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Jobless rate still in double digits

The jobless rate in Halifax County remained bleak in August as residents continued to search for jobs, and the unemployment rate remained in double digits. 

IDA seeking $1.1M in tobacco money for Green View project

In an effort to continue to rehabilitate the former Daystrom Furniture facility for reuse, the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority on Friday adopted a resolution supporting submission of application for $1,140,535 from the Virginia Tobacco Commission.

American National reports increase in 3rd quarter earnings

American National Bankshares Inc., parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, has announced third quarter 2013 net income of $4,243,000 compared to $3,639,000 for the third quarter of 2012, a $604,000 or 16.6 percent increase.  

Mid-Atlantic Broadband links schools to fiber optic network

The Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation, a wholesale open-access network transport provider announced Monday the successful completion of the $20 million capital project to connect more than 120 K-12 schools in Southern Virginia.

South Boston United Martial Arts turns 20

South Boston United Martial Arts has been training children and adults in self-defense for the past 20 years with Master Wayne Adams as instructor. 

IDA hires director of marketing

The Halifax Industrial Development Authority has selected Kristy Johnson as its manager of marketing and business development. 

Young professionals team up with Danville counterparts

Halifax Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs will soon be branching out to meet and network with their counterparts in neighboring Danville.

Commonwealth Assisted Living completes acquisition of Somerset

Affiliates of Commonwealth Assisted Living, LLC of Charlottesville has acquired Somerset Assisted Living, a 36-unit, 55 bed community in South Boston, as well as an adjacent two acre parcel of land on Sept. 26.  

Tobacco commission OKs workforce training grants

The Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (TIC) on Thursday awarded the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) two grants to strengthen southern Virginia’s workforce.

‘Keep It Classy’ opens in South Boston

For those ladies looking for classy clothes, shoes, bags and accessories, South Boston’s newest business is the place to shop.

49 workers keep Clover Yarns moving forward

For the past 29 years, Keith Garrett has known no other work than Clover Yarns. It has become a way of life…it is his life.