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Benchmark rated 43 among community banks across nation

Ranked at number 43 in the nation, Benchmark Community Bank has once again been named to the Top 200 list of community banks by American Banker magazine (formerly U.S. Banker). 

VIDEO: Program teaches children about wildlife, natural resources

“This is the best day ever!” were the sentiments of South Boston Elementary School second graders who attended this year’s JAKES event on Tuesday at Edmunds Park. 

U.S. Chamber honors South Boston eatery

Tuesday at America’s Small Business Summit 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Italian Delight of South Boston with the Community Excellence Award, recognizing the success it has achieved in the eyes of its employees, customers and community.

CONCERT CALENDAR: Summerfest set Saturday

Virgilina Summerfest … Downtown Virgilina May 26.

‘Pied Piper of Manufacturing’ will keynote workforce forum

Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative and hailed as the Pied Piper of Manufacturing, will be the keynote speaker at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Workforce Forward Forum 2012. 

Rehearsals for ‘Velda’ begin

Rehearsals for the Halifax County Little Theatre’s production of Ron Miller’s “Velda: Girl Detective” are proceeding like, well, gangbusters. 

Anderson Counseling reopening in South Boston

Anderson Counseling held an open house Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with refreshments and door prizes to let the public know they are reopened for business under new leadership.

Prizery announces line up for Summer Theatre

What do a fairy godmother, “Red, White & Blue Gala” and the Gospel of  Matthew have in common? All will be entertaining crowds in Halifax County this summer. 

Halifax JROTC scores final victory of season

While most other high school students remained at home resting and preparing for prom, a small group of JROTC cadets were on the move toward Yadkin, N.C. for the annual — and very last — Forbush Drill Meet  recently. 

Halifax Regional recognizes spirit of Planetree Caregiver of the Year

And the winner is…Rosa Skipwith. On Monday, May 7, in coordination with National Hospital Week, Rosa Skipwith was named 2012 Spirit of Planetree Caregiver of the Year.