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Jobless figures tick up in Halifax County

The jobs outlook in Halifax County grew much bleaker at the start of the year in January, increasing 1.2 percent from the 8.7 percent rate in October and November and December to 9.9 percent, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Friday.

Huber Engineered Woods tapped as top business

Huber Engineered Woods of Crystal Hill was honored Tuesday as Business of the Year at the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards banquet.

Chamber goes game show at banquet

In what could have been an ordinary annual meeting and banquet, Halifax County Chamber of Commerce had members — and their smartphones — in overdrive Tuesday night.

Chamber banquet, awards meeting set Tuesday

Accomplishments of the business community over the past year will be highlighted during the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting and banquet on Tuesday at the World of Sports.

South Boston Energy hosts ribbon cutting at fuel yard

Representatives from NOVI, NOVEC and Fagan construction gathered for a ribbon cutting Tuesday afternoon at the South Boston Energy Center fuel yard on Plywood Trail.

New gas station pumped up for construction

A Murphy Express gas station/convenience store is in the works for a location on Old Halifax Road across from Walmart.

Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, banquet March 19

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting and awards banquet Tuesday, March 19, at The World Of Sports.

Virginia National Bank reports 2012 results

Virginia National Bank of Charlottesville reported net income of $3.776 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, or $1.41 per share for the three months ended Dec. 31. This result is a 266 percent increase in net income as compared to the three months ended Dec. 31, 2011, when net income was $1.033 million, or $0.38 per share. The return on average assets for the quarter ended Dec. 31, was 3.10 percent, as compared to 0.90 percent in the same period in 2011. 

SunTrust to close its branch office in Centerville

SunTrust customers received news this week the Centerville branch at 4027 Halifax Road in South Boston will close its doors May 24.

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.