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Growing celery (Apium graveolens) is generally considered to be the ultimate vegetable gardening challenge. It has a very long growing season but a very low tolerance for both heat and cold.  Give it plenty of water and a good rich soil, and you can have a supply of celery from midsummer int…

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Pets enliven Zoom sessions. A dog sniffs at the screen or a cat strolls past it, and we melt into chuckles, ask questions and make comparisons with our own pets. The interruption is, for many of us, a welcome deflection from the sea of faces.

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Altavista native Tevin Carr has clients in other states who still come to him for haircuts.

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Avoca Museum has hired a new events coordinator who, per Museum Director Mike Hudson, brings exceptional experience to the table.

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Local welders in high school, college and at the professional level will be competing once again this Spring during the annual Welding Wars competition.

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FAIRFAX Co., Va. — One day into Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccine administration, Gov. Ralph Northam today spoke at a press conference to share what he said was "great news."

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Brookneal, VA – As part of its FosterGives initiative and the company's centennial celebration, Foster Fuels and the Watt Foster Family Foundation will be awarding 100 scholarships to its customers as part of a one-time scholarship giveaway. Applications are being accepted now through May 31, 2021.

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Major General Cedric T. Wins, who has served as VMI's interim superintendent since November, is now officially the VMI's fifteenth superintendent.

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The Daily Press recently reported that the number of completed applications for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has dropped since last year, noting that numbers were down 8.2% nationwide, and in Virginia, the drop was slightly steeper at 8.7%. 

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RICHMOND — Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced Thursday the awarding of $600,000 in competitive grants to 16 high schools and technical centers to upgrade equipment for their career and technical education programs. Each school or center will receive $37,500 to purchase…

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Early in April 14 years ago, a talented and popular young Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy named Jason Saunders passed away after a car crash that occurred while he was on duty. Though he only served as a deputy for three years, his memory is still alive and well in the community.

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Dozens of people at a family tailgate. Countless meals for friends and family. Several thousand gathered to celebrate Uncle Billy’s Day. 50,000 spectators gazing skyward at a fireworks display. Pat deBernard will be remembered for many reasons, but perhaps the best measure of the man is the …

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RUSTBURG, VA - Whether intentionally put there or blown from vehicles on the way to collection sites, every community has pockets of unsightly trash. Campbell County has officially announced the beginning of a program for local residents, organizations, civic groups, and businesses to be par…

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On the heels of a rather involved session two weeks ago, Hurt Town Council processed a lighter load and more standard fare for its April 6 meeting.  Most discussion consisted of updates on efforts already underway, rather than new initiatives or weighty decisions.

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Centra Health has announced plans to sell its four long-term care and skilled nursing facilities to Cascade Capital Group with operations through Hill Valley Healthcare and its Life Plan Community to LifeSpire of Virginia. The decision follows a year-long comprehensive and future-focused ass…

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Orchids exhibit a delicate beauty and are long-blooming whether they are full-sized or mini orchids.  Many people believe they are finicky and difficult to grow, but many of them are just as easy as your average houseplant. They will retain their blooms for two to three months and then have …

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Ever since we built our house on a 20-acre chunk of a subdivided 300-acre hay farm, Paco [my husband] and I have wanted to plant trees. Problem is, we can’t agree on which ones to buy and where to plant them. Every spring it’s the same thing. We see the white blossoms of a Bradley pear or a …

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The Altavista Police Department (APD) asked for public assistance identifying a suspect related to a larceny that took place this weekend.

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LYNCHBURG, VA – Officials at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) have announced the hiring of William D. Wilkerson as its new Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety.

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Congressman Bob Good paid a visit to Hurt town hall yesterday for a meeting with local officials, according to a statement from the town.

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Danielle Potter, Manager of Human Resources at Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative recently graduated from Leadership Halifax County, which is a program to strengthen individuals for personal, organizational, and community leadership. This educational program is designed to identify and encoura…

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From left: APD Chief Tommy Merricks shakes hands with Officer Stuart Yeaman. Yeaman retired from the Altavista Police Department on April 4. Yeaman has been a police officer for over 28 years, and served with the Altavista Police Department for slightly over one year.

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Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. Onions can be planted in either the spring or fall. Onion plants grow well in raised beds or raised rows at least 4 inches high.

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The Town of Altavista will officially dedicate John H. Mosley Memorial Park (formerly Avondale Park) on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. A memorial to Mr. Mosley will be unveiled and members of the Mosley family will be in attendance.    

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With spring in full swing, many churches, charities and other groups went the extra mile to give locals an egg-cellent Easter. Read on to learn about just a few of the Easter celebrations that took place this year in Campbell County.