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Friday Apr 11 | Martinsville Bulletin

Witherow convicted on 3 counts

A retired Martinsville police officer was convicted Thursday of shooting his wife during an argument last April, and a jury recommended a prison sentence totaling 10 years.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA

Thu Apr 10, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Under Pressure From Supervisors, Ringgold Fire Dept. Finds New Truck

Pittsylvania Co., VA - After an ultimatum from the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors, the Ringgold Fire Department has purchased a new ladder truck.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Future of GOK International Unknown After Temporary Shutdown

A Ringgold Company that planned to create 300 jobs and received a million dollar grant from the Tobacco Commission is closing its doors at least for now.

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Related Topix: Danville, VA, Ringgold, VA

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Centra to Consolidate Danville Facilities

The CEO of Centra, E.W. Tibbs, announced Monday night at the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors meeting that they will be consolidating all of their Danville facilities into one.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Pittsylvania County Parks and Recreation Secures Two New Baseball Fields for Gretna Middle School

Pittsylvania County Parks and Rec. was recently notified that they will receive the grant from the J.T. Minnie Maude Charitable Trust and department director, Mike Moor,e is very excited about it.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Investors Award $5,000 to Young Entrepreneurs

Nine middle school and high school students from Danville and Pittsylvania County received $5,000 in funding to take the next step towards launching and running their own businesses.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Wed Apr 02, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Preservation Virginia Restores Barn on Route 29

Pittsylvania Co., VA- If you drive on Route 29 through Pittsylvania County, you've probably seen a big red barn near the highway between Chatham and Blairs.

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Related Topix: Chatham, VA, Blairs, VA

Fri Mar 28, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Danville Police K-9 Used To Locate Missing Teen With Special Needs

A Danville Police Department K-9 was able to successfully locate a special needs teen in a heavily wooded area off Hemlock Drive in Pittsylvania County Thursday night.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

Target date set in housing transfer

Martinsville officials hope to be able to transfer the city's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program to the Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority effective July 1, the start of the next fiscal year.

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Related Topix: Martinsville, VA, Henry County, VA, Danville, VA

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Exhibit Tells Story of Civil Rights Movement in Danville

The exhibit is called Mapping Local Knowledge, Danville, Virginia 1963. It's at the Pittsylvania County Public Library History Research Center.

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Related Topix: Danville, VA

Martinsville Bulletin

County BZA rejects request

The Henry County Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday rejected a special use permit request from Dry Fork Fruit Distillery LLC. The proposed site for the distillery was 12351 Chatham Road, Axton, the location of the former Marlowe's Body Shop & Sales.

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Related Topix: Henry County, VA, Dry Fork, VA, Axton, VA, Agriculture, Science

Sat Mar 22, 2014

WXII 12 Winston-Salem

WXII 12 Mobile Newscast

Join WXII 12's Veronica White and Meteorologist Brian Slocum with the days' top stories and weather headlines with the WXII 12 Mobile Newscast.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

North Carolina Teen Killed in Pittsylvania County Crash

State Police say it happened around 5:15 p.m. on Route 863. We're told Kenneth Wayne Carter of Mayodan, NC was driving northbound when he ran into a deer.

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Fri Mar 21, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Pittsylvania Co. Gives Ringgold Fire Dept. 90 Days to Buy New Truck

Pittsylvania Co., VA - The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors says a local fire department needs to put up or pay up.

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Related Topix: Fire

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