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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. 

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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. 

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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…

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Breaking update 11:49 a.m.: Danville Police are investigating a traffic crash that happened Thursday around 7:35 a.m. in the 1000 block of Piney Forest Road.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Members of the Chatham Police Department handed out bags of resources to help citizens protect themselves from COVID-19 Monday morning. 

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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The fourth death in Danville City and sixth in the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District was reported today by the Virginia Department of Health.

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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. 

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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.