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Given the recent news about the effective cancellation of Halloween due to current Social Distancing guidelines, KD Country has partnered with Harley-Davidson of Lynchburg and All Home Maintenance of Central Virginia to save Halloween by giving away free, 5-foot-long candy delivery chutes to…

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Correction: a previous version of this article stated that George Sandridge was chosen as a replacement for Main Street Coordinator Kirsten Aherron. Town staff later clarified that Sandridge was not hired as Aherron’s replacement, but rather brought back on as an intern to assist with AOT an…

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Jim Critchley started a tire service business in Altavista in 1975, and despite the difficulties of building a business from the ground up, it is still in operation today.

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PITTSYLVANIA Co., Va. — Pittsylvania County man K.D. Flick's social club has turned into a small organization donating hundreds to local charities.

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Monte Vista Baptist Church has been sending coupons to military families overseas for years, and despite the pandemic they’ve kept it up.

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The rain held off long enough for golfers to enjoy Gleaning for the World’s Inaugural Golf Classic this weekend. Gleaning for the World’s event coordinator Mark O’Brien teamed up with Faber Jamerson at Falling River Country Club to start the event as a yearly fundraising event for Gleaning f…

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RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Department of Elections announces several upcoming deadlines for voters wishing to vote absentee in the November 3, 2020 General Election.

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Update (10/19): VSP later stated that Ms. Hill was located, but not safely. VSP has not provided any further update on Ms. Hill's condition. Update (10/19): according to VSP this alert has been cancelled, and Ms. Hill was safely located. THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HAS ISSUED AN ENDANGERED MIS…

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RICHMOND — Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni and Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane are calling on parents, students and other school community members to submit nominations for the U.S. Department of Education’s Recognizing Inspirational School Employees Award, also kn…

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During a time when in-person meetings are limited, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting a series of virtual meetings to help connect Virginia’s Finest specialty food and beverage producers to customers. The Virginia’s Finest Specialty Food and Bever…

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RICHMOND — Virginia schools are celebrating Disability History and Awareness Month with virtual events and activities promoting school cultures based on mutual respect, understanding and equitable opportunities for all students.

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At its most recent meeting on October 13, the Altavista Town Council discussed speed cameras for local school zones, an AEDA proposal for economic development in town and how the town’s CARES Act funds are to be spent.

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.  

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RICHMOND — Virginia students again outperformed their peers nationwide by significant margins this year on the ACT college-admissions test. The performance of Virginia high school graduates improved in all subjects assessed by the four-part test, while the achievement of graduates nationwide…

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On 12 October 2020, CCPS was made aware of a COVID-19 positive individual at Cornerstone Learning Center.   The COVID positive individual has been informed to isolate and all associated close contacts have been informed to begin their quarantine period.

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Virginia State University (VSU) announces the appointment of Dr. Janine Parker Woods as its new associate administrator for Virginia Cooperative Extension programming, effective Oct. 12, 2020.

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VTI recently launched a marine trades program. Watch its inaugural class learn the ins and outs of being a marine technician.

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With the rising cost of health care, and many people having a difficult time affording prescription medication, one local organization has stepped in to fill the need. The Staunton River Medical Center Committee, inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, with a goal to, “promote comprehens…

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The town of Altavista recently released the following press release. Those interested in participating should contact the town for application materials.

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At its most recent meeting the Campbell County Board of Supervisors discussed Blair Construction’s proposal for Rustburg Middle School, ruled on a number of rezoning requests and heard a presentation from Warren Kane, a B2X representative, on the company’s progress in setting up additional b…

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ROANOKE, Va., Oct. 9, 2020 – Appalachian Power representatives plan upgrades to the electric transmission system serving customers in the city of Lynchburg and Bedford County.

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The Friends of New London issued the following announcement about an event they will be hosting on Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

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PITTSYVANIA, Va. – Virginia State Police Trooper J.W. Gregory is investigating a single vehicle crash, which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred Thursday, October 8 at 3:53 a.m. on Route 746, four tenths of a mile north of Route 1555 in Pittsylvania County.

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Roanoke, VA – Virginia Amateur Sports, Inc (VAS) organizers of the Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University annual athletes of the year have been selected: Micayah Holland of Portsmouth was named Youth – Female Athlete of the Year, Clayton Stoil of Great Falls was named Youth – Male…

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PITTSYVANIA, Va. – Virginia State Police Trooper N.A. Keister is investigating a pedestrian being struck, which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred September 5, 2020, at 12:25 a.m. on Route 29, just north of Galveston Road in Pittsylvania County.

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On Wednesday 07 October, 2020, CCPS was made aware of a COVID-19 positive individual at Rustburg Middle School.   The COVID positive individual has been informed to isolate and all associated close contacts have been informed to begin their quarantine period.

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[Lynchburg, Virginia, October 1, 2020] – YWCA of Central Virginia will honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a series of candlelight vigils, public community displays, and virtual educational events to be held during the month of October 2020, including a special city council proclama…

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South Boston, VA…….The 2020 racing season has not been the season Blake Stallings or anybody else envisioned. Stallings, who competes out of the R&S Race Cars stable, was looking forward to a full season of racing that included racing at South Boston Speedway, but has competed in only si…