| Dec 19, 2011
| 10:33 AM
A highly anticipated National Academy of Sciences report on uranium mining concludes that Virginia must
overcome "steep hurdles" before it can assure that a rich deposit of the radioactive ore can be safely mined and processed.
The 290-page report...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Law-makers in Southern Virginia say it's too soon for a vote early next year on uranium mining.
Delegate Don Merricks says he and several of his colleagues agree more time is needed to review three studies that combined are nearly one thousand pages.
| Dec 21, 2011
| 10:17 AM
Pittsylvania County 911 is getting a much needed upgrade. But members of the Board of Supervisors say the improvements could cause an increase in taxes.
The 911 center in Chatham is getting a nearly 12 million dollar make over.
That includes replacing...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 10:21 AM
Uranium mining is likely to be the hot button issue when Virginia lawmakers begin work in a couple of weeks up in Richmond.
A proposal to lift a statewide ban on the mining of the radioactive mineral is polarizing and personally impactful.
| Dec 30, 2011
| 10:19 AM
UPDATED 1:20 p.m. Friday: We now know the name of the man killed in a hunting accident Thursday in the Chatham area.
57-year-old Richie Pope was the victim.
Pope was shot by 62-year-old Harry Hale.
Investigators say Pope was walking hear his home...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 7:12 AM
Governor McDonnell and the Board of Education have recognized several high-performing schools in our area.
Throughout the state, 447 schools and two school divisions earned 2012 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement....
| Mar 10, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Update - 1:55 p.m.:
March 10, 2012 at approximately 4:27 a.m., a fire was reported in the 1900 block of Countryside Drive in Ringgold.
Ringgold Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and found two fatality victims inside the
| Mar 12, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Investigators are waiting for autopsy results to determine how exactly two people died in a Pittsylvania County fire over the weekend.
It happened on Countryside Drive in the Ringgold area of the county east of Danville.
A fire tore through the house...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 8:17 AM
Another raccoon has tested for rabies in Pittsylvania County.
According to the Virginia Department of Health, a raccoon found near Whittle Street in Chatham has tested positive.
A raccoon also tested positive near Hillside Road recently.
| Mar 16, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Another local contestant is competing on "Wheel of Fortune" Tuesday night.
Taylor Shank from Martinsville will appear on the show Tuesday.
Lindsay Bowman, who was born and raised in Pittsylvania County, appeared on the show Monday night.
| Mar 19, 2012
| 1:44 PM
She asked for big money and she got it.
Monday night a woman with ties to Southern Virgina made her national debut on Wheel of Fortune.
Lindsay Bowman lives in Nashville now but she was born and raised in Pittsylvania County.
Her parents, family and...