Megan Goin has always been a shy person by nature. So, the fact that the shy girl from Prince Edward County grew up to participate in Appomattox 4-H shooting events and public speaking, and received the National Winner of the 2019 Brownells/NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award, is a testa…

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At the Oct. 13 Pamplin Town Council meeting, it was shared that the town had received complaints about playground maintenance. The mayor stated that a plan for the playground would be needed.

Community policing in Appomattox County is a tradition that Sheriff Donald Simpson is keen on maintaining. He believes community policing initiatives are an appropriate means of staying connected with the community and building trust between law enforcement and citizens.

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The Heart of Virginia Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter will be hosting two Producer Meetups. The mission of HOVBFBL is connecting producers to consumers, both directly and through Farmer’s Markets. 

On Nov. 3, Virginians will be selecting either incumbent Mark Warner (Democrat) or challenger Dr. Daniel Gade (Republican) for United States Senator. In Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, voters will choose between Dr. Cameron Webb (D) and Bob Good (R).


Appomattox County Commissioner of the Revenue Sara Henderson was recognized and honored at Monday’s Appomattox County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Appomattox Tourism Committee Chairman Don Jones appeared before the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors to share the success of the Shop Local gift card program, which was designed to serve as an economic stimulus for local businesses in Appomattox County.


The Town of Pamplin City is hosting a Trunk or Treat event Saturday, Oct. 31, for kids 12 and under at the Pamplin Depot’s parking lot. The event will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (or earlier if they run out of candy).

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The owner of Evergreen Super Stop located at 13372 Richmond Highway, Appomattox, reported an armed robbery of his store at approximately 8:35 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18.

At Tuesday’s Town of Appomattox town council meeting, Randy Pirtle, CEO of Blue Ridge Medical Center (BRMC), shared his plans to serve the citizens of the Appomattox area.

Even for people who spend their time taking care of others, there comes a time when their own personal needs have to be met. Now is one of those times for the owner of an Appomattox no-kill animal sanctuary that has been operating for the last eight years.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had widespread effects on schools across the country. The U.S. federal government has been providing relief through the CARES Act, which provides “economic assistance for American workers and families, small businesses, and preserves jobs for American industries” ac…


The Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) held a barbecue fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 11, bringing in $911 in BBQ sales and $401 in donations.

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The Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department started off Fire Prevention Week last week at Bible Baptist Early Learning Center. “We enjoy being able to educate our community on fire safety,” the fire department stated.

Eight 5th District sheriffs and four commonwealth attorneys, including Les Fleet in Appomattox County, have endorsed Republican nominee Bob Good Tuesday in his bid for Congress.


At the Sept. 21 Appomattox County Board of Supervisors meeting, Treasurer Vicky Phelps appeared before the board to provide a report on revenue collections from June to September.

Laura Dawson of the Appomattox Vintage and Artisans Market is collaborating with Nima Bell’s Cottage to host a Shop the Block event. Shop the Block is set for this weekend, Oct. 10 and 11. The goal is to bring business to the Downtown Appomattox area.

At the Sept. 29 Town of Appomattox workshop meeting, councilman Nathan Simpson pointed out that now more than ever, internet access has become an integral part of both working adults and students of all ages alike.

On Thursday evening, Oct. 1, WoodmenLife Chapter 71 members Rodney Deaner and President Mary Marshall presented Jonathan Garrett of the Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department with a check in the amount of $10,000.

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane is encouraging schools, businesses and communities across the Commonwealth to celebrate Virginia Farm to School Week, Oct. 5-9.

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The Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office and the Central Virginia Drug and Gang Task Force overseen by the Virginia State Police were investigated into allegations of corruption, conspiracy and obstruction of justice spanning three years, but no charges were filed, and the incidents were consi…

Thursday, Oct. 1, was a huge deal for Deputy Courtney Griffin at the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office. He celebrated his 50th year wearing a badge in law enforcement, according to the sheriff’s office


While the number of people filing unemployment claims on a weekly basis in Central Virginia is less than half of the peak figure reported in May, the amount of people receiving benefits on a continued basis is still substantially higher than it was at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. 

Appomattox’s Economic Development Authority had a quick 20-minute meeting Sept. 8. The following comes from the minutes of the meeting.

A fundraiser for Appomattox Relay for Life was held Saturday, Sept. 26, at Bull Daddy’s restaurant, bringing in $1,200 that will go to the American Cancer Society. According to Appomattox Relay for Life Chapter Co-chairman Crystal Butler, Zach Burnette and Patrick Devenport opened up with mu…

It’s no secret that internet coverage is spotty for Appomattox County residents. At the Sept. 21 Appomattox County Board of Supervisors meeting, Warren Kane, CEO of B2X Online, shared a proposal to expand broadband coverage using CARES Act money.

At the Sept. 24 meeting of the Appomattox County School Board, Director of Finance and Human Resources/FOIA Officer Bruce McMillan gave an update regarding state sales tax revenue for the school district, COVID-related sick leave policies and employee assistance for staff members, and the la…

The Appomattox Tourism Committee joined forces with the Appomattox County Chamber of Commerce and Appomattox County CARES Committee to help support small local businesses in such a way that will benefit both the businesses and their patrons through the means of the new Appomattox Shop Local …


Campaign signs are disappearing in Appomattox County, much to the chagrin of voters both Democrat and Republican alike.


A public hearing was held Tuesday for the proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for the Appomattox Church Street Waterline Replacement Project. After the public hearing, the town council approved the resolution for the application.