January 2, 2019

*Michael Lee Langford accusing of shooting to death Carlton Rosser Stratton on Christmas Day.

*Sew Sisters make mittens for dialysis center.

*Shop with a Cop program is another big success.

January 9, 2019

*Three dead and two injured in shooting in Hurt when Jason Davis turns on his family and himself.

*Proving What’s Possible opens in Altavista.

*Altavista Police Department welcomes three new recruits.

January 16, 2019

*First winter storm of 2019 passes through.

*DAWN moves to new location at Grace Community Church.

*Altavista woman Idamae Lane needs help cleaning up her burned to the ground mobile home.

January 23, 2019

*Altavista Police conduct warrants on Shanna Myers Brew for drugs.

*APD is looking for suspect Zachary Hedrick.

*Campbell County NAACP holds ceremony for Martin Luther King Jr.

*Campbell County Sheriff Steve Hutcherson announces retirement at end of the year.

January 30, 2019

*Kim Barksdale motions are denied in court. She is accused of shooting to death her husband, Todd Lee Barksdale on November 18, 2016.

*Altavista Chamber Gala is another huge success.

*Best of the Best poll gets underway.

*Marijuana found during search by Altavista Police Department.

February 6, 2019

*Gill Brothers open new store in Altavista.

*VSP Trooper Lucas B. Dowell killed during shooting.

*Thrifty Firemen thrift store doing well.

*Bus service may be coming to the area.

February 13 2019

*Altavista man Robert Du’rille Goodman has murder charge certified.

*Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority holds meeting.

*Bomb threats reported in Charlotte County.

*Campbell County Investigator Whit Clark to run for Sheriff.

*APD makes a drug arrest of Noah Alexander Worley.

February 20, 2019

*Man sent to the hospital when Nissan crashes off Grit Road into the trees.

*Teen Isaiah Penick dies of injuries crossing Rt. 29.

*Black History celebrated at Avoca Museum.

*Bo-Zac to perform at Relay for Life on April 26.

*Voter registration day set for March 6.

*Sgt. Terry Cook announces he will run for Sheriff in Campbell County.

February 27, 2019

*WC senior Carleigh Singleton killed in accident.

*Arrests made during break-ins net Isiah Garland.

*Business owner Kathy Davis shares her own Black History.

*3 into 1 holds annual awards.

*Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony features James Jones.

*Gladys Fire Chief Scott Horseman wins state award.

March 6, 2019

*Branch libraries hold feasibility meeting for Pittsylvania County libraries.

*Liberty University holds CPAC event.

*Eddie Gunter, Jr. announces he will run for re-election to Concord District seat for Campbell County Board of Supervisors.

*APD announces The Embers to perform at August 6 National Night Out.

*Chris Singleton has a benefit held for him.

*Benefit held for Eddie and Debra Harris.

March 13, 2019

*Tony Kidd may face capital murder for death of woman during crime spree.

*Local heroes honored by Red Cross.

*Man dies of gunshot wound in Evington.

*The Willows to be sold at auction.

March 20, 2019

*Kimberly Barksdale facing murder charge as trial approaches for her killing her husband Todd Lee Barksdale.

*Dollar General opens in Motley.

*Crowd turns out to rally for William Campbell to stay open.

*Rally to be held for Emma Compton Layne.

March 27, 2019

*Campbell County to vote on meals tax.

*Dale Moore to seek re-election to Altavista District seat on Campbell County Board of Supervisors.

*Avoca Museum offers free admission on Opening Day of new season.

April 3, 2019

*Campbell County Republican Committee holds a press conference to issue resolution against Supervisor Charlie Watts.

*Altavista Chamber holds annual Legislative Breakfast.

April 10, 2019

*Attorney James Kent makes a deal to buy The Willows golf course.

*Patrick Henry to close boys campus in Brookneal.

*Meals tax passes in Campbell County.

*Former CEO E. W. Tibbs cleared in Centra investigation.

April 17, 2019

*Community Special Needs Egg Hunt is huge success.

*Playground at English Park closes for renovations into a splash pad.

*Local woman Patti Pierucci appears on TCM channel with Ben Mankiewicz.

*Klopman Mills smokestack to be razed for progress.

April 24, 2019

*APD holds community walk to get closer to citizens.

*Tornadoes tear their way through the area.

*Altavista On Track is accredited.

May 1, 2019

*Campbell County Relay for Life held at ACS.

*Town holds retreat to dream about the future.

*Mother’s Day tea coming to Avoca.

*Car show planned for May 18 at Heritage Hall in Brookneal.

May 8, 2019

*Altavista prepares budget proposal.

*Walking Marine comes through town on the way to Washington D.C.

*UBD t-shirts being sold by Staunton River Woman’s Club.

*APD gets Wal Mart grant for National Night Out.

*County will honor fallen officers at wreathing laying.

May 15, 2019

*Public hearing set for meals tax.

*Gretna race is big hit with runners.

*Car crash interrupts power to part of town.

*Liberty University has Vice President Mike Pence speak at graduation.

*APD makes drug arrest of Randy Stone.

May 22, 2019

*A crowd comes to Altavista Town Council to discuss concerns over water bill increases.

*Altavista holds Baccalaureate Ceremony.

*Wreath laying is time of remembrance.

May 29, 2019

*Altavista Town Council member Tim George is arrested for two counts of perjury/false written statement.

*American Legion Post 36 holds Memorial Day program at the Y.

*Town announces there will be free bus fares again this summer.

*Hurt Volunteer Fire Department features many top runners in the area.

*Supervisors approve new $77.2 million budget.

June 5, 2019

*Hurt gets hit hard by storm. Downed trees and power lines and damaged homes.

*Uncle Billy’s Day Friday night kickoff gets ruined by storm second year in a row.

*Hurt man Robert Cox charge with attempted murder of Kent Eanes.

*Spring Hill Supervisor Jim Borland will not run for re-election to Campbell County Board of Supervisors.

*Altavista District Supervisor Dale Moore will run for re-election to Campbell County Board of Supervisors.

*UBD goes off without a hitch on Saturday.

June 12, 2019

*MEC Empower Broadband awarded $375,000 for Last Mile Broadband program. It will extend fiber to the premise into Pittsylvania County’s Mt. Airy and Grit communities.

*Altavista Chamber says goodbye to President Heather Reynolds who is leaving to take a job with her church.

*Rustburg woman Shirley Doss is killed in single vehicle crash.

*Steven W. Shockley announces to run for Sunburst seat in the Campbell County Board of Supervisors.

June 19, 2019

*Campbell County students enjoy learning about landscaping in program with Southern Landscape Group, Inc.

*Senator Frank Ruff wins Republican nomination at June 11 primary.

*John Tucker announces he will run for Altavista District seat in the Campbell County Board of Supervisors.

*Campbell County School Board will not recommend to supervisors to close William Campbell Combined School.

*PHFS and Winfall Baptist Church are teaming together to present Help, Hope, and Healing program.

June 26, 2019

*The Grand Chapter of Virginia Order of the Eastern Star made a huge donation of $18,964.34 to the Claire Parker Foundation to benefit families of local children with cancer.

*Vy Doan is featured in a story about the Painted Piano donated by David Wheeler in remembrance of his mother, Miriam (Mimi) Wheeler.

*Tim Dudley is running unopposed for the Staunton River District seat on Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors.

*The Chalk Festival sponsored by Altavista On Track is a big hit with local kids.

July 4, 2019

*Carter’s Store in Leesville will make its grand re-opening thanks to new owner Kyle Goldsmith.

*Avoca Museum Events Coordinator Theresa Boyes leaves her position to pursue a new job.

*Altavista withdraws from the Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority (SRRIFA).

July 10, 2019

*Tony Kidd pleads guilty to murdering his next door neighbor and severely injuring her husband after they helped his girlfriend leave him while he was in jail for abusing her.

*Dr. Christian Lassen, D.D.S., joins the staff at Miller & Wolf Family Dentistry in Altavista.

*The annual Concord July 4 Parade was a big hit with spectators.

July 17, 2019

*Altavista Police Department is planning National Night Out featuring The Embers on August 6 at English Park.

*Curwood Clark of Long Island is recognized by the French Embassy of Honor.

*Chilli Willie’s opens on Renan Road.

July 24, 2019

*Autumn Care of Altavista celebrates its 30th anniversary with a big party.

*Wayside Park in Hurt receives tow large grands worth $406,540 for improvements at the park,

*Retired Judge Samuel Johnston is presented a resolution from the Campbell County Board of Supervisors.

July 31, 2019

*Gary Mattox is running for re-election to the Campbell County School Board. He is the Altavista District representative.

*A rescued eagle is released back into the wild at Long Island Park.

*Local man Josiah Singleton competes on “American Ninja Warrior” on NBC.

August 7, 2019

*Former Virginia Technical Institute Executive Director Tyke Tenney is recognized by the staff and Dale Moore, founder and board member.

*National Night Out is a big hit in Altavista with a huge turnout rivaling Uncle Billy’s Day.

*Gretna Rescue Squad and Gretna Volunteer Fire Department announce a new merger becoming Gretna Fire & Rescue.

*Campbell County Captain Dwayne Wade announces he will run for Sheriff against Whit Clark and Terry Cook.

August 14, 2019

*The Dearing Ford Business and Manufacturing Center will be sold to the Town of Altavista for $1 million by Campbell County.

*David Sage is the new Executive Director at Virginia Technical Institute in Altavista following Tyke Tenney’s retirement.

*Dr. Cameron Webb will challenge Rep. Denver Riggleman in the upcoming election.

*Campbell County honors its School Resource Officers.

*August 21, 2019

*The block party held at Staunton River Memorial Library is much fun for spectators.

*Progress on the new bridge over Staunton River is updated by English Construction.

August 28, 2019

*Matthew Bernard is arrested for the murder of his mother, sister, and nephew in Keeling.

*Centra donates $30,000 to Altavista Area YMCA to provide even more wellness opportunities.

September 4, 2019

*An inadvertent lockdown is held at Rustburg High School.

*The 3rd Annual Southside Opportunity Fund Skeet & Trap Classic held at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox raises money to help kids.

*Altavista Town Council is seeking information to help citizens with water bill concerns.

September 11, 2019

*Robert Hurt is named Dean of Helms School of Government at Liberty University.

*Gladys firefighter Chick Carwile is honored for 50 years of service.

*Altavista war veteran Sir Andrew Jackson (Jack) Shields, Chevalier, shares insights on 9-11 terrorist attack.

*A new Dollar General has opened in Rustburg.

September 18, 2019

*Gretna Rescue Squad is recognized for 50 years of service by Delegate Les Adams.

*Dean Cumbo withdraws from race for Sunburst District representative on the Campbell County Board of Supervisors following the death of his father.

*Altavista Elementary School holds a 9-11 program.

September 25, 2019

*The new splash pad at English Park opens for a few weeks following delays in the planned opening earlier in the summer.

*More than 70 people attend the mental health program at Tyler Flower Shop in Gretna.

*Pittsylvania County issues a burn ban.

October 2, 2019

*Town of Altavista will publish delinquent tax bills.

*A $10,000 reward is offered for information in the murder of Emma Layne of Cody. A billboard has been erected outside of Brookneal with the reward information.

*Two missing teenagers have been found safe after hiding out.

*Bob Good, the Sunburst District rep on Campbell County Board of Supervisors announces he will run against Rep. Denver Riggleman for the Fifth District seat. Good will not run for re-election to BOS.

*The Altavista Lions Club disbands after starting in 1935.

October 9, 2019

*GB Kitchen pays for pink badges for Hurt, Altavista and Brookneal police departments to wear in October for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

*Brookville students visit Campbell County Board of Supervisors.

October 16, 2019

*Chance Lobo is charged with malicious wounding in a stabbing incident.

*Wrestling fundraiser by Strong Style Wrestling will raise money for “Shop with a Cop” program by Altavista Police Department.

*Altavista Habitat conducts a building blitz for two new houses in Altavista.

*A structure fire kills one in Concord.

*A Domestic Violence Prevention Program Banquet is held in Hurt with more than 100 attendees.

October 23, 2019

*Improvements such as a new playground are coming to Wayside Park in Hurt.

*An open house is held for a possible solar facility in Gladys.

*The long-awaited Seaquest opens in River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg.

October 30, 2019

*Family Dollar in Gladys gets hit by armed robbers on October 22.

*Candidates for election to the Hurt Town Council hold a Meet and Greet on October 26 featuring a delicious stew by Ed Hodges.

November 6, 2019

*The election is held in Campbell County with a good turnout for a non-presidential election year.

*Whit Clark wins the election to be the new Sheriff of Campbell County. *Robin Coles-Goard makes history to be elected the first African American female in a constitutional office in Pittsylvania County. She will be the new Commissioner of Revenue.

November 14, 2019

*The Pride of Altavista Marching Band has an outstanding year at competitions.

*American Legion Post 36 of Altavista presents the annual Veteran’s Day program at Altavista Y.

*Town of Altavista names Sharon Williams as the Community Development Director.

November 20, 2019

*The former Altavista EMS building has new owners-Altavista Instruments and Controls.

*Donald Trump Jr. joins a panel discussion at Liberty University.

*Staunton River Garden Club works hard to provide more lighted snowflake decorations for Town of Altavista.

November 27, 2019

*El Cazador in Altavista celebrates 20 years in business.

*Altavista war veteran Sir Andrew Jackson “Jack” Shields, Chevalier, passes away at age 96.

*Gladys youth Dillon Rice is playing soccer on a world wide arena.

December 4, 2019

*A shooting on Riverbend Road, Altavista, leaves one man dead but found in Pittsylvania County.

*Altavista Y begins support campaign to raise $125,000.

*The old flea market at Rustburg on Elmwood Drive burns due to unexplained fire.

*Altavista Police Department arrests Kimberly Dalton, 37, Gretna, for a number of drug charges after stopping her in town.

*Jonathan Seidel wins first place in the annual Giblet Jog held on Thanksgiving morning at English Park in Altavista.

*Local author Beth Woods will hold a book signing for her second novel.

*December 11, 2019

*Altavista Town Council is looking at possible uses for the old fire department building on 7th Street.

*Lauren Odessa is the new President of Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce.

*Altavista Christmas Parade winners are announced.

December 18, 2019

*Altavista Area/Campbell County Habitat for Humanity holds house dedications for two families on Sunday.

*Finch & Finch, Inc. Funeral & Cremation Service has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association with the 2019 Pursuit of Excellence Award.

December 25, 2019

*Town of Altavista may have to borrow $19 million for multiple projects. Between $2-3 million will be paid in cash from the $21.5 million total.

*Altavista Rotary Club made its annual run of 135 food boxes to area citizens in need.

*Foster Fuels employees gave up having their annual Christmas party so they could donate the money to a number of schools.

*Robert L. Word is charged with malicious wounding and possession of firearms ammunition by a convicted felon.