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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.

Heavy Rains Expected through Monday, Flash Flood Watch Remains in Effect

The National Weather Service says we should expect periods of heavy rain this afternoon through Monday. A slow moving storm system will track from...

Two Injured in Shootout

Two men were injured early Sunday in what police believe was a shootout between two groups in the parking lot of Summers Bar &...

Man Threatens to Burn Church and Kill Members

UPDATE 04/22/17 (15:22): Roy Womack has been arrested by the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department and is being held at this time in the Pittsylvania County...

Heavy Rains, Possible Flooding Through Thursday Next Week

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central Virginia, south central Virginia, southwest Virginia, west central Virginia and southeast West Virginia. Today and tonight....

Franklin County, Danville Join Martinsville and Henry County Considering Tax Increases

Though the Franklin County Board of Supervisors gave its approval to advertise a tax increase for a public hearing, members are still apprehensive to...

Danville Teenager Shot Twice in Leg

At approximately 3:00am, officers responded to a shots fired call in the 200 block of White Street. A house was located that had been...

Eden Man Wanted in Murder Investigation

Police are looking for a man in connection with a homicide Tuesday. Michael Ray Hutson, of Eden, is wanted in connection with the death...

Missing Danville Teen Thought to be in Company of Man

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office provided new information Tuesday night in the search of a missing 17-year-old. Brianna Hyde was last seen with a...

Scam in Rockingham

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a telephone scam by callers who identify themselves as sheriff’s deputies. The caller claims to be...

Information leads to seizure of weapons and drugs.

After receiving information from a citizen, officers conducted surveillance of activity at the location in the 500 block of N. Ridge Street. During the...

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