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Lynchburg, VA / October 22, 2020: In August and September, United Way of Central Virginia distributed 20,000 masks,10,000 gloves, and 500 (8oz) bottles of hand sanitizer, along with several hundred cleaning supplies and wipes to non-profits throughout Central Virginia thanks to a grant from …

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On Saturday, October 17, the Altavista Area Campbell County Habitat for Humanity had a blitz build on a lot near the intersection of Hughes Avenue and Third Street.

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(Richmond, VA) – Food is a foundation of living well, which is more important now than ever. This year, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will recognize Virginia Farm to Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Week October 18 through 24, with virtual activities throughout the Commonw…

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According to recent press conference hosted by the FBI, Iran has distributed emails designed to intimidate voters, as well videos stating that voter fraud could be committed by individuals acting from overseas.

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On 20 October 2020, CCPS was made aware of a COVID-19 positive individual at Brookville High school. The COVID positive individual has been informed to isolate and all associated close contacts have been informed to begin their quarantine period.

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Given the recent news about the effective cancellation of Halloween due to current Social Distancing guidelines, KD Country has partnered with Harley-Davidson of Lynchburg and All Home Maintenance of Central Virginia to save Halloween by giving away free, 5-foot-long candy delivery chutes to…

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Monte Vista Baptist Church has been sending coupons to military families overseas for years, and despite the pandemic they’ve kept it up.

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The rain held off long enough for golfers to enjoy Gleaning for the World’s Inaugural Golf Classic this weekend. Gleaning for the World’s event coordinator Mark O’Brien teamed up with Faber Jamerson at Falling River Country Club to start the event as a yearly fundraising event for Gleaning f…

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RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Department of Elections announces several upcoming deadlines for voters wishing to vote absentee in the November 3, 2020 General Election.

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Update (10/19): VSP later stated that Ms. Hill was located, but not safely. VSP has not provided any further update on Ms. Hill's condition. Update: according to VSP this alert has been cancelled, and Ms. Hill was safely located. THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HAS ISSUED AN ENDANGERED MISSING ADU…

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During a time when in-person meetings are limited, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting a series of virtual meetings to help connect Virginia’s Finest specialty food and beverage producers to customers. The Virginia’s Finest Specialty Food and Bever…

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RICHMOND — Virginia schools are celebrating Disability History and Awareness Month with virtual events and activities promoting school cultures based on mutual respect, understanding and equitable opportunities for all students.

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SALEM, VIRGINIA — The annual Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event will take place Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center and this year be modified to maintain COVID-19 protocols. The Stand Down will provide a boxed meal and other supplies, including flu/Hep A shots, and …

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RICHMOND, VA: Computer science education in Virginia has and continues to make massive strides, even while overcoming obstacles presented during the last year, as illuminated in two reports released during October.

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.  

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RICHMOND — Virginia students again outperformed their peers nationwide by significant margins this year on the ACT college-admissions test. The performance of Virginia high school graduates improved in all subjects assessed by the four-part test, while the achievement of graduates nationwide…

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On 12 October 2020, CCPS was made aware of a COVID-19 positive individual at Cornerstone Learning Center.   The COVID positive individual has been informed to isolate and all associated close contacts have been informed to begin their quarantine period.

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Brookneal, VA – Foster Fuels asks the community to donate any new or gently used coats for their 2020 Spread the Warmth coat drive event. As part of their #FosterGives campaign, the event focuses on collecting children's coats for distribution to area elementary schools and given to kids in …

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Virginia State University (VSU) announces the appointment of Dr. Janine Parker Woods as its new associate administrator for Virginia Cooperative Extension programming, effective Oct. 12, 2020.

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Flip to HGTV on any given day and you’ll see a designer bemoaning some feature of a kitchen built in the 1970s. How then, has a house built in Halifax County in the 1700s stood the test of time? Good design.

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After well over 100 years in business, the people of Williams Lumber Supply are well known in the Brookneal area. But the store’s newest addition is making a name for himself too.

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LYNCHBURG, VA. – Centra is pleased to announce the appointment of Georgia Harrington, MSHA, to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer (COO). She will join Centra on October 12, 2020. This position was previously held by Kerry Watson, Interim COO, who will be depar…

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At its most recent meeting the Campbell County Board of Supervisors discussed Blair Construction’s proposal for Rustburg Middle School, ruled on a number of rezoning requests and heard a presentation from Warren Kane, a B2X representative, on the company’s progress in setting up additional b…

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ROANOKE, Va., Oct. 9, 2020 – Appalachian Power representatives plan upgrades to the electric transmission system serving customers in the city of Lynchburg and Bedford County.

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The Friends of New London issued the following announcement about an event they will be hosting on Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

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PITTSYVANIA, Va. – Virginia State Police Trooper J.W. Gregory is investigating a single vehicle crash, which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred Thursday, October 8 at 3:53 a.m. on Route 746, four tenths of a mile north of Route 1555 in Pittsylvania County.

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Roanoke, VA – Virginia Amateur Sports, Inc (VAS) organizers of the Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University annual athletes of the year have been selected: Micayah Holland of Portsmouth was named Youth – Female Athlete of the Year, Clayton Stoil of Great Falls was named Youth – Male…

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PITTSYVANIA, Va. – Virginia State Police Trooper N.A. Keister is investigating a pedestrian being struck, which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred September 5, 2020, at 12:25 a.m. on Route 29, just north of Galveston Road in Pittsylvania County.