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Rustburg man Russell W. Breeden, 52, was the driver of a 1994 Toyota Tacoma northbound on U.S. 29 when the truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer at 5:19 a.m. on November 9. Virginia State Police is investigating the crash.

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A man was killed when an explosion rocked the mobile home he was in on Blue Ridge Drive, on Wednesday night. A neighbor said the explosion rocked her home when she called 9-1-1 around 9 p.m..

A large turnout of more than 800 voters have decided who will serve on Hurt Town Council. Although the votes still have to be certified, unofficial results show that Gary Hodnett received 286 votes to retain the seat he has filled for the past few months following Randy Doss’s departure from…

Campaigning for office in Hurt on Tuesday morning were Gary Hodnett (far left) and Jeff Bowling (far right) who are both running for Hurt Town Council. In the center is Tim Dudley who is running for Pittsylvania County Supervisor of the Staunton River District.

John Tucker is seen at the Altavista Fire Station (where he is chief) Tuesday morning as he campaigns for the office of Altavista Supervisor on the Campbell County Board of Supervisors. Tucker (far left) is joined by Tracy Emerson, Brian Murray, and Cory Angell who were campaigning for Whit …

Dale Moore, Altavista District representative for the Campbell County Board of Supervisors was assisted by Luke and Michael Boyer early Tuesday morning while campaigning for re-election at the Altavista Fire Company fire station.

Patrick Henry's National Memorial Red Hill will hold the 9th Annual Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival embracing the flavors and sounds of Southern Virginia at the home of "Virginia's Passionate Patriot and Fiery Fiddler Patrick Henry" on Saturday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

At their October 24th meeting, the Campbell County Industrial Development Authority discussed options for developing property the county owns. They also selected a course of action for two of the county's investment vehicles that were or are nearing maturity.

The area continues to get hit with a string of armed robberies. Suspects are behind bars for Dollar General robberies in Halifax County and a robbery at the Brookneal Dollar General.

Thirty-year-old Halifax man Travis Wayne Powell’s body was found on the side of the road in the 7900 block of Truman Hill Road on October 24. The Medical Examiner Office has determined he was killed by gunshot wounds and it has been ruled a homicide.

Jerry Wayne Benfield, 40, Sandy Level, was killed October 27 at 6:09 p.m., on Route 908 one mile north of Rt. 777 in Pittsylvania County when his motorcycle crashed. The 2007 Harley Davidson ran off the left side of the road and hit an embankment at which time Benfield was ejected. He was we…

A man police say robbed a local bank Monday, Oct. 28 around 12:15 p.m., is being sought by the Pittsylvania County police. The robbery occurred at Virginia Bank and Trust on Martinsville Highway when the man demanded money from the teller.


Two suspects are being sought in an armed robbery at the Family Dollar on Brookneal Highway in Gladys.

It’s that time of year again! Join us here at Avoca Museum on October 18 and 19 for Night at the Museum Lantern Tours. This event has become a popular Altavista-area tradition because it’s a family-friendly, educational, and fun offering. The event is brought to you by Avoca Museum and Campb…

Helen Vinez “Pete” Worsham Dalton, 83, of Altavista, died Friday, October 11, 2019, at Runk & Pratt at Liberty Ridge.  She was the wife of the late Chesley Howell Dalton, Jr.

James Wayne Fox, 70, of Altavista died Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Lynchburg General Hospital.

Liliana Grace Reynolds, infant daughter of Susan Edwards Reynolds and Zachary Tyler Reynolds entered Heaven on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

Thomas Lee Kelly, 65 of Altavista, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at his residence. He was born on Monday, November 2, 1953 in Petersburg, VA, a son of the late Connor Hugh Kelly and Laura Smith Kelly. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Jane Baltadonis & two brothers, Conno…

Andrew Wesley “Pop” Bailey, 81, of Dry Fork, died Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Danville. He was born on October 25, 1937 in Campbell County, a son of the late Arthur Christopher Bailey and Helen McCraw Bailey. In addition to his parents he was p…

Janet Adams Dillard Woodford, 76, of Lynchburg, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019. She was born to the late Alfred Anderson Adams and Alma Cundiff Adams on April 11, 1943.


Altavista Presbyterian Church was holding a bake sale fundraiser on Friday afternoon in front of The Shoppes of Altavista that will be continued on Saturday. They will have a BBQ and Silent Auction on October 25, 5-8 p.m., at the church on Broad Street, Altavista. From left are Linda Janice,…

The Campbell County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted on a malicious wounding charge named Chance Shadow Lobo, who is wanted for malicious wounding and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony after an incident on Thursday, October 10.

Campbell County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public as well as the tireless efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies and professionals for the apprehension and arrest of the two suspects responsible for the burglary of the Dollar General retail store located in Brookneal. 

Trish Badgett makes these beautiful tie-dye creations to sell in her Bunny and the Elephant vendor booth. She travels all over selling her wares and is located at Mad Biddy’s just outside of town (across from Perky’s Restaurant) during the 100 mile yard sale going on Thursday-Sunday. She use…


The Campbell County Board of Supervisors mulled options for dealing with the county’s wastewater at a work session on Tuesday, September 17th. The conversation centered around wastewater capacity and expansion and also around generating interest in development in the county. 

The unofficial start of autumn called for Sherry Harding to switch out her decorations. Warm, autumn decor sprouts from surfaces and shelves. To say she's gone all out might be an understatement. 

This year marks twenty for Avoca Museum’s Annual Harvest Jubilee and Wine Festival. The festival is Saturday, September 28, 2019 on the grounds of Avoca from noon to 6 pm, with a rain date of October 5. The Annual Harvest Jubilee and Wine Festival is second only to Uncle Billy’s Day in popul…


Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, according to the U.S. Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Saturday, September 21 was National Thank a Police Officer Day. Also on that same day was the first event for “Mental Health Matters… You Are Enoug…


Since the National Weather Service has declared Pittsylvania County to be under “abnormally dry conditions,” a ban on open burning was effective as of September 24 and will remain in effect until a significant amount of rainfall decreases fire risk. 

Absentee voting for the November 5, 2019 General Election began statewide on Friday, September 20, 2019. Qualified Virginia voters may vote absentee in-person at their local voter registration office or by mail.


Laughter rang out across English Park in Altavista on Sunday afternoon as the new Splash Pad and renovated playground opened this week for a limited run since it’s so near the end of the season. 

The English Park Improvements, which features a new Playground and Splash Pad at English Park in Altavista is OPEN and FUNCTIONAL as of this weekend. The Splash Pad would typically only be open on weekends this time of year, but due to the warm weather and delay in getting it opened, it will…