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Annual Summer Reading Program to kick off Saturday at SoBo library

The Halifax County South Boston Public Library System will be kicking off its annual Summer Reading program Saturday at the South Boston Public Library at 9:30 a.m. 

$10,000 Cash Raffle set Friday at Prizery

Destination Downtown South Boston is having a $10,000 Cash Raffle this Friday at The Prizery. Tickets are $100 per chance and only a handful of the 250 chances to win remain. One ticket gets two people in.

Velda comes to life on Halifax County Little Theatre stage

You may have seen her around town lately: tall and leggy, with a trademark black pageboy and the knowing smile of a former Burlesque star-turned-private investigator who doesn’t miss a thing. She’s “Velda: Girl Detective,” the brainchild of local artist/writer Ron Miller, and the star of Halifax County Little Theatre’s summer performance. 

Trip to New York inspires new woman’s clothing store in SoBo

Just three weeks ago, South Boston native Cornelius Brandon made his dream become a reality when he opened his own women’s clothing store —3Ts Fashions on Wilborn Avenue in South Boston.

Grant helps train Presto employees

The Dan River Region Collaborative (DRRC) granted a request from Presto for $63,000 to finance training efforts implemented through the Workforce Readiness Initiative. This grant will allow for nearly 5,000 employee training hours as the company is experiencing training needs due to recent growth and expansion at their South Boston facility. 

’Lope Fest tickets go on sale Friday

The region’s most famous summer experience is back in town on July 27.  

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.