PBS show that brings famous musicians to Danville returns for a second season
The first house concert of Season 2 of the PBS Blue Ridge show “The Life of a Musician” will be held Saturday and will feature Jenee Fleenor of NBC’s “The Voice.” Tickets are on sale now. The post PBS show that brings famous musicians to Danville returns for a second season appeared first on Cardinal News.
Danville Civil Rights Leader, Bishop Lawrence Campbell Dies
A Danville civil rights leader and church founder has died. According to the Danville Register & Bee, Bishop Lawrence Campbell died at 93-years-old on Tuesday. Campbell was the founder and pastor at Bibleway Cathedral in Danville. Mayor Alonzo Jones confirmed Campbell’s death to the Danville Register & Bee on Wednesday morning.
Crews respond to Kickback Jack’s Restaurant fire in Danville
DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Danville Fire Department responded to a fire overnight at the Kickback Jack’s Restaurant on Wednesday, March 29. Crews were notified of the fire around 1:20 a.m. and arrived at Crown Drive to find the fire had started near a deep fryer. The restaurant’s fire suppression system helped prevent the fire […]
Fire at Kickback Jack's
Danville firefighters extinguished a small fire near the deep fryer at Kick Back Jack's in Danville early Wednesday morning. The call came in at 1:21 a.m. for a fire alarm at 140 Crown Dr. When crews arrived, they found smoke coming from a vent on the roof. They forced entry by breaking a glass near the front of the building, and found smoke coming from the kitchen.
New Air B&B shines light on Danville's past
DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) — If you take a trip down Craghead Street in Danville you can't miss this giant red elephant smiling at you. It's the unofficial mascot that will greet you as you walk into Rick Barker's newest creation, Vantage Art Flats. "Part of the reward of doing...
Springtime Brings New Events in Danville
Danville welcomes spring with a variety of events. Danville’s festivities are in full swing as businesses begin reaching out for more community engagement. Many businesses host weekly events to both promote their business and connect with the public. The River District Association won the prestigious Great American Main Street,...
Arrest for Arson at Woodberry Elementary School
A 20-year-old Danville man was arrested by police after catching a local elementary school on fire. David Avery Myers was taken into custody Saturday. Myers allegedly started the fire outside of Woodberry Elementary School around 12 a.m. Piney Forest Fire and Rescue arrived four minutes after getting the dispatch. It caused $120,000 of damage and rendered the kitchen unusable.
‘Finally, we get to do something about it’: God’s Pit Crew reminds flood survivors they are not forgotten
LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - God’s Pit Crew, a non-profit organization out of Danville, Virginia, is back eight months after the flood because chief operating officer Brandon Nuckles said they see work that still needs to be done. “There’s still a need. You know a lot of times something...
River District Association Dream Launch certificates of completion to 74 participants
The River District Association awarded Dream Launch Certificates of Completion to 74 participants on March 23. To earn a certificate and graduate, participants must attend all six Dream Launch Bootcamp classes. To date, 465 individuals have participated in all or some of the Dream Launch Bootcamp classes, and 208 have...
High-speed internet to expand to over 14,000 places in Pittsylvania County
PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Members of the community along with state and local representatives gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday at the Riceville-Java Volunteer Fire Department – future home to a RiverStreet Networks remote location. The partnership between Pittsylvania County and RiverStreet Networks will supply more than 14,000...
Jr. Miss pageant builds friendships, confidence
First African-American contestant crowned in pageant’s 21-year history. The Junior Miss Pittsylvania County Pageant returned with its Comeback Tour after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. There was also a first for the 21-year old fundraising event, as Gabrielle Garrett-Hunter, 11, was the first African American girl to...
New Battalion Truck in Service for Danville Fire Department
Danville Fire Department placed the new Battalion 1 truck in service yesterday. This truck is operated by a Battalion Chief on duty 24-hours a day 7 days a week. The Battalion Chief answers all structural fires and any other major incident within the city and operates as the incident commander.
Rockingham Co. deputies looking for two wanted people
MADISON, N.C. — Rockingham County deputies are looking for two people involved in a police chase on Gideon Grove Church Road in Madison on Monday, March 27 around 12:30 p.m. Deputies pulled over Jacob Allen Nugent driving a black Jeep Grand Cherokee with Annabelle Steele Whitten in the passenger seat.
Crisis of faith: How Black churches are contending with shrinking congregations
The pandemic was a blow to all places of worship. For Black churches in particular, it was the most recent development in a decades-long trend. As churches, mosques and other houses of worship closed their doors, the Rev. Matthew Brown and the other leaders of St. Paul High Street Baptist Church in Martinsville did what was best for their aging congregation, even though it might not have necessarily been in the best interest of the church’s future.
As Danville preps for temporary casino, a question looms: Is the city ready?; more …
From elsewhere: Virginia plans rules for electronic, Texas Hold ’Em gaming. Virginia Tech students celebrate as team dances to the Elite Eight. Broker: Roanoke region's restaurant business on upswing. The post As Danville preps for temporary casino, a question looms: Is the city ready?; more … appeared first on Cardinal News.
Best Main Street in America 2023 announced: Is yours at the top of the list?
The 2023 Great American Main Street Award has been given to three main street districts in cities across the country — see which towns made the winning list.
Grant funding announced to support reduction of gun and gang violence
More than $320,000 is available in grant funding for Project Safe Neighborhoods initiatives, U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh announced today. This funding opportunity will assist in implementing comprehensive, collaborative and community-based approaches to reducing violent crime in the Western District of Virginia using a wide range of effective violent crime reduction strategies.
The late Jean Bradsher Scott gets building named in her honor
Saturday, March 25, was a very special day in Milton as the memory and legacy of Jean Bradsher Scott was honored in a special dedication event. The prelude to the ceremony began with soft instrumental music played by Alexis Butler on flute and Angela Daniel-Upchurch on acoustic guitar. This was how the dedication ceremony of the newly named Jean Bradsher Scott Renaissance Center started.
Danville Otterbots host ‘Otterpalooza’ pre-season event
DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Danville Otterbots baseball team is getting ready for their pre-season with an ‘Otterpalooza’ fun-filled weekend for all! On Friday, April 28th, fans are invited to participate in an Olympic-style competition at the park from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This event may get a little rowdy as it is exclusively […]
These Are The Three Most Dangerous Cities In North Carolina
Lists like these are never fun, but we always look to these reports when they come out, just to make sure it's not the places we or our loved ones frequent. If we can avoid crime, we should, because who wants to live in fear?. Let's remember, just because a...
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