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Man hit and killed on busy Danville street

DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) — A Danville man was struck and killed along Piney Forest Road Sunday, July 3, 2022. Danville Police said it happened at 10:20 p.m. in the 1200 block in front of Walmart. Police said 67-year-old Raymond Saunders stepped into traffic and was hit by a Chevy...
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Pedestrian hit, killed in Sunday night crash in Danville

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A man lost his life Sunday night in Danville after he reportedly stepped into traffic along Piney Forest Road and was hit by a vehicle. According to Capt. Steve Richardson with the Danville Police Department, the incident was called in at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, July 3 from the 1200 block of Piney Forest Road.
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Key Milestone In Reach For Caesars Virginia Casino In Danville, Virginia

A key milestone is in reach for the construction of the Caesars Virginia Casino in Danville, Virginia. Two years ago voters in Danville agreed to allow Caesars to operate a casino at the former Dan River Mills Schoolfield plant site. That meant the site would have to be prepared for construction of the casino and the former plant demolished to clear the way.
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Animals flood Danville shelter

Danville’s only animal shelter has seen the number of animals coming through the organization’s doors more than double over the last two months, from around 200 in May to almost 500 in June. “It’s significant,” said Paulette Dean, director of the Danville Area Humane Society. “ We (get...
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Workplace shooter sentenced in Danville

A man who shot his supervisor in head at his work place last year will serve seven years in prison. Jaivon Alonzo Scott, 33, got a total of 18 years in prison for malicious wounding and two weapons counts. A Danville Circuit Court Judge last week suspended seven years during a sentencing hearing.
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Shooting, chase leads to man’s arrest at Martinsville church

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A Henry County man is facing numerous charges after he reportedly broke into a Martinsville church while trying to escape from police following a shooting. According to the Martinsville Police Department, officers responded to shots being fired in the roadway near the Food Lion on...
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New performance theatre Smokestack comes to Danville

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - A new performing arts theatre is coming to the River District. Smokestack Theatre Company is having its grand opening Thursday at noon. The theatre will be open for tours, and purchase of tickets and merchandise. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the opening show “Rumors” will start at...
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Henry County woman pleads guilty to her role in Capitol riot

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 44-year-old Henry County woman pleaded guilty to one of the charges in her role in the Capitol Riots on January 6th. On Wednesday, Jamie Ferguson of Collinsville pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a capitol building in a conference call with the U.S. Magistrate.
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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for parts of Southwest, Central Virginia

ROANOKE, Va. – We’ve already been dealing with severe storms and more could be coming our way through this evening and later tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for 13 cities and counties in our viewing area, including Lynchburg, Danville, and Martinsville. These...
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City Council votes to remove Long Mill dam

Danville City Council Tuesday voted 6-3 to remove the dam near the former Long Mill. It’s a five-foot high, 1,150 foot wide low head dam built back in 1894 by Dan River Mills to power units on both sides of the Dan River. According to the American Society of...
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Long Mill Dam in Danville to be removed

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Danville City Council voted Tuesday evening to remove the Long Mill Dam, the topic of a debate for more than a decade. The opposing votes were concerned about potential low river levels without a dam in place, while the pro-removal votes are looking toward more development and better fishing.
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Dan River soccer, track, hold award ceremonies

Recently, Dan River High School's soccer and outdoor track teams each held separate award ceremonies in June. The Wildcats' girls' soccer team held its ceremony in the school cafeteria. Dan River celebrated their season, one where they set new records in the following: Best record (13-4-1), most shutouts (7), most team goals (67), and most players to score a goal (14).
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Virginia man arrested in fatal shooting in North Carolina

YANCEYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in North Carolina. The Caswell County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Ky’Un Talik Thompson of Danville, Virginia, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Kimora Johnson, of Yanceyville, North Carolina.
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Danville City Council approves removal of the Long Mill Dam

DANVILLE, Va. – After years of debate, Danville’s Long Mill Dam will be coming down. Danville City Council voted on Tuesday to remove the low-head hydraulic dam due to safety concerns. They say with more development moving into the area, like the White Mill Building and Riverfront Park,...
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9 killed on Virginia highways this holiday weekend

RICHMOND, VA (WVNS) – Preliminary reports indicate the 2022 Independence Day weekend proved deadly for nine individuals, including three motorcyclists, across Virginia. The counting period began at 12:01 a.m. Friday July 1, 2022 and ended at midnight on Monday July 4, 2022. The statistics are measured as part of the Operation Crash Awareness Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.). […]
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