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Road work ahead: Pothole season keeping crews busy

Drivers knows the beginning of spring also launches pothole season, when the damage done by months of cold, snow, sleet and freezing rain can be seen on local roads.

Shoulder-widening project set to begin in Gretna

Drivers near the U.S. 29 Gretna bypass in Pittsylvania County can expect to see construction signs starting Wednesday for a shoulder-widening project that begins next week.

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Dan River wins third straight

RINGGOLD — With a walk-off error in the bottom of the fifth inning the Dan River baseball team beat Bassett 10-0 due to the mercy rule.

UVa baseball seeks consistency after impressive sweep

Coach Brian O’Connor has been forced to rewrite the lineup card 17 times in 26 games, but an impressive weekend showing against Notre Dame will likely bring the shuffling to a halt.

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7xMom: Phone killers don’t serve grits soufflés

I have two different ideas going on for this column — I killed my new and first smartphone this week and I’m not going to fix a grits soufflé for Easter dinner. Can I connect the two?

Society asks for historical document donations

While the weather is slowly taking the region into springtime, the Danville Historical Society is asking people in the area to remember them as spring cleaning rituals get underway.

County attorney seeks to block Sweet Briar closure

SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) -- The Amherst County attorney is asking a judge to block the closing of Sweet Briar College and remove its president and board of directors....

Group blasts governor over proposed privacy amendments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A civil liberties group is blasting Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe for trying to amend legislation aimed at protecting personal privacy....

Wine and smiles

So what happens when the owners of four local wineries get together?

Enjoy springtime outdoors

It’s time to spring forth into action this season as the cold weather gives us break to actually enjoy spending time outside.

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Duke Energy coal ash woes cost CEO $600,000

Duke Energy’s coal ash spill into the Dan River cost its chief executive about $600,000 in pay last year, according to a securities filing Thursday.

Duke Energy to appeal record coal ash fine

Duke Energy plans to fight the record $25.1 million fine that state environmental regulators imposed recently for coal ash pollution at the Sutton Steam Electric Plant near Wilmington.

NYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gas

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a run-of-the-mill complaint — a smell of gas — with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building's gas line, and it was leaking.

Asian stocks gain on economic data, China stimulus hopes

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive economic data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China.

Editorials Letters Community Viewpoint

  • Why change when you can just stay the same?

    In response to high electric rates hurting local industries, the city government has undertaken a study that, if taken to its logical conclusi…

  • Most Americans really do care

    Former president Bill Clinton hit the nail on the head when he said “there is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.” You think he was referring to the “right wing”? Yeah, me too!

  • Why doesn’t the city do it?

    The city can waste millions on someone promising to bring jobs to the area, but won’t spend a few hundred to help an existing business and all the residents that support Danville by shopping here.

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