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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. 

Research center seeking operator

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority hosted a mandatory pre-proposal meeting for the National Center for Coatings Application Research and Education (C-CARE) on Friday at Riverstone Centre.  

Ribbon cut officially opening Family Dollar in Virgilina

Dozens gathered outside the Family Dollar Store in Virgilina on Saturday morning to be one of the first 50 customers to receive a $5 gift card and other goodies in celebration of the store’s grand opening.

New clothing store opens in South Boston

Morgan Farley and her mother, Kathy, had always talked about one day opening a clothing store, and now, that day has come.

Downtown loft living in warehouse goes on tour

Dozens of curious county residents and several potential occupants toured the New Brick Historic Lofts prior to the South Boston Christmas Parade on Saturday during an open house held from 3 to 5 p.m.