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The Danville Fire Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a building at 872 Paxton St. Apt. 5 on Monday afternoon at 4:49 p.m. Crews arrived on scene within three minutes to find a work van had run into the building. Ladder 1 from Lynn St. Fire Station arrived on …

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A female inmate at the Henry County Jail has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of another inmate on Jan. 22. Another woman was charged with delivering a controlled substance to a prisoner.

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Parents of Pittsylvania County public school students will be able to decide beginning Monday, Jan. 24 whether or not their child will wear a mask in school, according to Superintendent Mark Jones. The change in policy reflects Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s Executive Order 2, which was was issued th…

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This year’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will launch Thursday, Jan. 27,  in Danville.  This community-based outreach, sponsored by Pittsylvania County Community Action, Inc. (PCCA), offers free tax preparation services to families and individuals who earned less than $58,00…

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Newspaper and internet headlines are full of the bad news that prices rose at the fastest pace in 40 years in December, increasing 7% over the same period a year ago, and marking 2021 as a year to be remembered for soaring inflation partially brought on by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Public Works Department crews will be on duty this evening and overnight to monitor street conditions and respond as needed to a changeover from rain to snow that is expected later today.

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RICHMOND — Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced his COVID Action Plan concurrent with Executive Order Number Eleven to provide hospitals, health systems, nursing facilities, and other healthcare providers the tools necessary to combat COVID-19. The plan also includes issuing clear testing…

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The Virginia Supreme Court approved new General Assembly House and Senate district maps that will remove the Town of Hurt from the House district containing Pittsylvania County, will put two delegates in the same district and will result in the loss of one of the two senators who have repres…

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Due to icy conditions from Sunday's winter weather, Pittsylvania County offices will operate on a three-hour delay on Tuesday, Jan. 18. County offices are scheduled to open at 11 a.m. The Pittsylvania County General District Court will open at its usual time of 8:30 a.m. Both the Circuit Cou…

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Pittsylvania public school students will get a second day off Tuesday, as classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, according to an alert sent out today by Superintendent Mark Jones.

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Right in the middle of a pandemic might seem a surprising time to begin a new business, but Rodney Berger made it work. After living in New York City for 23 years, he decided to come back home to Gretna and start a restaurant. Together with his family, he launched The Artist Way Cafe.

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A federal grant will help the City of Danville get the lead out of some older houses.  The city is getting a $1.2 million dollar Lead Hazard Reduction Grant from the Department Housing and Urban Development. It will help address lead hazards in homes built before lead was outlawed in 1978. 

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  It looks like the downtown Danville River District now has what has been sorely needed and certainly wanted: an East Coast style bar with great food, high-end beverages, and plenty of exciting computer games. 

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LYNCHBURG—Beginning Sunday morning and lasting all day long, VDOT’s Lynchburg District expects substantial snowfall shifting to sleet and freezing rain at times in most locations. Forecasts call for up to 10” of winter precipitation.

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Khaleel Latwain Rodgers, 43, of Ringgold was indicted by a Danville grand jury today for first-degree murder and the use of a firearm while committing a felony for the killing of Clarence James Martin Jr., 50, on Nov. 17, 2021, according to the Danville Police Department.

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RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency in preparation for a winter storm expected to move into Virginia over the weekend. The National Weather Service forecast predicts significant snow, sleet, and ice late Saturday night through Monday, impacting a majority of…

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  Vic Ingram, who was voted the new chairman of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors at the reorganizational meeting held on Jan. 4, says he has been overwhelmed with phone calls, social media posts, and texts congratulating him on the new position. 

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RICHMOND—The Southern Virginia Megasite at Berry Hill was one of 11 potential Virginia industrial sites to receive a Virginia Business Ready Site Program development grants, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday.

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A Southside Electric Cooperative line technician was injured Monday, Jan. 3, while working on electricity restoration during the recent snowstorm. He was working in Campbell County, near the Gladys community, when the incident happened.

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The Danville Police Department in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is still seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect and now the suspect vehicle from an early morning burglary Jan. 4 at Riverside Pawn Shop, 2384 Riverside Drive. 

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Public Works Department crews have begun pretreating the major thoroughfares, bridges, and overpasses because of a winter storm that is forecast to bring snow and possibly sleet and freezing rain to the city over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.

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A North Carolina man was arrested last night in connection with the Jan. 4 burglary at Riverside Pawn in Danville, according to the Danville Police Department.

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   Meredith Wilson Gravely, 82, passed away peacefully at her home on Dec. 29, 2021. Her loss has resonated throughout the community with countless lives affected by her caring and talent as a dance teacher. Her memory will live on in their lives. 

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Chatham’s mayor will call the shots for Fifth District Republicans during this Congressional election year.  Will Pace was named the Fifth District Republican Committee chairman at a Saturday meeting.  In a rarity for the rough and tumble world of politics, he was elected unanimously. 

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Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, Centra Health has suspended visitation beginning Thursday, Jan. 13, at its hospitals, emergency departments, urgent cares, primary care practices and all CMG locations, according to a release from the Centra.

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Dan River Basin Association's Feb. 5 outing will be an easy 2-mile hike along Tanyard Creek on a farm near Ruffin, North Carolina to explore unusual geologic formations on a North Carolina Natural Heritage site. Meeting at 9 a.m. at the Happy Home Congregational Christian Church, we will car…

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 Update: The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday to block the Biden Administration vaccination or testing requirement for employers with more than 100 employees, which would have impacted the school division, but upheld the requirement for health care workers. 

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   Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors held a ceremony last Tuesday, Jan. 4, to swear in three new board members: Darrell Dalton, Tim Chesher and Jessie Barksdale. They are replacing Ben Farmer, Dr. Charles Miller and Joe Davis for the new term.

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    There's no doubt that educators and parents are very proud of the recent reports of Pittsylvania County having one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia for the 2021-2022 school year. This information was published on the publicschoolreview.com website.