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Robert and Sally Pate’s new business, Cyclin' Nutz, opened with a ribbon cutting on December 3. Leadership from First National Bank brought in a festive, large blue ribbon to be cut. Cyclin' Nutz is at 508 Pittsylvania Avenue, between Scoops and Staunton River Outdoors. Robert Pate “has want…

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Number 25 Jonathan Seidel is pictured at the start of the annual Giblet Jog held at English Park on Thanksgiving Day morning. The run/walk featured more than 300 runners. 

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Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to follow up on information and possible leads in the November 25 shooting on/around River Bend Road, Altavista, where a man was shot with his body later found on private property in Pittsylvania County. “We have no further information at this t…

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The old flea market building in Rustburg on Elmwood Lane burned the majority of the building and its contents on Monday afternoon. A call came in around 2:20 p.m. that the building was on fire.

Thanksgiving Day's Giblet Jog was another great effort by local runners. More than 300 people signed up to participate. On the left, #25 Jonathan Seidel of Roanoke proved to be the winner as the group headed off in the start of the race.

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Dillon Rice, an 11-year-old soccer player from Gladys, has already played in Barcelona Spain and currently has an informal invitation to travel to the United Kingdom to play next year! Dedicated to soccer since he was four years old, Dillon has continued to chase his dream in every way he ca…

“We appreciate the relationship that the Town has with VDOT in regard to transportation improvements for our citizens,” said Altavista Town Manager Waverly Coggsdale. A number of projects are well underway, including the bridge over the Staunton River and Norfolk Southern Railway. The bridge…

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In a continuing effort to secure funding for the approximately $40 million of needed improvements for water and wastewater facilities, treatment, distribution and water collection services over the next 25 years, water and sewer rates will increase, 8% and 4% respectively, as identified in t…

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Altavista On Track (AOT) will present the annual Giblet Jog 5K on Thursday, Nov. 28, with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. The holiday run/walk will be held at English Park in Altavista with spectators encouraged to attend to cheer on the runners and walkers. “This is a family-friendly event t…

A Pittsville family outside of Gretna is grateful for the community's support following the fire that destroyed their home. Four people escaped safely but the family dog lost its life. The home belonged to Monique Baboun who was at work. Her children were home with a sitter.

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At their November 11th meeting, the Campbell County School Board considered the planned timeline of next year’s school year. Denton Sisk, Director of Student Support Services, presented the proposed 2020-2021 academic calendar for the board to review. As the proposal stands, the anticipated …

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Supervisor Bob Good formally announce his candidacy for the Fifth District Congressional seat on November 14. Good currently serves as the Sunburst District representative on the Campbell County Board of Supervisors. 

First National Bank, which has its headquarters in Altavista on Broad Street, donated $2100 checks to four area charities this November 13, 2019 in its first distribution from the recently formed First National Bank Community Impact Fund. 

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Downtown Altavista is ablaze with color after dark as Christmas and snowflake decorations light up the streets. The town is decorating street lamps with lights as well as holiday banners. 

Donald Trump, Jr. joined a big-name lineup of guests at Liberty University’s Wednesday Convocation as part of his book publicity tour. Kimberly Guilfoyle (Trump Jr.’s girlfriend and television political analyst), Charlie Kirk (founder of conservative student group Turning Point USA), Liberty…

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Altavista Instruments and Controls (AIC) is now next door to Avoca Museum and Historical Society in the former EMS building. 

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The Town of Altavista will seek Public Input into the development of the FY2021 Budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP).   There will be time on the Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Town Council Work Session agenda for citizens to share their priorities for Town programs and services.  

More than nine out of ten students who entered the ninth grade in 2015 earned a diploma within four years, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reported last week. More than half — 51.5 percent — of the students in the class or 2019 graduated with an advanced diploma.

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Two people were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital Tuesday morning (November 19) after shots rang out on Charlotte Street in Brookneal. According to Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Major Captain Darren Bolling, about 5 a.m. he responded to the 200 block of Charlotte Street near Brook…

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.