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Dozens of people at a family tailgate. Countless meals for friends and family. Several thousand gathered to celebrate Uncle Billy’s Day. 50,000 spectators gazing skyward at a fireworks display. Pat deBernard will be remembered for many reasons, but perhaps the best measure of the man is the …

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RUSTBURG, VA - Whether intentionally put there or blown from vehicles on the way to collection sites, every community has pockets of unsightly trash. Campbell County has officially announced the beginning of a program for local residents, organizations, civic groups, and businesses to be par…

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On the heels of a rather involved session two weeks ago, Hurt Town Council processed a lighter load and more standard fare for its April 6 meeting.  Most discussion consisted of updates on efforts already underway, rather than new initiatives or weighty decisions.

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Centra Health has announced plans to sell its four long-term care and skilled nursing facilities to Cascade Capital Group with operations through Hill Valley Healthcare and its Life Plan Community to LifeSpire of Virginia. The decision follows a year-long comprehensive and future-focused ass…

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Orchids exhibit a delicate beauty and are long-blooming whether they are full-sized or mini orchids.  Many people believe they are finicky and difficult to grow, but many of them are just as easy as your average houseplant. They will retain their blooms for two to three months and then have …

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Ever since we built our house on a 20-acre chunk of a subdivided 300-acre hay farm, Paco [my husband] and I have wanted to plant trees. Problem is, we can’t agree on which ones to buy and where to plant them. Every spring it’s the same thing. We see the white blossoms of a Bradley pear or a …

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LYNCHBURG, VA – Officials at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) have announced the hiring of William D. Wilkerson as its new Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety.

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Congressman Bob Good paid a visit to Hurt town hall yesterday for a meeting with local officials, according to a statement from the town.

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Danielle Potter, Manager of Human Resources at Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative recently graduated from Leadership Halifax County, which is a program to strengthen individuals for personal, organizational, and community leadership. This educational program is designed to identify and encoura…

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From left: APD Chief Tommy Merricks shakes hands with Officer Stuart Yeaman. Yeaman retired from the Altavista Police Department on April 4. Yeaman has been a police officer for over 28 years, and served with the Altavista Police Department for slightly over one year.

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Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. Onions can be planted in either the spring or fall. Onion plants grow well in raised beds or raised rows at least 4 inches high.

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The Town of Altavista will officially dedicate John H. Mosley Memorial Park (formerly Avondale Park) on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. A memorial to Mr. Mosley will be unveiled and members of the Mosley family will be in attendance.    

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With spring in full swing, many churches, charities and other groups went the extra mile to give locals an egg-cellent Easter. Read on to learn about just a few of the Easter celebrations that took place this year in Campbell County.

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Dr. Kerry Gateley, Health Director for the Central Virginia Health District (CVHD), shared with Lynchburg officials this morning that the CVHD is now in Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccinations. Phase 2 means that everyone, 16 and older, who lives or works in the Central Virginia Health District is …

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There was a bump in the road from Altavista to Evington when I was maybe 4 years old. Once a week, on the way to my sister’s piano lesson, I would beg my mother to drive fast over the buckling road to make my tummy tickle. This glorious imperfection was paved over years ago, but the memory o…

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PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY— Early this month Governor Ralph Northam announced that all individuals in Virginia age 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Sunday, April 18, ahead of the May 1 nationwide goal set by President Joe Biden. Governor Northam made the annou…

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Low income individuals and families in Virginia and across the nation may be eligible to receive temporary federal assistance to pay for broadband internet services in the near future, thanks to a program designed to help people during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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After months of paperwork and resolving details, utility crews actually began work on Hurt’s cellular water meter project Tuesday morning, March 30.  Bitter Creek Construction of Botetourt County, a BBB-accredited company specializing in underground utilities, was contracted by the town to c…

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RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam has officially recognized April as Alcohol Awareness Month in Virginia. In issuing a proclamation, the governor emphasized the need to increase public awareness and understanding about the dangers associated with alcohol misuse.

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When you mention pruning to gardeners you get a lot of gasps.  Topping trees or committing crape murder is gasp-worthy but pruning during the correct time and making well-placed cuts are good for most plants and certainly for roses.  Think of pruning more like clipping your fingernails or cu…

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I don’t know about you, but I’m not in a hurry to return to business as usual. The uncertainty of the immediate future vis à vis Covid-19 isn’t the issue with me. I’m reassured about the effectiveness of the vaccine. It’s that I’ve grown comfortable with my new life.

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The Forest Farmers Market exists today as a thriving link between local food producers and the surrounding community. But when Founder Dorothy McIntyre moved to the area, she had no intentions of starting a business—just a desire for better food.

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Officials with the Lynchburg Regional Vaccination Center, located in the Candlers Station Shopping Center, announced today the opening of a new telephone bank that will assist Central Virginia residents in obtaining appointments to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Individuals who live in the c…

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RUSTBURG, VA - In partnership with the James River Art Council and the Campbell County Public Library System, Campbell County is displaying several selected pieces of work from local artist, Deon Calloway.  

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Saturday, March 27, was a pleasant spring morning for 58 volunteer participants who gathered at Hurt United Methodist Church to tackle what is arguably the most heavily littered area in the town limits – E. Hurt Road, which runs from Ricky Van Shelton Drive beside Apple Market uphill to the …