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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

The state of Danville's schools

BY STANLEY JONES In 2012, 100 percent of Danville Public Schools were fully accredited. Based on the state accreditation ratings released Sept. 13, Forest Hills Elementary School, Galileo High School and J.M. Langston Focus School are fully accredited for 2017. George Washington High School is parti

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-24 04:00:00

Update: Campbell sheriff's office seeks public's help in investigation of car thefts

Campbell County wants help identifying a man seen driving one of the previously mentioned stolen vehicles, a 2016 Kia Optima. This is one of two photos of the suspect released by the county, which acknowledged they were of poor quality. submitted/Campbell County Sheriff's Office Courtesy Campbell Co

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-23 23:00:00

Safety lacking at garbage sites

To the editor: There needs to be better lighting at the Mount Hermon trash collection site on Virginia 41. I've taken trash to the dump site after dark on several occasions, and the area is very poorly lit. I've spoken with several other people who have expressed the same feelings on this. Several w

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-25 04:00:00

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

Virginia State Police investigating fatal Campbell County crash

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 2 p.m., Sunday in the 600 block of Jennings Road. Authorities say a 1964 Plymouth two-door sedan was traveling north on Jennings Road when it ran off the left side the road and struc

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-24 23:17:00

Writer: Let's take some pride in our city

To the editor: This is in response to Renee Jiggetts-Tucker's Aug. 27 letter to the editor, "We can make this city great again." The City of Danville will not invest time or money unless it will profit from them. The River District is their big cheese right now. Problem is, wherever the cheese is th

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-24 04:00:00

CROP Walk reaches 10th anniversary

Children from various schools and churches gathered at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church on Sunday to practice for a performance they will participate in next Sunday: the 10th Annual Danville Area CROP Hunger Walk. The worldwide walk raises money for food assistance programs, with about a third o

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-24 21:30:00

Campbell school board candidates address facility needs

The candidates for Campbell County School Board don't all agree on how or when to improve the division's facilities, but do agree things need to change for the division's 15 school buildings. Current school board chair Scott Miller, a veterinarian and owner of Addison Animal Hospital, is running uno

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-24 20:21:00

Downtown street closings on the way

Patton Street between Craghead and Lynn streets will be closed to through traffic this week for a storm water drainage project that will impact traffic along this corridor for six months or more. Four Danville Transit routes will be affected as well. The project will relocate storm water drainage fr

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-24 19:24:00

City officials calling on great ideas

Two Danville city councilmen are taking ideas from citizens on ways to improve the city. Last week, Lee Vogler and James Buckner started "100 Ways in 100 Days: Improving Danville, VA" - what they have billed as an "idea-raiser." "Rather than raising money, our goal is to solicit ideas from the Danvi

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-24 21:15:00

Local appointed to state chapter of suicide prevention group

Lorrie Eanes-Brooks has been appointed to the Virginia Chapter Board for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Brooks will serve as lead walk chair and provide expertise and support to the foundation's Out of the Darkness Community and Campus Walks throughout the state. Her position on the

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

'The Codfather' to be sentenced for evading fishing quotas

A U.S. fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" who pleaded guilty to evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal is set to be sentenced. Carlos Rafael is the owner of one of the nation's largest commercial fishing operations. It includes a fleet of more than 30 vessels, 44 commercial fis

WLWT 5 - 2017-09-25 04:58:00

Franklin County deputies investigating infant death

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WDBJ7) - Deputies in Franklin County are investigating the death of a 1-year-old child. They say just before 10 a.m. Sunday they were called to a home on Carolina Road in Rocky Mount about an unresponsive child. Paramedics attempted CPR but they weren't able to revive the baby. T

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-25 02:28:00

Local probation officer named to governor's advisory committee

Joseph L. Gong, of Goode, a probation officer for the 24th Judicial District Court Service Unit, was named to Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Prevention on Friday, according to a news release from McAuliffe's office announcing new administration appointees. Stay in

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-22 21:09:00

Officer awarded for livesaving efforts in Halifax VFW shooting

The Virginia Sheriffs' Association presented one of Halifax County's own with the organization's highest honor last week. Halifax County Lt. Seth Bowen was the recipient of the Valor Award that Gov. Terry McAuliffe presented before 300 sheriffs and deputies attending the association's annual fall co

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-24 22:46:00

Centra, Childrens Miracle Network raise money for new emergency vehicle

FOREST, Va., (WSET)--- "We love putting the fun in fundraiser," said Jack Whisler. Whisler works with Centra health for the Children's Miracle Network. Today Elite Athletics of Forest, Centra and the Children's miracle network put on "Flip 4 Kids" to help raise money for a new neo-natal transport u

WSET - 2017-09-23 17:54:18

Campaign finance reports show Bedford supervisors candidates spend funds on voter lists, more

Five candidates running for three Bedford County Board of Supervisors seats this November have filed campaign finance reports this month with the county's election office. The reports outline contributions to their campaigns and how they were spent from July 1 to Aug. 31. Brian O'Connor, Fred Sylves

LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE - 2017-09-22 22:40:00

Bedford man facing arson, shooting charges released on bond

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A Bedford County man accused of setting his home on fire and shooting at several cars has been released on bond. Daniel Flint has been in jail since the incident happened on Wheatland Road in Thaxton last October. One of the cars Flint is accused of shooting was being

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-22 22:25:00

Career Day at Dabney set Oct. 5

Buy Now Forest management, pictured above, is one of the many programs that will be featured during a combined "Dabney Day" and "Career Fair" at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 9 am to noon on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus. Area employers will also be represented.Sub

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-23 02:32:00