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QuickBooks financial software workshop available in South Boston

The Southern Virginia Higher Education’s Department of Workforce Services will be offering a QuickBooks Financial Software Workshop beginning May 15. The workshop is geared towards new and beginning users and will be available for a nominal fee.  

Jobless numbers improving in Halifax County

The jobless rate improved in Halifax County in March as the unemployment rate fell to 9 percent, eight-tenths of a percent lower than the 9.8 percent jobless rate in February, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Wednesday.

American National reports first quarter 2012 earnings

American National Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:  AMNB), parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, announced first quarter 2012 net income of $4,175,000 compared to $1,778,000 for the first quarter of 2011, a $2,397,000 or 135 percent increase.  

Award boosts South Boston business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville is launching its third annual Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards competition. Darden is accepting applications and recommendations from qualifying Virginia businesses at through July 2.

Hundreds take innovation tour in South Boston

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center held a successful open house for its new Innovation Center Sunday, according to SVHEC Executive Director Dr. Betty H. Adams. 

CenturyLink receives award for best landline telephone service provider

CenturyLink has received the 2011 Consumers’ Choice Award for “Best Landline Telephone Service Provider for Customer Value Enhancement” from Frost & Sullivan, a business research and consulting firm. The award, based on consumers’ evaluations of their landline telephone service providers, recognizes CenturyLink’s focus on enhancing the value that its customers receive in the areas of service quality, price and customer service. 

Benchmark Bankshares reports increased first quarter earnings

Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN.OB), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced earnings of $1,520,287, or $0.59 per share, for the first quarter of 2012.

Tourism team featured at Halifax County Chamber banquet

Virginia Tourism Corporation representatives Elizabeth McLaughlin, Steve Galyean and Wirt Confroy will be the guest speakers at the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 annual meeting and awards banquet to be held Tuesday, March 27. 

Speaker praises Halifax credit union at annual banquet

The Rev. Vance Midgett offered some words of praise and comfort while offering a little advice at Friday’s 31st annual meeting of the Halifax County Community Federal Credit Union.

Who will win business of year in Halifax County? Find out Tuesday

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet Tuesday at the World of Sports in South Boston.

Utility construction to begin this week in Town of Halifax


The Town of Halifax will begin utility relocation construction this week, weather permitting.