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Halifax County jobless rate brightens a bit

The jobs outlook in Halifax County brightened slightly in September, with  unemployment rates dropping out of the double digits for the first time in months.

American National Bankshares Inc. reports earnings

American National Bankshares Inc., parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, recently announced third quarter 2012 net income available to common shareholders of $3,639,000 compared to $4,078,000 for the third quarter of 2011, a $439,000 or 10.77 percent decrease. 

IDA applying for $1.3 million grant

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority board members supported submission of a $1.3 million tobacco commission economic development application to continue rehabilitation of the former Daystrom Furniture facility now known as Green View Advanced Manufacturing Center.

New Dollar General brings growth potential to town

The new Dollar General located at the corner of Highway 360 and L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway in the Town of Halifax will host its grand opening and ribbon cutting Saturday at 10 a.m. 

SoBo company manufactures audio visual dome bound for Florida

After nearly eight weeks of manufacturing, Lindstrand USA inflated its first audio visual (AV) dome Tuesday at its plant on Parker Road in South Boston before the dome is sent to Orlando, Fla., for use in a laser show event for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions to be held in November. 

Pathways Youth Services named Small Business of Year

The Longwood University Small Business Development Centers’ “Small Business of the Year Award” for the South Boston service region was presented to Doris Chism of Pathways Youth Services.  

Halifax County IDA unveils new logo

A new clean, modern, bold, technological, super-sophisticated logo now brands the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority.

New frozen yogurt shop comes to South Boston

It’s time for frozen yogurt lovers to grab their spoons and head down to Riverdale for a tasty treat. 

ABB re-invests in South Boston

In 2008, the local Industrial Development Authority of Halifax County, along with state money, funded the expansion of ABB’s 90,000 square foot factory in South Boston. 

Chamber seminar focuses on social marketing

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce will present a seminar on The Power of Email and Social Marketing from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Four Oaks Restaurant and Lounge.

Students compete in International Woodworking Fair

Halifax County High School seniors Dustin Meadors and Shonque’l Betts recently returned from competing in the WoodLINKS Ready to Assemble competition at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Ga. A third member of the design team, Jared Owen, is a freshman at Liberty University and was unable to make the trip to Atlanta because of classes.