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Durham's Northgate Mall faces potential foreclosure
When Northwood Investors bought the Sears building at Northgate Mall in Durham in June, the New York-based real estate investment company didn't stop at just acquiring the property of a struggling legacy retailer. Northwood, a firm with around $7 billion of assets and properties around the world, a
Police identify driver of fatal crash, believe the driver may have been under the influenceinflu
PITTYSLVANIA, Va. (WDBJ7) - The Virginia State Police identified the driver of a fatal crash that occurred on Saturday, October 13 in Pittsylvania County. The driver who ran off the rightside of the roadway, was identified as George Atostolos Grekos, age 21, of Danville, Va. Grekos was not wearing h
For U.S. 58, it's a long road back after Tropical Storm Michael
Halifax County and other southern Virginia communities are continuing to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Michael more than one week after it pummeled the area, with numerous road closures and damage to tobacco and other crops being reported.A number of roads in Halifax County remained closed Thur
Months later, Vance County man starts new chapter after losing barn in blaze
VANCE COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - A foundation where a barn once stood could be seen on Talmadge Burgess's Vance County farm on Highway 39. "It's just a different sight when you come out and look and the building is not here," Burgess said. He remembers the August night when he said he got a call from a
Long wait ahead for repairs to U.S. 58
Until then, motorists driving west on 58 from South Boston can expect to take the long detour around Semora and Milton, N.C. before arriving in Danville. And vice versa.
Durham woman desperate for answers after mother found dead in parking lot :: WRAL.com
"I just feel like something happened. Somebody knows something, and they're not saying anything," Hallmon said. "When I saw her, her pants were down a little bit, and her shirt was up some."
Two Durham County detention officers charged in alleged assault on detainee
Two Durham County Detention Center officers have been charged, and subsequently fired, following an investigation into an alleged assault on a detainee. The investigation came after a detention officer filed a use of force report on Sept. 23. As per policy, the officer's supervisor reviewed the repo
Flooding in Dan River leaves behind elevated levels of E.coli bacteria
The storm landed a week ago, but the long-term effects are still being discovered, including what's left behind from flood water.
Claiborne’s license suspended for two years
Claiborne, who represents ED-8 on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, said he has filed a notice of appeal with the state’s high court but declined to comment on the dispute other than to say, “Hopefully it’ll be heard in the near future.”
Teen faces driver inattention charge in wreck
According to an accident report filed by Officer C. Collie, Adrianne D. Jordan was driving a 1997 Chevrolet S10 and 74-year-old Malcolm L. Bailey of Keysville was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Sierra, both traveling east on Edmunds Street, when Bailey slowed to park on the side of Edmunds Street and the
UPDATE: Storm caused $8.7 M in damages to Danville
Four residential structures were destroyed, 17 received major damages and 134 more were damaged, the city reported Thursday. The total cost of damages to residential structures is estimated at $2.9 million.
Teen dies in Possum Track Road crash :: WRAL.com
Madeline Grace Shook, of Raleigh, was traveling north on Possum Track Road in a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. The car ran off the road at a high speed, ultimately striking several trees, troopers said.
N.C. company to relocate in Danville, bring 65 new jobs
BGF Industries, a manufacturer of technical fiber materials, announced Tuesday it will invest $7 million to relocate its corporate headquarters and research and development operations from Greensboro, North Carolina, to the Cyber Park in Danville.
County roadways suffer major damage with numerous detours still in place
Halifax County continues cleanup from Tropical Storm Michael, after the storm ravaged the county Thursday dumping more than 7 inches of rain and kicking up winds that caused widespread damage from high water and downed trees.The high water, widespread road and bridge damage caused by the storm throu
Driver is killed in crash in Dinwiddie
About 8:08 p.m., state police responded to the crash at U.S. Route 460 (Cox Road) and state Route 625 (Wells Road). The driver, who was the vehicle's only occupant, died at the scene.
Schools hoping to reopen Thursday in Halifax County
Halifax County Public Schools are expected to reopen on Thursday after being closed since Thursday, Oct. 11.Wednesday marked the 11th day students have missed school in the first nine weeks.To help make up days, Nov. 12 will now be a regular school day, and Nov. 20, which was scheduled to be a half
Sheriff’s office investigates home invasion
Authorities with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a breaking and entering that occurred shortly before midnight Monday at a residence on Murphy Grove Road in Halifax.Deputies arrived on the scene within minutes of the call and found a female in a bedroom, who was identified as t
Update: utility crews continue to restore power
An estimated 800 to 1,000 customers were still without power Tuesday morning, city spokesman Arnold Hendrix reported. By the end of the day, crews expect to have fewer than 500 customers without power.
North Carolina mom threw baby on ground after being denied beer, police say
Policetold CBS17that Kyesha Sherell Willis, 29, went to a neighbor's house on Saturday and demanded a beer. When she couldn't get one, she became angry and threw her son to the ground, police say.
Manhunt is on for inmate who escaped from a North Carolina prison on Sunday
A 44-year-oldinmate escaped Sundayfrom a minimum-security prison near Fayetteville, North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.Prison officials said in a press release that Cul Jones was reported missing Sunday at about 7:45 p.m. fromHoke Correctional Institution in