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Belk celebrates 125th anniversary

Some 125 years ago, William Henry Belk opened his first store in Monroe, N.C. On Wednesday morning, dozens came out to help Belk celebrate its 125th anniversary in the Hupps Mill Plaza Shopping Center in South Boston. 

County residents find more jobs in April

More people continued to find jobs in Halifax County in April as the jobs outlook brightened, with the unemployment rate decreasing to 8.5 percent, two-tenths of a percent lower than the 8.7 percent rate in March, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Wednesday.

Outstanding Business Woman named

At its April meeting, the Business Women of Halifax County presented Grey Arrington with the Outstanding Business Woman of Halifax County award. 

Tobacco company launches electronic cigarette

Dozens came out to Berry Hill Mansion and Resort Thursday as Cherokee Tobacco LLC launched its newest product, the Arrowhead electronic cigarette.

IDA paints picture of progress, growth for Halifax County

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority board members working with the community are positioning the county for progressive growth and development.

IDA adopts $2.5M budget

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority board members adopted a tentative $2.5 million budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 during Friday morning’s meeting held at Riverstone.

Training approval benefits jobless

The South Central Workforce Investment Board has approved the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center as a training provider for the Work Ready Foundations, a new short-term work readiness initiative. With this approval, eligible unemployed clients who enroll in Work Ready Foundations will have their tuition and fees paid for with Workforce Investment Act funds.

Meat center a step closer with grant

Halifax County has been awarded a $12,500 planning grant to fund a professional, third-party feasibility study of a USDA inspected meat processing facility to serve Southside Virginia.

SVHEC hosts meeting of Rural Jobs Council

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center hosted the final meeting of the Workforce and K-12 Education Subcommittee of Governor Bob McDonnell’s Rural Jobs Council Monday in South Boston.

Jobs outlook showing more improvement

More people were finding jobs in Halifax County in March as the jobs outlook continued to brighten, with the unemployment rate decreasing six-tenths of a percent from 9.3 percent in February to 8.7 percent in March, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Wednesday.

Business, industry prospects increase in Halifax County

Activity for prospects is increasing in the county, according to Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Matt Leonard.