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RICHMOND — Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced today that the Virginia Department of Education has received a five-year, $6 million federal grant to increase the number of qualified mental health service providers in high-need school divisions.

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(STAUNTON, Va.) -- Halloween is a time to have fun while pretending to be scary, or scared. Unfortunately, this year is time to be more cautious than usual, as many traditional Halloween activities carry a significant risk of exposure to COVID-19. The Virginia Department of Health recommends…

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RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP), a leader in enhancing public safety, in conjunction with the Virginia Fire Services Board, are seeking nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Fire Service Awards, which honors and recognizes excellence in fire services in the Commonwealth. 

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At its most recent meeting on October 13, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the municipal government of the Town of Brookneal met at the Brookneal Community Building, 261 Main Street, so that social distancing could be practiced properly.

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ROANOKE, Va., October 28, 2020 – For 19 years, Appalachian Power employees have celebrated Read to Me Day by visiting hundreds of elementary schools across West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee, reading to students and donating the book to the school library. It is an Appalachian Power tradition. 

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CCPS announced that county schools would be closed today, Thursday, October 29. A number of other nearby school districts have also announced closures due to weather.

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RICHMOND – The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) announced today that the Commonwealth of Virginia has placed among the top states in the country for digital technology by the Center for Digital Technology. Virginia has earned an A-, one of the highest honors achievable in the …

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J.H. Binford Peay III resigned from his post as Virginia Military Institute's superintendent on October 26. He released the following statement that day:

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On October 27, Campbell County Public Schools was made aware of three COVID-19 positive individuals in the school system. One of the positive tests came from Leesville Road Elementary School, one of the positive tests came from Brookville High School and the third came from the school system…

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The parent company of First National Bank in Altavista recently announced that it would soon merge with the Virginia Bank, the parent company of Virginia Bank and Trust in Danville. The merger of Virginia Bank into Pinnacle Bank Shares Corporation was approved at separate shareholders meetin…

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With Halloween fast approaching, KD country teamed up with Harley Davidson of Lynchburg and All Home Maintenance to, “save Halloween,” according to radio host Jeff Raymond. Raymond hosted a live broadcast and free candy chute pickup at Harley Davidson of Lynchburg on Saturday, October 24.

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The Altavista Police department partnered with Wal-Mart to participate in the DEA National Prescription Takeback Program. The program’s goal is to provide the public with a convenient and safe way to dispose of their unused or out of date prescription drugs.

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At its most recent meeting the Campbell County Board of Supervisors decided to proceed with a Blair Construction Plan to replace Rustburg Middle School with a new school with a capacity of 750 students.

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ROANOKE, Virginia -  Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, Daniel P. Bubar, and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent (DEA) in Charge (ASAC) of the Richmond District Office, Christopher Goumenis, announced today that the U.S. Drug Enforcem…

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Patrick Henry Family Services is proud to announce that CarePortal, a technology platform that connects vulnerable children and families to people who have something to give, has now met the needs of over 500 children and their families. This has happened because 51 different churches have p…

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Danville, Va., October 22, 2020 — On October 13, Danville Community College (DCC), in conjunction with the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), signed a collaboration agreement with Morgan Olson in an effort to provide training and tal…

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On 22 October 2020, CCPS was made aware of a COVID-19 positive individual at Rustburg High school .   The COVID positive individual has been informed to isolate and all associated close contacts have been informed to begin their quarantine period.

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Lynchburg, VA / October 22, 2020: In August and September, United Way of Central Virginia distributed 20,000 masks,10,000 gloves, and 500 (8oz) bottles of hand sanitizer, along with several hundred cleaning supplies and wipes to non-profits throughout Central Virginia thanks to a grant from …

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On Saturday, October 17, the Altavista Area Campbell County Habitat for Humanity had a blitz build on a lot near the intersection of Hughes Avenue and Third Street.

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(Richmond, VA) – Food is a foundation of living well, which is more important now than ever. This year, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will recognize Virginia Farm to Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Week October 18 through 24, with virtual activities throughout the Commonw…

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According to recent press conference hosted by the FBI, Iran has distributed emails designed to intimidate voters, as well videos stating that voter fraud could be committed by individuals acting from overseas.

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On 20 October 2020, CCPS was made aware of a COVID-19 positive individual at Brookville High school. The COVID positive individual has been informed to isolate and all associated close contacts have been informed to begin their quarantine period.

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Given the recent news about the effective cancellation of Halloween due to current Social Distancing guidelines, KD Country has partnered with Harley-Davidson of Lynchburg and All Home Maintenance of Central Virginia to save Halloween by giving away free, 5-foot-long candy delivery chutes to…

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Monte Vista Baptist Church has been sending coupons to military families overseas for years, and despite the pandemic they’ve kept it up.

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The rain held off long enough for golfers to enjoy Gleaning for the World’s Inaugural Golf Classic this weekend. Gleaning for the World’s event coordinator Mark O’Brien teamed up with Faber Jamerson at Falling River Country Club to start the event as a yearly fundraising event for Gleaning f…

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RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Department of Elections announces several upcoming deadlines for voters wishing to vote absentee in the November 3, 2020 General Election.

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Update (10/19): VSP later stated that Ms. Hill was located, but not safely. VSP has not provided any further update on Ms. Hill's condition. Update: according to VSP this alert has been cancelled, and Ms. Hill was safely located. THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HAS ISSUED AN ENDANGERED MISSING ADU…

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During a time when in-person meetings are limited, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting a series of virtual meetings to help connect Virginia’s Finest specialty food and beverage producers to customers. The Virginia’s Finest Specialty Food and Bever…