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  • Virginia military family gets holiday home makeover

    A military family in Alexandria is getting a big surprise ahead of
    Christmas. Before their father deploys, Operation Homefront is giving them
    a
    home makeover.

  • Police: Va. fisherman’s death appears accidental

    GRETNA, Va. (AP) — Police say the death of a Danville fisherman appears to be accidental. The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office tells media outlets that 39-year-old Larry Wayne Miller drowned after a canoe flipped. Police say Miller was fishing with a friend on a pond in Gretna when their canoe flipped Saturday evening. Copyright 2014…

  • Danville child dies after being hit by school bus

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Danville toddler has died after he was hit by a city school bus. Danville police say in a news release that 20-month-old Tayshaun Gregory Glenn Jackson of Danville got in front of the bus after it stopped to drop off two students. The bus started to continue its route and…

  • New Va. Lottery game has 1st $1 million winner

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Lottery’s new Money Ball game has its first $1 million winner. The Lottery says in a news release that a ticket purchased in Danville for the Oct. 1 drawing matched all five winning numbers and the Gold Million Dollar Money Ball was drawn. When the gold ball is drawn,…

  • Danville building damaged by explosion coming down

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — An apartment building in Danville damaged by an explosion and fire will be demolished. City inspections supervisor Charles Fulcher tells The Danville Register & Bee (http://bit.ly/1zDqvdv) that Marshall Construction has applied for a demolition permit. Fulcher says a crew will have to check the building for asbestos before it can be…

  • Va. stalking suspect arrested a 2nd time in W.Va.

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant earlier this month in West Virginia has been arrested a second time after authorities said he failed to turn himself in on stalking charges in Danville. Media outlets report 30-year-old Berkley Allen Furgurson of Danville was arrested Sunday in Pocahontas County,…

  • National register adds Danville neighborhood

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Danville neighborhood that once catered to textile and tobacco-processing workers has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The city says the Mechanicsville Historic District began in the late 19th century and early 20th century as an ethnically mixed working-class neighborhood of tradesmen, educators, skilled workers and laborers.…

  • Charlottesville company plans Danville operation

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A company created by University of Virginia researchers plans to launch an operation in Danville that could create 127 jobs. The Virginia Tobacco Commission approved a $2 million research and development grant for Fermata Energy LLC. Fermata is developing vehicle-to-grid bidirectional chargers. The chargers will enable electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids…

  • Veterans networking site focuses on jobs

    After spending time serving their country, many
    veterans face difficulty finding a job and
    adjusting to normal life back at home. A new
    social networking site aims to help connect
    veterans with peers and employers.