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Bottled water industry creates jobs in Halifax County

Halifax County companies that manufacture, distribute and sell bottled water products, and their suppliers, are an important part of the state’s economy, according to Robert Smith, CEO of Grand Springs in Alton.

Customers get taste of ‘good ole times’

Riverdale Dairy Dell on Bill Tuck Highway in South Boston took customers back in time “to the good ole days” on Valentine’s Day Thursday when it offered three hot dogs for 99 cents.

Chamber’s annual meeting will focus on getting ‘social’

All Halifax County Chamber members are invited to attend the chamber’s annual meeting and banquet.  The banquet highlights the accomplishments of the business community for the past year.  The annual meeting will be held Tuesday, March 19, at the World of Sports.  

Line crews among those honored for Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts



Line crews from Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) and seven other Virginia electric cooperatives that traveled out-of-state to help restore electric service following Superstorm Sandy have been honored by the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC).

Small animal processing facility eyed for county

Halifax County Supervisors unanimously approved moving ahead with a planning grant to explore the feasibility of developing a small-scale animal  processing center in the county during their Monday night meeting.

3 Women, No Truck under new ownership

Women, No Truck, a store specializing in consignment furniture and home decor located in Downtown South Boston, is now under new ownership. Andy Newland became the sole owner of the store last April.

Jobless rate remains same for third straight month

For the third straight month, the jobs outlook in Halifax County remained the same in December, holding its own at 8.7 percent, the same as reported in October and November, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Tuesday.

American National Bankshares reports fourth quarter earnings

American National Bankshares Inc., parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, Friday announced fourth quarter 2012 net income available to common shareholders of $3,918,000 compared to $4,600,000 for the fourth quarter of 2011, a $682,000 or 14.8 percent decrease.

Man with local ties selected to serve as law firm director

Carlyle R. “Randy” Wimbish, III was elected to the board of directors of the Sands Anderson law firm at the shareholders’ meeting held on Jan. 16, according to firm President L. Lee Byrd.

Workshop targets top executives

Joseph A. Carey, CEO of Renaissance Executive Forums in Richmond, will be the featured speaker for a workshop exclusively for top executives to be held Feb. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Riverstone Centre on Confroy Drive in South Boston.

Crematorium fills niche, need as first in Halifax County

Les Powell III, co-owner of Powell’s Funeral Home in South Boston, unfurled on Tuesday an artist’s rendition of Halifax County’s first-ever crematorium, currently under construction on land adjacent to his family business.