Regional Information

  • Area - 511 square miles

    Air Transportation - 1 local and 1 regional airport

    Highways - 6

    Railroads - CSX and Norfolk Southern

    115 miles from Richmond

    200 miles from Norfolk and Washington, DC

  • Population - 54,000

    Male 48.8% - Female 51.2%

    Median Age - 40

    College Graduates - 14.6%

    Median Family Income - $57,558

    Workforce - 28,000

Featured Events

  • Brookneal Town Hall


    Are you considering opening a new business?

    Then this class is for you!

    Business Basics is an introduction to owning your own business. Topics that will be covered include deciding on a legal entity, basic accounting and tax issues, steps you need to take for permits and licensing, steps to writing a business plan and basics of marketing and market research. The class is only 2.5 hours long so these topics will only be briefly covered. Upon completing the class you will have the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of the professional business counselors in our office.

    To register: Contact the Region 2000 SBDC at 434-832-7824
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    Fee: $20.00 payable at door night of the event
    Checks only-Payable to CVCC; No Credit Cards Accepted.

    For more information, click here.

  • Snowflex Centre

    Canned Food Drive
    Nov. 16, 2:00 PM - Nov. 23, 12:00 AM 

    3 Canned Food Items: 1 hr per person rentals included

    6 Canned Food Items: 2 hr per person rentals included

    9 Canned Food Items: 3 hr per person rentals included

    Please make sure to bring only FOOD items and that they are CANNED FOOD items - no boxes, pouches, bags, etc. Please also ensure that food is not open and is not expired.

    *Cans cannot be used during parties or group events. They also cannot be used alongside any other coupons or special offers.

  • Avoca Museum
    Christmas Open House

    Celebrate “An Old Virginia Christmas at Avoca,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13 and 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14, Avoca Museum, 1514 Main St., Altavista. Each room of the Victorian home will be decorated by Avoca’s volunteers and members of the Altavista community. Features include a visit by Santa and Roger Blackstock of The Portrait Place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7; First Baptist Church of Altavista Hand Bell Choir from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 13; and secular and sacred Christmas music by pianist Dr. Cynthia Ramsey of Lynchburg College from 2 to 3 p.m. and Christmas readings by Avoca Board member Curtis Crews from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14. Open house will also feature the annual silent auction, refreshments and a bake sale.

    Admission is $5 adults, $2 children ages 6 to 11 and free for ages 5 and younger. Tickets are available at the museum gift shop the days of the event.

    Christmas Open House Hours:

    11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

    1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7

    11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13

    1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14

     For more information, click here.

  • Red Hill
    Christmas Open House 

    The annual Christmas Open House at Red Hill will be held on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. The Patrick Henry Auxiliary sponsors this event and cordially invites the public to attend; admission is complimentary.

    Guests will be treated to docent-guided tours of the historic buildings at Red Hill, including Patrick Henry’s house, Law Office, and other buildings, all decorated for the holiday by the Red Hill Garden Club. Complimentary hot mulled cider, Brunswick stew prepared by the Charlotte Lions Club and cookies will be available throughout the afternoon. The gift shop will be offering a 10% discount on its regular shop merchandise on this special day. The Museum Shop has many items that are perfect for gift-giving, including the award-winning Red Hill Wine collection.

    The annual sale of boxwood wreaths and boxwood kissing balls, with proceeds benefiting the Patrick Henry Auxiliary, will begin in mid-November. Reserved wreaths and kissing balls will be available around the end of November 30th and at the Christmas Open House as supplies last. These wreaths cost only $25 each and kissing balls $10 each and both are handmade using locally grown boxwood. Call (376-2044) to reserve your wreath or kissing ball today as only a limited supply is available.

    For more information, click here.

  • Rustburg Christmas Parade

    December 14th 3:00 - 5:00pm

    Starting at the Rustburg Elementary School at Webbs Way, the parade route will turn right onto 501 (Village Highway) and continue along Route 501, ending at the Social Services Parking lot on Route 838 (Kabler Lane).

    VDOT message boards will be placed one (1) week in advance to notify the travelling public of the road closure through Rustburg. On Dec. 14, additional message boards and detour signs will be set to re-direct Route 501 northbound traffic, and Route 24 eastbound traffic, toward Route 29 near Foster Fuels. Message boards and directional signage will also be placed to direct Route 501 southbound traffic and Route 24 westbound traffic to Route 680 (Suburban Rd). Detour signage will likewise be positioned along the altered route at Route 738 (English Tavern Rd), Route 29, and Route 685 (Calohan Rd) and other turning decision locations. Motorists should look for message boards and detour signs as well as allow extra travel time during this temporary road closure. Emergency services vehicles will retain access to the parade route; only thru traffic will be detoured

    In case of inclement weather, the parade will be held on Sunday, December 21 during the same time frame. For additional traffic and road closure information, motorists are advised to dial 511 or visit

    Those attending parades and other special activities throughout the autumn/winter seasons are reminded to:
    • Properly park in public parking areas. Please do not park along roadsides, in private driveways (unless permission is rendered by property owner), in fire lanes or in areas reserved for parade staging.
    • Practice safety by ensuring children are well-monitored, especially in high traffic areas, parking lots and along parade routes.
    • Be aware that some traffic congestion may occur in the time leading up to and following parades and special events. Citizens are asked to remain respectful and to practice patience as traffic clears from the respective areas.

    For more information on the Rustburg Parade please contact Christin Elliott at (434) 841-5124; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For details regarding VDOT road closures and traffic safety, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">Paula Jones, Virginia Department of Transportation, (434) 856-8176.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Economic Development Director  |  47 Courthouse Lane, Rustburg, VA 24588  |  Tel (434) 592-9595, Fax (434) 332-9617  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.