Shareholders approve bank merger

DANVILLE, Va. – Pinnacle Bankshares will acquire the seven branches of Virginia Bank and Trust under a merger approved Tuesday by shareholders of both institutions. Pinnacle is the parent company of Altavista-based First National Bank. Under terms

VMI officials deny systemic racism claims; state probe ordered

LEXINGTON, Va. — State officials have ordered an outside investigation into the Virginia Military Institute following a report in The Washington Post that described Black cadets and alumni facing “relentless racism.” Gov. Ralph Northam co-wrote a letter

Apartment fire on Riverside Dr.

DANVILLE, Va. – Four cats were rescued from a burning apartment at 6171 Riverside Dr. Tuesday morning. Firefighters arrived about 9:15 and found a two-story apartment building with heavy fire and smoke showing from one unit on

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Brunswick Stew

Laurel Grove Volunteer Fire & Rescue will have a stew Saturday, November 23rd.  It will be ready for pick up 9am – 12pm and will sell for $6 a quart.

Smith Mountain Lake Scorpion’s Stew

Back by Popular Demand, SML Scorpion’s third Brunswick stew will be Saturday, November 16th.  Stew will cost $7 a quart and will be ready for pickup at 12pm. Serving until it’s all gone. Pre-Order by calling 434-770-7417.

Golf Tournament

The 9th annual Swansonville Pentecostal Holiness Church Golf Tournament will be at Goodyear Golf Club Friday, August 2nd with a Shotgun start at 8:30am.  This is a four man captain’s choice tournament.  $300 for team entry fee

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