Altavista police chief assists in traffic stop engagement proposal
Local police bodycam video reveals a Altavista police bodycam video captured what appeared to be the beginning of an ordinary traffic stop — but there was an amazing and unexpected ending you won’t believe.turn you’ll never see coming.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin, first lady present first-of-its-kind Virginia award to Campbell County veterans group
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and First Lady Suzanne Youngkin paid a special visit to Altavista Monday, to present the inaugural Spirit of Virginia Award to the National Center for Healthy Veterans.
Town of Altavista launches new app to promote downtown district during COVID-19
“Believe it or not, there’s still a lot of people that don’t know there’s a bike shop in Altavista,” said Pate. The Town of Altavista is launching the Distrx mobile app to bring attention to their downtown district. Jessica McKay, manager of Main Street Café and Coffee, believes this is another way to connect with consumers during COVID. Sandridge added any Main Street community across the country can set up the Distrx app, that way visitors receive notifications instantly. “So, if you’re living in Florida, but you visit here in Altavista; if you have the app, you’re going to get a notification the moment you come into the downtown district,” said Sandridge.
Appomattox County takes down Altavista to open season
Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved. ALTAVISTA, Va. – Appomattox County opened its season with a road win against Altavista on Thursday night, 42-6. Appomattox County takes down Altavista to open season Raiders won 42-6 on Thursday nightIf you need help with the Public File, call 540-512-1558.
Brookville battles to best Liberty Christian Academy
Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved. ALTAVISTA, Va. – In a game where both teams led, Brookville was victorious, beating LCA 25-14 on Thursday night. Brookville battles to best Liberty Christian Academy Bees won 25-14 on Thursday nightIf you need help with the Public File, call 540-512-1558.
Central Virginia deals with latest round of wintry weather
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – Though they weren’t hit as hard as other areas, Central Virginia is dealing with the latest round of wintry weather. Continuing along U.S. 29 South, utility crews were busy replacing poles and wires. In Altavista, you could see a fleet of utility crews in a nearby parking lot, getting ready to head back out on the road. VDOT was also on the roads throughout Central Virginia, and officials encourage motorists to stay home. Regardless of where you live, the advice is the same: stay home, stay warm, and stay off the roads.
Campbell County residents file complaints about solar farm construction
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – Campbell County residents have filed complaints saying that construction crews are damaging roadways near a new solar farm. DEPCOM Power, an Arizona-based engineering and construction company, is the contractor for the project. Full statement from DEPCOM Power:“As the contracted engineering and construction firm for the Altavista Solar plant, DEPCOM Power is fully committed to being a good neighbor and community partner. Building clean, low-cost solar power and empowering communities by hiring local and buying local remains a core value of the company. Currently the project employs more than 200 local workers and has supported nearly 20 local businesses, contracting for services to help build the solar project.
Police search for group that allegedly broke into an Altavista Sprint store
ALTAVISTA, Va. – The Altavista Police Department needs your help identifying a group caught on surveillance footage breaking and entering into a Sprint store. It happened at the store at 121 Clarion Road early Saturday morning, according to the police department. Altavista PD is investigating a breaking and entering that occurred at the Sprint Store located at 121 Clarion Rd in the... Posted by Altavista Police Department on Sunday, January 17, 2021If you have any information that can help police, call 434-369-7425.
Two hospitalized, one firefighter injured following house fire in Altavista
ALTAVISTA, Va. – The Altavista Fire Company said that a house fire that happened Wednesday night is still under investigation. At 11:39 p.m., crews responded to a house fire on the 1100 block of 7th Street with reports of trapped victims. Units arrived at the scene to find a two-story structure with heavy smoke showing from the second-floor windows. Authorities said the victim on the roof was quickly rescued by a ladder and crews conducted searches to ensure no other people were inside the house. A firefighter suffered minor injuries from the incident and was evaluated at LGH before being released shortly after.
Police identify pedestrian killed in Campbell County crash as 26-year-old woman
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police have released the name of the woman who died early Monday morning. The crash remains under investigation. One person is dead after a crash early Monday morning on Wards Road, according to Virginia State Police. At 1:17 a.m., Virginia State Police responded to a crash involving a pedestrian near Lynchburg Highway. The pedestrian died at the scene and police said the crash remains under investigation.
Altavista police arrest 23-year-old man in connection with July sexual assault
ALTAVISTA, Va. – On Thursday, police arrested a 23-year-old Altavista man they believe sexually assaulted someone in July, according to the Altavista Police Department. Nelson O’Neal Dews II was indicted on the following charges by a grand jury:Object sexual penetration Sodomy StrangulationPolice arrested Dews and took him to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Rustburg, where he’s being held without bond.
Altavista police looking to identify possible larceny suspect
(Copyright 2020 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.) ALTAVISTA, Va. – Altavista police need your help finding a woman they believe is possibly tied to a larceny case. According to a Facebook post, they are seeking help identifying a female leaving a local store. If you can identify her, please message the department or call 434-369-7425.
Altavista police searching for man wanted for breaking and entering
ALTAVISTA, Va. Authorities in Altavista are searching for a man they say is wanted for breaking and entering. Officers responded to a home in the 700 block of 11th Street on Wednesday in response to the incident. Authorities are searching for Calvin Furline, 27, of Hurt for entering a dwelling with the intent to commit larceny, assault and battery or another felony violation. Hes also wanted on a preexisting misdemeanor assault and battery charge. Anyone with information is asked to call 434-369-7425 or the Central VA Crimestoppers at 1-888-798-5900.
Tracking river levels and fog, but overall, a pleasant holiday weekend!
ROANOKE, Va. – River levels remain our top concern as we start the long, holiday weekend. Many rivers have come down from their crests, but we’re still tracking the Dan River at Danville, Paces and South Boston, as well as the Roanoke River at Altavista, Brookneal and Randolph. Southside river levels (WSLS)All the moisture from the rain has soaked into the ground, and with winds weakening overnight, we’ve seen dense fog develop this morning. Saturday morning fog alerts (WSLS)We shouldn’t add too much rain this weekend, as daily storm chances stay low at 20 to 30 percent. Future Tracker Sunday 3 p.m. (WSLS)After such a wet and chilly week, I think many of you will notice the warmth this weekend.
Altavista’s longtime AD Dean Hubbard is retiring
But after 25 years on the job, Altavista Athletic Director Dean Hubbard is retiring. “My dad was a teacher and coach for 39 years and it’s just something I always wanted to do was be a teacher and coach,” Hubbard explained. She then guided the girls basketball program to the same feat in 2004. The boys basketball program also rose to the occasion, winning a title in 2004 then storming through for 3-peat from 2013-2015, under coach Mike Cartolaro. Our son Richard played for Coach Cartolaro in the basketball program and had a chance to be on the back-to-back state championship teams,” Hubbard said.
Facebook, Central Virginia solar company to spend money in Campbell County
ALTAVISTA, Va. – Facebook and a Central Virginia solar company will spend money in Campbell County next year. A: Once the solar project is completed, it will generate solar energy that will go into the Virginia electric grid which serves our facilities. Corporate purchasing of renewable energy has grown rapidly in recent years, in many cases because of companies setting impressive sustainability or renewable energy goals. With Altavista Solar, Campbell County is establishing itself as a leader in clean energy across the Commonwealth and the region. Over the past two years, Apex has formed strong relationships in Campbell County as we have developed the Altavista Solar project.