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Brookneal Mayor James “Champ” Nowlin has been named as the 2019 Grand Marshall of the annual Brookneal Christmas Parade scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

The long-awaited Christmas season has arrived in the Brookneal and surrounding area. Many holiday events are happening this week with more to come. Be sure to send your events to dferrell@theunionstar.com to be included in the calendar. 

There will be voting going on Thursday night during the Brookneal Christmas Parade for your favorite window (dressed for Christmas). Contestants will be on glorious display in downtown Brookneal on Main Street and E. Rush Street. Drop off your ballot at the parade.

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The old flea market building in Rustburg on Elmwood Lane burned the majority of the building and its contents on Monday afternoon. A call came in around 2:20 p.m. that the building was on fire.

A huge turnout arrived at Brookneal's Golden Skillet on Thanksgiving Day for the annual free community meal sponsored by the Skillet and Childrey Baptist Church. From left are volunteer servers Aubrie Carr, Raegan Carr, and Kerrie Elder.

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Following the Liberty University convocation featuring a panel discussion with Donald Trump, Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle, Charlie Kirk, Jerry and Becki Falwell, and David Nasser, students responded to the event.

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting fatality which took place on Monday, November 25, 2019 on/around the River Bend Road area in the town of Altavista (Campbell County).

With the 2019-2020 flu season underway, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) encourages all Virginians age 6 months and older who haven’t received their annual influenza vaccine to get one now! State health officials gathered Friday, November 22, to highlight the importance of the vaccine…

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Two people were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital Tuesday morning (November 19) after shots rang out on Charlotte Street in Brookneal. According to Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Major Captain Darren Bolling, about 5 a.m. he responded to the 200 block of Charlotte Street near Brook…

Virginia State Police Trooper D.W. Lacks is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Charlotte County that occurred at 2:17 p.m. on November 18 when a tractor-trailer and a 1996 Subaru Legacy ran into each other on Route 360 at Route 47.

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Two people were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital Tuesday morning (November 19) after shots rang out on Charlotte Street in Brookneal. According to Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Major Captain Darren Bolling, about 5 a.m. he responded to the 200 block of Charlotte Street near Brook…

The Brookneal Lions Club is sponsoring the Memory Tree again this year. This a fundraiser for Brookneal lions which helps provide much needed service throughout the year for needy persons. Names can be registered in honor of loved ones or in memory of someone who was near, dear, and importan…

Year-round farmers markets offer seasonal, holiday products