The Town of Brookneal was recently in other news sources after word spread about a petition being circulated to give up the town charter and let Campbell County run Brookneal. The Union Star published an article recently from an interview with the group's attorney.

Howard Wells, a Brookneal resident and co-owner of the Reaching Out thrift store, is circulating the petition which will be submitted to the town and circuit court judge after 100 signatures from registered voters are gathered. He says he wants the town to be a better place and that is why he started the petition.

"Do what's best for the town, do what's best for the citizens of Brookneal," is his motto.

More information will be coming soon from the town's point of view as this story continues to develop.