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Police search for missing Danville woman, may suffer from mental illness

DANVILLE, Va. - Danville police are searching for a missing 34-year-old woman who is reportedly suffering from mental illness. Erica Diane Millner, of Danville, was reported missing by a family member on Sept. 15. Millner was last seen on Sept. 13 and was driving a tan 2005 Nissan Altima with Virg

WSLS - 2017-09-22 19:53:00

Danville woman pleads guilty to indecent liberties with minor

A 22-year-old Danville woman pleaded guilty Thursday to having sexual contact with a minor two years ago. Lydia Bowers spoke in a soft voice when she pleaded guilty in Danville Circuit Court to one count of taking indecent liberties with a 15-year-old female. Bowers was originally charged with two c

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-21 22:00:00

Danville School Board approves energy contract

A unanimous Danville School Board on Thursday approved a $4.1 million energy performance contract that will save the school district millions of dollars. "This is a cost-neutral project for us," said Chief Operations Officer Kathy Osborne. "Performance contracting is designed to capture all the savi

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-21 23:45:00

PHOTOS: Danville Science Center features new traveling exhibit

Buy Now The Danville Science Center has a new exhibit to unveil this weekend just in time for Rail Days. The exhibit, "From Here to There," explores different modes of transportation and how things work to get modes of transport working. One of those modes, sailboats, moves by way of wind as demonst

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-21 20:14:00

Tips for picking healthier groceries coming to local stores

Have you ever tried to visualize how much sugar is in your soft drink? Presentations on that will be offered at area grocery stores during a statewide event Friday. Representatives from education, charity, and health organizations will be at grocery stores in Danville and Chatham urging customers to

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-22 22:00:00

Local appointed to state chapter of suicide prevention group

Her position on the board enables her to be the local voice for Danville and Pittsylvania County at the state and national level. She is a suicide attempts survivor who wants to eliminate the stigma of mental health challenges by educating and encouraging people to reach out. She believes if more pe

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-22 22:00:00

We must get serious about gangs

To the editor: Having noticed over the past few weeks new signs having been put up in certain areas around town where gang activity has occurred, I feel compelled to comment. I've noticed that these "Drug-and-Gang-Free School Zone" signs are put up on a pole after a shooting or certain other gang ac

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Averett layoffs target staff, administration

Buy Now Averett University's historical marker will inform viewers that the school began in 1859 as Union Female College, offering instruction to young women. Matt Bell/Register & Bee Averett University has laid off about a dozen employees in a cost-cutting measure that targeted staff and administra

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

County firefighters protest funding shortfall

Buy Now Pittsylvania County firefighters ditched their special ops fire truck in front of the Chatham courthouse Tuesday to protest the lack of funding to equip the vehicle.Ceillie Simkiss CHATHAM - After being denied $116,000 to outfit a special ops truck, the Pittsylvania County Fire and Rescue A

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-20 22:15:00

McCormick sees challenges and opportunities for local Red Cross

MARTINSVILLE - With offices located in Martinsville, Stuart, Danville and Lynchburg, along with a service area spanning the seven bordering counties, when Michelle McCormick accepted the position of executive director of the American Red Cross Blue Ridge Chapter, she agreed to help people over sever

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-21 03:30:00

Life Saving Crew unveils expanded training center

The scissors didn't make the cut Wednesday at the dedication for the newly expanded Danville Area Training Center. After some tugging and a few tries the ribbon was cut to cheers and applause. Matt Bell/Register & Bee Members of the Danville Life Saving Crew young and old were on hand among dignitar

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-20 22:57:00

Learn to save money couponing

Jamie Bethel of Danville brings her 'Learning to Save and Make the Most of your Money' class to the Reynolds Homestead on Monday, September 25 at 1:30 p.m. Bethel holds classes in the Danville area, and she's coming to Critz to teach a coupon class starting at the basics of couponing all the way to

THE ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-20 13:07:03

Critter Chat - Chatham Star Tribune: Opinion

In Virginia, when an animal control officer, law enforcement officer, or court-appointed humane investigator seizes an animal from the owner, a custody hearing must be held in the General District Court within 10 business days to determine if the animal must be returned to the owner or if custody ca

CHATHAMSTARTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-09-20 16:36:00

City council mulls fee hike on airplane hangars

Danville City Council will consider increasing non-commercial hangar rental fees at Danville Regional Airport. Transportation Director Marc Adelman proposed raising the rental fees by $25 per month - $300 per year - during City Council's work session Tuesday night. Maintenance costs for the airport'

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-20 22:30:00

PHCC Has 6th Lowest Graduation Rate Among Virginia Community Colleges

Danville Community College students earn degrees and certificates at a higher rate than all other Community Colleges in Virginia with the exception of Wytheville. Patrick Henry Community College in Henry County doesn't fare as well with its rate among the 6th lowest. 45.3 percent of Danville Communi

MARTINSVILLEDAILY.COM - 2017-09-20 09:19:02

JV Lady Cougar volliers win two matches

Last Monday the Patrick County High School junior varsity Lady Cougar volleyball team picked up two wins. They defeated Tunstall Monday night in two sets, 26-24 and 25-19. Suzanne Gonzalez had five kills, and Julianna Overby added nine assists. Thursday at Halifax, PC won in two sets, 25-23 and 25-1

THE ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-20 13:45:18

Local health departments urge pet vaccinations against rabies

The Southside and Pittsylvania-Danville Health Districts urge all Virginians to "Protect the Ones You Love. Vaccinate Your Pets." This important message is the focus of this year's Rabies Awareness Week, Sept. 25-Oct. 1. "Vaccinating companion animals such as dogs and cats against rabies for their p

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 15:00:00

Flashback Friday: A view from above

Buy Now An undated photograph show the city farm, Danville transit building and maintenance shop. To the north, Dan Daniel Park has not yet been developed. Register & Bee file photo The Danville Register & Bee's weekly feature is a throwback to yesteryear. Flashback Friday spotlights a picture from

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Rediscovering Musical Roots: Henry County's folk music history will be on display Saturday

MARTINSVILLE - The history of local music will be the focus of a musical fundraiser Saturday for the Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society. "Music Jamboree: The Folk Music Roots of MHC" will begin at 5:30 p.m., rain or shine, at the Uptown Historic Courthouse Plaza, 1 E. Main St., Martinsvill

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

25 years: Fiesta celebrates diverse Hispanic cultures

Mariachi, tango, tacos and pinatas are all part of Hispanic culture, but the organizers of the annual Fiesta celebration want us to know that there is much, much more. The desire to celebrate the diversity of Latino culture is what inspired the first Fiesta in Winston-Salem 25 years ago. On Saturday

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 01:15:00