January 2, 2019

*Altavista Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program is a big success again this year and provides gifts for 42 youngsters.

January 9, 2019

*”Bird Man” Keith Vogel loves working with birds and other fowl on his nearby farm.

*Nathalie man Alton Beadles pleads guilty to second degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Wendy Perkins Cash.

*Shooting in Hurt leaves three dead and two injured when Jason Davis turns on his family.

*Long Island native Yolanda Stone starts a new business with Jennifer Tardy called Proving What’s Possible, located in Altavista.

January 16, 2019

*A winter storm dumps sleet and snow on the area.

*Shelly Thornton pleads not guilty by reason of insanity in the shooting death of her father, James Thornton.

*Community mourns the passing of Dennis Nash.

*SEC members to receive $3 million in credits.

January 23, 2019

*Residents for a Better Brookneal are passing a petition calling for the Town of Brookneal to give up its charter.

*North Halifax Ladies Auxiliary raises $40,000 this past year for the fire department.

*Brookneal District Supervisor Charlie Watts shares thoughts on the status of the town.

*Campbell County Sheriff Steve Hutchinson announces he will retire at the end of 2019.

January 30, 2019

*Campbell County NAACP holds annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on his birthday.

*Best of the Best competition starts at The Union Star.

*Local artist Acie D. Hamlette creates a new way to share his art.

*Ralph Samuel Ramsey was denied bond as he faces his day in court for the shooting death of his neighbor, Samuel Dawson.

*Altavista High School grad Juan Thornhill accepts an invitation from the NFL.

February 6, 2019

*Patrick Henry Family Services hires Robert Wheeler as new Director of Marketing.

*Kinship Navigator program will help more people in the area.

*Brookneal Elementary School holds Sweetheart Dance.

*Calvin Ramsey sentenced to 42 years for a shootout with SWAT.

*Red Hill wins 3rd place in Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts contest.

February 13, 2019

*Campbell County Investigator Whit Clark announces he will run for Sheriff in November.

*Phenix Elementary School gets a bomb threat.

*William Campbell High School honors its seniors in winter sports.

*Campbell County Sheriff’s Office holds annual awards.

*Black History is celebrated in Brookneal at 246 The Main.

February 20, 2019

*Former Brookneal Mayor Phyllis Campbell is appointed to serve on town council to fill the seat left vacant by James “Champ” Nowlin when he started his term as Mayor.

*Sgt. Terry Cook from Campbell County Sheriff’s Office announces he will run for Sheriff.

*Brookneal 21st Century Ruritan Club provides an update on the club to Brookneal Town Council.

*Four bomb threats hit the area in eight days in Charlotte County.

February 27, 2019

*William County High School senior Carleigh Singleton is killed in a motor vehicle accident.

*Isiah Garland arrested for string of break-ins.

*A suspicious fire is investigated on Ridge Street in Brookneal.

*Gladys Fire Chief Scott Horseman wins a state award.

*Organizers planning for Relay for Life.

March 6, 2019

*Eddie Gunter, Jr. announces he will run for re-election to the Concord District seat on the Campbell County Board of Supervisors. He is currently chairman.

*Information is shared about inner workings of the Town of Brookneal.

*Community mourns the death of Carleigh Singleton.

*Falling River Airsoft to open in the site of the former Falling River Elementary School.

March 13, 2019

*Sunburst District Supervisor Bob Good says he will not run for re-election to the Campbell County Board of Supervisors.

*Residents for a Better Brookneal hold a meeting to provide information about the group at Good Times.

*William Campbell Beta Club is honored.

*A benefit is held for local child Aycen Cousins who has a rare condition affecting his ability to breath.

March 20, 2019

*Senator Frank Ruff announces he will run for re-election for the 15th Senate District in the June 11 Republican Primary.

*Announcement made that a Town Hall will be held to talk about the possibility of William Campbell closing.

*A rally is held for Emma Compton Layne who will soon be dead two years with no arrest made in her death.

*Valuable merchandise stolen during break-in at concession stand at Brookneal Ballpark.

*Campbell County Board of Supervisors propose a new 4% meals tax in the county.

March 27, 2019

*Drive through rabies clinic held in area.

*Brookneal Volunteer Fire Department makes plans for fundraising marathon.

*Carleigh Shae Singleton Memorial Scholarship Fund held by Staunton River Masonic Lodge #155.

*Meeting held at William Campbell with school board member Dr. Scott Miller leading the talk.

April 3, 2019

*Dale Stedifen announces he will run against Senator Frank Ruff in the June 11 primary.

*Marathon offers fun, food, music and more on Saturday.

*Announcement made that the county will hold a meals tax special election on April 9.

*Taste of Childrey set for April 13.

April 10, 2019

*Campbell County Republican Party passes resolution against Supervisor Charlie Watts.

*Patrick Henry boys home to close Brookneal campus.

*Brookneal Dixie Youth Boys Baseball kicks off new season.

*Delegate James Edmunds announces he will run for re-election to 60th District seat in the House.

*VDOT announces Robert Brown as new residency administrator in Appomattox.

*A helicopter crashes in Clover, pilot injured.

April 17, 2019

*Patrick Henry Family Services to open resource center in Brookneal.

*Annual fishing tournaments are announced in Brookneal.

*Eugene B. Casey Education and Event Center at Red Hill to hold open house.

April 24, 2019

*Hat Creek man killed by sons of his girlfriend. Ashard Adams and Antonio Waller arrested.

*East Coast is slammed by tornadoes.

*Brookneal Baptist Church making progress.

*Campbell County Relay for Life held at Altavista Combined School.

May 1, 2019

*Winners of the striped bass and catfish tournaments are announced.

*Eugene B. Casey Education and Event Center holds a ribbon cutting.

May 8, 2019

*WC players make a visit to Brookneal Elementary School.

*Campbell County to hold wreath laying on May 16.

*Flea Market Flip winners are announced at The Department Store. *Brookneal Dixie Girls Softball holds opening ceremonies.

May 15, 2019

*Patrick Henry Family Services announce meeting at community building to gather input on new resource center.

*Tornadoes touch down in Gladys area on Tap Lane.

*WC Boosters thank businesses for new scoreboard.

*Peggy Saunders talks about Sheriff’s Office support of her son, the now deceased Deputy Jason Saunders.

May 22, 2019

*PHFS holds meeting to gather input.

*William Campbell holds Baccalaureate ceremony.

*Heritage Hall Car Show winners are featured.

*Supervisors hold public hearing on meals tax ordinance.

May 29, 2019

*Town reservoir closed temporarily after gun drawn on water plant operator.

*Altavista council member Tim George arrested on two counts of perjury/ false written statement.

*Fallen officers honored at wreath laying at Sheriff’s Office.

*Senator Ruff talks to The Union Star.

*Supervisors approve $77.2 million budget.

June 5, 2019

*WC graduates 67 at ceremony at Vines Center.

*Dale Moore announces he will run for re-election to Altavista District Supervisor seat on Campbell County Board of Supervisors.

*Red Hill hosts Naturalization Ceremony for 29 new citizens.

*Spring Hill Supervisor Jim Borland announces he will not run for re-election to Campbell County Board of Supervisors.

June 12, 2019

*Vandals tear up middle field at Brookneal Ballpark.

*Jim Hamlette holds unveiling of Little Jimmy.

*Ashard Adams and Antonio Waller have their charges for killing Orlando Robey sent on to the Grand Jury.

*Steven W. Shockley announces he will run for Sunburst District seat in Campbell County Board of Supervisors election in November.

June 19, 2019

*Sen. Frank Ruff wins the Republican nomination at the June 11 primary where he faced off against Dale Sturdifen.

*Campbell County students graduate landscaping program at Southern Landscape Group, Inc.

*Fun Float Day coming up on Saturday.

*Brookneal council member Benny David demands answers on why reservoir has been closed a month. Meeting is set for June 20.

June 26, 2019

*Fun Float Day in Long Island sees a big turnout of floaters from the Long Island Ruritan Club area on the Staunton River to Brookneal.

*Plans for a solar electric farm in Gladys are being considered by Caden Energix LLC.

July 3, 2019

*Brookneal mourns the passing of former councilman Robert “Bob” Jean at age 78.

*Brookneal High School Class of 1950 holds its annual reunion at Hat Creek Golf Course Clubhouse.

*Bo-Zac will perform at the annual July 4 bash at Patrick Henry’s Red Hill.

July 10, 2019

*Lone Star Tick bringing meat allergy into the area.

*Ashard Adams, 31, and Antonio Waller, 27 are indicted for the death of Orlando Robey, their mother’s boyfriend.

*Front door is broken at Kwik Cash in Brookneal.

*Red Hill celebrates July 4 with music and fireworks.

*Concord holds the annual July 4 parade.

July 17, 2019

*Brookneal Chamber Vice President Wayne Tribble comes to town council to let them know about the upcoming Brookneal Fest.

*Brookneal Coach Pitch All Stars play in All Star Tournament.

*Curwood Clark wins a medal from the French Legion of Honor.

*Local youth tour Washington D.C. thanks to Southside Electric Cooperative.

July 24, 2019

*The passing of Margaret “Meg” Tibbs is felt all over the Brookneal area.

*A Brookneal man is robbed on a side street near CVS.

*World War II veteran “Jake” Eldred Lee Milton celebrates his 100th birthday with family and friends.

*Brothers-In-Arms co-founder Patrick Moody loses his fight against cancer.

*Campbell County Supervisors honor retired judge Samuel Johnston.

July 31, 2019

*Brookneal Fest is rescheduled for October 12 to not conflict with the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department Marathon.

*Food Lion provides half a million meals for area people.

*Brookneal Lions makes a donation to Hat Creek Camps.

*Campbell County School Board discusses William Campbell Combined School with Supervisors.

*Patrick Henry Family Services announces it will open a resource center in Brookneal in the fall of 2019.

August 7, 2019

*Brookneal man Josiah Singleton competes on American Ninja Warrior on NBC.

*Campbell County Captain Dwayne Wade announces to run for Sheriff.

*John Lee is elected as vice chairman of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative.

August 14, 2019

*Clarence Jones, Jr. is named Citizen of the Year by Brookneal Lions Club.

*The former office building of Patrick Henry Family Services in Brookneal is sold at auction.

*Campbell County Social Services donates many school supplies to kids.

August 21, 2019

*Main Street Strong set for Friday in Brookneal.

*Red Hill’s Osage Orange tree is once again declared a state and national winner.

*Dr. Cameron Webb announces he will run for Virginia’s Fifth District seat against Rep. Denver Riggleman.

*Brookneal gets a $50,000 USDA grant to help pay for a new sanitation truck.

*Town of Brookneal taking steps to improve reservoir safety.

August 28, 2019

*Clara’s opens in Brookneal offering vintage and new items.

*Main Street Strong gets hit by storm right at the start, but continues on and does well.

*Governor Ralph Northam goes on a “listening tour.”

September 4, 2019

*Rustburg High School has an inadvertent lockdown.

*Department Store Antiques holds an 8th Anniversary event.

*Community devastated by triple murder in Keeling by Matthew Bernard. He killed his mother, sister and nephew.

September 11, 2019

*Brookneal Lions welcome four new members.

*New Dollar General opens in Rustburg.

*Chick Carwile recognized for 50 plus years of service to fire departments.

*Brodnax Police Chief Joe Carey to run for Sheriff in Charlotte County.

September 18, 2019

*Four Forks and a Spoon opens in Nathalie.

*September 11 is remembered at Patrick Henry Memorial Library service.

*The Miracle Worker” opens at 246 The Main Cultural Arts Theatre in Brookneal.

*Brookneal Trading Post opens in Brookneal.

September 25, 2019

*POW/MIA event held in Charlotte Court House.

*Candlight Ministries comes to town to bring food boxes to the needy.

October 2, 2019

*A billboard asking for information about the murder of Cody woman Emma Compton Layne goes up near Four Forks and a Spoon.

*Dollar General in Brookneal is robbed at gunpoint.

*Fake $100 bill found at Food Lion.

*An American flag is donated to Brookneal Community Building by in memory of the late Doug St. John by his wife, Inez St. John-Crews.

*Campbell County Supervisor Bob Good announces he will run for Fifth District.

*Missing teens found safe in Lynchburg.

October 9, 2019

*William Campbell Homecoming Court is announced with Johnny Wood and Brentley Bomar chosen as King and Queen.

*Halifax man Josh B. Mitchell, 73, dies in car crash.

*Friends of the Rustburg Library will offer a $500 scholarship to a senior from Rustburg High School.

November 6, 2019

*CCoVA holds a summit to spotlight drug abuse.

*Drought advisory is lifted thanks to rainfall.

*The Bluegrass, Barbecue and Brew Festival at Red Hill is big hit.

November 13, 2019

*Whit Clark wins the office of Sheriff of Campbell County.

*Veterans are honored at annual service at Brookneal Elementary School.

*Campbell County Board of Supervisors makes a strong statement on 2nd Amendment.

*Historic Courthouse Holiday Market in Rustburg is a big hit.

November 20, 2019

*Foster Fuels is honored with awards by area groups.

*Brookneal Lions to sponsor Memory Tree.

November 27, 2019

*One man dies from a gunshot wound while another is stabbed in the shoulder on incident in Brookneal.

*Donald Trump Jr. participates in Liberty U convocation.

*Annual Thanksgiving meal is sponsored by Golden Skillet and Childrey Baptist Church.

*High speed internet arrives in Halifax.

December 4, 2019

*Man is shot in Altavista on Riverbend Road but his body is later found in Pittsylvania County.

*Brookneal Mayor James “Champ” Nowlin to be Grand Marshall of parade.

December 11, 2019

*Hat Creek Camp to host a “Sensory Friendly Santa Experience.”

*Brookneal Christmas Parade results are announced.

*Red Hill holds annual Christmas Open House.

*Christmas Open House held in downtown Brookneal.

December 18, 2019

*Brookneal Volunteer Fire Department holds annual Christmas dinner and awards ceremony. Clarence Jones, Jr. is named a Lifetime Member and Billy Herndon earns his 50 year pin.

*Long Island Ruritan Club holds the annual tree lighting with Smokey Wilson performing.

*Drakes Branch man Donald Toombs is sentenced for drugs.

December 24, 2019

*Campbell County Board of Supervisors took time to have a proper send off to three members of the board who are leaving: Eddie Gunter, Bob Good, and Jim Borland.

*Whit Clark III is sworn in as Campbell County Sheriff.

*Sonny Merryman is awarded a contract from Dominion Energy for phase one of their electric school bus program.

*The Polar Express program at Brookneal Elementary School on December 19 was a huge success with parents and students.