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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.

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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