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With yet another weather system creating icy and potentially hazardous driving conditions in our area, Campbell County will close offices early today, Thursday, March 5. Essential personnel (Public Safety, Law Enforcement and Maintenance staff) will report as directed, with all other office operations closed at 3:30 p.m.
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Beginning March 17, 2015 the Patrick Henry Memorial Library (Brookneal) will operate under new hours.
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A series of free Parenting Education classes will be offered at the Campbell County Department of Social Services Building in Rustburg, beginning March 16.
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Campbell County Department of Social Services is sponsoring the seventh annual Free Children’s Book Fair on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Campbell County Social Services building, 69 Kabler Lane, Rustburg.
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At their January 21, 2015 meeting, the Campbell County Social Services Board officially appointed Lisa C. Linthicum as the new Director of Social Services; Linthicum assumed the position on February 1, 2015, having served as Interim Director since December 2014. Bringing over 20 years of social services and management experience to the role, Linthicum will oversee local social work and protection services for children and adults, support operations for those in need, yearly state and County budget planning for social services’ programs, and the coordination of the department’s volunteer efforts in the community.
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At their November 4, 2014 meeting, the Campbell County Board of Supervisors approved County offices to open for public business on the following state-observed holidays (beginning January 2015): • Martin-Luther King Day; • Presidents’ Day; • Columbus Day; and • Veterans’ Day.
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The National Weather Service (Blacksburg), in cooperation with the Campbell County Department of Public Safety, will conduct a free storm spotting and weather safety (SkyWarn) presentation for citizens on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the Haberer Building Boardroom, located at 47 Courthouse Lane in Rustburg, Virginia.
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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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