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Lawrence Distributing Company celebrates 60 years

Feb. 15 was a proud day for the Lawrence family of Danville as they met with employees of their family business, Lawrence Distributing Company, and celebrated 60 years in business. 

New lofts complete; ribbon cutting, open house March 20

Construction of the New Brick Historic Lofts in South Boston is complete, and Rehab Development will host a ribbon cutting and open house celebration, which will include tours of the lofts, on Thursday, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.

American National earns top bank award

American National Bankshares Inc. (American National – NASDAQ “AMNB”) announced Friday that it has received the second annual 2013 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup award, which recognizes the top 10 percent of community banks. 

To bring jobs, think regional IDA board told

Jerry Gwaltney, executive director at the Institute For Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, brought a clear, concise message to the Halifax County Industrial Authority Board of Directors Friday morning.

Benchmark Community Bank welcomes new loan specialist

Benchmark Community Bank on Thursday announced that Janice Puleo has joined the bank as a vice president and loan specialist concentrating on agricultural lending.  In this role, she will reach out to agricultural businesses and producers in Southside Virginia and help them with their financial needs. 

More able to find work in December

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

Halifax County Service Authority water superintendent retires after 38 years

For 38 years former Halifax County Service Authority Water Superintendent Mark Wilkerson has worked to ensure the people of South Boston and Halifax County have had clean, safe, reliable drinking water, and after almost four decades of working in the water treatment industry, he has retired.

County IDA introduces new branding designs, logos

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority has completed its new branding designs for its properties and programs.  

Halifax IDA distributes Enterprise Zone payments to six businesses

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has distributed over $133,000 in Halifax County Enterprise Zone grants to six different businesses and industries for their capital investments made. 

Propane shortage translates to price increase

Shortage of propane in the Midwest has called a “snowball effect” that has trickled down to Halifax County causing local residents to see repercussions in the form of higher prices and short supply. 

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.