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Don’t leave money on the table. Six hundred seventy-five billion dollars of federal government funds are distributed to states and communities, based partially off census data.

Unusual times call for unusual approaches and solutions. Campbell County Public School District has come up with a plan to allow seniors to have a special graduation event without bringing crowds of people together.

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The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a flood warning for the Staunton River, affecting Campbell, Pittsylvania, Charlotte, and Halifax Counties, with flooding at Alatvista and Brookneal, among other places.

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Because of the COVID-19 quarantine that has been in place, many local businesses have had to shut down their storefronts temporarily. After two months of restrictions—even with the governor easing some of these requirements—many business owners are finding it necessary to get creative by fin…

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The Town of Altavista has closed English Park because of flooding as the Staunton River has overflowed its banks.

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Customers of the Altavista boutique Pretty Please on Broad Boutique may have noticed—assuming that they have made it out and about around town—that the shop is no longer in its former location on Broad Street. Never fear, though: the shop is not gone; rather it has moved. It has, if you will…

On May 12, 2020, the town of Hurt held a called council meeting to discuss the proposed 2020 – 2021 budget draft. Due to social distancing practices, the meeting was held in the Hurt Elementary School gymnasium instead of the Town Hall building.

Altavista Town Council in its May 12 meeting held public hearings concerning the FY2021 Budget, the Capital Improvement Plan (2021-2025), and the proposed water and sewer rate increases. No members of the public made comments, either in person or submitted prior to the meeting.

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The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a flash flood watch for areas of Virginia and North Carolina, including Pittsylvania and Bedford Counties, among others. This watch remains in effect until Thursday morning.

According to various reports, two members of the Evington Volunteer Fire Department sustained serious injuries in an ATV accident of Saturday evening just before 6:30. Evington VFD Chief W.T. Hall and department member Derrick Johnson sustained injuries when their ATV overturned along Halsey…

Patrick Henry's Red Hill has announced that the grounds of the national memorial will be reopened beginning today, May 15. Take a drive over to Brookneal and the southeastern corner of the county and enjoy a stroll as life begins to reopen in this part of the Commonwealth of Virginia!

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The Altavista Police Department is warning area citizens of a new scam being perpetrated involving eBay gift cards. The scammers are targeting especially (but not only) senior citizens.

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The Town of Altavista has been selected to receive a grant of $300,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of a Brownfields cleanup program. The news came initially from a press release by the EPA, announcing that six Virginia communities had been selected for the gra…

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Altavista Combined School administration and staff pulled out all the stops for a Teacher Appreciation event at the school on Wednesday. In what has been perhaps the most bizarre end of a school year in our lifetimes, teachers have been asked to step up and deliver in all sorts of new ways d…

 The Town of Altavista is a great place to live, work and play. And you can help us keep it that way! Community Development is working hard to make sure that Altavista is a well-kept and attractive place that meets the standards set forth by the town’s codes. By far the vast majority of our …

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Altavista’s Chamber of Commerce has announced the retirement of Office Manager E.H. (Hank) Frazier, Jr. as of April 30, and the local community is already feeling the loss. He has been serving since 1996, and the Chamber believes his “passion for serving the community has played an important…

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Team Rubicon recently donated 24 protective suits  and 20 protective masks to the Altavista Police Department for use in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. The donation was secured by Officer Cameron Clark, an Altavista Police Officer and also logistics lead for the Team Rubicon, in the s…

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Four local students have earned honors in the Piedmont Area Reading Council (PARC) Regional Young Writers competition. Three students from Altavista Elementary (AES) and one from Altavista Combined School (ACS) had their short fiction and poetry entries judged at the school, county, and regi…

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First quarter profits were down for Altavista's First National Bank, President and CEO Aubrey Hall, III announced in a news release on Friday. “First quarter 2020 returns were lower due mainly to merger-related expenses and higher non-interest expense associated with growth initiatives,” sta…

The Campbell County Board of Supervisors held a Budget Work Session on April 16. County Administrator Frank Rogers opened the meeting with a short speech about the tumult in these times and its effects on businesses and individual taxpayers. Supervisors had the opportunity to accept the prop…

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The end of the traditional school year is almost here, but the majority of school-aged children have been out of school for at least a month. Many local public and private school parents are facing a major lifestyle shift dealing with new schedules, childcare issues, and schoolwork requireme…

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Altavista lost another well-loved and prominent citizen this weekend when Ramsey “Dude” Mattox passed away at the age of 84. Dude was known for his restaurant, Dude’s Drive-in on Main Street in Altavista. He was also known for his friendly and personable disposition.

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The Courthouse Cafe in Rustburg stands out for its delicious, mainstay food and friendly atmosphere. Like all other restaurants at this time, the café’s dining room is closed because of safety precautions. The spotless restaurant is serving meals to go. Orders can be made at the counter or c…

 To help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Town Manager, Waverly Coggsdale announced today that Council will use Facebook Live to stream its public meetings going forward. This includes the upcoming public hearing scheduled for May 12, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. on the FY2021 Propo…

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Editor’s note: Following is the first installment of what will hopefully be a series of responses from county supervisors regarding the coronavirus shutdown. They were asked to provide their take on the situation and how it is affecting our area, along with their words of encouragement to th…

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The Central Virginia Workforce Development Board announced Wednesday that 10 employers were approved to receive Rapid Response funding through the United States Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I program, to help support small businesses impacted by…

The Altavista Police Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of Angela Layne Weeks, W/F 42 years of age.  Her last known address was 1005 Amherst Ave. in Altavista, VA.

Dean Hubbard's quarter of a century tenure as athletic director at Altavista Combined School is coming to an end with the announcement of his retirement. He has served for 35 years in Campbell County Schools. 

Keep Virginia Beautiful, Inc. is accepting grant applications from groups all across the Commonwealth who want to make a difference in their community.  Applications for the 30 in 30 Green Grant program are being accepted through April 30th.  Thirty grant awards will be announced, one each d…

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Codie Cyrus and Codie Hurd, who are wife and husband, respectively, own C&C Piping and Fabrication, which has been in business in Altavista for the past five years. “We specialize in stainless steel tubing and mechanical support,” said Cyrus. “Our goal is to keep production facilities ru…

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Altavista lost a treasure and one of its native sons when Bob Finch passed away last Thursday. He was 90.