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Heat Advisory from 12PM EDT FRI until 8PM EDT FRI

This bulletin remains in effect until 8:00 pm Friday for Campbell County, VA


Multiple business across the area were robbed by 2 suspects Monday morning

Employees of The Waffle House on Wards told Lynchburg Police Department, two black male suspects  entered the business and demanded money. … Read more


Rashad Jennings comes home to give back to area

Forest native Rashad Jennings is nationally-known for his career as a running back in the National Football League as well winning the tele… Read more

Hurt council looks for ways to help citizens with water costs

The Town of Hurt’s public works committee met July 9 to discuss a number of topics ranging from the fairest way to charge for water to repa… Read more

Long Island man honored by France

Ninety-six-year-old Curwood Clark of Long Island was recently honored at a reception for his prestigious award from the French Embassy of H… Read more


Laidback Golf Tours Second Major Held at Olde Mill

 The Laidback Golf Tours Second Major of the 2019 season which was held recently at Olde Mill Golf Resort was very similar to the event hel… Read more

Motley Dixie Youth completes rewarding season

Thursday night, June 6, was the final scheduled game between the two Motley Dixie youth teams, Fellers and First National.  It ended pre-ma… Read more

Altavista YMCA Dixie Darlings headed to state tournament in Charlotte C.H.

The Altavista YMCA Dixie Darlings All-Stars traveled to Halifax on June 21 and returned home as Virginia Dixie Softball District 7 Darlings… Read more


Words for the living

We are a people that like news, the “inside scoop,” aren’t we? We now have media outlets covering news 24 hours a day, 7 seven days a week;… Read more

Skyline Boys Quartet to present concert in Gretna

The Skyline Boys Quartet of Northern Virginia will present a concert of gospel music at the Gretna Theatre, located on Main Street, Sunday,… Read more

Words for Living

Often, Thomas the Apostle gets a bad rap.  We even call him “doubting Thomas.”  Read more


Nora Dean Bryant Layne

Nora Dean Bryant Layne, 85 of Lynch Station, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born on Frid… Read more

John Calvin Dowdy

John Calvin Dowdy, 78, of Lynch Station passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Autumn Care of Altavista. He was born December 29, 1940, a son… Read more

Marion L. Berry, Jr.

Mr. Marion L. Berry, Jr., age 82, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Funeral services were at 2:00 PM Friday, July 12, 2019, from … Read more


Weather Today

Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.


95° 75°

Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:WSW at 4 mph
Chance of Rain:20%
UV Index:10 Very High
Sunrise:06:11:37 AM
Sunset:08:34:40 PM

This Week's Forecast

Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.Fri
20%95° 75°
A few clouds. Highs in the upper 90s and lows in the mid 70s.Sat
20%99° 75°
Afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.Sun
40%96° 74°
Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s.Mon
40%90° 69°
Showers possible. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.Tue
60%78° 62°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.Wed
20%83° 62°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 60s.Thu
10%87° 63°