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Virginia’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday returns Aug. 1-3

Are you thinking about preparing for the upcoming school year — kindergarten, college, or somewhere in between? Or maybe you’ve finished school but want to refresh your wardrobe or stock up on office supplies?  If so, you may want to make a list because Virginia’s most popular sales tax holiday is just around the corner.

Pump prices in a mid-summer slide

As predicted by AAA, the retail price at the pump continued to tick lower following the Independence Day holiday due primarily to lower crude oil costs as the situation stabilizes in Iraq.  

Long & Foster Real Estate comes to town

With the community in mind, all The Davis Company Realtors agents became agents of Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. as of Monday. 

AAA Mid-Atlantic: Summer gas prices may have peaked

Have pump prices peaked for the summer? All the telltale signs, tea leaves, gut-feelings and educated-guesses market watchers and energy analysts hazard to use point that way. 

Old Souls’ Antiques now open in downtown South Boston

Old Souls’ Antiques, a new store featuring timeless items, is now open for business in what was once the U.S. Factory Outlet on Main Street in downtown South Boston. 

Long & Foster to open new office in SoBo

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, will open a new office in South Boston, located at 3510 Old Halifax Road, on Monday. 

Halifax County’s Hudson Heritage Farms first in state to earn certification

Hudson Heritage Farms, LLC in the Elmo community has become the first farm in Virginia to be accepted and certified by the Farmer Veteran Coalition’s national Homegrown by Heroes program and label. 

County jobless rate on the rise in May

The jobless rate in Halifax County rose by three-tenths of a point in May, as fewer residents were able to find jobs. However, the county’s unemployment rate continues to remain below double digits. 

Hobby Castle opens in SoBo

For those who enjoy model airplanes or remote control cars, there is a new store in town they may want to visit. Hobby Castle is located in Riverdale Plaza between V.A. Nails and New York Fashion. 

New Brick Historic Lofts wins special achievement award

Rehab Development in partnership with Destination Downtown South Boston has won the 2014 Virginia Main Street Special Achievement Award and the 2014 Virginia Downtown Development Association Award of Excellence for the New Brick Historic Lofts project.  

Welding registration now underway at SVHEC

Registration is now open for welding training at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center. Within 18 months, students will learn MIG, TIG, Stick and Pipe welding in the center’s new state-of-the-art welding lab.