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The Altavista Presbyterian Church Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall

The Altavista Presbyterian Church Choir has been invited to sing at Carnegie Hall in November along with 280 other choirs. Read more


New Trading Post will carry military surplus goods and more

Brookneal Trading Post at 409 Lusardi Drive, Brookneal has opened for business. The store is a shot in the arm for the town as if offers a … Read more

Rustburg native serves with high-tech squadron

Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Giles, a native of Rustburg, Virginia, wanted to get out of Virginia and do something different.  Read more

James River is finalist for award

The James River has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Thiess International Riverprize awarded bi-annually by the International River… Read more


DGIF to offer free fishing day Sept. 28-29

Whether its stripers on the coast, trout in the mountains, or anything in between, it is time to experience the fun of fishing in Virginia!… Read more

VIR offers world class racing in local area

If there’s one thing Altavista man Jim Funderburk loves it’s Corvettes! He currently owns a 1989 Vette and a 2006 model. “I don’t have any … Read more

Colonels drops road contest with Rustburg

The Altavista Colonels football team suffered their first setback of the season, losing 54-0 in Rustburg last Friday night. 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


Hazel Mattox Ingram Seawell

Hazel Mattox Ingram Seawell, age 97 of Danville died Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Autumn Care Nursing and Rehab in Altavista.   Read more

Sabrina Rená Roarke

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Rebecca Lynn Warthen

Rebecca Lynn Warthen, age 64, of Atlanta, GA, died August 22, 2019. Rebecca is preceded in death by her father, Chesley Robert Owen Sr; her… Read more

Upcoming Events

Rustburg UMC Fall Festival

Rustburg United Methodist Church at 664 Village Hwy., will have a Fall Festival on Sat., October 19… Read more

LSO Chorus Call for Singers for December 13, 2019 Concert

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