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Bryant, Leah Nicole

Leah Nicole Bryant, 19, of Dry Fork, Va., passed away Monday, July 22, 2019. She was born July 28, 1999, to Cynthia Hart Bryant and Joseph Taylor Bryant, ...

School board names principals, coaches  Chatham Star-Tribune

During their regular monthly meeting, the Pittsylvania County school board approved two new principal positions. They named Christie Dawson as principal of ...

VHSL Class 2 Baseball Championship: Chatham crushes Lebanon, 23-5  Bristol Herald Courier

Lebanon High School's baseball team had lashed line drives all over the place, pummeled opposing pitchers and scored runs in bunches during the 2019 ...

School board approves assistant principals  Chatham Star-Tribune

During their regular monthly meeting, the Pittsylvania County School Board approved two new assistant principals.

H.S. baseball: Chatham knocks out Glenvar from Region 2C playoffs  Roanoke Times

Chad Anderson took a four-year hiatus as Chatham High School's baseball coach and spent part of the time playing on two miniature golf tours.

PHOTOS: The beat grows on at Chatham High School

The Chatham High School Marching Band's size has more than doubled since last year, as interest from middle schoolers increases in the program.

Chatham baseball wins at home  Chatham Star-Tribune

Varsity baseball. The varsity baseball team beat William Campbell 11-1. Andrew Potojecki pitched a complete game, struck out eight, and allowed one hit.

Chatham advances to state title game after wild 11-7 win over Stuarts Draft

PULASKI — Chatham coach Chad Anderson and his staff have stressed to their guys all season that nervousness comes from being unprepared.

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First inning dooms Trojans in loss at Chatham  Bristol Herald Courier

CHATHAM, Va. – Over the past four years, John Battle left-hander Landon Moore vanquished foes with a deceptive fastball and a fearless approach on the ...

Growing Chatham High School marching band buzzes with excitement for fall

CHATHAM — Turning on his headset, Earl Brooks praised his saxophone section after the Chatham High School marching band finished part of their set on day ...

Police investigate hoax against Chatham High School  Chatham Star-Tribune

A post that circulated on social media late Sunday night alleged that a person on Snapchat was planning a shooting at Chatham High School Monday, April 9.

Chatham baseball gets win, softball loses in shutout  Chatham Star-Tribune

Chatham High School's varsity baseball team defeated Dan River 9-5. Logan Nichols, Grayson Reed (winning pitcher), and Brady Owen (closer) shared pitching ...

Community gathers to rally for Chatham baseball team heading to state semifinal

CHATHAM — Hands waved and cheers rang out as Chatham High School's varsity baseball team rode through Main Street on Thursday evening escorted by ...

PHOTOS: Chatham baseball team heads to state playoffs

Parents, friends and community members packed along portions of the street holding aloft posters emblazoned with well wishes and paper jersey cutouts for the ...

Man walking cross country stops in Chatham | News  Chatham Star-Tribune

A man whose journey began in Lancaster, California on a mission to simply ask people for prayer stopped in Chatham Tuesday, May 21.

Public Speaking Class Reinvented as 'Talking The Talk' - TED Talks Come to Chatham High School

CHATHAM, NJ – What happens when interest in taking a Public Speaking class falters? That was the quandary facing the district last year. While the high school ...

Chatham sets VHSL record 23 runs in championship  Chatham Star-Tribune

Chatham High School's baseball team had smacked the ball around the park, terrorized opposing pitchers and scored runs at will all season.

County Schools name new principals  Chatham Star-Tribune

Three new principals were named by the Pittsylvania County School Board on Tuesday night at the June 12 regular meeting. The Board has appointed former ...

Emmanuel Church celebrates 175 years | News  Chatham Star-Tribune

Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Chatham celebrated 175 years of ministry Sunday, May 5.

City and county schools receive accreditation reports under new standards  Chatham Star-Tribune

On Thursday, the Virginia Department of Education reported that 1683 schools, or 92 percent, in the state have been accredited under the new accreditation ...

Potojecki signs with Longwood | Sports  Chatham Star-Tribune

Chatham High School Senior ace Andrew Potojecki had the honor of signing his letter of intent to play at Longwood University on Thursday. Signing to play with ...

Law, Stephen Burwell | Obituaries

Stephen Burwell Law of Tightsqueeze Road, Chatham, died at home on August 31, 2018. He was born in Danville, Virginia, on June 6, 1949, the son of James ...

Local players win silver medals  Chatham Star-Tribune

Four local baseball players from Pittsylvania County recently played in the Virginia Commonwealth baseball games. Graham Dalton and Andrew Potojecki from ...

Family of missing Pittsylvania County man still looking for answers  Chatham Star-Tribune

Three months to the day of when 37-year-old Robert “Robbie” Hurt was last seen, his family and friends gathered at Old Dutch on West Main Street in Danville ...

Long pleads guilty to first degree murder  Chatham Star-Tribune

Zackary Brandon Long appeared in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Wednesday, April 17 and pleaded guilty to the murder of his father.

Hooper pleads not guilty to Jan. 8 murder, trial set for June 5, 6  Chatham Star-Tribune

James Rowland Hooper plead not guilty to the shooting death of Jacob Steele Robertson Monday, May 20 in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court.

Former county DSS workers have lawsuit dismissed  Chatham Star-Tribune

Four former Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services workers have dismissed a lawsuit filed in federal court.

High school graduations expected to bring heavy traffic Friday, Saturday

With high school graduations Friday and Saturday, Danville police are expecting heavy traffic in the area of Averett University's north campus.

Veteran leadership fuel behind Chatham baseball's fire

Chatham's Christian Lancaster picked up an unusual start in the Cavaliers' Region 2C semifinal matchup against Fort Chiswell this spring.

Tractor trailer accident on US. Hwy 29 at Open Bible Baptist Church  Chatham Star-Tribune

UPDATE: State Police are investigating a tractor trailer crash which occurred at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday evening. The tractor trailer was traveling north on Route 29 ...

Family crying foul ball: After suspension of star Chatham football player, racism questions raised

Chatham High School football player Preston D. Turner went from being a record-breaking star of the team last August to being suspended just two months later ...

CLASS 2 STATE BASEBALL QUARTERS: John Battle's Moore thrives on the big games  Bristol Herald Courier

Landon Moore lives for moments like this. A big stage with big stakes has always been appealing to John Battle High School's diminutive pitcher and such a ...

Chatham grads take step in the journey of life

More than 100 Chatham High School graduates launched themselves into their futures during their commencement Saturday afternoon at Averett University's ...

Chatham FFA holds awards banquet  Chatham Star-Tribune

Two Virginia State FFA Officers attended the Chatham High School chapter awards banquet on May 6, to inspire new generations and assist with the transition ...

PHOTOS: Chatham 2017 graduation | News

The sound of “Amazing Grace” performed by bagpiper Tim Carpenter led Chatham High School faculty members into the E. Stuart Grant Center at Averett ...

8 Cav runners qualify for states  Chatham Star-Tribune

Chatham High School's track teams traveled to Amherst County for the Region C Track Championship Meet last Wednesday. Participants earned points for their ...

Area fire departments respond to apartment fire | News  Chatham Star-Tribune

This evening, area volunteer fire departments responded to a fire at North Pointe apartment complex this evening.

Tavern Days to be held this weekend  Chatham Star-Tribune

On April 13 and 14, Yates Tavern in Gretna will be transformed back to its former glory with an 18th century living history interpretation, complete with food, music ...

Tunstall High School student commits suicide following alleged bullying  Chatham Star-Tribune

Hannah Nicole Cousins, 17, of Axton, committed suicide Monday, Nov. 13, and her father, Justin Cousins, believes that bullying caused her death.

No decision Tuesday night from Danville, Pittsylvania County Schools  Chatham Star-Tribune

Danville and Pittsylvania County Schools are expected to make a decision on closing schools ahead of Hurricane Florence sometime Wednesday.

Parents outraged after Chatham football player punished for alleged assault against coach  WSET

PITTSYLVANIA Co., Va. (WSET) -- A Pittsylvania County family said they are outraged with their school system after several forms of punishment following an ...

Phillips, Dorothy Hughes

Dorothy Hughes Phillips, age 68, of Danville, departed this life peacefully on April 16, 2019, at SOVAH Health surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born on ...

Chatham honors spring sports athletes  Chatham Star-Tribune

Chatham High School held the spring sports awards ceremony Monday. Coaches conferred major awards during the open session, and awarded letters, pins, ...

Litehouse, Inc. to invest $46 million in Danville facility  Chatham Star-Tribune

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Litehouse, Inc., a leader in refrigerated salad dressings, dips, cheese, freeze dried herbs, and other innovative ...

Motley Jr., Anderson B.

Anderson B. Motley Jr., of Danville, Va., passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at his residence. Born in Pittsylvania County, on February 26, 1926, he was the ...


This Saturday, for the third year in a row, Coach Robert Prunty will be in Chatham with 300 dressed and frozen turkeys to give away to anyone who asks—rich ...

Chatham High School One Of Best STEM High Schools For 2018  Chatham, NJ Patch

CHS One Of Best STEM Schools For 2018 - Chatham, NJ - U.S. News ranked the best schools for science, technology, engineering and math in the country.

Board announces principals  Chatham Star-Tribune

The Pittsylvania County School Board appointed new principals and a coach at the April 11 meeting. Additionally, students were recognized.

After a change of heart, Patrick Henry Community College sophomore Meagan Puckett shining on the softball field for the Patriots  Martinsville Bulletin

When Meagan Puckett played her last varsity softball game at Chatham High School two years ago, there was a legitimate chance that was the final competitive ...

Cats blow out Colonels 37-7  Chatham Star-Tribune

Dan River fans had a good homecoming on Friday. The football team played their first home contest since August 31. In their return to the friendly confines of ...

Chatham advances to state

SALEM — Christian Lancaster wasn't even on Chatham High School's varsity baseball roster until early May.

No injuries after bus crash in Pittsylvania County  Chatham Star-Tribune

Everyone is safe following a bus crash at Rockford School Road and US 29 South Wednesday morning.

Carolyn Smith Hanna Passes Away at Age 33; Chatham High Graduate

Our beloved Carolyn left us on August 15, 2018 after a year-long battle with breast cancer. She leaves behind her husband, Michael Hanna; sons, Jack and ...

Cigarette blamed for funeral home fire | News  Chatham Star-Tribune

A fire at Norris Funeral Home on Franklin Turnpike is being ruled as caused by a cigarette according to Pittsylvania County Fire Marshal Terry Kelly.

Anderson no longer coaching Chatham baseball | High School

Chad Anderson has recently resigned as head baseball coach at Chatham High School.

High schools to hold graduation  Chatham Star Tribune

Chatham, Dan River, Gretna, and Tunstall high schools in Pittsylvania County and George Washington High School, Galileo Magnet School, and John M.

Residents speak in support of Pittsylvania County Schools funding

TUNSTALL — More than 10 employees of Pittsylvania County Schools stood to voice their support on Thursday for the board of supervisors to fully fund the ...

Rain totals remain at 4-6 inches through Thursday night  Chatham Star-Tribune

As Tropical Storm Michael pushes through the area Thursday, Pittsylvania County Emergency Services Director Chris Slemp said 4 to 6 inches of rain is still ...

DanChem employee airlifted Thursday morning with head injury  Chatham Star-Tribune

Ringgold Volunteer Fire and Rescue and the Danville Life Saving Crew responded to DanChem at 1975 Old Richmond Road Thursday morning for a male ...

Chatham Animal Clinic welcomes new vet | News  Chatham Star-Tribune

Chatham Animal Clinic welcomed a new veterinarian, but not a new face, to its practice on June 15.

Allen named Chatham football coach  Chatham Star-Tribune

Matt Allen is in. Allen, the new head football coach at Chatham High School, said his philosophy catch phrase is “I'm in.” The Pittsylvania County School Board ...

Chatham honors winter athletes  Chatham Star-Tribune

Chatham High School celebrated the achievements of its athletic programs at the winter awards ceremony. Coaches conferred major awards during the open ...

Freshman pitcher bails out Chatham in baseball win over Fort Chiswell in 2C semifinals  Roanoke Times

Freshman Christian Lancaster pitched three hitless innings to close out the Pioneers.

Chatham’s Turner shatters VHSL single-game touchdown record in first start at running back

Chatham went into Friday night with a tinge of uncertainty.

19-year-old charged after crash involving retaining wall in Danville  Chatham Star-Tribune

A 19-year-old has been charged with reckless driving following a single vehicle crash that left their vehicle hanging on a retaining wall.

Chatham holds annual awards banquet  Chatham Star-Tribune

Chatham High School hosted the fall sports awards assembly last Wednesday. Each team announced their major award winners during the general session.

Students enter congressional essay contest  Chatham Star-Tribune

Twenty Chatham High School students from Henry Walker's AP U.S. History class have entered an essay contest sponsored by the National Society of the ...

Scott named new director of transportation  Chatham Star-Tribune

Gretna High Principal Kenyon Scott will be the next Director of Transportation for Pittsylvania County Schools. Scott, currently serving as principal of Gretna High ...

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lane Rogers … formerly Mary Elizabeth Stump

Mary Elizabeth Stump and Daniel Lane Rogers were united in marriage on September 24, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. at Cloverdale Quarters in Sutherlin, VA.

County students win national essay contest  Chatham Star-Tribune

Four Pittsylvania County high school students have won the annual Congressional Essay Contest, sponsored by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of ...

Two arrested in shooting of 17-year-old, one remains at large  Chatham Star-Tribune

The Danville Police Department has charged three people in connection with the homicide of a 17-year-old that took place Sunday, March 10 on Arnett Blvd.

Kyle Kology goes from walk-on to linchpin on Virginia’s defense  The Daily Progress

A couple years ago, former University of Denver men's lacrosse coach Jamie Munro called Virginia head coach Lars Tiffany with a question.

For some in Pittsylvania County, struggle for high-speed internet continues

CALLANDS — By the time the school year rolls around, Lindsey Mitchell, a rising senior at Chatham High School, might be able to use the internet from home ...

Community Foundation awards scholarships

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has awarded 104 scholarships totaling more than $245000 to area students.

Harper, James Robertson

James Robertson Harper, 70, of Dry Fork, Va., passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018. He was born on June 17, 1948, in Dry Fork, Va., to Ruth Robertson ...

Chamber of commerce honors teachers  Chatham Star Tribune

DANVILLE — Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce honored 41 educators Monday at its annual awards dinner at the Institute for Advanced ...

‘You have to be willing to change and move on’ Chatham Hall grads told

CHATHAM — Rain and stormy forecasts held off for Chatham Hall's 123rd commencement ceremonies held Saturday on the all-girls, boarding high school ...

Charles Miller to run for supervisor seat  Chatham Star-Tribune

Dr. Charles H. Miller Jr. annouced Tuesday that he is running for the Banister District seat on the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors in November.

UVa men's lacrosse found star in walk-on Kyle Kology  Roanoke Times

A couple years ago, former University of Denver men's lacrosse coach Jamie Munro called Virginia head coach Lars Tiffany with a question.

United Way kicks off '18 campaign for Danville, Pittsylvania County  Chatham Star-Tribune

Business owners and community leaders gathered at Two Witches Winery and Brewing on Thursday for the 2018 United Way of Danville and Pittsylvania ...

Biagioni signs to play football at Averett Universtity  Chatham Star-Tribune

Dan River student-athlete AC Biagioni is surrounded by his parents and several coaches and DR administrators as he signs to attend Averett University on ...

Westover Christian Academy graduate named to USAVB Collegiate National Team Anaheim Roster  Chatham Star-Tribune

COLORADO SPRINGS – The University of Colorado women's volleyball team's newest addition, outside hitter Leah Clayton, has been added to the 2019 ...

The 10,000 NJ Teachers Who Make $98K Or More In 2018  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

Top 10000 NJ Teachers Salaries - Point Pleasant, NJ - Here are the 10000 top-paid N.J. public school teachers, a growing club earning $100K-plus a year.

Lady Cavs perfect in district | Sports  Chatham Star-Tribune

The Lady Cavaliers won both of their games last week. Chatham hosted Altavista on Senior Night. Coaches and teammates recognized Talarra Stone, Tommari ...

County students win big at state FFA competition

Pittsylvania County Future Farmers of America chapters traveled to Virginia Tech to compete against team from across the state last week, and brought home ...

Chatham volleyball, one big ohana

The Chatham volleyball team surprised plenty of people this season. Not exactly considered a juggernaut, the Cavaliers stormed out to a 7-0 start to the season, ...

Cavaliers claim awards at fall banquet  Chatham Star-Tribune

Chatham High School hosted its fall sports banquet on Tuesday, November 15.

Davenport Energy awards $31,000 in education grants | Education

Davenport Energy Inc. in Chatham will award $31000 in ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grants to schools in Virginia and North Carolina.

Supervisors approve waste fee  Chatham Star-Tribune

Feelings were tense around the solid waste disposal fee Tuesday night in Pittsylvania County.

County hires HR manager  Chatham Star Tribune

Lisette “Liz” Jordan has been hired as Pittsylvania County's first human resources manager.

Trojans fall to Moorehead  Chatham Star-Tribune

November 28th will be known as the rebirth of the Eddy Lloyd Era, During the off-season, Lloyd was named as the new head coach at Tunstall High School after ...

Wright, Phillip Alan

DRY FORK Phillip Alan Wright, age 18, of Dry Fork went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Born on February 24, 1998, in Danville, he was.

3 guilty of assaulting Pittsylvania County teen who later died from gunshot  Chatham Star Tribune

Three men were found guilty Tuesday of assaulting a 19-year-old man who later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a party in Pittsylvania County last ...

Challenger steps up for clerk of court seat in Danville

Melissa Tuck is challenging incumbent Gerald A. Gibson for clerk of court in Danville.

A Celebration of Pride: Patrick Co. High gets ready for band competition  Martinsville Bulletin

STUART-Eight regional bands are slated to compete Saturday at the 31st Annual Celebration of Pride at Patrick County High School.

Kindergarten registration begins Friday | Local

It's almost time for parents to begin the process of registering students for kindergarten in Danville and Pittsylvania County.

13 set to be enshrined in Pittsylvania County Sports Hall of Fame

Five years ago, the Pittsylvania County Sports Hall of Fame didn't exist. By the end of Saturday night, it will have 53 members.

Byrd cruises to re-election as Chatham's mayor

CHATHAM — Mayor Roy Byrd Jr. cruised to re-election in Chatham's mayoral race Tuesday, nabbing a second two-year term against a challenger, according to ...

Gang member sentenced to 9 years  Chatham Star Tribune

With a quick nod to his family, Dontey Remone Pannell of Pocket Road in Hurt entered the Pittsylvania County Circuit courtroom Tuesday morning for the final ...

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