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Chatham police find woman dead in home

One woman is dead and her husband is in a trauma center after the couple was found in their home during a welfare check, according to the Chatham Police Department. Police arrived at the home, located in the 200 block of Catalpa Drive at about 10 p.m. June 29, where they found the deceased body of Judy Boswell. Also located in the home was Kenneth Boswell, Judy's husband. Kenneth Boswell was air-lifted to a trauma center where he remains.
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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...

Virginia Triple Crown kicks off with huge field at South Boston Speedway Saturday night

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WSET) — The largest entry list in years, a new format, a dazzling post-race Fourth of July fireworks display and a free Friday night Fan Fest are all part of South Boston Speedway’s premier showcase NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car Division event, the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 presented by Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort, set for 7 p.m. Saturday night.

Woman involved in car vs. train accident identified

The Virginia State Police has released the name of the person who was killed when her car was struck by a train Wednesday night in Pittsylvania County. Cheryl Blanche Clark, 35, of Altavista apparently died before her vehicle was struck by the train, according to the Virginia State Police. The...

Altavista woman dies in Pittsylvania County crash

The Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred Wednesday (June 29) at 10:50 p.m. on Route 29, one mile north of Sycamore Creek Road in the Sycamore-Gretna area of Pittsylvania County. A 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ran off the right side of...

50 & Fabulous at ODAC for the first time

The Eastern Regional Junior Angus Show has been at many locations across Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and other states, but for the first time, ODAC put this event on. It was also the organization’s 50th anniversary. Mikayla St. Clair is the junior chair, and she explained why ODAC was chosen...

County receives grants for dam rehab projects

The Pittsylvania Board of Supervisors approved a $790,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will be used for the rehabilitation of Cherrystone Creek Dam 2, also known as Roaring Fork Dam. The grant will be used to fund the design phase of the project and does not require...

Michael Phelps grant funds swimming lessons at Hargrave

A grant from the Michael Phelps Foundation is helping Chatham and Danville Boys and Girls Club youth learn to swim, develop healthy habits and identify and set goals. Hargrave Military Academy Aquatics Director Amanda Weishaar obtained the $3,500 grant three years ago, but due to the pandemic, its implementation was put off until this summer.

Brookneal theatre invites community to take the stage

Brookneal has certainly seen many changes during the course of the past few years, especially due to the impacts of COVID-19, but 246 The Main Cultural Arts Theatre has continued to provide a strong focal point for the community. “The arts are so crucial to our wellbeing and give us...

Chatham celebrates Fourth of July

Chatham comes alive the weekend of July 1-3 as the Chatham Rotary hosts its second annual Hometown Heroes July 4 celebration. Enjoy a jam-packed three days full of activities designed for every age group — beginning with a patriotic home and garden decorating contest on Friday, July 1 to a grand fireworks display on Saturday, July 2 to a concert of American composers on Sunday, July 3.