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Regional news includes stories of interest in neighboring Franklin, Pittsylvania, Rockingham, and Patrick Counties. We occasionally cover stories outside of the immediate region if it is of interest to our readers.

Patrick County Hospital Closes, Martinsville and Danville Hospitals Lay-Off 150

Over 150 SOVAH Health employees are losing their jobs in Southside. The layoffs will affect 91 Danville employees and 67 Martinsville employees, according to...

Patrick County Man Sentenced for Raping Pregnant Woman

An Ararat man charged with raping a pregnant woman in 2016 entered an Alford plea to the charge Wednesday in Patrick County Circuit Court....

Danville Teenager Shot in Drive-By Shooting

Danville Police say a 14-year-old was hit in a drive-by shooting Wednesday night. Police responded to the 100 block of Lynndale Drive just before...

Danville Police Seize drugs from Danville Home

Danville Police say they responded to a citizen's complaint by executing a search warrant for controlled substances in the 100 block of Pleasant View....

Illegal Firearms Seized from Danville Home

The Danville Police Department Special Investigations Unit and Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant for illegal firearms in the 9000 block of...

Orthopedic Surgeon in Danville Apparently Commits Suicide

According to a release from the Danville Police Department, Dr. Leon Jay Abram apparently committed suicide by shooting himself at his home Saturday afternoon....

Irma’s Effects to Reach Virginia by Late Monday

Harvey had our attention, Irma has it now, but did you know there are currently three active named storms going on? Irma, Katia in...

ValleyStar and Piedmont Credit Union to Merge

ValleyStar and Piedmont Credit Unions have announced plans to merge operations, pending regulatory approvals, according to a news release distributed Wednesday afternoon. Martinsville-based ValleyStar has...

Forecasters Favor Path that Puts Irma Through Virginia

Hurricane Irma continues moving toward the U.S. and forecasting confidence has increased… Florida will likely be directly impacted by this major hurricane. The National...

Gas Prices Rise as Irma Churns its way Westward

Gas prices are still rising averaging $2.51 in Virginia. The increase is due to about 20 % of the United States oil refineries shut...

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Local Headlines for Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Escapee still on the loose: The Martinsville Sheriff’s Office is continuing to search for Dekey Penn, a trustee who escaped Sept. 13. “Dekey was a...

Partnership to expand PHCC’s offerings in Patrick County

Stuart, VA – A four-way partnership brings expanded community college offerings to Patrick County. The Town of Stuart, Patrick Henry Community College, the PHCC Foundation,...

Local Headlines for Monday, 9-18-17

Weather: Not a lot of change today weatherwise with the region remaining within a weakness between building high pressure to the southwest and the Bermuda...