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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.

National Night Out changing venue

National Night Out is making a change. This year the event will be moved from the Halifax County Fairgrounds to Tuck Dillard Stadium located at Halifax County Middle School on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Band raising money for family of Jamie Satterfield

Emerging band, Cata9tales, is using their principle “channeling hurt into hope” to help the family of one of their close friends.

Siam: The Kingdom of Thailand

Thailand, previously known as Siam, has been populated for over 4,500 years, ever since the dawn of civilization in Asia. 

Fishing stories

I don’t think it was an accident that Jesus’ favorite disciples were fishermen.  They had spent their whole lives training to be fishers of men and thought until then they were just catching fish.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Love Tribe in concert

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Smoking Jakes, South Boston … Improbable Cause Band June 21, 8:30 p.m.

SoBo Farmers Market ready to bloom

The public is invited to a grand opening celebration Saturday at the Downtown South Boston Farmers Market, located at 300 Broad St. in South Boston to enjoy refreshments, door prizes, live music by The Bluegrass Five from 9 to 10 a.m. and lots of homegrown and homemade goodies from local vendors.

Young actor ready to shine on Prizery stage

Beginner’s luck.  By definition it’s good fortune that befalls an individual who has just begun a new pursuit.

God’s left hand

One in 15 who read this column today are left-handed.