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UPDATED: Vault door falls on woman

UPDATE: Sadly, the victim has died. The press release covering that is now in the article

This statement is just in from South Boston Town Manager Tim Wilson…


REVISED: NumbersCentral: Danville’s School Discipline Cases

Editor’s Note: The Danville Public School system revised their report. We’ve updated the article with the latest version.

The numbers are in… let’s take a look.


UPDATED: The Gazette-Virginian Gets Busted for Plagiarism

UPDATE: We’ve added the Gazette-Virginian’s “response” to the article.

Somebody finally calls out their lazy “reporting”…


The South Boston News & Record Plays Dirty

UPDATE: The News & Record has given SouthsideCentral credit in the last paragraph of the online article. We thank them for their proper ethical decision.

It can be frustrating when somebody uses the results of your hard work and doesn’t give you credit for it.

Looking at you, Tom McLaughlin and the South Boston News […]

UPDATED: Fire destroys garbage trucks in Halifax County

(Editor’s note: We’ve updated this article with the complete story.)

We’re waiting on official statements from Halifax County authorities on this, but here’s what we know as of now…


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.


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.


UPDATED: BREAKING: Danville School Superintendent To Be Fired Today?

We’re going to put a question mark at the end of this headline because it’s currently a personnel matter that can’t be discussed…


UPDATED: Happy Trails, AAF Tank Museum!

It’s official. You’ll soon be able to call the building the old Disston plant again.


UPDATED: The Albert Randolph Solution (that didn’t happen)

(Editor’s Note: This didn’t work out in the way that I proposed. But hey, it was a possible solution. We’ll have a new article recapping and analyzing what happened within the hour.)

There was a big crowd of supporters for Albert Randolph, the recently demoted Halifax County High School principal, at tonight’s Halifax County School […]

UPDATED: Danville City Council – LIVE! (6/3/2014)

SouthsideCentral was at Danville City Hall for tonight’s City Council meeting and we covered it LIVE!

Editor’s Note: We’ve updated this article to tell about the feathers flying during the around the horn session. Buddy Rawley called Mayor Sherman Saunders out for blowing past him on the floor discussion on the city retiree’s issue.


UPDATED: Happy Trails, Virdia!

Editor’s Note: I’ve retracted the part of the article that says Virdia was the recipient of Free Money. The SENTEC building was built using Tobacco Commission money. – BruceH

Green Energy. Turning biomass into something useful. Lots of Free Government Money. Wow, I didn’t see this Job Bust coming. (Actually, I did.)


UPDATED: QuickHits! (5/25/2014)

Here’s a quick rundown of some links and stories that caught our eye this Sunday morning…


CORRECTED: Christmas News Roundup (12/25/12)

Lots of crazy & sad things going on in the SouthsideCentral region during the holidays. Let’s get to what you haven’t heard about in the other local media…


UPDATED: Where Are They Now?: People from the 5th District House Race

Update #1: Adding a name that was suggested by email. Thanks!

When Tom Perriello returned to Southside VA earlier this week (note that he didn’t make it to Danville), I was asked what happened to the major & minor players that participated in the 2010 election. That’s a good question and in the typical SouthsideCentral […]

UPDATED! – ThreadSpotting: Thou Shalt Not Hate (unless they’re gay & can sing)

What if God was a gay recording artist one of us?


UPDATED: Breaking News: Murder/suicide outside of Scottsburg C-store.

Thanks to our great sources for getting this news to us quickly.


UPDATED: Made your reservation for a Spicy Chicken sandwich yet?

I did, and I’m looking forward to trying it!


UPDATED: Mysterious “bone”(?) found in Danville Walmart parking lot?

As of now, I’m putting this into the RumorCentral category until I can get further verification from more sources. Thanks to whoever used the SouthsideCentral TipLine!


UPDATED – BREAKING: Former South Boston finance director killed in farming accident

Our sources have just got this story in to SouthsideCentral.


Updated: “Who’s #1?” – Dead Shopping Centers

It’s time to see “Who’s #1?” again, and this time we’re talking about the area’s shopping centers and malls that have seen better days…much better days.

(Update #1: We’ve added two more in-bad-shape shopping centers to the list thanks to some comments.)


UPDATED: Danville’s Cruise-In season begins tonight!

(Updated to add photo slideshow link)

Make your way to Downtown Danville tonight from 6PM to 9PM. SouthsideCentral will be there LIVE!


UPDATED: Happy Trails, Bronx Boy Bagels!

(Updated to add R&B story and comments)

It’s a sad day for people who love good food.


Southside Weather Updates

UPDATED to give the National Weather Service’s findings on the Alton storm damage.

We’re in contact with lots of sources tonight, and we’ll be putting information that we get into this article. Keep checking back for updates.


UPDATED: BREAKING NEWS: Mobile home overturned in Halifax County

We’re trying to get more information, but here’s what we have so far. Keep checking this story for updates.