Callands, VA

Drive-by shooting injures 12-year-old girl

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Colleton County deputies are searching for clues in a weekend shooting that injured a child. Officers responded to the 700 block of Red Root Road in Ruffin at around 2 a.m. Saturday where gunfire had been reported. Deputies found a 12-year-old girl who had a...
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Living Proof Beer Co. opens in Rocky Mount

Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy — a quote often attributed to the sociable soul of Benjamin Franklin. It’s also a sentiment wholeheartedly endorsed by the owners of the new Living Proof Beer Co. in Franklin County. “We want people...

Free Thursday concert will feature bluegrass band in Danville, Virginia

Parks and Recreation’s Music at the Market, a free summer concert series, continues Thursday, June 30, outside at the Community Market with the Jus’ Cauz bluegrass band performing. This high-energy, Danville-based band is one of the most popular bands in south- central and south-western Virginia. A blend of...

Celeste Park reopens in town of Rocky Mount

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WDBJ) - Residents in the town of Rocky Mount can explore more outdoors space and officials say it’s years in the making. People gathered for the official reopening of Celeste Park Tuesday. There was a ribbon-cutting to honor the event. The park is about 6.5 acres...

ROE v. WHO? – Barry Koplen

Years ago, I asked my Humanities students to prepare for their next controversial debate. Its topic was abortion. In preparation, we had watched a documentary that featured the woman who had been at the center of the Roe v. Wade case. Who Was Norma McCorvey, the Woman Behind Roe v....

Farm Life: Sky High Prices, Crop Failure & ANOTHER Thing to Fix in Milton (Caswell, County North Carolina)

Meredith Bernard runs the Youtube channel This Farm Wife and documents her life as a farm family in Milton, North Carolina. You can find out more about her at her website She just did a new video update, with this description: “Trying to sum up some of my videos is really hard. 😜 This one has a lot going on, y’all! From field failure and a shock of an oil change to re-connecting with nature through LB the animal whisperer (I WILL get this on video) and finding more than I bargained for on my daily walk – this is what we’re doing and where we’re at. 🙃 We appreciate you being here! Until next time, Farm Hard Live Well! xx, The Bernards.”

Where were you during the 2012 Central Virginia Derecho? Looking back a decade later

(WSET) — After a decade, the Derecho of 2012 is still one of the most talked-about weather events in Central Virginia because of its widespread impacts. Ten years ago, was a noticeably hot Friday with extreme humidity. Highs that day were easily above 100 for much of the region. Roanoke saw the warmest morning low temperature ever recorded, 84. Both Danville and Roanoke tied record highs that afternoon at 104 and Lynchburg reached 103. Heat and humidity add fuel to storms; on this day there was an abundance of storm fuel.

Otterbots lose series to Johnson City

After splitting an earlier series vs. Johnson City, the Danville Otterbots hosted another two game series with the Doughboys, but it didn’t work out as the ‘Bots dropped both games last weekend. Johnson City plates four in fifth to beat Danville, 6-2. The Danville Otterbots got off to...

Jesse Jones Sausage - a Southside Virginia legend

One of Danville’s home-grown businesses will be celebrating its 100th birthday in a few years, as the Jesse Jones Sausage Company will honor a century of operations in 2026. Starting from humble beginnings in the Danville area in 1926 as a pastime for Major Jesse Jones, the company’s founder, the company today is a regional powerhouse, producing tens of thousands of pounds of hot dogs, bologna, and fresh sausage each year that is sold throughout Virginia and the Carolinas.

Chatham Concert series’ “All-American Program”

The Chatham Concert Series will hold an All-American program at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Sunday, July 3, at 3 p.m. Concert series favorites Kevin and Bryan Matheson, violin and viola, and Judith Clark, piano, will entertain the audience with excerpts from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” “Rhapsody in Blue” and “An American in Paris,” Copeland’s “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo and Joplin ragtime. Arrangements by famous violinists Jascha Heifetz and Itzhak Perlman and Broadway songs by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and others will leave you with a spring in your step.

Danville celebrates Fourth of July

Danville Parks and Recreation’s annual July 4 Celebration at the Crossing will kick off at 6 p.m. and will feature free entertainment and arts and crafts. This year’s musical entertainment is provided by Seven Til Sunrise and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Food and other concessionaires will be on site with items for purchase. The event is sponsored by URW Community Federal Credit Union, J&J Equipment Rentals and Sales, J&J Truck Sales, Inc., and Danville Parks and Recreation.

WHEE sports

The Mustangs are off today and play the HiToms at home tomorrow. Martinsville is 11-14 on the season and in fourth place in the West. The West is led by Savannah at 20-6 and Morehead leads the East at 19-6. Washington Nationals. The Nats beat the Pirates Tuesday 3-1. The...

Penn State Football All 105: WR Tyler Johnson

All 105 is a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player. Here is a profile of true freshman wide receiver Tyler Johnson. Before Penn State: Johnson, who also played point guard for Magna Vista High School, was a football team captain twice and team MVP twice. In his senior season, Johnson caught 40 passes for 1,278 yards and 15 touchdowns.