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Local resident Bart Pannell and his organization, Pretty Real LLC, are working to combat the effects of domestic violence in the Altavista area. Together with the Central Virginia YWCA, Pannell is organizing a gift card drive for domestic abuse survivors.

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At 100 years old and with employees numbering well past the century mark, Foster Fuels may seem like it’s been a staple of industry in Brookneal forever. But it wasn’t always that way.

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RICHMOND—The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Department of General Services Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) today announced that the first case of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 has been identified in a sample from an adult resident of Northern Virginia with n…

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The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Appomattox Field Office, in cooperation with the FAA and U.S. Department of Transportation, is seeking the public's assistance with information regarding a drone that was shot several times in Campbell County. 

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Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America today, along with Vice President Kamala Harris.

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Virginia is pushing hard to distribute COVID-19 vaccines even though doses have been slow to arrive in some areas.

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The Town of Altavista has been developing a state-of-the-art coworking facility in the former fire station on Seventh Street which is slated for opening in the fall of 2021.  At the January 12, 2021 Town Council Meeting, the name and logo for the facility were approved.   The Spark Innovatio…

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RUSTBURG, VA - Campbell County is pleased to announce that the Lynchburg Community Action Group (LYN-CAG) will be facilitating the operation of a daycare in the town of Brookneal. This will be located in the lower level space of the Patrick Henry Memorial Library. This space was previously o…

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New Beginnings Baptist Church held their annual March 4 Life through the center of town on January 17 to bring awareness to the issue of abortion.

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DANVILLE, Va. — Virginia has administered just over a quarter of its distributed COVID-19 vaccine doses, which, going into 2021, was 110,000 fewer doses than the commonwealth expected to receive. And with the projected numbers of both doses distributed and administered lagging behind statewi…

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The Altavista Police Department is currently investigating a larceny that took place in a Sprint Store at 121 Clarion Road on Saturday, January 16.

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RICHMOND – More than 100,000 customers have taken advantage of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) two-year renewal option for driver’s licenses and ID cards. Prior to implementation of this new service in September, these customers would have had to make an appointment to visit…

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The Danville Police Department announced that Perla Mendosa, age 13, is missing.

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RUSTBURG, VA - On Monday, January 11, 2021, the Campbell County Commonwealth Attorney's Office presented charges to the Grand Jury to indict Codi Shawn Dunbar, age 28, of Lynch Station, VA, on charges stemming from a November 2019 homicide.

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The Town of Altavista Town Council held its first meeting of 2021 and welcomed its newest Council member Dr. Scott Lowman. Dr. Lowman has been active with the town for many years and served on the Recreation Committee until his election to Council and currently serves on the Altavista Econom…

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Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital will start construction this month on a new mother, baby and family unit that will transform the experience moms and families have when delivering their baby. The new space will ensure that the birth experience and first days as a mother include the highest …

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Daleville, VA -- The Virginia Cattlemen’s Association (VCA) is pleased to announce that Brandon Reeves has joined the Association as the Executive Director. Mr. Reeves brings a wealth of experience in both cattle and legislative issues to his new role.

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RICHMOND – Around 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening, a Sussex I State Prison inmate seriously injured a sergeant at the Waverly, Virginia facility. The male sergeant, who has more than 20 years of service with the Department of Corrections, sustained six non-life threatening stab wounds to the hand…

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Janet Sheppard has been an employee of Patrick Henry Memorial Library, part of the Campbell County Public Library System, since 2014, but she’s been active in the library community and an advocate for the library even longer.

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At its Jan. 8 meeting, the Region 2000 Service Authority unanimously voted to authorize the retainer of attorney Jeremy Carroll to represent the Authority in a pending lawsuit regarding the distribution of excess revenue funds. The funds in question amount to more than $2.5 million.

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Vince Martin retired at the end of 2020 as the longest-serving Postmaster in the history of the Altavista Post Office—a feat he never planned for, but in hindsight seems almost like it was meant to be.

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This year my grandkids, Seth and Maia, helped Three Into One Give out over 35 gift cards, worth $10 each, from Walmart and Church Supply for our annual senior citizen Christmas gifts.It's a blessing to see some of our seniors each year.

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My buddy Pete and I were going ice fishing when we got done working for the week. I bought the three extra tip-ups from Pete he had. This time I was going to use my own tip-ups instead of sharing with Pete. What we did was set out six tip-ups and kept our eyes on them. I guess you can say it…

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Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) is a hardy perennial grown for its pungent roots which are long and narrow, sometimes to two-feet long. Grow horseradish as an annual, in the second year the roots can become tough and fibrous. Horseradish is best grown in containers; it spreads readily and …

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The Tribble family has been serving food to the Brookneal community for almost 20 years. “My wife owned a small catering business while I farmed,” says Sonny Buck owner Wayne Tribble. Angela Tribble’s catering business, A&E Catering, has also been in the community for almost 20 years. Th…

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Liberty University is suing Governor Ralph Northam and State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) Director Peter Blake in their official capacities for amending the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) to make online students ineligible to receive funding through the program.

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Five electric cooperatives in Virginia and Maryland have announced the creation of an innovative association of broadband cooperatives to help bring world-class internet service to underserved rural areas.

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RUSTBURG, VA - It’s that time of year when the temperatures drop to a bitter low. During the winter months, we tend to spend more time at home with our family and loved ones, so what better way to protect them than by making sure your home is protected from any fire hazards.

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The town announced that West Road will be closed today due to repairs.