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In this Saturday, June 20, 2020 photo, Deborah Sirockman, owner of Virginia Found Goods in Hurt, Va., speaks with a customer in her sprawling antique store. After doing curbside pickup and some online sales during mandated shutdowns, Sirockman has seen even more customers in the three weeks since reopening than she did before she closed in March. (Caleb Ayers/Danville Register & Bee via AP)

Experiences mixed for Virginia antique stores amid pandemic

Jun. 27, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Judy Adkins Antiques, off Westover Drive in Danville, closed last August as Adkins took care of her husband who was having health problems. She was anticipating opening in March, but the coronavirus put a major delay in that. “I figured I would be open maybe in March and April,...

Northam says new facility will process hemp and CBD oil

Jun. 19, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has announced that a company will invest more than $3 million to establish the state's first large-scale facility to process hemp and to extract CBD oil. The governor's office said in a statement Thursday that the project will create 22 new jobs and that...

Members of the Danville Life Saving Crew wait in the waist-high water Saturday morning, June 6, 2020, in Danville, Va., as a woman dangles from the King Memorial Bridge, where several police officers held her by her arms. An employee of Danville Utilities went over the rail while on a harness, grabbed the struggling woman and pulled her back up to safety. (Caleb Ayers/Danville Register & Bee via AP)

Danville first responders save would-be bridge jumper

Jun. 6, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — First responders in southside Virginia have saved a woman dangling from a bridge over the Dan River after authorities say she tried to jump. The Danville Register and Bee reports that witnesses saw the woman on the side of the King Memorial Bridge in Danville Saturday at about 7:30...

Lawsuit: Police didn't follow protocols during man's arrest

Jun. 3, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a Virginia man who said police officers didn't follow proper protocol during his arrest on probation violation and felony larceny charges. A $10 million lawsuit was filed on behalf of Eldridge Meeks in U.S. District Court in Danville by attorney...

As rain continues, fears rise of more flooding in Danville

May. 22, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Officials in Danville, Virginia, are bracing for the possibility that the Dan River could flood parts of the city. The Danville Register & Bee reports that the river in southern Virginia could crest sometime Friday morning. Some of the city's streets were already flooded on...

In this Thursday, May 14, 2020 photo, Charles Womack, right, delivers a check for $50,000 from the Womack Foundation to George Washington High Schools director of bands Cody Kesling in the school's band room in Danville, Va. (Parker Cotton/Danville Register & Bee via AP)

For this Virginia band, $50K donation is music to their ears

May. 17, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Cody Kesling was in his first semester as the director of bands at George Washington High School when Tropical Storm Michael swept through Danville in October 2018. The storm flooded the school’s basement storeroom and ruined countless trophies and about $250,000 in instruments...