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Carter Bank & Trust announces promotion

Worth Harris Carter, Jr., chairman of the board and president of Carter Bank & Trust, announced Karen C. Allen has been promoted to assistant vice president.

Community Foundation awards grant

The South Boston Medical Fund has been awarded to Halifax Regional Hospice & Palliative Care, thanks to the work of the Halifax County Advisory Committee.  The committee consists of a few prominent members of Halifax County who wish to see the county grow and prosper.  

Hurricane holiday offers tax savings

Safety officials are suggesting residents prepare themselves for the upcoming hurricane season by participating in Virginia’s annual Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday May 25-31.

HRHS honored with Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Halifax Regional Health System of South Boston has earned the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy.  

Mecklenburg linemen power through competition

Four line workers from Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s (MEC) Chase City District participated in The 2014 Annual Terex® Equipment Operator’s Rodeo and the Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s Rodeo in early April. They quite capably and professionally represented MEC resulting in multiple awards, according to Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s President and CEO John Lee. 

New banners going up in downtown South Boston

Anyone traveling through downtown South Boston has seen the town’s new street banners that are going up this week. 

Benchmark Bank names new addition to board of directors

Benchmark Community Bank and its holding company, Benchmark Bankshares, have announced the addition of Dr. Alfred A. Roberts to its board of directors.  He attended his first meeting on April 17. 

Daystrom upgrades moving to final phase

Work is continuing on Phase II of the IDA’s Southern Virginia Advanced Manufacturing Center on Greens Folly Road.

Ribbon cutting officially opens new yogurt shop

More than a dozen gathered in front of Frutopia Yogurt Shop Wednesday morning for a ribbon cutting and open house marking the official grand opening of the new Centerville business.

American National reports first quarter 2014 earnings

National Bankshares Inc., parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, has announced first quarter of 2014 net income of $3,450,000 compared to $4,151,000 for the first quarter of 2013, a $701,000 or 16.9 percent decrease. 

Garrett tapped Business Associate of the Year

Surrounded by his employees, Ryan Garrett, financial advisor at Edward Jones Company, was presented with the 2014 Business Associate of the Year by Virginia Cumbey, chairman of this Business Women of Halifax County sponsored event.