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Jobless rate remains same for third straight month

For the third straight month, the jobs outlook in Halifax County remained the same in December, holding its own at 8.7 percent, the same as reported in October and November, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Tuesday.

American National Bankshares reports fourth quarter earnings

American National Bankshares Inc., parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, Friday announced fourth quarter 2012 net income available to common shareholders of $3,918,000 compared to $4,600,000 for the fourth quarter of 2011, a $682,000 or 14.8 percent decrease.

Largest field in recent memory to partake in Friday’s Bland Contest

Harp, cellos, piano, violins, violas, vocalists, Oh my!

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Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Megan Doss Jan. 30; DJ Kirby Feb. 1.

Mailbag hangs up after 33 years

After 33 years of providing postal service to residents of Halifax County, Buck Fisher of Nathalie has decided it’s time to retire.

Elvis roams region offering chance to win play tickets

There has been a lot of talk lately about Halifax County Little Theatre’s latest project, “Elvis Has Left the Building.” It has become such an obsession with some local fans that Elvis sightings are beginning to be reported in various parts of the county. One report even has him posing for photos with admirers in South Boston. 

Man with local ties selected to serve as law firm director

Carlyle R. “Randy” Wimbish, III was elected to the board of directors of the Sands Anderson law firm at the shareholders’ meeting held on Jan. 16, according to firm President L. Lee Byrd.

Story helps teacher get up close view of history

Last week, America made history again after swearing in the 44th president of the United States President Barack Husain Obama for his second term in office, a moment local high school math teacher Sandra Garner Coleman knew she had to participate in.

Workshop targets top executives

Joseph A. Carey, CEO of Renaissance Executive Forums in Richmond, will be the featured speaker for a workshop exclusively for top executives to be held Feb. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Riverstone Centre on Confroy Drive in South Boston.

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Spare Times, South Boston … Ray Martin Jan. 23; Dane Ferguson Jan. 25.