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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.

Man Dies in Wreck

State police are investing a fiery crash that killed a Moneta man Friday night along Diamond Hill Road in Bedford County. The driver of...

Ruffin Man Charged with Groping Women in Danville

Danville Police have charged a North Carolina man with a series of groping incidents that happened at local department stores. 22-year-old Jerome O'Neal Courts...

Woman Nearly Robbed by Fake Construction Workers

Two men posing as construction workers stopped a driver in Reidsville and attempted to rob the woman. The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office says it...

Missing Pittsylvania County Man Found Safe

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office has located an elderly man who disappeared from his home early Saturday morning. Kessie Jessie Burchett, 82, went missing...

Danville Man Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

42-year-old Shannon Dale Slate has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Jay Daniel Thompson. The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Department received a...

Kroger Lowering Prices on Over 3,000 Items

Kroger has lowered prices on about 3,000 items in 107 stores in Virginia, West Virginia, east Tennessee, southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky. As part...

Female Body with Gunshot Wound Found by the Side of the Road

A passing motorist spotted what appeared to be a disabled car on the Route 265 bypass Monday afternoon and found a body nearby. Pittsylvania...

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...

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....

Downed Trees Causing Power Interruptions

As expected, downed trees are creating power outages in the region. As of 8:45 AM AEP is reporting 7 customers without power near Stuart,...

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Cleonis “Polly” Gregory Brown

Cleonis “Polly” Gregory Brown, 94, passed away at her home Sunday, May 21, 2017. She was married to William “Bill” Brown, who preceded her...

Flooding Possible Through the Week

With plenty of rain have already fallen in the region and more in the forecast, the National Weather Service in Blacksburg is calling for...

Gas Prices Jump 8 Cents in One Week

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have risen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey...