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The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors approved plans for a series of improvements to three of its convenience centers — Mount Hermon, Motley and Berry Hill — at a total cost of roughly $1.1 million. The improvements were approved at the Board's Nov. 22 meeting.

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A well-known Japanese proverb says, “One kind word can warm three winter months." Two local individuals, Jude Swanson and Richie Robertson, are giving out more than just one kind word to Danville’s homeless. Both are concerned about the physical warmth of the homeless people in the city.

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2 Witches Winery & Brewing Company received a $4,971 grant for the SOVA Beer Trail project, offered through the Virginia Tourism Corporation — one of more than $300,000 in grants awarded to 64 local and regional program across the state.

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RICHMOND —The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is reporting the first death of a person diagnosed with monkeypox, now known as “mpox,” in Virginia. The patient was an adult resident of the Eastern Health Region of Virginia.

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The east and westbound lane of Craghead Street from Loyal Street to Wilson Street is being closed to allow for repair of a sewer line tap. The lane closure will begin at noon today and remain in place until late Friday.

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As I close out my fifth month at Danville Community College, I am continually surprised and impressed by the collaboration, hard work, and innovative ideas coming out of the City of Danville and Pittsylvania, and Halifax counties. There are so many talented people waking up every day to work…

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Banjo player Charlie Poole genuinely lived the life he sang about. Having grown up dirt poor in Alamance County, N.C., Poole never owned or drove a car, hopped freight trains or hoofed it to get around, slept in barns and bought an Orpheum #3 banjo with money he earned making bootleg whiskey…

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Can you name the two days a year that a person willingly rises before the crack of dawn?  When the anticipation wakes you before an alarm can sound, it must either be Christmas morning or the opening day of firearms season.  Lasting seven weeks, the official start to the general firearms sea…

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The Danville Area Humane Society invites the public — and their pets — to a Pet Photo with Santa event at the city animal shelter on Saturday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. –to 2 p.m. The $8 fee includes a 4x6 color picture in a holiday card frame. Children who have their picture taken with Santa will re…

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Work is underway that will turn most of Westover Drive from a tight four-lane road, to a roomy two-lane road.  Milling and paving began this week running from Westover’s intersections with Riverside Drive to Capri Court.

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There is currently a downed power line on the corner of Peach Street and Lanier Ave. after a tree fell on it. Peach Street is currently closed to all traffic. The line fell around 9 a.m., and there are about 30 customers without power due to the down line. Dominion Energy is on site. The est…

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Visualize 30 smiling Danville youngsters belting out John Lennon’s Happy Christmas, a favorite international holiday song, with a band of spirited Irish musicians.  Sound like fun?  You bet! The best part?  It’s going to happen when Christmas with the Celts stops in Danville on Dec. 8.

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For a taste of holiday cheer with an old-fashioned theme, check out "Christmas in Historic Chatham on Friday and Sunday afternoon and sponsored by Chatham First.

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Teachers from Danville, Pittsylvania County and beyond were treated to a day focused on the Revolutionary War in the South, and hosted by the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.

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The City of Danville’s Treasurer’s Office, along with the Virginia Department of the Treasury, is bringing another unclaimed property virtual call event to help local citizens who might be owed funds they don’t know about. Customers can call 1-833-302-0704 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday,…

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The annual turkey and ham giveaway by Coach Robert and Kimberly Prunty and family — along with the support of Ben and Betty Davenport — will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m. at Chatham Baptist Church, 12 Court Place in Chatham.

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The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC) has awarded the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) a grant of $497,890 for its ExTRA (Expanding Talent through Registered Apprenticeships) program to grow state registered apprenticeships within the 15 Southern Virginia loc…

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An elderly Altavista woman who had gone missing was found safe following a search for her by the Altavista Police Department. She was found at around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

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Local resident Melissa Powell has been engaged in home organization for the last 13 years, and in 2018 opened Jammed Home Solutions, which helps people throughout Southside Virginia with a wide range of decluttering and space rearranging needs.

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After a good deal of debate, the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors voted 4-3 to divvy up $97,000 in carryover funds to each of the county’s fire and rescue agencies in equal allotments of $3,500 each.

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Mt. Airy Elementary School second graders have provided their instructions on how to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving — with hunting and a trip to Walmart being the most popular way to acquire the bird. The following are from Rebecca Allen's class.

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While the seriousness of the pandemic has seemingly eased compared to the two previous holiday seasons, there is still reason for caution as folks begin to gather together again for Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to Dr. Laurie Forlano, deputy director of the Office of Epidemiology and…

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The Altavista Police Department is searching for a missing elderly lady from the town of Altavista.  May Bowyer Drake, 75, was last seen at 1407 Broad St. at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22.  She is described at 5’8 inches tall with blue eyes and grey hair.  If you have any information on thi…

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The Danville Police hosted a Youth Engagement Talent Show Friday at the department's new headquarters. The evening featured three groups of youth singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and one young man drawing to classical music. The show was MC'd by Curtasja Brooks and Isabelle Page…

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At the tail end of the horse pageantry competition season, riders came out to Olde Dominion Agriculture Complex in Chatham for one last competition for the Plantation Pleasure Walking Horse Association of North Carolina (PPWHANC).

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The Municipal Building and all other city government offices will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and will remain closed until Monday, Nov. 28. 

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A missing Gretna girl has been returned home and her companion charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.

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Swansonville United Methodist Church voted Nov. 13 to join a new denomination of the Wesleyan tradition — the Global Methodist Church. This follows a similar vote by its fellow church, Harmony United Methodist.

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The Real Estate Assessment Division of the City of Danville's Finance Department is in the process of updating its photographic database. City employees in vehicles marked “City of Danville Finance” will be driving through neighborhoods and taking photos.

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Hurricane Nicole forced a lot of changes on Friday, Veterans Day.  Most of the football games were moved to Thursday night.  Some schools were even closed, however, that did not stop Gretna High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC).  I have participated in this event for as m…

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Danville City Council will release 12 nuisance abatements and thousands of dollars in fines on a parcel of land on Colquhoun Street so it can be donated to the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority.