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QuickHits! (5/1/16)

It’s been a few weeks, so let’s take a look at some of the stories that have caught my eyes over the last few weeks. Sunday is QuickHits day!


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RandomThoughts: The City Council Election Edition

When I started writing this article, there were 72 hours left until the polls close in the 2016 Danville City Council election. It’s been one of the most bizarre elections that I’ve ever covered, so it’s time to think randomly about what’s happened, what’s happening now and what will happen. Let’s get started!


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“The Little Mermaid Jr.” – Part #3

We’re moving along with our PhotoCentral article series on the North Star Theatre Project and their upcoming production at Danville’s Historic North Theatre! Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” is about ready to premiere. Shows are this coming Friday & Saturday (4/29 & 4/30) at 7:30 PM and a Sunday (5/1) matinee at 2PM. They’ll run the same schedule for the weekend after that. Tickets are only $15 (children & students $10) and active duty service members are free with military ID. You can get your tickets in advance by clicking on this link that will take you to the North Theatre’s webpage.

We’ve already published Part #1 & Part #2 in the series. Let’s get Part #3 started!


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“The Little Mermaid Jr.” – Part #2

Let’s continue with our PhotoCentral article series on the North Star Theatre Project and their upcoming production at Danville’s Historic North Theatre! Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” is about ready to premiere. Shows are this coming Friday & Saturday (4/29 & 4/30) at 7:30 PM and a Sunday (5/1) matinee at 2PM. They’ll run the same schedule for the weekend after that. Tickets are only $15 (children & students $10) and active duty service members are free with military ID. You can get your tickets in advance by clicking on this link that will take you to the North Theatre’s webpage.

When we left off in Part #1, we were about ready for rehearsal to start. Let’s keep going!


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BREAKING: Pittsylvania County Standoff In Progress

UPDATE: The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed our original story in an 11 PM press release.

We’ve gotten the sourcing needed to publish this breaking news story.


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BreakDown: Danville City Council Campaign Funding (UPDATED)

Running a political campaign can be expensive, even at the local governmental level. So where is all of the major money coming from for this year’s Danville City Council election? SouthsideCentral has the answers after a lot of research. Let’s do a detailed look at each candidate’s contributions, starting with the incumbents and moving to the challengers.

We call this a BreakDown.


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Parking Jerk of the Day! (4/26/16)

If SouthsideCentral was a scourge of the internet clickbait site, our teaser line would be…

YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!

…but we’d never do that to our readers. Heh.


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“The Little Mermaid Jr.” – Part #1

It’s time for the North Star Theatre Project to put on another terrific show at Danville’s Historic North Theatre! This time, it’s Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” and it’s the biggest cast ever with over 45 cast members. Shows are this coming Friday & Saturday (4/29 & 4/30) at 7:30 PM and a Sunday (5/1) matinee at 2PM. They’ll run the same schedule for the weekend after that. Tickets are only $15 (children & students $10) and active duty service members are free with military ID. You can get your tickets in advance by clicking on this link that will take you to the North Theatre’s webpage.

We’re going to do a series of PhotoCentral articles in the next few days showing you some photos of the cast, the set, the crew and everything that’s happening to get the show ready. In our first article, we’ll take a look at the set and decorations. Let’s get started!


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Parking Jerk of the Day! (4/25/16)

It’s the last full week of campaigning for Danville City Council elections, so let’s take a breather from that action. Let’s point & laugh at a Parking Jerk of the Day!


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State Police Statement on Sunday Morning’s Halifax Shooting

SouthsideCentral was the first media source to confirm and publish that a shooting occurred last night at the VFW in Halifax. We are now publishing the full statement from the Virginia State Police for you to read.


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SouthsideRoundup! (4/24/16)

The SouthsideCentral brand isn’t just this website. It’s also our SouthsideCentral Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Instagram account. We also dabble with Tumblr & Flickr at times, and you can always find me on my own personal Facebook page.

This website is designed more for long-form articles and photo articles, so I strongly encourage you to follow as many SouthsideCentral branded social media feeds as you can handle. If you follow us, we’ll follow you. When we get breaking news or fast-paced happenings in the region, you’ll find those items on our other feeds immediately.

That’s why I’ve created the “SouthsideRoundup” category. This is where you’ll find a recap of some of the other content that we’ve published. It’s meant to be a quick recap of what’s been happening elsewhere in SouthsideCentral land. Let’s get to our first Roundup!


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Dan River District Friends of Scouting Wild Game Dinner Fundraiser (Part #2)

Earlier today, we published Part #1 of a PhotoCentral series from Thursday night’s Wild Game Dinner Fundraiser hosted by the Dan River District Friends of Scouting. The event was held at the Big Sky Ranch in Caswell County. District Commissioner Steve Adkins was kind enough to get us some photos from the event, and we’re glad to publish these articles so you can see what happened.


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Dan River District Friends of Scouting Wild Game Dinner Fundraiser (Part #1)

On Thursday night, the Dan River District Friends of Scouting held a wild game dinner fundraiser at the Big Sky ranch in Caswell County (NC). Thanks to District Commissioner Steve Adkins, we’ve got a pair of PhotoCentral articles from the event. Let’s go take a look at what happened.


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Racin’ & Tastin’ 2016 – Part #6

It’s Saturday, so let’s have a little bit of fun. We’ll continue with our PhotoCentral series from last weekend’s Racin’ & Tastin’ 2016 event held out Danville’s Community Market. Last weekend, we published five article in the series. We’ve got those links below the cutline so that you can catch up. Let’s keep the series going!


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Happy Trails, “The Shop”!

The Town of South Boston is getting into the blight removal business. One of the first buildings you see entering the town will soon be flattened… and good riddance to it.


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Thumbs! (4/22/16)

Everybody has Thumbs!, but not everybody uses them properly. SouthsideCentral knows how to use our Thumbs!


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BreakDown: Danville’s Coal Ash Settlement

At a special work session before Tuesday night’s Danville City Council business meeting, council agreed to a $2.4 million settlement with Duke Energy for the February 2014 coal ash spill. Let’s look into the details that have and haven’t been talked about. Let’s look at what really happened on Tuesday.

Let’s do a BreakDown.


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Our Statement on Saturday’s Goodyear Accident Reporting

On Monday at 4:20 PM, SouthsideCentral was first to report on another serious employee accident at Danville’s Goodyear plant. We published the story on our social media channels.

That accident has now been confirmed by Goodyear plant management. SouthsideCentral is issuing a partial retraction on the “Employee airlifted to hospital burn center” portion of our original report, but we stand by the original reporting of the accident and that has been confirmed by Goodyear’s statement this morning.

Our official statement is below the cutline.


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Racin’ & Tastin’ 2016 – Part #5

When we left you in Part #4 of our Racin’ & Tastin’ PhotoCentral series, we were getting ready to eat our delicious meal of Checkered Pig BBQ. But the fun continued at Danville’s Community Market, so here comes Part #5!


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Racin’ & Tastin’ 2016 – Part #4

One of the best things about the annual Racin’ & Tastin’ events is the Checkered Pig BBQ dinner. When we left you in Part #3, we were in the food line ready to get our meal. I can’t leave you hanging on that, folks. Let’s eat!


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Racin’ & Tastin’ 2016 – Part #3

We’re rolling along with our PhotoCentral series on Friday night’s Racin’ & Tastin’ held at Danville’s Community Market. We’ve already published Part #1 and Part #2, and here comes Part #3! We’ll make our way through the corporate table section and get up to the food line.


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Racin’ & Tastin’ 2016 – Part #2

We had just made it inside Danville’s Community Market when we ended Part #1 of our PhotoCentral series on 2016’s Racin’ & Tastin’ event. Let’s keep it going with Part #2!


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Racin’ & Tastin’ 2016 – Part #1

The 15th annual Racin’ & Tastin’ event was held at Danville’s Community Market and SouthsideCentral was there! We’re starting a PhotoCentral series of articles so you can see what was going on at the event. Great food, drink and awesome people… that’s the recipe for a terrific night. Let’s get started with our PhotoCentral tour.


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PhotoCentral: This Emporia VA Life

SouthsideCentral is on Instagram, and we encourage you to follow us. You’ll see yet another way that we provide the best media coverage of the area. We also look for Instagram accounts that are interesting and fun to look at.

Today, we’re going to show you one of the newer accounts that has followed SouthsideCentral and mentioned us a few times. Let’s take a look at “This Emporia VA Life” and see some of the beautiful photos that they have featured over the past weeks.


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Danville Planning Commission (4/11/16)

This was one of the most bizarre Danville Planning Commission meetings that I have ever seen. I guarantee that you will laugh while reading this article.


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