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New law practice formed to serve region

Local attorneys, Greg T. Haymore and Mark B. Holland have formed a partnership for the practice of law known as Haymore & Holland, P. C.  Their law firm is located in the heart of the River District at 219 Patton Street which is at the corner of Patton and Craghead streets in Danville.

Mitzi Riddle to rejoin chamber staff

Mitzi Riddle will be joining the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce as vice president of business and program development effective Tuesday, announced Chamber President Nancy Pool. 

Former county resident earns appointment in health system

Danville Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County recently announced new appointments within the organization.

Park visitation sets record

Whether they were camping, fishing, bike riding or simply walking through the trails, guests showed they wanted to spend plenty of time this year at Virginia State Parks by once again setting a new attendance record. 

County jobless rate continues to improve in November

The jobless rate in Halifax County continued to improve in November as residents continued to search for jobs, but the unemployment rate dropped below double digits. 

USDA changes tune on tobacco buyout

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reversed course and announced that final payments of the Tobacco Transition Payment Program — otherwise known as the “Tobacco Buyout” — will be made in full.

County tourism gets $10,000

Halifax County Department of Tourism is among 42 local tourism initiatives to receive more than $750,000 in matching grants as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Grant program.

Stores boom in after Christmas shopping

With Christmas just a memory now, most presents have been exchanged, but that doesn’t mean the shopping has stopped. 

Potential C-CARE operators line up for job

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Matt Leonard told authority board members he was pleased with the “significant response” to the recent request for proposal to attract a National Center for Coatings Application Research and Education (C-CARE) operator.

‘Patsy has served the IDA and the community long and well’

Patsy Vaughan worked her last day at Halifax County Industrial Development Authority on Friday, Dec. 13. She is retiring from that position after 30 years of service.

Regional Alliance awarded $50,000

Halifax County, as part of the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance, has been awarded $50,000, one of three awards totaling $200,000 for collaborative efforts in Virginia through the Building Collaborative Communities program, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday.