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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.

Four Men Indicted of Embezzling Over $380,000

Four men who are accused of taking more than $380,000 from a North Carolina company have been indicted on a total of 194 embezzlement...

Gretna Teenagers Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash

A Gretna woman died after a single-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Pittsylvania County. A 2008 Honda Civic was traveling north on Va. 609 when...

Two Brothers Convicted of Murder

Judge Joseph Milam has imposed the sentences recommended by a Danville jury for two brothers convicted of murder. Marteno Manuel Holmes and Jahiza Shamori...

Danville Man Charged with Killing Teenager

A Danville man has been charged in a 2016 homicide. A grand jury issued indictments against Aaron Pierre Thomas, age 29. He was charged...

Recall: Waffle Breaded Bites: Fully Cooked Breaded White Meat Chicken Bites

An Alabama company is recalling 12,610 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The...

Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Dry Fork Woman

A Dry Fork woman died in a vehicle crash Sunday morning on U.S. 58 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia State Police said. According to a...

Stolen Weapons Recovered, Multiple Arrests Made

Yesterday evening members of the Danville Police Departments' Special Investigations Division and Virginia State Police Task Force agents observed suspicious activity involving multiple persons....

Danville Shooting Injures Two

Saturday, at approximately 5:55 pm, Danville Police responded to the 100 block of Swanson Street in response to a call concerning someone being shot....

Lawsuit to Repeal Mining Uranium Remains Thrown Out of Court

In the early 1980s, an 119-million-pound uranium deposit, the largest in the United States, was found in land near Coles Road in Chatham. Soon...

Thomasville Man Wanted for Eden Robbery

Rockingham County authorities have arrested the driver of a pickup who backed through the doors of an Eden business and stole an assortment of...

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