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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. 

Downtown South Boston welcomes new business

Downtown South Boston welcomes its newest business, Keep It Classy Consigments, to downtown.

Cluster Springs Elementary School receives $25,000 check from Food Lion

Cluster Springs Elementary school has earned the recognition from Food Lion, LLC of being one of four grand prize recipients of a $25,000 grant from Food Lion’s back to school promotion “Pack in the Savings.”

SVHEC project manager moves on

For the past two and a half years Travis Buchanan has been a guiding force behind the SVHEC’s successes in research and development. 

Chamber praised for anti-uranium efforts

Executive Director of the Roanoke River Basin Association Andrew Lester and Secretary of We The People of Virginia Sarah Dunavant presented the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce with a certificate of appreciation Thursday afternoon during their monthly meeting. The presentation took place at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Innovation Center.

Community bids farewell to longtime Virgilina staples

More than 50 members of the Virgilina community came out Saturday morning to thank two businesses, Virgilina Grocery and Chandler’s One Stop, for their years of service as they prepare to lock their doors for the last time.

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.