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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. 

South Boston business ships soil fertilizer to China

ARCTECH Inc. loaded up its first shipment to China on Wednesday morning at its South Boston manufacturing plant on Eastover Drive.

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.