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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.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Saturday

As regular as clockwork, Saturday comes around every single week.  Its name is derived from the planet Saturn and means many things to people.

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.

Museum to host appraisal fair Saturday

Old things can be very valuable. To see if your old piece has more value than you think, attend the South Boston/Halifax County Museum’s Appraisal Fair, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Beat the clock: Kickstarter campaign seeks $20,000 for The Prizery

Last year, Kickstarter surpassed the National Endowment for the Arts in the amount of money spent to underwrite “Art” projects in the United States.  The Prizery was one of those projects, raising $27,000 in 14 days using the online fundraising website.

Habitat breaks ground on 13th housing project

A lot on Jefferson Street in South Boston once used for a swimming pool and town reservoir is now the site for the 13th house built by volunteers with Tri-River Habitat for Humanity.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … DJ Keith Driver May 15; Mezza Voce May 17.

Ruritans bring back club from brink of closure

One local Ruritan Club has managed to rise from the ashes, reorganize itself and continue to be an operating club with 13 new members added in one evening.

Wanted: A few good zombies

A natural disaster causes the dead to come back to life as flesh-eating zombies roaming the streets of Halifax County.