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Justin Ward and WDBJ7 Reporter | March 15, 2013
Sports runs in junior Chris Buckner's blood. "I started our regular conditioning a week after football ended," Buckner said. He's the star quarterback during football season and a player on the baseball team. More than a quarter of the students at Tunstall High School are involved in spring sports. Next season there could be more students in the stands than on the field. "So what we do is plan for a best case scenario and a worst case scenario," said James McDaniel, the Pittsylvania County superintendent.
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Justin Ward and WDBJ7 Reporter | March 12, 2013
Motion censored lights are doing wonders at Intertape Polymer Group, or IPG, in Pittsylvania County. "I would say we've installed about 200 of the high efficiency lighting," said Mike Jones, the corporate Energy Manager and Manager of Engineering. The company that makes packaging tape and film adhesives for buyers around the world is now sticking to a new corporate focus; energy savings. "We try to get the latest technology, the most energy efficient technology that's on the market," Jones said.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | March 12, 2013
One of the stars of the TV show “Moonshiners” has been arrested for public intoxication in Danville. Steven Ray Tickle was arrested Thursday in a convenience store parking lot. Police were originally called to Charley's Stop and Shop on Franklin Turnpike in Danville around 2:40 p.m. Thursday after a complaint about a man drinking in a vehicle. Investigators say they saw Tickle drinking from an open container. According to a news release, an officer smelled alcohol while approaching the car. After Tickle was unable to make arrangements for someone to pick him up, he was arrested for being drunk in public.
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Justin Ward and WDBJ7 Reporter | March 8, 2013
The county administrator says the county is "open for business" days after cutting the economic development office and firing the director. Members of the board of supervisors didn't want to comment  yesterday. Today the county administrator issued a statement promising a continued relationship with small Pittsylvania County towns. He also says the county wants to reinforce relationships with state and local economic development offices and create new ones to bring  business to the area.
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Justin Ward and WDBJ7 Reporter | March 8, 2013
A Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors member says your tax money is disappearing with unexplained trips. Jerry Hagerman says staff members have spent thousands of dollars on trips to other states without permission or following up on their trips. This week he proposed a new policy requiring employees to get each trip approved by the board with a detailed reason for traveling. Then each employee may give a report explaining the trip and whether it was successful. "It's county money.
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Justin Ward and WDBJ7 Reporter | March 7, 2013
The Pittsylvania County Supervisor issued a news release about economic development in the county on Friday. Click here to read the news release. ============================ Original story from Thursday Ken Bowman is in the business of creating jobs and helping the poor economy. Come tomorrow he'll be among the unemployed. As it turns out, his wife is a member of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors. She says it's politics at its worst ultimately hurting small towns like Chatham, where leaders are bracing for an economic blow.
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Joe Dashiell and Reporter | March 6, 2013
Pittsylvania County Delegate Don Merricks say he will not seek a 4th term in the Virginia House of Delegates. Merricks, a Republican who represents the 16th District, has been a member of the House since 2008.  In a written statement, Merricks said he decided not to run again, "in order to focus my time and energy on my business in Danville. " Following is the complete text of Merricks' statement: For the past six years it has been my honor and privilege to serve in the Virginia House of Delegates.
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Justin Ward and WDBJ7 Reporter | March 1, 2013
Southern Virginia's rich tobacco industry history is out of storage and on display in Pittsylvania County. Tobacco pipes, snuff boxes and artwork from the industry's peak starting in the 1700's and ending last century line the halls of the Olde Dominion Agriculture Complex in Chatham. The exhibit features the earliest ways of harvesting the plant to all the way it was produced through pictures and artifacts. This was part of the National Tobacco-Textile Museum until it closed 22 years ago.
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WDBJ7 Staff Writer | February 24, 2013
An Axon, Virginia man is dead after a car wreck in Pittsylvania County.. It happened last night around 7:30 on Route 58. Police say a car was traveling eastbound when the driver ran off the right side of the road an hit an embankment and a tree. They say Tonche Hodge was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash  Hodge was pronounced dead at the scene.   Police are investigating.
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Justin Ward and WDBJ7 Reporter | February 18, 2013
If the train tracks could talk, they'd tell days worth of stories about Pittsylvania County's transportation mecca. Glenn Giles, a historian and a Pittsylvania Historical Society board member, knows their history. "A model train diorama depicting the town of Chatham in 1930," Giles said. "The line was built in 1874. " Though the train tracks at the old station are mostly silent now, a much welcomed sight will get the building bustling once again. "We'll be moving all of the current resources that are at located in the county's main public library in here," Giles said.
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