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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…

The James River has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Thiess International Riverprize awarded bi-annually by the International River Foundation to recognize remarkable outcomes for rivers, river basins and their communities.  

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Dean Cumbo has dropped out of the race to represent the Sunburst district on the Campbell County School Board. He also gave up his position as chairman of the Campbell County Republican Committee. He plans to focus on his family, especially his mother, after his father, David Cumbo, Sr., une…

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On Wednesday, September 11, fire fighters, law enforcement agents, dispatchers and EMS workers were welcomed by Wendy Thomas, Altavista Elementary School’s principal, in front of a group of fourth and fifth grade students. She expressed her thanks to the men in attendance for their many hour…

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Many members of Gretna Fire and Rescue turned out Thursday to be on hand when Delegate Les Adams presented a congressional resolution in honor of 50 years of service to the Gretna Rescue Squad. 

The Standards of Accreditation were revised in 2017 to include graduation requirements that reflect new measures of quality and performance. The new regulations were approved in November of 2017 and became effective as of the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. The word “accreditation” m…

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On September 16, at approximately 9 p.m., Officer Falon Muffaletto attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Pittsylvania Ave. in the town of Altavista.  The vehicle failed to stop and continued into Pittsylvania County.  

A bad storm rolled through Altavista around 4:30-5 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Extreme heat of up to near 100 degrees most likely contributed to the severity of the storm. This tree was split on 29 North of Altavista before you get to Perky's Restaurant.

Delegate Les Adams (far right) presented a resolution for 50 years of service to the Gretna Rescue Squad on Thursday, Sept. 12. Gretna Fire and Rescue departments merged into one in July of this year. The fire department has been in service for 84 years and the rescue department for 51 years…

Rustburg just got a shot in the arm with the opening of a new Dollar General department store at 329 Campbell Highway where it will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday items for your home at reasonable prices.

Starting this week, Alex Tharpe of All American Calendar Company will be contacting local businesses in conjunction with our Calendar Project.  This project is a joint effort with All American Calendar Company in which the proceeds of the calendar will be used locally to support our Shop wit…

The Altavista Police Department and Campbell County Sheriff’s Office will sponsor a child safety seat check on Tuesday September 17, 2019 between the hours of 4 pm and 7 pm at the Altavista Fire Company, located at 1280 Main Street in Altavista Va. 

Altavista councilman Timothy George plead guilty to two counts of Election Office Neglect Duty in Campbell County Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon. 

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Liberty University has announced that former U.S Congressman Robert Hurt (Virginia’s 5th District) will take on a new role as dean of the Helms School of Government, and Ron Miller will serve as the online dean.

Altavista councilman Timothy George plead guilty to two counts of Election Office Neglect Duty in Campbell County Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon.

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A new church in Altavista is already busting at the seams. Pastor WL Pillow has moved his congregation from the Booker Building to 1056 Ward’s Road, on southbound 29 across from Discovery Ford. Most new churches struggle with attendance, but not Transformation Baptist Church. WL Pillow bring…

The Town Council and staff continue to be concerned by residents’ needs related to water, which were discussed at the Town Council Work Session on August 27. According to separate correspondence with Town Manager Waverly Coggsdale III, “Council has directed staff to pursue the creation of a …

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Local artist Holly Boles has been employed as a 911 dispatcher for over 11 years. As a volunteer, she is committed to suicide prevention. One of the main groups of people whose lives she hopes to touch with her art, focused on butterflies, is people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)…

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A blue Nissan Sentra SR appeared totaled Tuesday afternoon when the driver apparently lost control on Rt 29 North about a quarter of a mile before Sycamore Grocery. The car in the single vehicle accident went into the median where it nosedived before flipping two times.

The Annual Marathon conducted by the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, 10:45 a.m. - 8 p.m. The event is free of charge with barbecue pork and chicken plates plus desserts sold as fundraisers.

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According to the Campbell County Sheriff's Office, the Rustburg High School was on lockdown earlier Friday morning. A number of law enforcement officers, dogs, SRO, etc. are at the school.

The community is gearing up for the 16th Annual Justin Harris Benefit to be held at the Gretna and Fire Rescue building on East Gretna Road. This is a major fundraiser for the organization and support is needed to make it bigger and better than ever. Baked Goods and Silent Auction items  are…

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For 14 years Campbell County has received a certificate of excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers’ Association. One of the County’s current objectives is, as Frank J. Rogers, County Administrator, explained in an interview, to “codify our current financial pro…

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Deborah Sirockman, owner/operator of Virginia Found Goods located on Pocket Road in Hurt, attended the August 20 Town Council meeting to “check in” with council that she is still interested in purchasing some town-owned property across the road from her antique store.  

“I am honored to receive this endorsement which recognizes my continued efforts to support our local farmers and Virginia agriculture,” Delegate Byron remarked. “Agriculture is a vital part of Virgnia’s economy and is especially important in our region. While our farmers continue to produce …

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The council room was packed with concerned citizens from the Town of Hurt during the August 20 meeting. Each person who signed up to speak was given three minutes to present information to council. There is no back and forth in these presentations. Council listens to concerns but doesn’t ask…

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement service fees, farm program de…

Governor Ralph Northam today announced an eight-stop listening tour to hear from Virginians about the needs of workers and employers in communities throughout the Commonwealth. 

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The Altavista Area YMCA is currently undergoing renovations to provide an even better fitness and wellness experience for the members of the community. The Athletic Center was constructed in 1994 and although it has experienced superior care and will rival any facility around, the staff has …

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The suspect in a triple homicide in the Keeling community was apprehended Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 12:18 p.m. after appearing between two homes naked on Keeling Drive. 

The community is buzzing about one of the Brookneal Chamber of Commerce’s most anticipated events…Main Street Strong-Tour the Town. The event will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, from 5-8 p.m.

The community is gearing up for the 16th Annual Justin Harris Benefit to be held at the Gretna and Fire Rescue building on East Gretna Road. This is a major fundraiser for the organization and support is needed to make it bigger and better than ever. Baked Goods and Silent Auction items  are…

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As glad as residents of Altavista are that the traffic lights in front of Gateway Minute Market blink, allowing them to survey the scene and proceed as desired, they still can’t help but look longingly toward the road untraveled. The blockade indicating that the most convenient route to Hurt…

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Central Virginia Angel Hearts presents the 19th Annual Warren Smoot Memorial Benefit concert, Friday, Aug. 23, 7:00 p.m., at Beulah Baptist Church, 528 Leesville Road, Lynchburg.

The town and county remain abuzz about Altavista’s opportunity to acquire $1 million worth of property owned by Campbell County. The 50-acre property includes Dearing Ford Business and Manufacturing Center, along with 28 acres adjacent to the Wal-Mart and 21.75 acres on Dearing Ford Road, of…