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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. 

County jobless rate brightens in October

The jobless rate in Halifax County brightened a bit in October as residents continued to search for jobs, but the unemployment rate no longer remained in double digits. 

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.