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Chamber to host Business After Hours on July 18

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours Thursday, July 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  

Hospital marketing department wins awards

Halifax Regional Health System’s (HRHS) marketing department has received one state award and three national awards, recognizing them for excellence in their advertising/marketing efforts during 2012, the health system announced.

Area jobless outlook takes negative turn

Fewer people were able to find jobs in Halifax County during May as the jobs outlook grew bleaker. The unemployment rate increased from 8.5 percent in April to 9.2 percent in May, seven-tenths of a percent higher than in April, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Tuesday.

Prospect activity increases in Halifax County

Prospect activity for businesses seeking to locate in Halifax County is increasing, according to Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Matt Leonard.

Camp introduces students to manufacturing, design process

Design, produce and manufacture! Students participating in the manufacturing technology summer camp are learning all those techniques in relationship to creating a clock.

Proactive approach in workforce story

Southern Virginia is the first region in the country to commit to earning the designation, “Certified Work Ready Community,” according to Laurie Moran, president of the Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce and chair of the Dan River Region Collaborative (DRRC), a group of business leaders and workforce and economic developers from across the region who have come together to help solve the region’s workforce challenges.

Handbook completion, election of officers in county IDA future

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority employees will soon have a handbook now that the operations and personnel committee is 99 percent complete with the draft.

Retiring DCC president honored by board

The SVHEC Board of Trustees honored Dr. Carlyle Ramsey, president of Danville Community College, for his service to the board at its June meeting. 

Halifax native teaches creative writing course

Even students who say they hate writing will learn to love it in summer workshops at the Innovation Center in South Boston taught by Halifax native Lavinia “Bebo” Edmunds, a teacher and writer who specializes in writing and reading.

Summer Design Camp offered at SVHEC

Looking for a way to get your middle or high school aged child off the couch and into a high-quality summer experience? 

Ollie’s offers hot dogs to go with new mobile stand

Ollie’s Southern Café has welcomed new addition to its services offering a new mobile hot dog stand.