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Retiring DCC president honored by board

The SVHEC Board of Trustees honored Dr. Carlyle Ramsey, president of Danville Community College, for his service to the board at its June meeting. 

Halifax native teaches creative writing course

Even students who say they hate writing will learn to love it in summer workshops at the Innovation Center in South Boston taught by Halifax native Lavinia “Bebo” Edmunds, a teacher and writer who specializes in writing and reading.

Summer Design Camp offered at SVHEC

Looking for a way to get your middle or high school aged child off the couch and into a high-quality summer experience? 

Ollie’s offers hot dogs to go with new mobile stand

Ollie’s Southern Café has welcomed new addition to its services offering a new mobile hot dog stand.

Belk celebrates 125th anniversary

Some 125 years ago, William Henry Belk opened his first store in Monroe, N.C. On Wednesday morning, dozens came out to help Belk celebrate its 125th anniversary in the Hupps Mill Plaza Shopping Center in South Boston. 

County residents find more jobs in April

More people continued to find jobs in Halifax County in April as the jobs outlook brightened, with the unemployment rate decreasing to 8.5 percent, two-tenths of a percent lower than the 8.7 percent rate in March, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Wednesday.

Outstanding Business Woman named

At its April meeting, the Business Women of Halifax County presented Grey Arrington with the Outstanding Business Woman of Halifax County award. 

Tobacco company launches electronic cigarette

Dozens came out to Berry Hill Mansion and Resort Thursday as Cherokee Tobacco LLC launched its newest product, the Arrowhead electronic cigarette.

IDA paints picture of progress, growth for Halifax County

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority board members working with the community are positioning the county for progressive growth and development.

IDA adopts $2.5M budget

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority board members adopted a tentative $2.5 million budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 during Friday morning’s meeting held at Riverstone.

Training approval benefits jobless

The South Central Workforce Investment Board has approved the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center as a training provider for the Work Ready Foundations, a new short-term work readiness initiative. With this approval, eligible unemployed clients who enroll in Work Ready Foundations will have their tuition and fees paid for with Workforce Investment Act funds.