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BREAKING: Sky Valley Foods relocating to Danville

Updated and completed with some photos from the event courtesy of Arnold Hendrix, the city’s public information officer.

Sky Valley Foods will be relocating their operations to Danville from Yanceyville, NC. They will also be expanding their production.


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Secretary of the Commonwealth Meeting – LIVE!

Our fifth (and final?) LIVE! event of the day takes us to Jake’s on Main restaurant for a session with Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney. He’s going to talk about the process for getting appointed to Virginia’s boards and commissions.

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River District Tour – LIVE!

We’re now LIVE! at the Golden Leaf Bistro with Governor Terry McAuliffe as he starts a tour of the River District led by Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders.

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Governor’s Economic Development Roundtable – LIVE!

We’ve moved across the road to the RCATT building for our third event of the day. Governor Terry McAuliffe will be leading a roundtable discussion on economic and workforce development. According to the schedule, we’ll have Secretary of Education Anne Holton, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore, Special Advisor for Rural Partnerships, Mary Rae Carter, and Advisor for Workforce Development, Elizabeth Creamer joining in the discussion.

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Governor’s Cabinet Meeting – LIVE!

We’ve completed this article by touching up the writing and adding photos.


We move on to LIVE! coverage of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s cabinet meeting here at the Institute. This is the first time in recent history that the entire cabinet has been in Danville and this meeting makes it even more rare. We’ve got the only LIVE! coverage of this meeting so refresh the page often to get the latest happenings.

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“State of the Region” Address – LIVE!

We’re LIVE! at the Institute for the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s “State of the Region” address. Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jessie Barksdale and Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders will give speeches about the progress of the region this morning.

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SouthsidePreview: Five LIVE! events on Tuesday!

We’re going to put the SouthsideCentral engine to its hardest work ever on Tuesday. Five events on our schedule and we’re going to give you the only LIVE! coverage of them. We won’t stop until SouthsideCentral drops!


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SouthsideSeven: Herman Logan

He’s local. He’s talented. He’s a hell of a good guy. Herman Logan, have a seat in the SouthsideSeven chair. We want to know more about you.


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We’ve got him this time!

Unless we don’t.


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QuickHits! (7/27/2014)

QuickHits! is a way for you to quickly check out some headlines that have caught my eye. Let’s get these Hits out of the way Quickly!


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Register & Bee goes pay-to-read… again.

It’s going to cost you to read yesterday’s news at GoDanRiver. Again.


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Thumbs! (7/26/2014)

Up! Down! Up! Down! Up! Down!


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Outsider/Insider Art Show – LIVE!

We had a terrific time at tonight’s art show. Enjoy the photos, folks!


We’re LIVE! at 600 Craghead Street for tonight’s “Outsider/Insider Art Show”. Come on down to Davis Storage Warehouse #4 and enjoy the beautiful artwork. Click here to learn more about tonight’s art show, and refresh this page often to get the latest happenings and photos. Once we’re back home from here, we’ll add other photos and commentary.

Come on down and have fun with the arts!


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Outsider/Insider Art Show – Today!

We’re back to full speed and we wanted to tell you about our LIVE! coverage plans at a very cool event coming up today. I hope to see you at the “Outsider/Insider Art Show” in Danville tonight. It’s at 600 Craghead Street, and that’s Davis Storage Warehouse #4.


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What happened with SouthsideCentral today?

You may have noticed that I haven’t had any new articles today. That’s because I’ve spent all day working on an investigative piece regarding an IRS asset seizure in Halifax County. I’ve hit a dead-end on the investigation for now. If you haven’t hit the LIKE button on our Facebook page, please do so. You’ll find it’s a way to keep up with what we’re working on and you’ll also get bonus coverage.

Below the cutline, I’m going to copy our three messages today that tells you what we’ve been doing today.


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Clucked Off!

Apparently, Martinsville has had enough of these mothercluckin’ chickens in the mothercluckin’ city.


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UPDATED: The Rest Of The Story – (7/23/2014)

Sometimes, the “local media” (or even the Register & Bee) won’t go in depth with details and fun facts about a story. That’s why I’m starting a new feature category, because I believe I’ll be noticing these incidents much more.


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They’re still trying to scare you, folks.

The threat to the Dan River from the coal ash spill is gone. Actually, it never was there in the first place. That’s not stopping an environmentalist group from still trying to scare the hell out of you.


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“But…but…he lied to us!”

Let’s blame it on West Virginia.


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We Couldn’t Even Get a Top 10?

Oh come on folks, there’s got to be more than seven “influential and respected African-American leaders in South Boston/Halifax County“.


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Return Of The Rat Crap Controversy

You’re fired. You’re rehired. Well, sorta hired. You’re hired, but to a job where we’re never going to call you to work.

Hoo boy.


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RandomThoughts! (7/20/2014)

I realized it had been a while since I had some thoughts. Random ones, that is.


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SouthsideSeven: Ron Miller

One of the SouthsideRegion’s most creative minds is stepping into the SouthsideSeven spotlight. Today’s guest is renowned artist and writer Ron Miller!


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BreakDown: Danville School Board (7/17/2014 Meeting)

We’re continuing our BreakDown analysis and comment article series after every Danville City Council & School Board meeting. Let’s take a look at what happened during Thursday’s School Board meeting.


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PhotoCentral: “Music on Main” (7/17/2014)

If it’s happening, SouthsideCentral will try to be there! We missed the first “Music on Main” at downtown Danville’s JTI Fountain Plaza but we got there for Thursday night’s concert. Awesome weather, awesome place, awesome music. Enjoy the photos!


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