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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.

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...

Pittsylvania County Teen Dies in ATV Accident

Virginia State Police say charges are pending after an ATV accident Thursday in Pittsylvania County resulted in the death of 13-year-old Christopher Andrew Bowden....

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...

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....

Largest Narcotics Operation in Patrick County History Ends

The Patrick County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its largest narcotics operation in the department’s history according to Sheriff Dan Smith. On Thursday, the agencies...

Vice-President of SK Labs Found Guilty of Conspiracy, Mail Fraud Charges

Sitesh Bansi Patel Found Guilty Following Five-Day Jury Trial ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – An Irvine, California, man was found guilty Friday afternoon following a five-day jury...

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...

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...

Veal, Beef, and Pork Recall Involves Foodlion and Walmart

Marcho Farms, Inc. is recalling veal, beef, and pork products due to possible E. coli contamination. It's affecting about 5,620 pounds of boneless veal...

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