An increase in the number of panhandlers in Danville has sparked concern among downtown business owners as well as city leaders.
Two community solar farm applications cleared another hurdle Tuesday when the Pittsylvania County Planning Commission made a recommendation of approval for two special use permits to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Danville’s only animal shelter has seen the number of animals coming through the organization’s doors more than double over the last two months, from around 200 in May to almost 500 in June.
Former professional baseball player, Mike Floyd, will be at Roxboro’s Tunnel Creek Vineyards for a book signing on Friday afternoon, July 8. Floyd will sign copies of the 30-chapter, 311-page biography which describes his professional baseball career, starting at 3:30 p.m.
DOSWELL—If you want to win blue-ribbon bragging rights, then it’s time to start working on entries for this year’s State Fair of Virginia competitions.
For Danville native Lee Hilliard, who has spent nearly 50 years in the country music industry in Nashville, music has always been a family affair. He was born into a musical family in Danville, and spent his childhood listening to gospel music both in church and on the radio, where his grand…
WASHINGTON—The deadline for nominating a hard-working canine for American Farm Bureau Federation’s Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest is July 1. Sponsored by Purina, the contest celebrates farm dogs that protect livestock and property, herd animals and neutralize pests while providing …
Danville City Council has closed the books on another budget season. The panel unanimously approved a $285.6 million dollar spending plan that includes no tax rate increases. That’s nearly two-percent higher than the current budget.
God’s Storehouse welcomed a semi-truckload of food June 30, donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The delivery originated in Salt Lake City, Utah, the headquarters of the Church’s humanitarian program.
The Eastern Regional Junior Angus Show has been at many locations across Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and other states, but for the first time, ODAC put this event on. It was also the organization’s 50th anniversary.
The Blairs and Ringgold volunteer fire departments helped put on a motorcade for a fellow firefighter who died during a training exercise.
After two successful months of serving in the position on an interim basis, Chris Key has been named the full-time Public Safety Director for Pittsylvania County. Key has decades of experience in public safety and fire service management and operations.
Chuck Vipperman wants folks to know that the decisions their city council or board of supervisors make have a far greater impact on their lives than the latest vehicle accident or crime.
Danville City staffers are recommending the dam near the former Long Mill be removed. It’s a five-foot high, 1,150 foot wide low head dam built back in 1894 by Dan River Mills to power units on both sides of the Dan River.
A grant from the Michael Phelps Foundation is helping Chatham and Danville Boys and Girls Club youth learn to swim, develop healthy habits and identify and set goals.
The Virginia State Police has released the name of the person who was killed when her car was struck by a train Wednesday night in Pittsylvania County.
The Pittsylvania Board of Supervisors approved a $790,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will be used for the rehabilitation of Cherrystone Creek Dam 2, also known as Roaring Fork Dam.
The Gretna Town Council unanimously approved their fiscal 2023 budget in a vote on Friday, June 24, after public hearings on their proposed budget and increases in the town’s water and sewer rates.
RICHMOND — Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) launched a new data dashboard on firearm injuries in Virginia showing the number and rate of emergency department (ED) visits from 2016 to 2022. The dashboard shows firearm injury data by year, health district, age group, sex, and rac…
The Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex presents the Olde Dominion Bluegrass Festival happening this fall on Saturday, Nov. 19. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the music begins at 4:30 p.m.
Danville Parks and Recreation’s annual July 4 Celebration at the Crossing will kick off at 6 p.m. and will feature free entertainment and arts and crafts. This year’s musical entertainment is provided by Seven Til Sunrise and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Food and other concessionaires will be on …
One of Danville’s home-grown businesses will be celebrating its 100th birthday in a few years, as the Jesse Jones Sausage Company will honor a century of operations in 2026. Starting from humble beginnings in the Danville area in 1926 as a pastime for Major Jesse Jones, the company’s founder…
The United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County has announced the appointment of Cathy Gore as their new President/CEO effective this month. Previously, Gore worked for Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services as the director of business and financial services for the Prevention Services Divi…
RICHMOND— The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) on Friday announced the second presumed monkeypox case in Virginia. Testing was completed at the Department of General Services Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services and confirmed Orthopoxvirus infection. Confirmatory Monkeypox virus t…
Starting Sunday evening, June 26, alternating lane closures will be in place on eastbound Riverside Drive near Dairy Queen in Danville. The lane closures will allow crews to apply an epoxy overlay on the bridge over the Sandy River.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin has signaled his intention to pursue legislation that would ban abortions after 15 weeks following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling June 24 overturning Roe v. Wade.
The search and rescue mission for a four-year-old Pittsylvania County boy relied not only on sheer manpower, but also scientific research and modern technology.
Danville Deputy Police Chief Dean Hairston estimates it’s about a half mile to complete an entire tour of the department’s new headquarters, to be located near Caesar’s Virginia Casino.
A Bassett woman is being held in the Henry County Adult Detention Center without bond in connection with the attempted murder of four Henry County Sheriff's deputies.
The Cascade Community Volunteer Fire Department was recognized as an Outstanding EMS Agency from Western Virginia EMS Council at its June 9 ceremony.
Patsy Davis of Long Island celebrated her 100th birthday on June 10, honored by her daughters, Odessa, Addie, Connie and Pinkie, and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren at a luncheon held the next day at the Hilton Garden Inn …