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.

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The Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office has announced that two of its members have earned recent promotions. Captain Travis Firebaugh was promoted from his former position of lieutenant and Sergeant Andre Austin was promoted from his former position of deputy. 


Courtney Layne, star pitcher for the Appomattox Raiders softball team, announced that she has committed to play intercollegiate softball for the University of Virginia Cavaliers. 


On Wednesday evening, Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam were notified that a member of the Governor’s official residence staff, who works closely within the couple’s living quarters, had developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Both the Governor an…

The Appomattox Town Council emerged from the closed session portion of its special meeting Monday night with news of a new council member. After Jonathan Garrett resigned Thursday, Aug. 27, due to relocating outside town limits, it became the responsibility of the council to select Jonathan …

For the Town of Pamplin City, change is a big part of life as the town continues to rebuild Main Street into a hub of activity. In the course of these changes, Pamplin welcomed a new clerk, Rebecca McFadden, to replace Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchel.

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At approximately 4:25 today, a two-vehicle crash in Appomattox resulted in one person being injured and transported by the Appomattox County Rescue Squad. 

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The Appomattox County Electoral Board announced they are moving the Stonewall voting precinct location from the Stonewall convenience center (located at 5122 Stonewall Rd.) to the Gleaning for the World facility (located at 7539 Stage Rd.)