Pittsylvania County, VA

75-year-old dies after SUV crashes in Pittsylvania Co.

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Police are investigating a Pittsylvania County crash from Sunday morning that led to the death of a Campbell County man. According to Virginia State Police, the single-vehicle crash took place just before 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug 7 on Route 668, just south of Route 761. Authorities say a 1998 […]
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Gladys native killed in Pittsylvania County crash

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Gladys native was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Pittsylvania County Sunday morning, according to Virginia State Police. Police say the crash occurred at 7:59 a.m. on Rt. 668, one-tenth of a mile south of Rt. 761 in Pittsylvania County. 75-year-old Elijah Baker Slayton...
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Appalachian Power tests at Leesville Dam will increase flow of Staunton River

Appalachian Power will conduct a required test of its electricity generating units at the Leesville Dam in southwestern Virginia beginning at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, and lasting through early Wednesday, Aug. 10. Testing will increase downstream flows at locations on the Roanoke River (also known locally as Staunton...

Region can provide national template for change

Danville and Pittsylvania and Caswell counties can become a template for change when it comes increasing equity in their communities, said Dr. Kent Key at a recent community meeting on the Health Equity Report. Key pointed to the Dan River region's unique urban and rural mix that can provide a...

Pittsylvania Schools Are Back

Pittsylvania County students are heading back to class on Tuesday, and this year brings some changes. Dr. Mark Jones, superintendent for Pittsylvania County Public Schools, said they are finally turning the corner and getting back to a normal school year. First, COVID-19 policies will be less strict. Jones said classrooms...

Dozens of youth enjoy an epic river experience for first time

The Dan River Basin Association provided more than 50 youth from Danville and Pittsylvania and Caswell counties with an epic river experience at Abreu-Grogan Park on the Dan River. DRBA offered two, one-day events in June and July. During the events, youth rotated through stations learning about the river, paddling and water safety. The events were funded by a grant through the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

Former county administrator files assault and battery charge

Former Pittsylvania County administrator David Smitherman has filed a charge of assault and battery with Pittsylvania County General District Court against Chris Baker of Penhook. The incident included Smitherman being pushed into the water at Smith Mountain Lake. According to the criminal complaint, on July 31 around 1 p.m., Smitherman...