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At the November 23 Town Council work session, Altavista Chief of Police Tommy Merricks recognized the first graduating class of the Altavista Citizens Police Academy. The five-week course, whi… Read more

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The Altavista girls basketball team hit the road for the first time this season for a rematch with Rustburg, falling 29-14 in hoops action on Thursday night. Rustburg led 8-3 after one quarter…

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The Flames pushed the visiting Black Knights during the second half, but Army was able to fend off Liberty University’s late effort to secure a 31-16 win, Saturday afternoon, at Williams Stadium.

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The William Campbell boys basketball squad traveled to Brookville on Monday night and fell to the Bees 51-34 in the season opener for both schools. Brookville jumped out to a commanding 24-12 …

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – During this week of Thanksgiving, Flames Nation has another blessing to be thankful for as Liberty Athletics has locked in its head football coach through 2028.

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Rep. Bob Good of the fifth congressional district is no good for his constituents, the district, or the country.

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Within our country, state, and counties there are many debates, pro and con, about removing or renaming statues. In reading out local paper this week I feel that it is time for Altavista and Campbell County to erect a statue. For all of the students who went through Altavista High School and…

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As you have probably heard, Pittsylvania County is the largest locality in the state of Virginia, covering nearly the same landmass as the entire state of Rhode Island. As a result of that size, Pittsylvania County residents have a lot of diverse situations, and it’s our job as your Board of…

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I represent the Staunton River District, which encompasses much of the northern end of Pittsylvania County. After the 2007 closure of Hurt’s Burlington Industries manufacturing facility, which was the economic linchpin of the region and one of largest employers in the entire region, the Town…

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Harvey Francis Elder, 89, of Brookneal passed away Wednesday, …

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Curtis E. Hamlett, Sr., 96, of Brookneal passed away Saturday,…

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Mary Kathryn Colley Clowdis, 94, of Phenix passed away Novembe…

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Linda Shotwell Harper, 72, of Brookneal, passed on Tuesday aft…