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Local businesses see increase in Black Friday sales

Despite the fact that stores opened earlier on Thanksgiving and remained open through Black Friday, this year did not prove to be as successful nationally as it has been in previous years. 

SVHEC awarded $250,000 Federal Action Contingency Trust fund grants

Southern Virginia Higher Education Center with private partner Virginia Manufacturers Association has been awarded a $250,000 Federal Action Contingency Trust fund grant. 

Small Business Saturday aims to lure local shoppers

Shopping will continue on after Black Friday, and those willing to spend will have a chance to support local businesses during Small Business Saturday. 

Plantation snags Virginia Green honors

Oak Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast in Cluster Springs has been named the Green Bed and Breakfast of the Year.

New lofts on tour before SoBo parade

The public is invited to tour New Brick Historic Lofts prior to the Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7, during an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. 

Regionalism key to economic growth, IDA told

Leigh Cockram, the new director of business development and strategic initiatives at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, brought a message of partnership and regional cooperation to members of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Friday morning during their meeting at Riverstone.

Patsy Vaughan to retire after 30 years at Halifax County IDA

Patsy Vaughan will retire from the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority on Dec. 31 after 30 years of service.

Visioning session looks to future of South Boston

A total of 52 persons from the business district corridor interested in the future of Downtown South Boston attended a visioning session Tuesday evening at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.

Lieutenant governor will be keynote speaker for Thursday’s power plant grand opening

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will deliver the keynote address at NOVEC Energy Production’s Halifax County biomass power plant celebration and grand opening Thursday at The Prizery.

Food Lion offers discount for active military, veterans on Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day on Monday, Food Lion stores will offer a 10 percent discount to active and retired military personnel to show their support and appreciation for those who are currently serving or who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. 

Elmo Grocery ‘Woven into the community’

A year ago, the  “Crazy Cajun” of Potts Landing gave a piece of history back to the Elmo community for residents once again to make their own.