In a year seemingly full of crises, one Java resident had a personal crisis of her own. But with faith and the support of family and friends, she made it through with a smile on her face.
At its October 12 meeting, the Altavista town council moved forward with trail construction and shoreline remediation projects in local parks, and addressed the concerns of town citizens and law enforcement.
At its October 5 meeting the Hurt town council discussed enforcement of noise ordinances and rules relating to public nuisances, along with future plans for local aesthetic improvements and infrastructure.
Virginia State Police (VSP) responded to a single-vehicle crash on Kings Highway at the Route 15 North exit ramp on Friday, October 15 at 12:39 a.m., according to a recent VSP statement.
On Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a 1st Choice Shredding truck will be at the Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Avenue, to provide secure document destruction.
Virginia State Police (VSP) personnel once again participated in the annual Truckers' Parade Against Cancer (TPAC) event in Charlotte County. This year's parade took place Saturday, October 9, with more than 230 trucks participating in the program's 20th year.
RUSTBURG, VA - Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is requesting public assistance in the search for an individual responsible for the robbery of a Wells Fargo bank branch in the Timberlake area, according to a recent CCSO statement.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) obtained 3 charges of felony Child Endangerment and 1 charge of Driving while Under the Influence for Bedford County Public Schools Bus Driver, 39-year-old Kimberly Ricketts of Campbell County, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.
RICHMOND, VA –Voters wishing to cast a mail-in ballot in the November 2, 2021 elections have until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 22 to request a ballot be sent to them.
RICHMOND– The Virginia Department of Education's Office of School Nutrition Programs is partnering with the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth to launch the Governor's Scorecard on Nutrition and Physical Activity for schools in Virginia. The scorecard measures efforts taken beyond require…
RICHMOND — Virginia students outperformed their peers nationwide by significant margins this year on the ACT college-admissions test, but the number of high school seniors who took the ACT in the commonwealth was down by more than half compared with participation among 2020 graduates.
On October 12, 2021, at approximately 11 p.m. the Altavista Police Department (APD) received a call regarding a robbery that had occurred at GB at 1043 Main Street in Altavista, according to a recent statement from the department. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’10’…
Grand Touring Le Mans road course style racing, in the form of International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) sanctioned Grand Touring Daytona Class (GTD) races, is kind of like Christmas. It only comes once a year to our Central Virginia area. Most auto motor sports racing fans now know what…
Avoca Museum hosted a group of 17 tourists from the Tidewater MG Club on Monday, October 4. Avoca was the last leg of the group’s 4-day tour of Central Virginia and the surrounding area.
While growing up in Altavista, I said y’all like just about everybody in town. But when I left Virginia, my Southern lexicon and dialect drew unwanted attention. It amused some people and intrigued others. In academic circles, some found it worthy of analysis. A linguistics professor in Mich…
Gretna’s town council weighed in on a bond issuance from Centra Health and a possible 1% sales tax increase in Pittsylvania County at its October 11 meeting.
At its October 11 meeting the Campbell County School Board addressed a number of persistent concerns voiced by county residents at recent meetings.
At approximately 6:38 a.m. on the morning of Monday, October 11, 2021, Campbell County Public Safety, along with Campbell County Sheriff's Office, was made aware of a structure fire with reported entrapment at 271 Candlemakers Lane in Rustburg.
The Campbell County Board of Supervisors has announced an expansion of Foster Fuels in Rustburg. Foster Fuels established a new headquarters location on Calohan Road to grow their propane operations.
Campbell County Animal Control will hold a drive-through Rabies Clinic on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at Long's Farm Supply, located at 1103 Lynchburg Avenue in Brookneal.
On Saturday the 47th annual Lynchburg Classic Marching Band Competition was held at Lynchburg City Stadium. A total of 18 bands participated. Heritage and E. C. Glass co-sponsored the event. Three Campbell County schools, Rustburg High School, William Campbell Combined School and Brookville …
At its October 5 meeting Campbell County Board of Supervisors weighed in on a handful of budgetary matters and heard from multiple concerned citizens about a pair of rezoning requests.
The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) has arrested four juveniles after an armed robbery at the intersection of 4th and Jackson Streets yesterday afternoon, according to a statement from the department.
The Virginia State Police (VSP) Sex Offender Investigative Unit is seeking the public's help with locating a convicted sex offender known to frequent the City of Lynchburg and City of Richmond areas. John Kenneth Adams, 53, is currently wanted out of Lynchburg for two felony counts of failin…
RICHMOND, VA – The voter registration deadline for the November 2 elections is Tuesday, October 12. Successful registration enables all eligible Virginians to cast ballots in the November 2, 2021 elections.
RUSTBURG, VA - Campbell County Sheriff’s Office has requested the public’s assistance to find information to help locate the individual(s) responsible for what law enforcement officials are saying is a theft that occurred last week. A Caterpillar #259D Skid Steer was taken from a property in…
The Campbell County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) is currently seeking public assistance with the location and apprehension of a suspect wanted for multiple charges including two capiases, two warrants for possession of controlled substances, and two warrants for receiving stolen property.
The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Appomattox Field Office is investigating the discovery of human remains in the Town of Amherst.
In the summer of 2019, my husband and I went hiking at the Peaks of Otter with our daughter and her husband and son. On the way down Flat Top, my legs buckled under me, and I collapsed, my head barely missing a sharp rock. Our son-in-law carried me the rest of the way down. Since then, I hav…
In celebration of Veterans Day, Staunton River Memorial Library and Patrick Henry Memorial Library will create an exhibit honoring those who have served in the military.
The newly-formed Moseley Heights Community Project will be hosting a Halloween 5k run & walk this month to raise money for the Barnwell family in their time of need.
The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) is searching for a suspect after an armed robbery that occurred at Cash Out Game Room on Memorial Avenue this weekend.
English Park bore witness to the first-ever Uncle Billy’s BBQ, Bourbon & Beer Festival this weekend. The event had relatively few hiccups, and a higher-than-expected turnout.
On its face, the 100-mile yard sale provides opportunities to make a quick buck or score a sweet deal. But for many, it meets an altogether different need.
LYNCHBURG, Va. – On Monday, October 4, Virginia Department of Health and Centra Urgent Care will be providing free COVID-19 testing. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot behind Centra Urgent Care (16890 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551). All individuals have been …
LYNCHBURG, Va. – YWCA Central Virginia will honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a series of candlelight vigils, public community displays, and virtual educational events to be held this month, including a special city council proclamation by Lynchburg mayor MaryJane Dolan.
CREWE, VIRGINIA – Southside Electric Cooperative today announced the launch of a nationwide search for a new chief executive officer. Current President and CEO Jeff Edwards has announced his retirement, effective July 2022, closing a 37-year career at electric cooperatives in North Carolina …
Liberty remains unbeaten in its last eight matches, defeating North Alabama 4-0, to remain undefeated in the ASUN Conference. Liberty has now posted seventh straight shutouts, tying the program record that was set back in 2016.
CHATHAM, Va. — A Gretna man was sentenced to 174 years in prison Monday morning in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court for raping and sodomizing his daughter.
RICHMOND — Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced today that more than nine out of 10 students who entered the ninth grade during the 2017-2018 school year earned a diploma and graduated from high school within four years.