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In a nationwide effort to support the safe handling and disposal of prescription medications, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is again participating in the US Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day initiative. A “drop-off” station to accept citizens’ outdated or unwanted medications will be available at the Campbell Sheriff’s Office lobby (87 Courthouse Lane, Rustburg) on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This service is anonymous and free to the public.
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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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As the Brookneal Rescue Squad recently ceased operations, Campbell County Department of Public Safety Career EMS staff, in cooperation with five local EMS squads, will continue to provide quality service and support the EMS framework in the Brookneal area. There will be no lapse in emergency services rendered to citizens associated with this closure.
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Following months of research and planning, the Campbell County Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Real Estate Offices launched a new, feature-rich website this week that makes searching local property maps, real estate information and geographical data much easier.
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Campbell County, with a population of 56,000 and excellent quality of life, is seeking a highly qualified, forward-thinking, organized, and motivated County Administrator. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with our citizens, seven-member Board of Supervisors, County Leadership Team, and staff to implement the vision, mission, and operational goals of the County.
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After 19 years of distinguished leadership and service to the citizens of Campbell County, R. David Laurrell announced to the Board of Supervisors on May 20th his upcoming retirement from the County Administrator position this fall.
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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.

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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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