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DANVILLE, Va. — Virginia has administered just over a quarter of its distributed COVID-19 vaccine doses, which, going into 2021, was 110,000 fewer doses than the commonwealth expected to receive. And with the projected numbers of both doses distributed and administered lagging behind statewi…

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The Altavista Police Department is currently investigating a larceny that took place in a Sprint Store at 121 Clarion Road on Saturday, January 16.

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RICHMOND – More than 100,000 customers have taken advantage of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) two-year renewal option for driver’s licenses and ID cards. Prior to implementation of this new service in September, these customers would have had to make an appointment to visit…

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The Danville Police Department announced that Perla Mendosa, age 13, is missing.

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RUSTBURG, VA - On Monday, January 11, 2021, the Campbell County Commonwealth Attorney's Office presented charges to the Grand Jury to indict Codi Shawn Dunbar, age 28, of Lynch Station, VA, on charges stemming from a November 2019 homicide.

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The Town of Altavista Town Council held its first meeting of 2021 and welcomed its newest Council member Dr. Scott Lowman. Dr. Lowman has been active with the town for many years and served on the Recreation Committee until his election to Council and currently serves on the Altavista Econom…

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Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital will start construction this month on a new mother, baby and family unit that will transform the experience moms and families have when delivering their baby. The new space will ensure that the birth experience and first days as a mother include the highest …

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Daleville, VA -- The Virginia Cattlemen’s Association (VCA) is pleased to announce that Brandon Reeves has joined the Association as the Executive Director. Mr. Reeves brings a wealth of experience in both cattle and legislative issues to his new role.

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RICHMOND – Around 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening, a Sussex I State Prison inmate seriously injured a sergeant at the Waverly, Virginia facility. The male sergeant, who has more than 20 years of service with the Department of Corrections, sustained six non-life threatening stab wounds to the hand…

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Janet Sheppard has been an employee of Patrick Henry Memorial Library, part of the Campbell County Public Library System, since 2014, but she’s been active in the library community and an advocate for the library even longer.

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At its Jan. 8 meeting, the Region 2000 Service Authority unanimously voted to authorize the retainer of attorney Jeremy Carroll to represent the Authority in a pending lawsuit regarding the distribution of excess revenue funds. The funds in question amount to more than $2.5 million.

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Vince Martin retired at the end of 2020 as the longest-serving Postmaster in the history of the Altavista Post Office—a feat he never planned for, but in hindsight seems almost like it was meant to be.

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This year my grandkids, Seth and Maia, helped Three Into One Give out over 35 gift cards, worth $10 each, from Walmart and Church Supply for our annual senior citizen Christmas gifts.

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My buddy Pete and I were going ice fishing when we got done working for the week. I bought the three extra tip-ups from Pete he had. This time I was going to use my own tip-ups instead of sharing with Pete. What we did was set out six tip-ups and kept our eyes on them. I guess you can say it…

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Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) is a hardy perennial grown for its pungent roots which are long and narrow, sometimes to two-feet long. Grow horseradish as an annual, in the second year the roots can become tough and fibrous. Horseradish is best grown in containers; it spreads readily and …

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The Tribble family has been serving food to the Brookneal community for almost 20 years. “My wife owned a small catering business while I farmed,” says Sonny Buck owner Wayne Tribble. Angela Tribble’s catering business, A&E Catering, has also been in the community for almost 20 years. Th…

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Liberty University is suing Governor Ralph Northam and State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) Director Peter Blake in their official capacities for amending the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) to make online students ineligible to receive funding through the program.

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Five electric cooperatives in Virginia and Maryland have announced the creation of an innovative association of broadband cooperatives to help bring world-class internet service to underserved rural areas.

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RUSTBURG, VA - It’s that time of year when the temperatures drop to a bitter low. During the winter months, we tend to spend more time at home with our family and loved ones, so what better way to protect them than by making sure your home is protected from any fire hazards.

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Governor Ralph Northam tweeted at 3:29 p.m. today that he would be sending members of the Virginia National Guard and 200 state troopers to Washington, D.C. to help quell unrest in the capitol.

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RICHMOND – If your organization’s passion is making a difference in your community and you want to save lives, consider applying for a highway safety grant from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Grants allow law enforcement agencies, non-profit organizations, state and local g…

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ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready), a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership dedicated to retraining unemployed Virginians and helping them secure in-demand positions, announced today that it has received a two-year grant of $50,000 from the Richmond-based Richard S. Rey…

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RICHMOND, VA – On Friday, January 8, 2021, Dr. Anthony Fauci will speak about the COVID-19 vaccine in a virtual event co-sponsored by the Governor’s Office, the Virginia Department of Health, VCU Massey Cancer Center and faith leaders from the “Facts & Faith Fridays” group. Facts & F…

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After numerous hardships, many are hopeful that 2021 will be a better year than 2020. Though the last year has had profound and very different effects on people from all walks of life, most people in and around Campbell County seem to want the same thing; a return to some kind of normalcy.

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RICHMOND – Eligible Virginians may now apply for a driver privilege card at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Applications will be accepted by appointment only; appointments can be made at dmvNOW.com/appt.

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Bob Good, a former Campbell County Supervisor, was sworn in as a representative in Virginia’s Fifth District on Sunday, December Third. Good tweeted the following statement shortly after taking the oath of office:

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After massive flooding, Thrifty Firemen is back open for business. Manager Dawn Hall says, “Mid November it rained so much that water covered everything. It basically wiped through the store. There was two feet of water. The next day the water was gone, but everything in the store was pretty…

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2020 was a year of unprecedented illness, election fatigue and social unrest. As we enter 2021, the hope of better times to come begins almost immediately with the birth of Cooper Bryce De Perre, the first baby born at Centra in the new year. Kaleb and Piper Van De Perre welcomed their secon…

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RICHMOND - To allow customers to plan ahead, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is publishing the 2021 coal calibration inspection calendar. Inspections and calibrations are done by appointment only to save customers time. With appointments, trucks can usually be inspected in a …

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On Saturday, December 5, 2020, Heather Mayberry was awarded Nurse of the Year by the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA) for her work with the COVID pandemic at Centra. Heather collaborated with the Infection Control Teams and developed policy and procedure for how to care for not only patient…

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An Altavista native died in a single-vehicle crash on December 28 in Pittsylvania County.

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I do enjoy sweet potatoes and just a plain baked sweet potato with some butter.  The taste is so good it doesn’t need all that sweet stuff in my opinion.  It has commonly been thought that it was Columbus who first brought the sweet potato from the Caribbean to Europe but the sweet potato ha…

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It won’t be that long before the lakes are full of fishermen once again. The DGIF are crossbreeding bass. I was reading online and wanted to share what they have going on.

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RUSTBURG, VA - On December 25, 2020 at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Campbell County Department of Public Safety E-911 Center received multiple calls of a residential fire at 46 Spruce Lane in Lynchburg.  Callers reported an occupant was possibly trapped inside