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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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The Campbell County Heritage Festival Committee, in cooperation with the Campbell County Recreation Department, is pleased to offer the 6th annual Heritage Festival. This one-day event will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the William Campbell High School (adjacent to the Community Park) in Naruna, Virginia, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per person, with children ages 10 and under admitted free of charge. All proceeds from the event will be applied to development of the Community Park.
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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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Citizens are advised that on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. the Campbell County Planning Commission will host seperate public hearings on a proposed Ordinance of Vacation for property located in Campbell County. Following their recommendations, an additional public hearing will be held by the Campbell Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., with respect to the proposed ordinance. The public is invited to make their views known.
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The Campbell County Communications and Public Information Office is pleased to announce the release of the July 2014 and final edition of the Vision e-newsletter, a monthly publication consisting of press releases, community service announcements and other submissions from various County departments.
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Campbell County’s EMS billing policy and its respective rates/criteria were updated by the Campbell County Board of Supervisors in January 2014 to ensure continued levels of service excellence in the midst of growing 911 call volume and emergency response demands. Stemming from this update, a new collection process will go into effect on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
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On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Campbell County Department of Social Services Employee, Mrs. Susan Rosser Jones, was recognized for her steadfast contributions to positive aging in the Region 2000 area by the Beard Center on Aging, located at Lynchburg College. Mrs. Jones, an honors graduate of Lynchburg College, has dutifully served Campbell County and its’ citizens for over thirty years, and has dedicated her career to serving the needs of the aging, the elderly and their caregivers.
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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.

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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