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At its October 5 meeting the Hurt town council discussed enforcement of noise ordinances and rules relating to public nuisances, along with future plans for local aesthetic improvements and infrastructure.

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Virginia State Police (VSP) responded to a single-vehicle crash on Kings Highway at the Route 15 North exit ramp on Friday, October 15 at 12:39 a.m., according to a recent VSP statement.

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The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) obtained 3 charges of felony Child Endangerment and 1 charge of Driving while Under the Influence for Bedford County Public Schools Bus Driver, 39-year-old Kimberly Ricketts of Campbell County, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

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RICHMOND, VA –Voters wishing to cast a mail-in ballot in the November 2, 2021 elections have until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 22 to request a ballot be sent to them.

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RICHMOND– The Virginia Department of Education's Office of School Nutrition Programs is partnering with the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth to launch the Governor's Scorecard on Nutrition and Physical Activity for schools in Virginia. The scorecard measures efforts taken beyond require…

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RICHMOND — Virginia students outperformed their peers nationwide by significant margins this year on the ACT college-admissions test, but the number of high school seniors who took the ACT in the commonwealth was down by more than half compared with participation among 2020 graduates.

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On October 12, 2021, at approximately 11 p.m. the Altavista Police Department (APD) received a call regarding a robbery that had occurred at GB at 1043 Main Street in Altavista, according to a recent statement from the department. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’10’…

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Grand Touring Le Mans road course style racing, in the form of International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) sanctioned Grand Touring Daytona Class (GTD) races, is kind of like Christmas. It only comes once a year to our Central Virginia area. Most auto motor sports racing fans now know what…

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Avoca Museum hosted a group of 17 tourists from the Tidewater MG Club on Monday, October 4. Avoca was the last leg of the group’s 4-day tour of Central Virginia and the surrounding area.

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While growing up in Altavista, I said y’all like just about everybody in town. But when I left Virginia, my Southern lexicon and dialect drew unwanted attention. It amused some people and intrigued others. In academic circles, some found it worthy of analysis. A linguistics professor in Mich…

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Gretna’s town council weighed in on a bond issuance from Centra Health and a possible 1% sales tax increase in Pittsylvania County at its October 11 meeting.

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At approximately 6:38 a.m. on the morning of Monday, October 11, 2021, Campbell County Public Safety, along with Campbell County Sheriff's Office, was made aware of a structure fire with reported entrapment at 271 Candlemakers Lane in Rustburg.  

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The Campbell County Board of Supervisors has announced an expansion of Foster Fuels in Rustburg. Foster Fuels established a new headquarters location on Calohan Road to grow their propane operations.

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The Virginia State Police (VSP) Sex Offender Investigative Unit is seeking the public's help with locating a convicted sex offender known to frequent the City of Lynchburg and City of Richmond areas. John Kenneth Adams, 53, is currently wanted out of Lynchburg for two felony counts of failin…

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RICHMOND, VA – The voter registration deadline for the November 2 elections is Tuesday, October 12. Successful registration enables all eligible Virginians to cast ballots in the November 2, 2021 elections.

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RUSTBURG, VA - Campbell County Sheriff’s Office has requested the public’s assistance to find information to help locate the individual(s) responsible for what law enforcement officials are saying is a theft that occurred last week. A Caterpillar #259D Skid Steer was taken from a property in…

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In the summer of 2019, my husband and I went hiking at the Peaks of Otter with our daughter and her husband and son. On the way down Flat Top, my legs buckled under me, and I collapsed, my head barely missing a sharp rock. Our son-in-law carried me the rest of the way down. Since then, I hav…

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In celebration of Veterans Day, Staunton River Memorial Library and Patrick Henry Memorial Library will create an exhibit honoring those who have served in the military. 

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The newly-formed Moseley Heights Community Project will be hosting a Halloween 5k run & walk this month to raise money for the Barnwell family in their time of need.

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Concord Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) responded to a wreck with two individuals trapped inside this weekend.

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – On Monday, October 4, Virginia Department of Health and Centra Urgent Care will be providing free COVID-19 testing. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot behind Centra Urgent Care (16890 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551). All individuals have been …

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CREWE, VIRGINIA – Southside Electric Cooperative today announced the launch of a nationwide search for a new chief executive officer. Current President and CEO Jeff Edwards has announced his retirement, effective July 2022, closing a 37-year career at electric cooperatives in North Carolina …

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Liberty remains unbeaten in its last eight matches, defeating North Alabama 4-0, to remain undefeated in the ASUN Conference. Liberty has now posted seventh straight shutouts, tying the program record that was set back in 2016.

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CHATHAM, Va. — A Gretna man was sentenced to 174 years in prison Monday morning in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court for raping and sodomizing his daughter.