Pittsylvania County, VA

Chatham, VAchathamstartribune.com

New Chatham Police Department officer reports for duty

CHATHAM, Va. — Earlier this month, Chatham Town Council voted unanimously to appoint a new police officer, Joshua N. Spencer, for the town of Chatham. He will be compensated $42,000 a year with standard benefits. Chatham Native Officer Spencer is no stranger to law enforcement. He has spent five years...
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Warren calls Pittsylvania County fire department ‘unethical’

CHATHAM, Va. — At the Tuesday meeting of the Pittsylvania County Fire and Rescue Commission, Supervisor Bob Warren (Chatham-Blairs) accused a county fire and rescue department of being unethical. This was in response to two unanswered calls to the department's emergency service line. “One of our chiefs openly said that...
Danville, VAwakg.com

Supervisors clear the way for two outdoor festivals near Danville

BLAIRS, Va. – Live music is returning to Pittsylvania County. The board of supervisors cleared the way Tuesday for a pair of outdoor festivals at the Blue Ridge Ampitheater in Blairs. The board approved permits for Worship on the Mountain and the Blue Ridge Country Music Festival, both scheduled to...
Danville, VAGoDanRiver.com

COVID-19 death figures seesaw in Danville, Pittsylvania County

COVID-19 death figures bounced between Danville and Pittsylvania County in Wednesday morning’s update. Two fatalities were removed from Danville’s logs, and another was added in the county. It’s not clear what caused the adjustment — the local health district did not respond to questions from Register & Bee by Wednesday...
Pittsylvania County, VAchathamstartribune.com

Dan River track claims state titles

Dan River’s boys' and girls' track teams faced off against 45 other participating schools in the Class 2 State Outdoor Track Meet on Saturday at Sentara Park, located near the campus of James Madison University. Despite not being the favorites in any event, the Wildcats brought home three state championships...
Danville, VAchathamstartribune.com

Otterbots host Chamber's first 'Morning Brew' since February 2020

DANVILLE, Va. — Tuesday morning, dozens of businesses from across Danville and Pittsylvania County came out to the Danville Otterbots Ballpark for Morning Brew, a community networking event hosted by the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce. Today marked the first time that Morning Brew has been held in person since 2019, and it was the Chamber’s first in-person event since February 2020.
Chatham, VAchathamstartribune.com

PCS holds first student vaccine clinic

CHATHAM, Va. — On Friday, Pittsylvania County Schools (PCS) hosted its first vaccine clinic at Victory Academy on Main Street in Chatham. The clinic ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the Pfizer vaccine was administered to children ages 12 and up. The follow-up clinic is scheduled for July 9 at Victory Academy, where the students will receive their second dose.
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Pittsylvania Co. Board approves two 2021 festival permits

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The Pittsylvania County Board approved two festival permits Tuesday for shows at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in 2021. “Worship on the Mountain” will be held September 3-5 and be followed by the Blue Ridge Country Music Festival October 1-3. The Blue Ridge Rock Festival will...
Pittsylvania County, VAchathamstartribune.com

Wildcats fall in region playoffs

Postseason play came to an end last week for Dan River as the Wildcats’ baseball, softball and soccer teams were eliminated on Tuesday evening in the Region 2C quarterfinals. Here is a summary of their playoff runs. Baseball. Freshman Dylan Howerton scored on a passed ball to lift Dan River...