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 House members in Washington, D.C., Thurs­day called for the immedi­ate reversal of new regu­lations implemented by Louis DeJoy, the recent­ly-appointed Republican Postmaster General from North Carolina, which they say would slow U.S. Postal Service operations ahead of a projected surge in m…

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Formerly Dodd’s Farm Supply, Long’s Farm Supply is a family business, conveniently located in Brookneal. The Long’s bought and opened the business in 2018 after the original owners retired. Bobby and Theresa Long, along with their daughters, Dottie Carwile and Cassie Long, are all co-owners …

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First time claims for unemployment benefits in Central Virginia have dropped for the first time since the week of June 20, according a recent report by Virginia Career Works.

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The Center for Voter Information, a nonprofit group that provides information on voting and candidates to voters, sent out half a million vote-by-mail applications to Virginia residents with incorrect information on them.

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 struck North Carolina and several surrounding states at around 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 9, according to multiple reports.

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During a live 2 p.m. COVID-19 briefing on August 5, Governor Northam announced that Virginia will be the first state to use COVID-Wise, an app for smart phones that will notify users if they have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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The popular Rivermont pet-grooming salon, Fur Kidz Pet Boutique, is opening a second location at 1064 Village Highway in Rustburg. Owner Amy Cobb originally opened the business with her mother 12 years ago, with a strong focus on keeping pets and their parents happy and comfortable during th…

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Rustburg Elementary School will be closed on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 and Tomahawk Elementary School was closed Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29, according to recent Campbell County Schools press releases. Both were caused by COVID-19 cases.

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A group of Amish driving a horse-drawn buggy was struck from behind by a car on Route 40 around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, leaving the driver dead and two passengers critically injured. 

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The Virginia High School League or VHSL announced earlier today that it will postpone all high school sports until December 14.

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Barbara Johnson is on track to open a coffee and sandwich shop right in the heart of Brookneal. Originally an old drive in, and eventually Nationwide Insurance, the old building Johnson plans to use has sat vacant for years.

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An anonymous donor is offering $2,000 in exchange for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who shot at two Lynchburg police officers early in June, according to a WSLS report.

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The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, or ABC, announced starting Monday, July 20, Virginia ABC stores will require customers to wear masks.

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Governor Northam held a ceremonial bill signing on Wednesday, July 8 for a law banning drivers from holding any electronic communications device while driving. The law is set to take effect January 1, 2021.

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Why won’t your favorite merchant take your cash? Is there a cash shortage? What’s happening to America? Exact change or a card?

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Governor Northam announced at 2 p.m. today that over 500 inspectors will be sent unannounced to businesses across the state to ensure compliance with capacity, face covering and social distancing rules. He also said the positivity rate of people tested for the virus in the state has risen fr…

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A member of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Staff tested positive for COVID-19, according to a July 12 press release issued by Sheriff Winston Clark.

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A four-year-old boy from Charlotte County was killed in car crash on Route 604 in Prince Edward County just after noon on July 5, according to a WSET report.

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Despite economic disparities and reduced technological resources, Brookneal Elementary students scored well on recent standards of learning or SOL tests. Though over 70% of Brookneal students qualify for free or reduced lunches, and many students and teachers can’t access the internet or hav…

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The Campbell County Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the first annual Park Hop Trail Run/Walk on Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Countywide Park, according to a recent press release.

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Sergeant Gary Penn addressed the large crowd outside of Hyland Baptist Church last Thursday with a powerful statement.

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Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC), will invest more than $35 million to expand its manufacturing facility in the City of Lynchburg. In total, 79 new jobs will be created over the nex…

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Two rookies have joined the Altavista Police Department and are setting out for Police Academy in Lynchburg beginning July 1. Cory Earhart and Chelsea Pugh are the newest members of the APD.

The Town of Brookneal has purchased a brand-new sanitation vehicle, reported Town Manager Russell Thurston. It replaces the 10-year-old vehicle that has been in use until now; that older truck will be used for backup.

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The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) on Monday released revised guidelines for reopening schools across the Commonwealth. While the updates ease some of the stringent requirements, the burden still falls on the school districts to come up with a workable plan.

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Patrick Henry’s Red Hill – the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, would like to give back to the community with a Red Cross blood drive in Brookneal, VA. This blood drive is held in honor of two local children, Reese Anctil and Zeke Puig. Both are fighting leukemia.