DANVILLE, Va. — The City of Danville has been working to reduce violent crime since 2017.
CHATHAM, Va. — Twenty-five years ago on Feb. 1, 1996, Pittsylvania County Public Library introduced internet access at its two existing branches in Chatham and Brosville-Cascade. In 1996, internet access meant filling out a paper “Internet Search Request” form so that a library staff member …
HENRY Co., Va. — At approximately 8:42 p.m. Saturday night, the Martinsville-Henry County Emergency 911 Center received a call that an individual had been shot at 1163 Jarrett Dr. in Bassett.
DANVILLE, Va. — The Board of Directors and staff of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area (BGCDA) wish to announce that after more than seven years of leadership, Faith Stamps will be leaving the position of CEO to join Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s government relations team …
DAMVILLE, Va. — The congregation and leadership at Calvary Baptist Church, located on Edgewood Drive in Danville, are excited to dedicate their new children’s department and multipurpose room Sunday, April 25.
CHATHAM, Va. — The Pittsylvania County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) last night approved a construction contract and amended facility lease for the Staunton River Plastics, Inc. manufacturing facility at the Southern Virginia Multimodal Park in Hurt that will bring a $34 million inv…
DANVILLE, Va. — The Danville City School Board Thursday night approved Superintendent Angela Hairston’s budget and calendar for the 2021–2022 school year.
CHATHAM, Va. — Chatham Town Council's property and parks committee yesterday voted unanimously to change the procedure for the sale of burial plots in the town's cemeteries.
The Daily Press recently reported that the number of completed applications for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has dropped since last year, noting that numbers were down 8.2 percent nationwide, and in Virginia, the drop was slightly steeper at 8.7 percent.
CHATHAM, Va. — Hargrave Military Academy’s board of trustees today announced a leadership transition.Colonel Mike Brown, who has served as president for the last three years, will depart at the end of this school year. Sloan Gibson, a 1971 graduate of Hargrave, will assume the position of in…
DANVILLE, Va. — A local businesswoman is planning to add studio owner to her portfolio soon, which will be aided by a grant from the River District Association.
DANVILLE, Va. — For nearly nine years, Vintages by the Dan has brought a large selection of wine and craft beer to Danville’s River District.
During the month of April, citizens may notice rows of t-shirts on clotheslines waving in the field on Memorial Drive, the same one that usually boasts hundreds of American flags around Independence Day.
DANVILLE, Va. — Yesterday at approximately 1:21 p.m., a man entered the Danville Courthouse with a backpack on. When he entered, he was greeted by a Deputy Sheriff who asked him standard security and COVID-19 questions.
DANVILLE, Va. — During their meeting on Tuesday morning, Danville’s Industrial Development Authority (IDA) approved the donation of the pocket park located on South Union Street to the City of Danville.
DANVILLE, Va. — In an effort to gain citizen’s opinions on the development of the River District, the City of Danville conducted an online survey for the former Lou’s Antiques property, located at 231 Main Street.
The Danville Area Humane Society (DAHS) is accepting applications for the two scholarships established in 2019 in partnership with two area families. Each scholarship is for $500.
In another step closer to a casino in the city, the Danville Planning Commission approved the amendment of the zoning ordinances to include a new zoning district for casino entertainment.
The regional division of the Virginia State Police serving Pittsylvania County today warned against a new telephone scam that has been popping up in the area.
CHATHAM, Va. — This year, Pittsylvania County Schools (PCS) plans to hold in-person outdoor graduations at each of its four high schools, which the Pittsylvania County School Board approved the schedule for on Tuesday evening.
CHATHAM, Va. — Chatham Town Council convened Monday night for its routine monthly meeting, unanimously agreeing on numerous motions coming out of committee. Most notably, the council approved the investment of $1 million in town money and sought to resolve communication issues with the town'…
DANVILLE, Va. — Authorities in Durham County, North Carolina, arrested Jorge Navarro, a former teller at URW Community Federal Credit Union in Danville, after two years of flight on federal charges of embezzling $617,000, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar and Special Agent in Ch…
Six new officers joined the ranks of the Danville Police Department. The department held a swearing-in ceremony outside at the Carrington Pavilion this morning.
GRETNA, Va. — For one Gretna High School student, art began as a therapeutic outlet to navigate the emotional and developmental challenges he faced as a child. Now, a blossoming young adult, this student has won a statewide art contest to selflessly earn thousands of dollars for Gretna High …
Cardinal Education, previously known as the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program, has selected the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) to manage and coordinate its centralized student support and enrollment services.
The four state legislators representing Pittsylvania County and the City of Danville in Virginia's General Assembly, Sen. Frank Ruff (R-15), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-20), Del. Danny Marshall (R-14) and Del. Les Adams (R-16) convened Monday morning to speak at the Danville-Pittsylvania Chamber of…
HENRY Co., Va. — Virginia State Police Trooper M. Mays is investigating a two vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred on Sunday, April 11, at 3:25 p.m. on Route 220, one tenth of a mile south of Route 1035 in Henry County.
DANVILLE, Va. — Sandwiched between the Danville Science Center and Carrington Pavilion on the banks of the Dan River, the Pepsi Building has been a fixture of the River District vista for the better part of a century.
In what could be described as a “treasure hunt” in the form of a store, a new business in the Riverside Shopping Center offers shoppers the opportunity to find products at discounted rates.
The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the budget for fiscal year 2022 during a called meeting on Thursday night. This budget, which will include no tax or rate increases, features a general fund of $71.5 million and continues to increase funding for public…
CHATHAM, Va. — U.S. Rep. Bob Good (R-5) toured the Town of Chatham Thursday afternoon, speaking with prominent community figures and getting to know what he said is one of the most charming towns in Virginia's 5th Congressional District.
DANVILLE, Va. — During their April 1 meeting, the Danville School Board heard Superintendent Dr. Angela Hairston’s budget recommendation in a presentation by Director of Finance Sharon Barksdale.
Kindergarteners at G. L. H. Johnson Elementary School got a special treat on Thursday morning, thanks in part to their gym teacher Cookie Edmunds. Both face-to-face and virtual students got a visit from her sons, NFL players Trey, Terrell and Tremaine Edmunds.
DANVILLE, Va. — The River District Association has awarded three new businesses a total of $50,000 to open or expand their brick-and-mortar businesses in the River District.
DANVILLE, Va. — In March, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Danville was chosen as one of three locations in the state to hold a state-run COVID-19 vaccination clinic. A FEMA-funded, Virginia Department of Emergency Management-run clinic opened at the former JCPenney location in Danville on …
DANVILLE, Va. — Jordan Powell, RN of Sovah Health – Danville was honored today with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
DANVILLE, Va. — The Danville City Council voted to refinance existing IDA bonds and to issue a bond anticipation note under the city’s master lease financing program, with guidance from the city’s financial advisor Davenport & Company and support from the city’s finance department.
CHATHAM, Va. — This summer, Pittsylvania County 4-Hers will learn how to relate to the natural world and their peers through 4-H camp at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center in Wirtz, Virginia, during the week of June 14-18.
CHATHAM, Va. — The Pittsylvania County Public Library is happy to announce the addition of a new collection of Quick Read books to its shelves.
On Good Friday, the Danville Police Department teamed up with recording artist Fee Blu to hand out more than 1,000 Easter baskets to area children, bringing smiles to faces via a drive-thru celebration.
DANVILLE, Va. — Revered principal of Sacred Heart Catholic School in Danville, Kira Kania, recently announced her retirement after nine years of leadership. During her tenure, Kania transitioned many aspects of the institution into a more modern and inclusive educational environment.
CHATHAM, Va. — At a routine meeting Tuesday night, the Pittsylvania County Planning Commission approved recommendation of one special use permit but failed to agree on another.
With grant funding from the Danville Regional Foundation and in response to demands of the marketplace, Averett University is launching four new academic programs through Averett Online and converting to a new student information system (SIS).