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Sonny Merryman announced today Caley Edgerly has been appointed the new President & CEO of the company. Edgerly will assume responsibilities starting Monday, August 9. 

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.   

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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…

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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. 

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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…

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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. 

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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).