Newsroom

The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors has prioritized getting more information to the public, which is why they elected to create and fill a new Public Relations position. For the Board, it's important that citizens not only know what decisions are being made and progress is happening, but why those changes are occurring and why they matter. 

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  1. Caleb Ayers

    Public Relations Manager
    Phone: 434-713-5974

  1. internet is on the way - with wifi signals

    Pittsylvania County, Schools, and RiverStreet Networks Commit to Expanding Internet Coverage

    Pittsylvania County, County Schools and RiverStreet Networks starting fiber-to-the-home project for 11,985 unserved locations; County, Schools Commit $16.5 Million to Project. With MOU, parties agree to sign continue expanding coverage throughout county. Read on...
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    State of the Region Update

    Pittsylvania County Administrator David Smitherman and Board Chairman Bob Warren joined leaders from the City of Danville for the annual "state of the region" to discuss how our area has made great strides despite the pandemic. Read On
  3. Pittsylvania County Redistricting Timeline

    Redistricting Process Underway

    Pittsylvania County is beginning the process of redrawing election districts. After developing plans and gathering public input, and once the plan is certified by the Virginia Attorney General, the newly drawn districts will go into effect in 2022. Read on...
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    Blairs Bridge Officially Renamed after the Late William Pritchett, First Black Supervisor in County

    Officials and community members gathered together Wednesday to dedicate the 29 Business North Bridge in Blairs as the William H. Pritchett Memorial Bridge. The late William Pritchett was the first Black supervisor in Pittsylvania County. Read on...
  5. PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPPORTS COOL BRANCH

    Despite Inaction of Franklin County, Pittsylvania County Pledges Support for Cool Branch Agencies

    The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors recently showed its support for Cool Branch Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad by pledging to match all private donations made to the agencies between July 1 and September 30, 2021, up to $230,000. Read on...
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    Board of Supervisors August Recap

    The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors held a busy day of meetings Tuesday, and some of the highlights included allocating ARPA funds, approving VRA loans for solid waste improvements, and hearing an update on the internship program. Read on...
  7. County Aerofarms Groundbreaking (1)

    Pittsylvania County Successful in Economic Development in 2021

    Catch up on all the economic development success - including four new project announcements and two groundbreakings - that Pittsylvania County has experienced so far in 2021! Read on...
  8. Charles Miller Speaking at Event

    Chatham Bridge Officially Named after Clyde L. Banks, Sr.

    Community members and leaders gathered Monday for a ceremony to dedicate the Clyde L. Banks, Sr. Memorial Bridge, which is the bridge entering the town of Chatham from the South. The Board unanimously recommended naming this bridge after Mr. Banks. Read on...
  9. Morgan Olson Truck Key Handoff

    Morgan Olson Donates $175,000 Air Utility Vehicle to Pittsylvania County Public Safety

    Morgan Olson donated a new air utility vehicle worth approximately $175,000 to Pittsylvania County Public Safety on Wednesday morning. This vehicle allows for mobile refilling of air units and will be a major asset to Pittsylvania County. Read More!
  10. Training Session for Board of Supervisors Candidates

    Pittsylvania County Administration Hosts Training for Board of Supervisors Candidates

    Pittsylvania County Administration held an educational session on Tuesday afternoon for each of the candidates running for three seats that are up for election in November. The training included a high level overview of county government and operations. Read on...
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    Board of Supervisors July Meeting Recap

    During Tuesday' meetings, the Board of Supervisors approved a permit for the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, enacted an increase to the meals tax and created a new transient occupancy tax, and created recruitment incentives. Read on...
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    Staunton River Plastics Breaks Ground on New Facility in Hurt

    Staunton River Plastics broke ground on a new 250,000-square foot facility in Hurt on Wednesday morning alongside of many state and local officials and community leaders. This will be the first project in the Southern Virginia Multimodal Park. Read On
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    Volunteer Agencies Improve Response Rate in FY 2021

    With increased funding from the Board of Supervisors, guidance from the Fire and Rescue Commission, and assistance from the Public Safety Department, most Pittsylvania County volunteer EMS agencies improved their response rates in FY 2021 from FY 2020. Read on...
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    Chairman Warren Addresses Fire and Rescue Commission about Cherrypicking Calls and Agency Funding

    Bob Warren, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, provided comments at Tuesday night's meeting of the Fire and Rescue Commission regarding misconceptions about agency funding and expressed concern about an agency admitting to cherrypicking calls. Read on...
  15. Dave Arnold - Assistant County Administrator

    Pittsylvania County Welcomes New Assistant County Administrator

    A proven leader with significant experience in geospatial technology, information and personnel management, and local government operations, Dave Arnold stepped into the new position of Assistant Pittsylvania County Administrator earlier this month. Read on...
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    Board of Supervisors Conditionally Approves Permits for Two Music Festivals at Called Meeting

    The Board of Supervisors approved permit applications for a Christian Music Festival and a Country Music Festival at the Blue Ridge Ampitheater in Blairs. These approvals are contingent on the organizers meeting several conditions. Read on...
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    Board of Supervisors June 15 Recap

    The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors held a busy day of meeting on June 15. Some of the highlights included approving revisions to the music festival ordinance, examining alternative tax options, and approving a new agency funding plan. Read on...
  18. Board of Supervisors Recap - May 18

    The Board of Supervisors held an afternoon work session and an evening business meeting on May 18. Below are some of the highlights. Read on...
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    After Successful Operation, Gretna Community Vaccination Clinic to Close

    Approximately 1500 vaccines were distributed at the Gretna Community Vaccination Clinic over the past few months, but the site will be closing next week due to declining demand and an increase in vaccination opportunities. Read on...
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    Fire and Rescue Commission Continuing to Make Progress

    The Pittsylvania County Fire and Rescue Commission continues to make progress in advancing the coordination and efficiency of fire and rescue operations. During its most recent meeting, the Commission made some important recommendations and progress. Read on...
  21. AeroFarms Breaks Ground on World's Largest Aeroponic Vertical Farm in Pittsylvania County

    Officials from Pittsylvania County and Danville, along with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, joined AeroFarms representatives on Thursday for a groundbreaking ceremony for an indoor vertical farming facility in Ringgold, which will be the world's largest. Additional Info...
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    Funding approved for two fire trucks, future purchases to follow new replacement schedule

    The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion on Tuesday night allocating funding for two departments to purchase fire trucks and establishing that all future purchases must go through the Fire and Rescue Commission's replacement schedule. Read on...
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    Supervisors Meeting Recap - April 20

    The highlights of the Board of Supervisors' April 20 meeting include passing a resolution initiating a 1% sales tax referendum for school capital costs, creating a summer youth work program, and supporting renaming a bridge after a former supervisor. Read on...
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    Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approves FY 2022 Budget

    The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the fiscal year 2022 budget during a called meeting Thursday night. The budget includes no tax or rate increases and a general fund of approximately $71.5 million. Read on...
  25. New COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to Open in Gretna

    Pittsylvania County, in concert with the local health department and many other community partners, is opening a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Gretna. The site will have a separate registration from the State; just call 434-432-3582 and leave a message. Read on...
  26. Current Towers RiverStreet Networks

    New Partnership Bringing Broadband to Pittsylvania County

    RiverStreet Networks and Pittsylvania County announce a partnership to bring broadband internet service to Pittsylvania County. Five fixed wireless towers are already active and ready for customers. Read on...
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    Board of Supervisors March 16 Meeting Recap

    The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors held a productive day of meetings on Tuesday. Some of the highlights included a proposed FY 2022 budget and presentations about the 2022 reassessment and the small business assistance grants. Read on...
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    Developer awarded additional state funds for affordable housing in Pittsylvania County

    Landmark Asset Services, Inc. was awarded $615,000 from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to help in the conversion of the old Southside High School and Blairs Middle School into affordable rental housing for local families. Read on...
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    Pittsylvania County Spring Baseball to Proceed with Safety Precautions

    After being forced to cancel the past few sporting seasons due to COVID-19, Pittsylvania County Parks and Recreation will move forward with spring baseball in 2021. The season will run from the middle of May through July 17. Read on...
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    Pittsylvania County continues to negotiate Cool Branch funding and coverage with Franklin County

    Pittsylvania County continues to negotiate with Franklin County regarding funding and coverage areas for the Cool Branch Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. County leaders are determined to find a fair resolution soon. Read on...
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    Tipping Fee Waived at Pittsylvania County Landfill through May 14 after Severe Winter Weather

    After the severe winter weather that slammed our region on February 13, downing trees and power lines and leaving many without power, Pittsylvania County leaders decided to waive tipping fees for storm debris at the landfill through May 14. Read on...
  32. Pittsylvania County apologizes for confusing reassessment letter, seeks to clarify misinformation

    Pittsylvania County apologizes for the confusing letter about the 2022 reassessment that was sent out this week and seeks to clarify misinformation and misunderstandings about this. Read on...
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    Pittsylvania County Offices Closed on February 18

    All Pittsylvania County offices will be closed on February 18 due to the severe winter weather that is coming to our region. This storm is projected to be even more severe than the previous week's. Read on...
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    Pittsylvania County Declares Local State of Emergency for Upcoming Winter Weather

    The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors declared a local state of emergency in preparation for projected severe winter weather during their Tuesday night meeting. Read on...
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    Registrar's Office Moving to New Elections and Training Center

    Effective February 22, the Pittsylvania County Department of Elections and Voter Registrar is moving into the new Pittsylvania County Elections and Training Center, located at 18 Depot Street, Chatham, VA 24531. Read on...
  36. Black History Month 2021

    In honor of Black History month, learn about some of the most impactful African-Americans in Pittsylvania County. These individuals fought for and spearheaded significant social change and progress.
  37. Board of Supervisors give laptops to county resident DCC students

    Utilizing $150,000 in CARES Act funds, the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors provided laptops to hundreds of County residents that attend Danville Community College on Friday. Read on...
  38. Pittsylvania County Economic Development Director Recognized in Virginia Business’ “2020 Power List”

    Pittsylvania County Economic Development Director Matt Rowe was recognized in Virginia Business' 2020 Power List, a recognition of Rowe’s innovative work in recruiting and retaining businesses in Pittsylvania County. Read on...
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    Pittsylvania County bolstering public safety with CARES Act money

    Pittsylvania County is utilizing its CARES Act funds to not only respond to the pandemic in the short-term, but make long term investments in public safety that will help now and for years to come. Read on...
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    Reassessment contractor using technology to increase accuracy, reduce costs

    Pittsylvania County reassessment contractor Brightminds LLC is utilizing drone technology to capture aerial photos of county properties. This improves the accuracy of the results and reduces the costs for the county. Read on...
  41. Emily Ragsdale

    Six Months in, Director Pushing for Comprehensive Modernization of Community Development

    Pittsylvania County Community Development Director Emily Ragsdale is looking to make sweeping changes of the Pittsylvania County Comprhensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance--two steps that will improve the experience of county citizens and businesses. Read on...
  42. Pittsylvania County, regulatory agencies hold productive informational session

    To address a number of concerns brought forth about the First Piedmont Landfill in Ringgold during recent public hearings, Pittsylvania County hosted a productive informational session through zoom for area residents. Read on...
  43. Board of Supervisors reappoint Chairman, Vice-Chairman

    During its annual reorganizational meeting on Monday afternoon, the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors reappointed Bob Warren as the Chairman and Ron Scearce as the Vice-Chairman for the 2021 calendar year. Read on...
  44. Nick Morris, Pittsylvania County Project Manager

    Pittsylvania County Project Manager Making Crucial Improvements with CARES Act Money

    Hired in mid-August to utilize CARES Act funds for major infrastructure and service improvements, Pittsylvania County Project Manager Nick Morris is coordinating projects that will benefit county employees and citizens for years to come. Read on...
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    2020 Year in Review

    Pittsylvania County government had a busy year and effectively met the challenges brought on by COVID-19. Check out some of the highlights! Additional Info...
  46. Renovated ECC Auditorium

    Newly Renovated Auditorium for Pittsylvania County Meetings is Operational

    The renovation of the Educational and Cultural Center (ECC) Auditorium, which was one of Pittsylvania County's largest projects with CARES Act funding, has been completed. This will allow for safer public participation in person and remotely. Read on...
  47. Business Savvy People Fiendly Pittsylvania County Virginia

    Small Business Assistance Grants Are Still Available

    Pittsylvania County businesses can now apply for small business assistance grants to receive as much as $15,000 to help with rent/mortgage relief and retooling to allow a better response to COVID-19.
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    Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors Hold Productive Day of Meetings

    In its first time meeting in the newly renovated ECC auditorium, the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors held a productive day of meetings on Tuesday. Learn More
  49. Statement on Blue Ridge Rock Festival

    Pittsylvania County Statement on Blue Ridge Rock Festival

    The Blue Ridge Rock Festival, which brought in excess of 30,000 attendees in per day, took place Thursday through Sunday at the Blue Ridge Ampitheater in Blairs. Pittsylvania County issued the following statement about the success of the event. Read on...
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