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Clover Power Station hosts Halifax County IDA meeting

A tour of Clover Power Station highlighted the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority meeting Friday morning as the power plant hosted the board’s July meeting.

Halifax Regional Hospital receives vascular testing accreditation

Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease — disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Stroke, a disorder of the blood supply to the brain, is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the country, with nearly 800,000 new strokes occurring annually.

‘A special day for health care’

Enthusiasm filled the Leggett Auditorium of the Halifax Regional Hospital Tuesday morning.

SVHEC to unveil new logo at South Boston Speedway

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) heads to the South Boston Speedway on Saturday, July 20, when it will sponsor the SVHEC NASCAR Late Model/Limited/ T-Pure Stock race. 

Chamber to host Business After Hours on July 18

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours Thursday, July 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  

Hospital marketing department wins awards

Halifax Regional Health System’s (HRHS) marketing department has received one state award and three national awards, recognizing them for excellence in their advertising/marketing efforts during 2012, the health system announced.

Area jobless outlook takes negative turn

Fewer people were able to find jobs in Halifax County during May as the jobs outlook grew bleaker. The unemployment rate increased from 8.5 percent in April to 9.2 percent in May, seven-tenths of a percent higher than in April, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Tuesday.

Prospect activity increases in Halifax County

Prospect activity for businesses seeking to locate in Halifax County is increasing, according to Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Matt Leonard.

Camp introduces students to manufacturing, design process

Design, produce and manufacture! Students participating in the manufacturing technology summer camp are learning all those techniques in relationship to creating a clock.

Proactive approach in workforce story

Southern Virginia is the first region in the country to commit to earning the designation, “Certified Work Ready Community,” according to Laurie Moran, president of the Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce and chair of the Dan River Region Collaborative (DRRC), a group of business leaders and workforce and economic developers from across the region who have come together to help solve the region’s workforce challenges.

Handbook completion, election of officers in county IDA future

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority employees will soon have a handbook now that the operations and personnel committee is 99 percent complete with the draft.