Danville, VA

Danville Community College training workers for two new employers

Two new employers are ready to start training their workforce. And a local school is ready to help them. Dr. Brian Jackson is Vice President of Workforce Services at Danville Community College. They’re part of the Fast Forward Program that’s training workers for the new Tyson Chicken processing facility and Walraven.
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Students 'sign on' with employers during Completion Ceremony

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WSET) — Signing Day is normally reserved for student-athletes, but some high school students on the Southside got the opportunity to have their own signing day. Several Career Tech Academy students signed on to work for employers like Hitachi and Rogers Heating and Cooling Systems following...
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Leigg named Danville's Teacher of the Year

George Washington High School's Sharon Moore Leigg was named Teacher of the Year on May 19 by the Danville School Board. Leigg holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary and a master’s degree from Warren Wilson College. She is continuing her education at Concordia University Chicago for her doctorate.
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FOX8 Senior Sendoff: Jaden Allen

(WGHP) — FOX8 is once again recognizing all of our seniors in the Piedmont Triad through our Senior Sendoff. Jaden Allen will be graduating from Bartlett Yancey High School. See all of the 2022 graduating seniors highlighted in this year’s FOX8 Senior Sendoff!

Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital updates visitation policy due to COVID concerns

HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the Southside Virginia community, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital says it will continue with modified visitation guidelines until it can safely implement additional opportunities for visitation. Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital released its updated visitation policy, effective Tuesday, May 24: Inpatients No visitors […]

COVID trending up again

Cases of COVID-19 are trending upward again in Danville and Pittsylvania County, mirroring a trend statewide, according the Danville-Pittsylvania County Health District. The increase is combination of the Omicron variant that caused a surge earlier this year, as well as Omicron variants, most BA.2, according to the Health District. In...

Chatham Hall Class of 2022: "You say 'thank you' and you care"

With the sounds of the carillon as a backdrop and supported by more than one hundred years of tradition, the 39 members of Class of 2022 began their walk across Pruden Lawn Saturday and toward the culmination of their years at Chatham Hall. “What a class! What a group of...

Riggs sweeps South Boston Late Model Stock twinbill

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. - Layne Riggs continued his early-season winning streak at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway on Saturday. Riggs swept the pair of 75-lap NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car Division races that highlighted the race night. The sweep gave Riggs three wins in his...

Tunstall girls’ varsity soccer off to great start for district tournament

The Tunstall varsity soccer teams played in their first district tournament of the spring season. The girls' team played against two different teams this past week winning one out of the two games. The girls played against Martinsville high school on May 18 and then again on Friday, May 20 against Halifax County. The boys played against Martinsville as well on May 18 and then Bassett on May 20.

Tunstall's track teams move on to regionals

Tunstall's track teams will advance to the regionals to be held on Thursday, May 26 at the Staunton River High School track in Moneta. Standouts in the Piedmont District finals hosted this week at Tunstall were as follows:. Damani Hairston--1st place 300 meter hurdles; 2nd place--long jump; 3rd place--100 meter...

DR softball, soccer victorious on Senior Nigh

This week was the final week of the regular season for Dan River's softball, soccer and baseball teams. With the exception of baseball, the Wildcats’ sports teams ended this week with multiple victories. The Region 2C playoffs will start on Wednesday, May 25 with baseball hosting Martinsville. Softball, boys' soccer and girls' soccer will start region play at home on Friday, May 27.

South Boston homeowners to pay higher taxes

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WSET) — South Boston residents will pay a higher real estate tax rate next fiscal year, which begins July 1. South Boston Town Council voted 4-1 in favor of the real estate tax hike, boosting the tax rate 6 cents higher. The current rate is 21...

Donnie McGhee, Sr.

Donnie W. “Pop” McGhee, Sr., 69, of departed this life on Sunday, May 22, 2022 after a brief illness. Born in Gretna, Va. on July 22, 1952 a son of the late Billy McGhee and Hilda Dalton Brown. Donnie worked as a maintenance man for Johnson Realty and...

Baseball Stars Bruce Chen And Andrew Jones Visit Danville Talk Minor League Experience With Braves And New Otterbots

Baseball stars Bruce Chen and Andrew Jones got their start in Major League Baseball as minor league players playing for the Danville Braves. They just took a visit to Danville and talked about their times in the city and playing ball in this video. They also talk about the new Danville Otterbots and the changes in the Appalachian League that they were once a part of.

Patrick & Henry Community College continues technology and manufacturing education excellence through program expansion

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - It was simple pen to paper Tuesday, inking the start of a brand-new chapter with the help of an automation company and other partners. Patrick & Henry Community College celebrated a partnership with Festo Didactic, as the two strive to provide another level of advanced technology and manufacturing education to students.