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With the Appomattox Civil War Sesquicentennial event slated for Thursday, April 8 through Sunday, April 12 at the Appomattox National Park, a significant influx of visitors from around the nation is expected to converge in our region.
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The Region 2000 Services Authority operates several Electronic Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection days throughout the year, with the next one scehduled for Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon at the Concord Turnpike Convenience Center (Lynchburg).
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The Campbell County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program ( R.S.V.P.) held its annual recognition luncheon on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Waterlick Moose Lodge (934 Waterlick Rd, Lynchburg, VA). Campbell County RSVP, a local volunteer program for Americans ages 55 and older, currently enrolls over 270 senior volunteers who serve in various organizations throughout the Region 2000 area. These individuals perform needed support duties in hospitals, thrift stores, food pantries, nursing homes, museums, and local churches. Collectively, these community servants have provided 29,000+ volunteer hours to local agencies in 2014.
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Campbell County Career Fair for Local Citizens: The Campbell County Department of Economic Development and Department of Social Services will host a career fair on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Campbell County Technical Center, 194 Dennis Riddle Drive, Rustburg, VA (located behind Yellow Branch Elementary School at the intersection of VA Route 29 and VA Route 24).
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The Campbell County Library System celebrated a milestone on Saturday, March 21 with a ground breaking ceremony toward the development of the new Timbrook Library facility, located on the Timbrook Park property (18915 Leesville Road, Lynchburg, VA).
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Beginning March 17, 2015 the Patrick Henry Memorial Library (Brookneal) will operate under new hours.
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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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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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