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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.

New Trail to be Built at Booker T. Washington National Monument

Franklin County and the Booker T. Washington National Monument have been awarded a federal grant to build a multi-use trail in the Westlake community...

Danville Man Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash

A 25-year-old Danville man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Mount Cross Road. The wreck happen at about 2:20 p.m. Friday...

Telvista in Danville to Reduce Workforce by 20 Percent

Employees at the Telvista call center in Danville say as many as 100 will lose their jobs in September, following the loss of a...

E. Coli Causing Problems at SML

Parts of Smith Mountain Lake may be unsafe to swim in because of high levels of E. coli. Officials say to not swallow the...

Warrants lead to seizure of firearms and drugs

On July 7, 2017 the Danville Police Department executed search warrants in the 100 block of Haley Street and the 1100 block of Washington...

Man Killed While Riding Lawn Mower

A 70-year-old man died after a van struck him while he was riding on his lawn mower near Smith Mountain Lake in Franklin County...

Eden Hospital Declares Bankruptcy

Morehead Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees on Monday filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Ongoing financial pressures and the...

Smith Mountain Lake Nationally Rated

Bassmaster Magazine’s annual ranking of the best-100 bass lakes in the nation has Smith Mountain Lake at 14 in the field of top 25...

Shentel to Increase Presence in Area

Shentel is working to expand its wireless and internet services in northern Pittsylvania County, and in Martinsville. Apex Towers is seeking special use permits...

Burglars Hit Smith Mountain Lake Boat Docks

Police are investigating a string of burglaries in the Smith Mountain Lake area. Deputies say there have been at least three thefts in the...

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