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The National Weather Service in Blacksburg is forecasting gusty winds for our area beginning Friday evening and lasting through late Saturday.
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With the National Weather Service forecasting heavy rainfall for our region over the next few days (Oct. 1- 4) and with possible impacts from Hurricane Joaquin, Campbell County could experience flash flooding, downed trees/limbs, and possible power outages.
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Members of the Campbell County Electoral Board will be available to provide demonstrations of the county’s new voting equipment for the general public before the Nov. 3 election.
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The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office will hold the annual Deputy Jason Saunders Memorial Car Show and Swap Meet on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Yellow Branch Elementary School, located at the intersection of Route 29 and Route 24 in Rustburg.
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The Campbell County Registrar’s Office has announced that beginning with the Nov. 3, 2015 General Election, the voting locations for the Altavista-303 precinct and the Evington-301 precinct will change.
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The Campbell County Department of Recreation and Parks announced its schedule for handmade bowl classes this fall, in anticipation of the Empty Bowls event in December.
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This year the Virginia Executive Mansion, through the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo), has selected the theme of “Celebrating Virginia’s Localities” toward decorating the annual holiday tree in Richmond. Each locality has been requested to submit one handmade ornament to present for viewing by visitors.
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The Campbell County Parks and Recreation Department is offering discount tickets for theme parks and attractions again this year.
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Town of Altavista
(434) 369-5001
P.O. Box 420
Altavista VA 24517

About Altavista

"A progressive community of excellence, second to none, committed to providing the best place to live, work, worship, and grow. At all times we will serve the best interests of all citizens. All citizens are challenged to proactive involvement in doing their parts to accomplish our mission."

The Town of Altavista, with a population of approximately 3,400, is located in the southwestern part of Campbell County, approximately 20 miles south of Lynchburg on U.S. Highway 29. Altavista’s business community offers a full range of retail and service firms and a diversified manufacturing segment. A non-profit facility, the Sheltered Workshop, provides special employment opportunities for the handicapped. Motel and bed-and-breakfast accommodations are available for overnight guests. The town has a volunteer fire department, a volunteer EMS squad, two physicians and four dentists.

Altavista is governed by a seven member Town Council, and its daily operations are guided by a Town Manager. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The town provides water, sewer, law enforcement and garbage collection services to its residents. Altavista’s students are served by one elementary school (pupil teacher ratio of 19:1) and one combined high school / middle school (pupil teacher ratio of 13:1).

Altavista also has a variety of recreational and tourist  attractions. There are 61 acres of local park land in Altavista with facilities including Staunton Riverfront Park, Shreve Park, a boat launch, fishing piers, walking paths, baseball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas and playgrounds. Other recreation choices are available at a local golf course and a YMCA. The YMCA provides a full complement of facilities as well as all-day care for children ages two years old and older.

Those interested in history will enjoy Altavista’s museum, Avoca, located at 1514 Main Street. A decorated country Victorian Queen Anne style house, Avoca contains Civil War memorabilia and Native American artifacts. It is the home site of Revolutionary War patriot Colonel Charles Lynch. The museum and the growing economy are two examples of the way in which Altavista is living up to its town mission statement:

Contact Information

Town of Altavista
P.O. Box 420
510 7th Street
Altavista, VA 24517

  • Town Manager's office:  (434) 369-5001
  • Fax:  (434) 369-4369
  • Treasurer's office: (434) 369-5001
  • Police Department: (434) 369-4488
  • Public Works:  (434) 369-6045