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Reidsville Cruise-In – LIVE! (7/10/15)

SouthsideCentral is on the road! We’re LIVE! from downtown Reidsville NC for tonight’s Cruise-In. The crowds were down a bit because of the heat, but we’ve got plenty of photos to show you!

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“Tunes At The Saloon” – Tonight!

It’s Thursday, so that means it’s “Tunes at the Saloon” at Danville’s Texas Steakhouse and Saloon. Ray Martin is up tonight from 6 to 9 PM. SouthsideCentral will be there, so come join us for a great dinner. Don’t forget your coupon for a free appetizer with your meal purchase!

I’m already getting hungry for my Steak Iron Skillet. You can hear that thing sizzling as it’s being brought to your table. Steak, red potatoes, sautéed mushrooms, green and red peppers, onions and tomatoes. Oh yeah! Hint: You can also get it with chicken or shrimp.

In this article, we’ll show some video clips of Ray Martin’s performance last time and we’ll also recap last week’s “Tunes At The Saloon” edition with Matt Crowder.

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BreakDown: The Threat to Larry Campbell

I’ve spoken with State Police on this, so now I can give out more information on the “threat” that Larry Campbell talked about at last night’s Danville City Council meeting. Let’s do a BreakDown.

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Danville City Council – LIVE! (6/7/15) – Part #1

Editor’s Note: I’ve decided to break this up this Danville City Council meeting article up into two parts. This is Part #1, featuring everything up to the end of the public comment section. We’ll have what happened in the business section of the meeting in Part #2. This is a long article, but it’s worth the read. – BruceH

We’re LIVE! at Danville City Hall for tonight’s Danville City Council meeting. It’s gonna be fun a frustrating giant waste of time! Ugh.

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Chamber Breakfast with Dr. Stan Jones – LIVE!

We’re LIVE! at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research for this morning’s Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s “Business At Breakfast”. Today’s speaker is new Danville Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Stanley Jones.

Be sure to refresh the page for the latest photos. We’ll try to get some commentary and happenings in as well. We’ll definitely add more bonus coverage once we get home and start the editing process. The meeting starts at 7:30 AM.

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PhotoCentral: Business After Hours – Supply Resources (Part #2)

Here’s the second in a three-part PhotoCentral series about June’s Business After Hours held at Supply Resources, Inc. The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce has one of these events every month, and they’re a great place to network with business people throughout the Southside region.

Let’s continue our PhotoCentral tour!

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PhotoCentral: Business After Hours – Supply Resources (Part #1)

The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce held their June Business After Hours at the new headquarters of Supply Resources, Inc. on Danville’s Craghead Street. We’ve got three PhotoCentral articles filled with photos of the evening!

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QuickHits! (7/5/15)

Yikes! We missed a few weeks worth of QuickHits, so we’ll get back on track. Let’s take a look at some of the stories that have caught my eye over the last week or so.

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RandomThoughts! (7/4/15)

Maybe I should call these IndependentThoughts? Since it’s July 4th? Independence Day? Get it? Fine. RandomThoughts it is.

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BonusCentral: Extra Photos From 7/2/15

Occasionally, we’ve got extra photos that don’t quite fit anywhere else… and this is the case here. These photos came from our Danville School Board LIVE! coverage on Thursday night. There’s nothing earth-shattering here but hey, enjoy them anyway!

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Danville School Board – LIVE! (7/2/15)

SouthsideCentral was LIVE! at the Danville Public Schools office for Thursday’s Danville School Board meeting. This article is now complete, so enjoy the recap.
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SouthsideCentral: Always there to help!

SouthsideCentral is always glad to help the Danville Register & Bee (and other media sources) out with stories that they wouldn’t have known about without us.


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Today’s Rumor Control Adventure-O-Fun

The Danville Public School system did not remove plaques with American flags and “In God We Trust” from Forest Hills School to not offend Muslim students.

If I’m going to spend two hours destroying a stupid rumor, I’m going to turn it into a SouthsideCentral article.

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The Mayor’s Flag Flip-Flop Flop

Why make half of the people mad at you when you can get someone else to do the dirty work for you?

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Pittsylvania County Elections – Update #1 – (Part #2)

We’ll wrap up our first look at Pittsylvania County’s upcoming November elections in this article. In the first part, we looked at four of the Board of Supervisors races, and we’ll cover the other three districts and the constitutional offices here.

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Pittsylvania County Elections – Update #1 – (Part #1)

It’s July 1st, so it’s time to take our first look at the upcoming November 3rd elections. We’ll start with Pittsylvania County’s slate.

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“Tunes at the Saloon” (6/25/15) – Kirk Smith

You may know him as Glenwood Smith or you may know him as Kirk Smith. That doesn’t matter because he’s got one of the best singing voices around. Kirk took the spotlight in last Thursday’s “Tunes at the Saloon” at Danville’s Texas Steakhouse & Saloon and we’ve got lots of video clips of his performance.

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The SouthsideCentral Fund Drive

I’m going to put this article back up because some people have recently asked me “How can I help SouthsideCentral out?”

This is not a shameless money beg from people that have already contributed to SouthsideCentral. I just want readers to know that I appreciate them stopping by every day. SouthsideCentral is surviving and it’s a small business now. I couldn’t do it without your support and encouragement. If you’d like to promote your business, SouthsideCentral has extremely low advertising rates and I’d be glad to talk to you about getting the word out for you.

Thanks, folks. Your support means a lot.

It’s not easy to keep a full-time effort going to keep SouthsideCentral at full speed. It’s also not easy to ask for help.

SouthsideCentral is the leading personally-owned website in the Southside Virginia region. We fuse news and opinion together with some humor and do our best to keep you informed with things that other local media can’t or won’t do.

Over the last year, I’ve devoted my efforts to the website and it’s paid off. We went from an average of 4000 hits per month to over 40000 per month and the trend is continuing to increase. I believe that’s because there’s a need for the content that I put together.

Sadly, it costs money to produce content and pay for the equipment needed to do what I’ve been doing… and that’s why I’m asking for some help from people who find the website to be enjoyable. If you like what you see, I’m asking you to donate something to help me keep it going. I’m not asking for much. One dollar here, three dollars there, ten dollars from anywhere. Anything will help me to keep my full-time efforts going. If you don’t want to give anything, that’s perfectly fine with me… but I’m just asking for some help if you’re willing.

It wasn’t easy for me to put this fundraising campaign together, but times are tough now. I had to swallow my pride. If you choose to make a gift, I will sincerely thank you. Here’s how it works. I’m using to make it easy. If you want to help out, go to

GoFundMe doesn’t charge you any fees to make a donation/gift. Between GofundMe and their payment processor, they charge 7.9% + $0.30 on my end. If you’d like to contact me directly or have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at or on my personal Facebook page. You can also find SouthsideCentral on Facebook at

If you’d like to advertise your business on SouthsideCentral, feel free to contact me too. Our advertisers and friends can personally tell you how well the small cost has paid off for them. I’ll be glad to sit down with you and develop an advertising campaign that will easily fit your budget and bring you new customers.

Thank you for your time.


Bruce Hedrick

TYOB!: “The Lion King Jr.” – This Weekend! – (Part #3)

Let’s wrap up our PhotoCentral look at a Thing You Oughta Be doing tonight and tomorrow…

The North Star Theatre Project is going to be running an amazing production of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” over two weekends. Over 30 local kids (and many behind-the-scenes adults) have come together for this summer’s feature show. We’re already published Part #1 and Part #2 in this series. On to Part #3!

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Danville School Board – LIVE! (6/26/15)

We’re LIVE! at the Danville School Board office at a special called meeting of the Danville School Board. The meeting starts at 3:30 PM. Be sure to refresh the page often for the latest photos, happenings and commentary. We’ll clean the article up when we get home tonight.

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The Confederate Flag Controversy Script – Round #2

Hey everybody! The Confederate Flag on the grounds of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History is back in the news again! Hooray! Yay! Meh.

In this article, I’m going to predict the outcome of Round #2 and tell you how it’s going to happen.

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Thumbs! (6/24/15)

UP! or DOWN! ’em if you got ’em, boys. Thumbs, that is.

Let’s play.

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Danville Utility Commission – LIVE! (6/22/15)

We were LIVE! at Danville City Hall for today’s Danville Utility Commission meeting. This article is now complete, so enjoy the recap.

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Parking Jerk of the Day! (6/21/15)

My goodness! It’s been a while since we mocked to jerk parking habits shown by some in the SouthsideCentral region.

Let’s leap to South Boston’s Walmart parking lot for today’s award recipient.

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“Tunes at the Saloon” (6/18/15) – Ted Dalton & Evan Parrish

Thursday night was the weekly “Tunes at the Saloon” night at Danville’s Texas Steakhouse & Saloon. Ted Dalton & Evan Parrish from Homie’s Heroes were back for another night of great music. SouthsideCentral was there and you know that we got lots of photos and video. We also had a great dinner there and highly suggest that you do the same soon. Be sure to click this link to get a free appetizer with the purchase of your meal. Let’s get to the highlights!

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