Posts Tagged Danville

Danville set to become first Virginia city with designated outdoor drinking area


With spring weather finally coming around, you may be tempted to enjoy Happy Hour outside. But unlike Bourbon Street drinking in public is not legal throughout Virginia. However, as Mallory Noe-Payne reports, that is set to change for at least one Virginia city. 


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Why Are So Many Virginia Children Still Living in Poverty?


Downtown Danville. Nearly half of the city’s children live in poverty. (Credit: Miguel Gereda / Creative Commons)

The number of children who live in poverty is coming down across the country. But not in Virginia. Michael Pope is looking at the numbers.

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Opioid Addiction in Danville 25% Higher Than State Average

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Part of the challenge in tackling the opioid epidemic is that the drugs are widely available as legal prescriptions. (Credit: AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli)

With opioid abuse on the rise in much of Virginia, one of the hardest hit cities is Danville where the addiction rate is 25% higher than the statewide average. While opioid addiction has some things in common with other addictions there are also significant differences. Fred Echols reports.


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