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Tobacco committee OKs Green View funding request

The Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission’s Southside Economic Development Committee approved the Halifax Industrial Development Authority’s request for $1.3 million to improve the Green View Advanced Manufacturing Center (former Daystrom building) located at Green’s Folly, according to Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Matt Leonard who attended the Thursday meeting in Roanoke.

James Madison to offer workforce courses in SoBo

After four years of discussions, James Madison University and the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center have forged a partnership with JMU offering several noncredit workforce-focused online programs in affiliation with the SVHEC.

Halifax farmer and meat producer attends North Carolina conference

Denise Hudson of Hudson Heritage Farms, located in Elmo, attended the annual North Carolina Meat Conference recently along with more than 300 attendees.

Lowe’s donates to fire department

Lowe’s Heroes donated smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and nine-volt batteries to South Boston Fire Department Friday morning to help with the fire department’s fire prevention program. 

Halifax woman re-elected to chair Farm Bureau Women’s Committee

Janice R. Burton of Halifax County was elected Nov. 29 to a sixth two-year term as chairman of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Committee. 

Many businesses tickled pink over Black Friday sales

Many Halifax County retailers and small businesses reported successful sales over the Thanksgiving weekend with some reporting sales exceeding previous years.

Merchants make a big push on Small Business Saturday

Virginia shoppers are being encouraged to participate in the third annual Small Business Saturday which will be taking place this year Saturday.

Mecklenburg crews return from restoring electricity after Hurricane Sandy

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative crews from Chase City, Gretna and Emporia have returned home safely after helping restore power to customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) after Hurricane Sandy’s wrath. 

Halifax County leaders tour biomass plant

Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors was joined by county supervisors for a tour of the South Boston Energy Wood Biomass Plant Thursday afternoon during the authority’s monthly meeting.

Ohm Yoga Center opens in Halifax

Ohm Yoga Center held its grand opening Saturday at its location in downtown Halifax.

State manufacturers honor congressman

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) was honored last week with the National Association of Manufacturers Award For Legislative Excellence by Virginia manufacturers.