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CAMPBELL COUNTY -- The Campbell County Planning Commission approved rezoning property on Riverbend Road from agricultural to commercial at its Feb. 24 meeting. Michele Dionisio, agent of In Town Enterprises LLC, wanted to rezone the property so she could sell additional items in her antique store.

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ALTAVISTA — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman in connection with a shoplifting case. Her image was captured Wednesday, March 4 in this screen grab taken from a store surveillance camera at the Altavista Walmart Supercenter store.

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CAMPBELL COUNTY — The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that an arrest had been made in connection with a series of thefts of automotive catalytic converters in Campbell. Troy Daniel Patton, 26, a Campbell County resident, was charged Friday with vandalism, property damage an…

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ALTAVISTA — Altavista’s celebration of National Night Out this past summer was a huge success, but will be even bigger this year. That’s according to Altavista Police Chief Thomas “Tommy” Merricks, who is already hard at work planning the event, which is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 in Alt…

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ALTAVISTA-LYNCH STATION -- Two Altavista-area men — each born on the same day in 1940 — are getting a kick out of telling everyone that they’re turning 20 this Saturday. Even more impressive, they say, it’s the year 2020 that they’re turning 20. Note all the 20s. The duo, Jack Ritzer of Alta…

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ALTAVISTA — The second of two suspects authorities were seeking in connection with using fake money this week has been arrested. The Altavista Police Department announced Friday that Tamara Page Anderson, 33, of Altavista had been taken into custody the previous day. APD had reported Thursda…

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RUSTBURG — Grumbling is often heard over having to pay money to the government in taxes. That’s why it may come as a surprise to many that there are a number of individuals, foundations and businesses that freely and regularly give monetary donations to government entities, such at the Campb…

ALTAVISTA — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating Tamara Page Anderson in connection with multiple counterfeiting cases this week. Anderson, 34, sometimes uses the alias Tamara Page Cambre, the Altavista Police Department reported Thursday. Warrants for forging coin or bank n…

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ALTAVISTA — The Altavista Police Department is currently investigating multiple instances of counterfeit bills being passed in the town of Altavista.  On Feb. 17 and 18, APD took four separate reports of fake $20 bills being passed at area establishments, the APD reported to The Altavista Jo…

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ALTAVISTA — Town officials encourage Altavista residents to plan ahead for a grand re-opening of the “splash pad” in Altavista’s English Park. The splash pad —  a fancifully shaped concrete structure that shoots out sprays of water for recreational purposes — was only open a few weeks last s…

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ALTAVISTA — Unrelated residence fires on back-to-back days last week caused extensive damage to two Altavista homes, uprooting those who lived there. Although one of the homes was occupied when the fire occurred, no people were reported injured, but at least one pet reportedly received veter…

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ALTAVISTA -- Two Hurt residents were arrested Feb. 1 on multiple drug-related charges after an Altavista police officer reportedly located suspected cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and synthetic cannabis in their vehicle, according to authorities.

RUSTBURG — An elderly man reported missing this morning from a care facility on Liberty Ridge has been found safe and has been reunited with his family. 

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HURT -- The 10th annual Black History Month-salute Three Into One Minority Business Banquet is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at New Prospect Baptist Church at 509 Prospect Road in Hurt. There will be a dinner, awards and prizes. Advance tickets for $10 and can be purchased from David Tu…

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ALTAVISTA — The Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce presented its 2020 Southern Charm annual gala Jan. 25 at Virginia Technical Institute, giving out awards for the area’s top small and big business, charitable group and educators. Chamber President Lauren Odessa acted as emcee of the event a…

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CAMPBELL COUNTY — Authorities have completed their internal investigations into the officer-involved shootings that occurred in 2018 on Sunnymeade Road in Campbell County, as well as on Norwood Road in Lynchburg. A 2017 Triangle Place shooting in Lynchburg was also investigated.

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CAMPBELL COUNTY — Groups in Campbell and Bedford counties are now organizing militia musters. Organizers said the purpose of their county’s muster is to preserve tranquility, peace, and civil order by organizing volunteers in the event that a militia is required to defend the rights and libe…

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ALTAVISTA — When Altavistans gather around their TVs for Super Bowl LIV this Sunday, they’ll have more reasons to watch than checking out the on-field action between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers — or the high-profile Super Bowl commercials. They can find solace in knowing t…

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ALTAVISTA — The Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce presented its 2020 Southern Charm annual gala Saturday night at Virginia Technical Institute, giving out its Cornerstone Award to Connie and Jordan Parker of the Claire Parker Foundation. The Altavista-based charitable organization delivers …

RUSTBURG — The Campbell County branch of the NAACP presented its 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration Monday (MLK Day Observed) at Rustburg High School. This year’s theme was “Don’t Just Dream It — Live It.” The event featured special speakers, MLK trivia, and rousing musi…

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HURT — Ron Rowland is no longer acting as the Town of Hurt’s chief of police and a security consultant familiar to many in the area has taken on a role similar to that of a police chief, but on an interim basis. That’s the announcement from Hurt town officials following a Jan. 13 called meet…

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CAMPBELL COUNTY — The current flu season is on track to be one of the worst in recent years, with more cases than usual being reported early in the flu season. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health report cases of flu as being widespread as…

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GLADYS — The Campbell County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a fourth solar farm project in Campbell County. it is expected to go on 500 acres spread across a 1,000-acre site off Brookneal Highway in the Gladys community. Officials say it could provide 180 full-time jobs during constru…