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Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative chairman retires

Robert W. (Bobby) Conner has retired from the board of directors of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) where he represented MEC members in Halifax County for 30 years and has held the position of board chairman for the past seven years. 

Workforce Forward forum to feature manufacturing trendsetters panel

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center will be hosting the Workforce Forward 2012 forum on Sept. 20 at The Prizery in South Boston. The theme of the forum is “Virginia Manufacturing: Back to the Future?” 

DPC Pawn & Gun Shop to hold grand opening Friday

DPC Pawn & Gun Shop owner Michael Slaughter invites the public to attend the grand opening sale of its South Boston location Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Halifax Regional workers complete leadership program

Five Halifax Regional Health System employees recently completed Project LEAD, a leadership program designed to identify and foster rising leaders within the organization. 

Sponsors commit to SVHEC Workforce Forward Forum

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s project team is grateful to the sponsors who are helping to make the upcoming Workforce Forward Forum 2012 on Sept. 20 a success.

MEC chief operating officer finalist in ‘Virginia Business’ CFO Awards

Glen Gillispie, chief operating officer for Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC), has been recognized as a finalist in the Virginia CFO Awards sponsored by “Virginia Business” magazine.  

Outlook gets brighter on jobs front in Halifax County

More people in Halifax County found jobs in May. The jobless rate improved again in Halifax County as the unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent, one-tenth of a percent lower than the 8.7 percent jobless rate in April, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Wednesday. 

Hundreds turn out for Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative meeting

Despite temperatures in the upper 90s, hundreds of members of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative gathered for the organization’s 74th Annual Meeting of the Members on June 20 at the Cooperative’s Pavilion in Chase City. 

Halifax Regional Health System marketing department receives national awards

Halifax Regional Health System has announced the marketing department has received two Aster Awards, recognizing them for excellence in their advertising/marketing efforts for the calendar year 2011.

Southern Virginia Higher Education Center welcomes intern

Jeremy Carden is serving as a summer intern at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center. 

Goat association members to attend Halifax Farmers Market grand opening

Want to learn more about goats and goat farming in Halifax County?  Then attend the Halifax Farmers Market Grand Opening on June 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.