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Support for Week-end stew appreciated
Once again the community of Gretna came together and under the direction of Jimmy and Connie Chaney made a brunswick stew on Saturday behind First Baptist Church of Gretna with all proceeds going to the Gretna Elementary School Week-end Meal Program. The Chaneys have prepared stew for us for a numbe
Pittsylvania County elementary schools recognized for best teachers
Superintendent Dr. Mark Jones announced to the Pittsylvania County School Board in a brief meeting Tuesday night that three elementary schools were in the top 100 schools in Virginia for having the best teachers, according to the Niche report.
In a 5-3 vote, state group suspends member from Pittsylvania County DSS board
RICHMOND — After discussing results of an investigation in an hour-long closed session, the State Board of Social Services ultimately voted 5-3 to temporarily suspend county social services board member Ron Scearce until Feb. 20.
BREAKING: Man shot on street near Roanoke Police headquarters
A downtown Roanoke shooting this afternoon – less than a block from city police headquarters. Reports from the scene indicate one man was shot near the corner of Third Street and Campbell Avenue and taken by ambulance for hospital treatment. Further details are not yet available.
Police: Man charged with attempted murder after firing gun during fight
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WSET) -- The South Boston Police Department said a man has been charged with attempted second degree murder after a call about a fight. Police said officers and Halifax County deputies were called to the 3600 block of Old Halifax Road for a fight in progress on December 8.
Pittsylvania County declares local state of emergency
A local state of emergency has been declared in Pittsylvania County ahead of suspected snow Sunday. Pittsylvania County Emergency Services Directer Chris Slemp said the state of emergency was effective at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.
VDOT releases Pittsylvania County traffic alerts for Dec. 10-14
VDOT has released the following traffic alerts for Pittsylvania County, weather permitting. Route 29 (Gretna area headquarters), 58 (Brosville) and various locations (Kentuck and Rondo Area headquarters) – Crews will mow.
Suspect in custody as Roanoke police investigate downtown shooting
Police are investigating a shooting that happened about 2:40 p.m. in downtown Roanoke. A man was shot near the corner of Campbell Avenue and Third Street, less than a block from the Roanoke Police Department. A witness told The Roanoke Times that she saw the shooting and heard "four or five shots."
Heavy snowfall had limited impact in Pittsylvania County, officials say
CHATHAM — Though 14 to 17 inches of snow descended over Pittsylvania County, officials say the timing of Sunday’s snowstorm limited its impact beyond a few power outages and slippery roads.
Shots fired at Virginia State Police vehicle in Danville
DANVILLE, Va. - Five people are behind bars after shots were fired at a Virginia State Police cruiser in Danville, according to the agency. A VSP special agent was driving an unmarked police vehicle, which was hit multiple times. The agent was not hurt.
South Boston man facing multiple charges
A 27-year-old South Boston man faces misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, eluding police, reckless driving and refusing a blood/breathalyzer test, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.
Five people in custody after shooting at State Police car in Danville
DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR News) - Five individuals in Danville are in custody Wednesday, December 12, 2018 after firing shots at a Virginia State Police vehicle Tuesday night. According to officials, the State Police special agent driving the unmarked police vehicle was not not injured. Danville Police an
Charges certified in robbery, eluding case in Amherst County
AMHERST — An Amherst County judge certified a felony eluding charge to a grand jury Tuesday in the case of an Evington man accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase after robbing a Madison Heights residence at gunpoint.
Stepmother of Danville toddler sentenced to 15 years in prison
WISCONSIN - A month and a half ago, a northern Wisconsin jury found Ellen Tran guilty in the homicide of her stepson, 20-month-old Avery Edwards. Edwards and his mother, Lori, mostly lived in the Danville area.
Danville police find man shot Tuesday night
A man suffered non-life threatening gunshot injuries Tuesday night on Memorial Drive in Danville, police reported. Danville officers responded to a call of a man who said he had been shot, Danville Police Department Sgt. Richard Chivvis told a Register & Bee reporter shortly before 8 p.m. on the sce
Bedford Sheriff's Office searching for shoplifting suspect
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va (WFXR News) - The Bedford County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who they say robbed a Quick Mart. According to officials, the robbery happened on Moneta Road Friday November 23, 2018.
When schools close for weather, kids miss more than learning
Both Danville and Pittsylvania County schools are closed again Wednesday due to expected icy conditions on roadways from refrozen melt. The preemptive closures were to ensure staff and students’ safety, but they come at a price, Danville Public Schools Superintendent Stanley Jones said.
Recent major weather events in Danville help create teamwork, resiliency
DANVILLE, Va. - Flash flooding, a tropical storm, and now a bigger than normal snowstorm have all hit Danville since September. While the storms have certainly been taxing on the city, Danville Fire Chief David Eagle says he believes they may have actually helped make the city stronger.
Danville’s Carrington Pavilion Sustains Damage in Winter Storm
(Danville, VA) – Hazardous travel and tree limbs weren’t the only damage thanks to the fast moving winter storm that moved through our area Sunday. Danville’s Carrington Pavilion sustained major damage to the canopy above the covered seats and stage area. Having stood up to storms over the past 16 y
After three months, Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services selects new director
After the firing of its director in August, the Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services has named a new director about three months later. Expected to begin work on Jan. 2, Christopher Spain will replace former director Sherry Flanagan, who was terminated after claims of a hostile work env