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Baby dies in Mebane after being left in hot car by father, police say

MEBANE, N.C. (WGHP) — A baby died after being left in a hot car in Mebane by their father, according to a Mebane Police Department news release. Around 12:23 p.m., members of the MPD responded to the Armacell at 7412 Oakwood Street when they got a call reporting cardiac arrest.
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City Council to vote on loan for White Mill renovation

One of the last hurdles before work can begin on the White Mill could be removed next week. Danville City Council Tuesday will vote on a moral obligation to cover a $26.5 million loan from American National Bank. That could kick-start renovations to the iconic Dan River Mills Number 8.

Infants killed days apart in hot car deaths in North Carolina and Georgia

Two babies died in consecutive days this week after being left in hot cars in North Carolina and Georgia while their parents went to work, according to reports. In the most recent tragedy, a man in the Tar Heel State left his 1-year-old daughter in his vehicle in Mebane on Friday afternoon amid 90-degree heat, according to WTVD-TV. First responders were unable to resuscitate the baby after receiving a 911 call around 12:30 p.m., according to the report. A day earlier, cops were called to a Walgreens in Danielsville, Georgia and found a 12-month-old unresponsive in a car as outside temperatures reached 90 degrees around 1:30 p.m., according to WAGA-TV. The baby’s mother works in the drug store and it was unclear how long the child was left in the car, the station said. Investigators were probing both deaths and considering charges against the parents. The senseless tragedies were the ninth and tenth hot car deaths in the US so far this year, according to the non-profit advocacy group Kids and Cars. Temperatures inside cars left in the sun on hot days can easily and quickly soar north of 150 degrees, experts warn.

Danville native Lee Hilliard reflects on a lifetime in music

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 grandparents were local celebrities in Southside Virginia in the 1940s and 1950s.

Infant Dies After Being Left in Hot Car; Mebane Police Investigating

A 12-month-old child died in Orange County on Friday afternoon after being found in a hot car outside a manufacturing facility in Mebane. A release from the Mebane Police Department on Friday said officers responded to a cardiac arrest call at 12:23 p.m. at the Armacell plant off of Oakwood Street Extension. Upon arrival, the police found an “unresponsive” infant was being given CPR, with no successful attempts to resuscitate the child.

2 the Rescue: Meet Diesel

Meet Diesel, he's a sweet and handsome 5-year-old boy who's ready to fill your heart and home with love. Our friends at Burlington Animal Services say Diesel lives in a foster home with 3 other dogs, but he's ready for his very own forever home!. Diesel gets along with other...

Appy League roundup 7/2/22: Thurmond's gem powers Danville over Burlington

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — The Danville Otterbots cruised to a 6-1 win over the Burlington Sock Puppets Saturday night at Dan Daniel Park. Pitcher Eli Thurmond (State College of Florida) dominated on the bound for Danville (15-13), throwing 8 strong innings, allowing just one run and one walk, while striking out 8 batters. Despite just 5 hits on the night, the Otterbots played small ball well, and took advantage of Burlington (21-7) errors. Danville scored three runs in the first on just one hit, then put the game out of reach on Ryan Carr's 2 RBI single in the 7th.

Chatham honors hometown heroes with flag tribute field

CHATHAM, Va. (WDBJ) - Hometown heroes are being remembered this Fourth of July in Pittsylvania County. This is the second year the Rotary Club of Chatham has hosted a field of honor. Over 300 flags were sponsored this year in dedication to hometown heroes. “These flags represent and have names...