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LYNCHBURG – On Monday, September 27, Virginia Department of Health and Centra Urgent Care will be providing free COVID-19 testing. The event will take place from 9:00AM-12:00PM in the parking lot behind Centra Urgent Care (16890 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551). All individuals are welcome, re…

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For only the second time, antique bottle collectors will be able to buy, sell, trade and display antique and vintage bottles, glassware and more at the South Boston — Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History.

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At 02:58 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Brookville-Timberlake Volunteer Fire Department (BTVFD) was dispatched to an area off of Town Fork Road for a residential structure fire, according to a statement from the department.

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If you’ve been reading these articles for a while, you know that I am a big fan of native plants.  But there is one that causes me no end of suffering.  That would be poison ivy, Toxicodendron radicans.  As I sit covered in poison ivy rash, let me explain how I got in this predicament.

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Altavista High School will be hosting the homecoming parade at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, according to a post from the school. The parade will start in Shreve Park and proceed to the high school.

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33 students made up Altavista’s band and honor guard at the competition. Their show was called “2020,” and was about how COVID-19 affected students, especially students. Katie Wood is Altavista Combined School’s new band director, and has been at the school for 1 year already as choir direct…

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The Honda Civic Hybrid my husband Paco and I bought new in 2006 is on its last tire, so to speak. The AC works as long as the outside air is 70 degrees. The radio is shot. It lost its new look after an SUV backed into it. Last week a mechanic told us the compressor alone would cost $3,000, b…

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It’s a common practice for fire departments to raise money by raffling off a gun or other prizes. But the Altavista Volunteer Fire Company isn’t using just any gun for its gun raffle, which was launched September 17.

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Due to the ongoing pandemic, disconnection of water service for non-payment has been suspended since April 2020 for utility customers in Altavista. Because Virginia lifted its state of emergency on June 30, that suspension will end this fall.

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Avoca Museum, 1514 Main St., Altavista, will host its Where the Rivers Meet Summer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25 from noon to 6 p.m. This event takes the place of the museum’s annual Harvest Jubilee and Wine Festival which was held for more than 20 years at the historic site.

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Altavista on Track (AOT) has announced that the 15th annual Giblet Jog 5K will take place in-person at English Park on Thanksgiving Day. The Standard will once again serve as the Title Sponsor for the event. This family-friendly race is a Thanksgiving Day tradition for hundreds of participan…

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Lynchburg, VA – The mission Central Virginia Addiction and Recovery Resources Coalition (CVARR) is to engage the community in the reduction of substance use through education and collaboration. CVARR has partnered with Lynchburg City Schools (LCS) to provide preventative initiatives and acti…

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Last Friday, Liberty University informed students, faculty, and staff of the campus health and safety measures that will be in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 after the university’s two-week mitigation period ended.

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LYNCHBURG, VA. – On Monday, September 20, Virginia Department of Health and Centra Urgent Care will be providing free COVID-19 testing. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot behind Centra Urgent Care at 16890 Forest Road in Forest. All individuals will be able t…

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RUSTBURG - Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance with locating an individual who authorities believe is responsible for the early morning robbery of both a business and church in the Waterlick area of Campbell County. 

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RICHMOND — Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane today announced the award of state grants to 11 school divisions to develop or implement innovative programs that support the Board of Education’s Profile of a Virginia Graduate and Virginia’s 5 C’s(critical thinking, creative thinki…

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RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Elections has announced that in-person voting begins Friday, September 17, 2021. Also, absentee ballots will be sent to all voters who have requested a ballot by mail. 

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With so much in the news about the rise in hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19, it’s easy to miss an unrelated affliction that sends a growing number of patients, particularly young to middle-aged women, into intensive care—alcohol-induced disease.

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At its September 7 meeting, the Campbell County Board of Supervisors decided to move forward on a large-scale broadband project and a partnership to install utility infrastructure for a development in the Yellow Branch area.

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Crews received a call for a house fire in Rustburg this morning shortly before 9 a.m. at the corner of Slice Lane and Kelly Road.

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Last Friday the Lynchburg Police Department (LPD), Fire Department, Monument Terrace Troop Rally and representatives from the city hosted a ceremony to remember September 11, 2001, and honor those who served and paid the ultimate price on that day.

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Virginia State Police Trooper D. Spencer is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Charlotte County. According to Virginia State Police (VSP), the crash occurred Sept. 6, 2021 at 4:22 p.m. on Route 40, less than a mile east of Route 618. 

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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is currently accepting applications for the inaugural Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance (VAFA) program. The VAFA program reimburses Virginia farmers for the cost of harvesting, processing, packing and transporting agricultural p…

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Nearly three dozen Virginia health care organizations, which collectively represent hundreds of thousands of health care professionals in the Commonwealth, are jointly urging unvaccinated Virginians to get a COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and others as new infections and hospitalizat…

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A man has been arrested and charged with several crimes in connection with a series of fires set around the City of Lynchburg over the summer, according to a statement from the Lynchburg Police Department (LPD). On September 2, 2021, Brennan Thornhill, 19, of Lynchburg, turned himself into a…

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RICHMOND – Despite a significant decrease in fatal traffic crashes over the 2021 Labor Day holiday weekend for Virginia, there was still a relatively high number of traffic fatalities. Of the eight traffic deaths reported for the holiday weekend to date, four involved motorcycles and one inv…

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Three Into One Community Project will be hosting a community day September 19. Those speaking will include Master Of Ceremonies Witcher, First Lady Of First Baptist Church Mosley Heights, Tom Cook, Pastor Sinclair Hall, First Baptist Church Mosley Heights, Pastor Wes Witcher First Church Of …

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The North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its annual fundraising marathon on September 11 from 11 a.m. until the event is sold out. BBQ and chicken plates will be sold for $10 each, and include beans, cole slaw, a roll, a beverage and a dessert. There will also be stew for …

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At 8:45 a.m., on Sept. 11, 2001, Tom Roby, Chief Battalion Commander of the New York Fire Department’s 16th Battalion, was halfway through a 24-hour tour at the firehouse at 143rd Street in Harlem. He was in the kitchen fixing himself a cup of hot tea. On the TV a local news station was broa…