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PITTSYLVANIA Co., Va. — From Monday, July 19, through Friday, July 23, Hurt & Proffitt’s cultural resources department at is conducting a river-based survey on the Banister River in Pittsylvania County.

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GRETNA, Va. — Last Tuesday, the Pittsylvania County School Board approved the dedication of the Gretna High School gymnasium in honor and memory of the late Robert Locust, a Gretna teacher and basketball coach for over 40 years.

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CHATHAM, Va. — Signature Properties has recently opened a new satellite branch on the corner of Fairview Road and Route 29 in Tightsqueeze.

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DANVILLE, Va. — On July 1, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) partnered with DentaQuest to expand Medicaid’s coverage to include dental services. This new expansion will affect 750,000 people statewide and roughly 14,600 in the city of Danville.

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CHATHAM Va. — On Friday morning at approximately 7 a.m., a truck carrying  core veneer crashed into the landmark Chatham Knitting Mills building. The truck was heading to drop off a routine load at Columbia Forest.

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CHATHAM, Va. — This weekend, Friday through Sunday, the 1st Virginia Cowboy Mounted Shooters Association came to the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex to host a CMSA competition.

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DANVILLE, Va. — On Saturday, graduates of the Danville Church and Community Tutorial Program’s CBT Project Graduation were recognized with an appreciation dinner by Tee’s Catering at Bibleway Worldwide Church in Danville. Danville Church and Community Tutorial Program is a faith-based nonpro…

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GRETNA, Va. — After a year-and-a-half hiatus from its routine quarterly meetings, the Pittsylvania Historical Society met on a picturesque warm evening in Gretna Monday for its first in-person function since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GRETNA, Va. — On July 1, Virginia chose to extend its portable alcohol laws, allowing restaurants across the state to continue serving to-go drinks to their customers. This law was put into place in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and the lockdowns that came with it.

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JAVA, Va. — An eastern Pittsylvania County man recently secured a summer internship at NASA.

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HURT, Va. — Hurt Town Council held its monthly business meeting Thursday, July 15, with one of the main outcomes being revision of the town's ordinance (Code Section 10-17) regulating overgrown vegetation on properties within Hurt’s corporate limits.  

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RINGGOLD, Va. — In May, community members, friends and family gathered at Dan River Middle School to celebrate the dedication of the school’s football field in honor and memory of Coach David Bullins. Earlier this month, Bullins departed from this life and left behind a powerful legacy of ca…

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DANVILLE, Va. — This weekend, music fans in Danville had the unique opportunity to come watch guitarist Jon Herington play at two local venues, 2 Witches Winery and Brewing Company and Crema & Vine.

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CHATHAM, Va. — On Friday, the Chatham branch of the Pittsylvania County Public Library hosted its first outdoor movie night on the back lawn. This event was made possible by a special offer from a movie licensing company which allowed libraries to show movies outdoors on library property, ac…

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CHATHAM Va. — Zach Harris, a local farmer and entrepreneur in Chatham, has decided to open up a butcher shop in Tightsqueeze. He plans to sell farm to table beef, poultry, pork and fresh seafood. The shop itself is still under construction, but Harris and his team are aiming to have the shop…

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Danville may be the City of Churches, but a growing community of New Age spiritualists is quietly choosing meditation over prayer, and crystals over communion.

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Superintendents, parents and a longtime school board member told the Star-Tribune everything YOU need to know about Critical Race Theory in Danville-Pittsylvania County schools.

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DANVILLE, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam arrived in the River City Wednesday morning to promote the Get skilled, Get a job and Get ahead (G3) program at Danville Community College (DCC).

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HURT, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam joined federal, state and local representatives this morning in the Town of Hurt as Ohio-based manufacturing subsidiary Staunton River Plastics broke ground on its new facility here in Pittsylvania County.

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DANVILLE Va. — On Monday, July 12, Danville Planning Commission laid out amendment changes to proposed parking zoning as well as changes to satellite dish zoning.

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DANVILLE Va. — On Monday, July 12, Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility Authority (RIFA) approved authorizing the negotiation, execution and delivery of a ground lease for lot 10B in the Cyber Park with both the Danville Industrial Development Authority and the Pittsylvania Cou…

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HURT, Va. — On Sunday, July 11, deputies and investigators from the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office responded to what was reported as a shooting incident to the Pittsylvania County 9-1-1 dispatch center at approximately 12:09 a.m. Sunday morning at 3957 Pocket Road in Hurt.

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CHATHAM, Va. — Are you looking to get non-surgical cosmetic procedure done? If the answer is yes, then you might want to pay a visit to Premier Aesthetics in Danville.

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CHATHAM, Va. — Smoke shops in Danville and Pittsylvania County have already seen an increase in customer traffic this month as freshly minted cannabis growers and smokers seek accessories and paraphernalia, leading some shops to consider dispensing marijuana when retailing the drug becomes l…

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GRETNA, Va. — People thought he was crazy for starting a brand-new ministry in the middle of a pandemic, but Devin Taylor could not ignore the calling he felt to begin Campers Care in August 2020. The Gretna-based ministry centers around providing temporary shelter for those who have endured…