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Council approves wastewater increase, tables electric and gas

Danville City Council approved an increase in sewage rates Tuesday night but tabled recommended future increases to city electric and gas rates.

Forum addresses coal ash concerns

Maps of the Dan River basin were spread out on tables. Boards listed ideas and welcomed visitor feedback. The groundwork had been laid by the Dan River Basin Community Stakeholder Team, and it was time to hear back from the community.

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Bill Cochran Field Reports: Does catch-and-release work? It did this time

Mike Ward isn’t just president of the Smith Mountain Striper Club, he is at the top of the club’s “Fishing Ladder,” which means he is the member who has registered the largest fish so far this year.

Tunstall drops a close one to Franklin County

DRY FORK — After scoring one run in the first inning the Tunstall softball team couldn’t put anything together against Franklin County starter Carla Hall, as it fell 4-1 on Tuesday.

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Scientists working with Southern Virginia grape industry

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research was awarded a grant from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to facilitate a project designed to help local grape growers.

Karen’s Hallmark grows again

Karen’s Hallmark has expanded to its biggest retail size yet. A weekend of activities including a ribbon cutting ceremony will celebrate the achievement.

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Star Wars Day: Celebrate with new details about 'The Force Awakens'

Happy Star Wars Day! It's May the Fourth, which means it's the best time — at least until "The Force Awakens" opens on Dec. 18 — to celebrate life in a galaxy far, far away where the light sabers glow, bikinis are metal and wrinkly green Jedi masters like this talk.

7XMOM: Easing on down the road from teaching

The day you read this will be my last day of teaching at a local community college. I’m not really retiring since “retiring” infers a pension and I haven’t taught long enough to get one, so I guess I’m just easing my way out.

New evidence leads to capital murder charge in U.Va. case

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A prosecutor has obtained a capital murder indictment against the man accused of the abduction and killing a University of Virginia student, saying she plans to seek the death penalty....

Discrimination lawsuit against Va. principal withdrawn

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) -- A discrimination lawsuit against a Fairfax County elementary school principal has been withdrawn....

Reboot your relationship

We all remember how, when a love relationship is new, it can imbue all other aspects of our life with its joy and optimism.

Is it truly organically grown?

With the opening of the Danville Farmers’ Market and others in the area, we will be looking to buy fresh, mostly locally grown produce. The question often arises as to whether the produce has been grown with organic methods or not.

Report: 2.2 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic State

BEIRUT (AP) — A Norwegian humanitarian group says a record 38 million people have been internally displaced in their countries worldwide, with 2.2 million Iraqis alone forced to flee from their homes in 2014 after the Islamic State group overrun their areas.

Greece makes IMF payment, another looms

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is making a 200 million euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund, though another, larger one looms next week that it will struggle to manage.

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