The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has issued a recreational water advisory for all of Tuckahoe Creek beginning at River Road, including the Eastern and Western Branches of Tuckahoe Creek, and the James River from Robious Landing Park in Chesterfield, Goochland, and Henrico counties to …
The South Boston Police Department has issued a reminder to citizens and visitors of the town about the dangers associated with rabies and ways to protect people and pets from the disease.
Sonny Merryman announced today Caley Edgerly has been appointed the new President & CEO of the company. Edgerly will assume responsibilities starting Monday, August 9.
The 48th Annual Lynchburg Art Festival wil be hosted by the Lynchburg Art Club, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It is scheduled for September 18. More than 140 artists from across Virginia and surrounding states will be displaying and selling their art under the historic southern oak tr…
The Town of Altavista Town Council has elected to participate in Virginia’s Urban Archery Program for the purpose of deer management. Hunting is allowed on certain town-owned property during the Urban Archery Season. The Town is seeking applicants for the limited number of hunting permits f…
RUSTBURG, VA - Families visiting the Rustburg Foster Care Visitation Center will now have a refreshed and comfortable space to gather.
RUSTBURG - A newborn and her mother are safe - thanks to Dispatcher, Brittany Dawson. On June 8, 2021, the Campbell County E-911 Center received a call from a person reporting that they were in labor.
The basement has never looked as good as it does now. My husband Paco spent weeks hauling box-loads of undisclosed stuff (I don’t ask) to Goodwill, the recycling center and the dump. He built shelves upon shelves for his tools, paints, and cleaning materials. He hung rakes, shovels, and bicy…
It was a perfect match. The Ford Model A remains a favorite vintage automobile and was in production in the late 1920s and 30s. Kelly’s Store was an old country store in Altavista and was established in 1929. On Saturday, members of the Virginia-Carolina Model A Club took a road trip and pai…
Altavista Police Department's (APD) National Night Out is just around the corner. This year’s celebration will take place at 5:30 p.m. on August 3 at English park.
Yesterday the Concord Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a three-vehicle accident on US-460 E, according to a statement from the department.
An Evington native and recipient of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) medal of valor has been hired by the Hurt Police Department (HPD).
RICHMOND – Ten community organizations across the state were recently awarded more than $75,000 in Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) Education and Prevention grants to help reduce underage and high-risk drinking in their communities.
The Campbell County Public Library System is currently trying to expand its adult literacy programs to reach more county residents who want to improve their reading or writing skills.
CloudFit Software, LLC announced this month that it has won Microsoft’s US Partner Award for Defense & Intelligence for 2021. CloudFit has also been named a finalist for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year Award for Defense & Intelligence.
If you knew that a tree was wreaking havoc in the woods, if you knew a tree was weak, and sooner or later it would split and come crashing down, if you knew that the flowers smelled like dead fish, wouldn’t you think twice about buying one for your landscape? Wouldn’t you expect the nursery…
At a July 20 meeting the Campbell County Board of Supervisors weighed in on proposed changes to the language of county code regarding same-sex couples and guidance for future, local solar projects.
RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Corrections has completed the removal of restrictive housing in Virginia’s prisons, continuing its role as a leader in the national reform effort to decrease or eliminate restrictive housing for inmates.
CHARLOTTESVILLE – University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered a previously unknown repair process that takes place in the brain that they hope could be harnessed and enhanced to treat seizure-related brain injuries.
RICHMOND — Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane is reminding parents to make sure that their children’s immunizations are up to date — especially students and young children subject to new requirements that went into effect on July 1.
RICHMOND – As its History Matters Campaign: The Story of Virginia for all Virginians continues, and major construction proceeds, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) is preparing for a dramatically expanded and renewed museum experience – all as part of the most transformative…
Five Virginia craft breweries and one cidery will exhibit at BrewLDN 2021 at Printworks in London, from July 29 - 31, 2021. While these craft beverage companies are unable to travel to exhibit their products due to current travel restrictions in the U.K., the Virginia Department of Agricultu…
Moore’s Electrical and Mechanical hosted a blessing bucket mobile packing assembly event Friday to help God’s Pit Crew assemble relief kits for disaster victims.
RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam today reported that Virginia reached the end of fiscal year 2021 with an historic $2.6 billion surplus, the largest in the Commonwealth’s history.
24 rising fourth and fifth graders from Altavista Elementary School were chosen to be a part of a BellXcel Power Scholar Program this summer. The program was made possible at the YMCA through a written grant. The scholars will attend the program for four weeks at the Altavista YMCA Family Ce…
At a July 13 meeting the Altavista town council voted to reinstate ordinances waiving a requirement for downtown businesses in Altavista’s Central Business District to provide off-street parking, and approved the use of corrugated and sheet metal roofs in the Downtown Revitalization Overlay …
Gary Poindexter, who has served as both mayor and a town council member in the town of Hurt in the past, and a news correspondent for the Altavista Journal during the last several months, was appointed to Hurt’s town council during a meeting last week.
Altavista town manager Waverly Coggsdale will be stepping down from his role with the town on August 6 to accept a position as town manager of Strasburg, VA.
Hat Creek Golf Course hosted the first-ever GOLF4RICKY tournament on Saturday. In addition to benefitting Centra’s Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center, the event also honored one of the most well-liked and well-respected golfers to use the course.
The Campbell County School Board discussed model policies for the treatment of transgender students at a meeting Monday night, drawing dozens of citizens who wanted their voices heard.
The Altavista Radio Shack invited the community to a grand opening event at its new location at 823 Main Street last Friday.
Hurt Town Council held its monthly business meeting Thursday, July 15. One of the main outcomes was a revision of the town's ordinance (Code Section 10-17) regulating overgrown vegetation on properties within Hurt’s corporate limits.
LYNCHBURG - Centra Health has announced the appointment of Amy F. Carrier to the role of president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective September 7, 2021.
The streets and sidewalks of Lynchburg are connected to the James River by a network of over 15,000 stormwater drains. Whenever it rains, all the water - and whatever else is in the drain including trash, oil, gasoline, and natural debris - is carried directly to the James River. In order to…
RICHMOND – A new source of funding will be helping Virginia’s Planning District Commissions provide more affordable housing in their regions. Virginia Housing today announced $40 million in grants to Virginia’s PDCs for the creation of new housing initiatives.
A bridge has been placed in English Park as part of an ongoing project to build a new, longer trail in the park. The placement of the bridge was approved last year at a December 8 town council meeting. The town has not yet provided an opening date for the bridge.
Danville - Sovah Health and Medical Solutions Academy (MSA) have launched a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Education Program to fill a regional workforce shortage for certified nursing assistants. The 5-week certificate program will help develop and retain regional talent and meet recruit…
On Thursday morning, July 15, 2021 at approximately 2:00 a.m., the Halifax County 911 Center received a report of a shooting on Bane St, in the town of South Boston.
Rustburg - Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is requesting public assistance with the location and apprehension of a suspect wanted for multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.
A day long awaited and a day long remembered. A landmark event for a residential Southern Virginia town of 1,300 after a marathon endeavor. Arguably the story of the year in Hurt, barring any surprises. July 14, 2021 will have its place in local history with such distinctions.
The Brookneal Lions Club presented the 19th annual Brookneal Lions Citizenship Award on Thursday, July 8, 2021, to Leonard Wood (Woody) Dickerson of Brookneal, Virginia. Woody is a long-time resident of Brookneal and a 46-year member of the Brookneal Rescue Squad. He noted that he first join…
Hurt — On Sunday, July 11, deputies and investigators from the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office responded to what was reported as a shooting incident to the Pittsylvania County 9-1-1 dispatch center at approximately 12:09 a.m. Sunday morning at 3957 Pocket Road in Hurt.
Lakewood Baptist Church was broken into on July 8 between the hours of 6:06 a.m. and 7:10 a.m., according to a recent statement from Campbell County Sheriff's Office (CCSO).