Officials from Watertown, Wisconsin, visited Danville on Monday to get some pointers on how to revitalize their city — including hoped-for construction of a new YMCA. Watertown is up against similar challenges Danville had several years ago and ...
Leaders from Wisconsin tour city, hoping to take page from book of Danville’s revitalization
Students place in national SkillsUSA competition
Four Dan River Region precision machining students placed in a national competition. Six students from Danville Community College and Pittsylvania Career and Technical Center travelled to Louisville, Kentucky, for the SkillsUSA National ...
Grant awarded for student training
A regional education partnership has been awarded a $648,000 state grant to train local students in information technology, advanced manufacturing and related career fields. The Great Opportunities in Technology and Engineering Careers ...
In visit, governor praises Dan River Region’s precision machining programs
The Dan River Region’s precision machining programs not only brought Virginia’s top elected official to Danville on Tuesday, it attracted another state’s governor as well. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and Arkansas Republican
Crema and Vine opens on Main
By PETER MASON Star-Tribune Staff Writer
Rippe’s celebrating 110 years in business as fourth generation now learning ropes
One day in 1907, a young couple decided to take a chance on Danville’s growing textile businesses and opened a store on Craghead Street, across from the Golden Leaf Prizery. Annie and Benjamin Rippe sold sundries, buttons and fabrics, and also ...
Enhancer of luxury SUVs up and running in Danville
Overfinch, the British enhancer of luxury SUVs that announced last year its plans to bring 41 jobs to the Dan River Region over five years, built six vehicles at its facility in Danville nearly two weeks ago and hopes to build up to 100 next ...
Official: Commitments are signs precision machining pipeline effort is working
“We wouldn’t be here without this.” “This” is the effort that has been made in the Dan River Region to provide more training programs to get people ready to work in precision machining fields, according to Alan Pearce, president and CEO of ...