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The Campbell County Planning Commission is scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting and public hearing to discuss several planning matters. The meeting will convene at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2014 in the Haberer Building Boardroom (located at 47 Courthouse Lane) in Rustburg.
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Campbell County will hold its annual auction of surplus county vehicles on Friday, October 24, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. at the Campbell County School Bus Garage (located at 1379 Village Highway, Rustburg, VA).
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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, October 11, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Yellow Branch Elementary School (intersection of Route 29, and Route 24, Rustburg). Car/truck enthusiasts wishing to display their vehicles as well as craft vendors and/or swap meet participants may pre-register to reserve spaces by visiting the Sheriff’s Office (87 Courthouse Lane, Rustburg) or by calling (434) 332-9580; 283-9580; or 592-9580 by Friday, October 3.
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At their September 2, 2014 meeting, the Campbell County Board of Supervisors officially confirmed and welcomed Francis (Frank) J. Rogers IV, as the new County Administrator; Rogers will assume the position on October 1, 2014. Bringing 16 years of public management experience to the role, Rogers, who currently serves as the Deputy County Administrator for Bedford County, will oversee the locality’s departmental operations, yearly budget development, and long-term issue and project planning. He will also serve as a liaison and guidance contributor to the Campbell County Board of Supervisors and to Campbell County’s regional efforts and partnerships in the area.
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As September is National Preparedness Month, Campbell County Department of Public Safety reminds you to take some simple, pre-cautionary steps to ensure your, as well as your family’s, well-being should an emergency situation arise. This month is a great time to make/review family emergency plans, update emergency contact lists, and check/re-stock emergency supplies.
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Beginning with the November 4, 2014 General and Special Elections, the polling location for 702 – Gladys precinct will be moved to Piedmont Community Impact building (former Gladys Elementary School), 215 School Rd., Gladys, VA.
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Please visit www.cvlrtp2040.org to share your ideas about our region’s transportation needs. Your ideas will help shape the region’s Long Range Transportation Plan for 2040. Campbell County is a member of the Central Virginia Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which is responsible for developing the Plan. The MPO is a federally mandated and funded transportation policy-making organization made up of representatives from local governments in a region. The representatives work together to identify transportation needs and project priorities in the region.
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In alignment with the Code of Virginia , Section § 15.2-2223, the Campbell County Department of Community Development is seeking public input on the Campbell County Comprehensive Plan’s five-year update. Citizens are encouraged to provide feedback on various long-range community planning topics, including transportation, housing, education, economic development, natural resources, recreation, public services and other issues pertaining to County planning and development efforts.
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Town of Brookneal
(434) 376-3124
Email
P.O. Box 450
Brookneal VA 24528

About Brookneal

The Town of Brookneal is located on US Route 501 in southeastern Campbell County and has since its founding in 1802 served as a center of commerce for the surrounding areas in Campbell, Charlotte and Halifax counties. Brookneal is an incorporated town with a population of approximately 1,250 and serving approximately 40,000 in the immediate area. The thriving economy includes a diversified manufacturing base, agriculture, service firms and retail offerings.

Brookneal is a full service town with comprehensive planning, zoning, water and sewer, sanitation service and police. Fire and Rescue services are provided by the Brookneal Volunteer Fire Department and the Brookneal Volunteer Rescue Squad. Public Safety dispatch and coordination of police coverage is provided through integration into the county’s 911 system. The town is an active participant in regional economic development, planning and government organizations.

Excellent recreational opportunities abound in the area. Public facilities include a large recreation park, a boat ramp on the Staunton River and a historic community center. The Brookneal Recreation park offers baseball and softball fields, picnic areas, tennis courts, a playground and a hiking trail. The boat ramp provides access to the Staunton River for boating, canoeing, tubing and fishing. A striped bass tournament is hosted each spring. Brookneal is rich in history.

The town is also the birthplace of General Lewis Pick, builder of the Leds Road in the China Burma India Theater of World War II; and it is near Patrick Henry's last home and burial site, Red Hill.  Henry is best known for his famous declaration "give me liberty or give me death" made during a speech before the Virginia Convention in 1775. Red Hill is also the site of the National Memorial and on these grounds, guests can tour the restored home and law office, as well as walk where Henry and his ancestors once walked. Visitors to Brookneal can also visit the Willie Hodges Booth Museum and view artifacts from the area’s past by appointment. 

Students from Brookneal and the surrounding area attend Brookneal Elementary School and William Campbell Combined School.

Contact Information

Town of Brookneal
215 Main Street
P.O. Box 450
Brookneal, VA 24528

  • Town Office: (434)  376-3124
  • Fax: (434) 376-5698
  • Police Department: (434) 376-2650
  • Fire Department: (434) 376-2656
  • Brookneal Rescue Squad: (434) 376-2358
  • Library: (434) 376-3363
  • Public Works: (434) 376-3124
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