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Carter Swanberg, a junior at Appomattox County High School, participated in the state finals for the FFA Small Engine Troubleshooting Career Development Event (CDE). 

Political outsider, business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin announced that he received the endorsement of more than 20 Commonwealth’s Attorneys.

Appomattox Christian Academy recently welcomed Anglican Bishop Manto to consecrate their newly renovated Rhetoric School. The Rhetoric School, comprised of students in eighth through 12th grade, will begin meeting in Boone Hall, a building donated to the school in honor of Bruce and Meredith Boone.

Preparations for the Church Street Waterline Project continue to advance rapidly, Town Manager Gary Shanaberger reported to the Appomattox Town Council during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday. The meeting took place on Tuesday instead of Monday because of the Columbus Day holiday Monday.

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Dark Leaf Farms, located on the boarder of Appomattox and Campbell Counties between the Chap and Spring Mills communities, welcomed huge crowds to its fourth annual fall pumpkin festival Saturday, Oct. 2.

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Today in Appomattox County Circuit Court, thirty-five-year-old Concord resident Christopher Dustin Mayberry was sentenced to serve 41 years for sex crimes with a minor that were committed in 2019. 

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For lovers of classic rock and pop music, Sunday’s afternoon’s performance by a newly-formed The Doobie Brothers tribute band at the Appomattox Historical Railroad Festival was a chance to groove on down memory lane and listen to some of the 50-year-old band’s greatest hits.

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There might not have been any cuter of a scene at last weekend’s Appomattox Railroad Festival than Sunday afternoon’s Teddy Bear Parade. Thirteen small children, including infants, participated in the parade while showing their teddy bears, going down Main Street alongside family members and…

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When Dr. Paul Harvey died last October, the Town of Appomattox lost one of its biggest champions and supporters. The fact that this year’s Appomattox Historic Railroad Festival was dedicated to the memory of the man who chaired the committee and worked tirelessly for the community seemed to …

Appomattox United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter President Karen Sale and Registrar Barbara Rumburg presented newest member, Mary Soles, with her membership certificate.

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It’s been 42 years since George “Cookie” Morgan received a kidney transplant from his mother as a teenager. In 1979, Gloria Morgan, of Appomattox, gave the gift of life to her son who was born with a kidney defect, which made urinating difficult.

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After a one-year hiatus, the Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival is back in town. The annual festival that began nearly 50 years ago was canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic but returns this weekend with many familiar attractions and several new features. 

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Since 2013, the Appomattox Lion’s Club has been working with local public and private schools to offer free vision screenings for children. The Lion’s Club has been operating as a nonprofit civic organization for almost 80 years in Appomattox.

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Jamerson Building Supply celebrated its 75th anniversary by holding a Local Hero Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 30, at Courtland Festival Park in Appomattox.

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During its September meeting, the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing about a proposed litter ordinance.

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It was a perfect evening for an outdoor concert, and Ken and Bonnie Swanson at Evergreen Lavender Farm hosted a successful event under the stars: Blues Night at the Farm. The Sept. 18 event featured Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul.

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If you see Kathleen Evans Wooldridge, be sure to wish her a happy birthday. The lifelong Appomattox County resident has reached a major milestone: her 100th birthday, the century mark, triple digits.

In its September meeting, the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors voted to reopen the Appomattox County Animal Shelter and resume control of its operations, hopefully by the beginning of 2022. The vote was unanimous (Supervisor Watkins Abbitt Jr. was not present at the meeting).

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Shortly before 5 p.m. today, a two-vehicle accident occurred on Red House Road at the intersection of Richland Estates Road in Appomattox. 

Timothy Ryland Ferguson, 39, of Appomattox, pleaded guilty to two felony charges, possession with intent to sell or distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. 

Would you like to own an acoustic guitar signed by Ted Nugent? The Appomattox County Militia has an NRA “We The People” guitar as one of its prizes in its latest raffle. 

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.  

The long-planned demolition of a partially collapsed building on Main Street in Pamplin is currently underway. The town plans to sell the land and the building to the left. This photo from Sept. 14 shows the current progress on the work.