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Each grading period Brosville Elementary School honors students who have perfect attendance and no tardy or early checkouts with a party with the principal. In the recent celebration, students feasted on pizza. As the students enjoyed their treat, principal Felita Atkins played music and let…

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QUESTION: We have 10 grandchildren, spread between three of our kids. They all live within an hour’s drive, so we see them often. We want to be involved in their lives and to be good influences. Our problem is with the parents. None of them are receptive to any advice or information we try t…

During the holiday season, Brosville Elementary School’s choir participated in the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Brosville fire station. The students sang at the beginning of the solemn event where many members of the community — past and present — were honored.

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The Danville Register & Bee’s weekly feature is a throwback to yesteryear. Flashback Friday spotlights a picture from our decades-old archives to show some often forgotten images of the region’s past.

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My husband, David, and I were sitting in our quiet living room a couple of days ago. The house was relatively neat, laundry done, dinner cleaned up and we basically could choose to do whatever we wanted to, even eat ice cream. The nearest child or grandchild was an hour and 20 minutes away.

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When you think of holidays, you may think of days with special food, decorations or religious meaning. Most of those days are noted on printed or digital calendars. We at KidsPost like to celebrate, so each January we put together a calendar of holidays you may not know about. (These days ar…

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(This is a reprint from a column I wrote in 2012 but I had a lot of fun with it so I thought I would be worth running again. With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, author of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”)

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The organizers of Danville Historical Society’s Holiday Tour have themed the 46th annual event on Dec. 16 “The Spirit of Heard.”

QUESTION: Our 9-year-old daughter recently announced to us that she doesn’t like school, doesn’t want to go, and doesn’t want to do the work. We’ve been unable to get a coherent reason out of her and her third-grade teacher tells us that she seems well-adjusted, has friends, and is doing abo…

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Reginald Purvis, a retired band director for George Washington High School (center), was inducted into the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association Hall of Fame on Nov. 16 during the Virginia Music Educators Association State Conference at The Homestead in Hot Springs.

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The prestigious American Academy of Pediatrics has just released (November 2018) a policy statement claiming that "Aversive disciplinary strategies, including all forms of corporal punishment and yelling at or shaming children, are minimally effective in the short-term and not effective in t…

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The Danville Neighborhood Development Corporation partnered with Union Church and the Westmoreland Neighborhood Organization for its first Danville Home Repair Blitz on Nov. 10. The Danville nonprofit community development established the blitz program to help the city’s “most vulnerable hom…

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Since we just celebrated Veterans Day, I wonder how many people know why the vets are handing out red poppies that day.

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As Sierra Johns pressed the virtual thrusters, the plastic propellers of the Lego drone buzzed to life, startling three sisters back a few steps. The Ridge’s — Bella, Cheyenne and Brianna — then began to build their own drone design, following the iPad's instructions, on Monday evening at th…

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A regional musical group formed last year aiming to foster unity in the Danville area compromised of 30 members from 22 different churches will hold a praise and worship event Sunday.