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J.C. Penney said Friday that it will be closing anywhere from 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping.

Work to begin grading 133 acres at the 3,500-acre Berry Hill industrial mega park should begin soon. The Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility Authority board voted Friday morning to approve a resolution accepting a $3.77 million bid from Haymes Brothers Inc. in Chatham for the project.

We recently heard a rumor that Apple would be launching its three new iPad Pro tablets in March, although according to a recent report they may not actually launch until May or June.