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Collaborative effort builds disaster-relief housing for Haiti

The first prototype of an energy-efficient disaster relief home is due to arrive in Saint Marc, Haiti at the end of this month.

Tobacco Commission awards $535,000 grant

Acting on a recommendation of the Southside Economic Development Committee, on Thursday the Virginia Tobacco Commission Executive Committee met in Danville and awarded a $535,000 grant to Project Colt, the code name for a manufacturer of luxury custom designed and finished cabinetry committing to locate in Area A of Green View Advanced Manufacturing Center.

At ages 104 and 101, sisters have pretty much seen it all

Sisters Caroline Oliver and Pearl Morgan have spent a lifetime together. A long lifetime.

Pit bulls attack 5-year-old and grandmother in South Boston

Shirley Vaughan and her 5-year-old grandson are recovering after being attacked by two male pit bulls Wednesday morning while waiting at a bus stop on Sandy Beach Road in South Boston.

Debiec to step down after 34-year career with electric cooperatives

Jim Debiec, vice president of operations and asset management for Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC), has announced his retirement effective July 6 after 22 years with the not-for-profit wholesale electric generation-and-transmission provider.

South Boston Town Council gives $5,000 in uranium fight

South Boston Town Council voted Monday night to donate $5,000 to The Virginia Coalition in its ongoing battle to prevent the ban on uranium mining in Virginia from being lifted.

New superintendent to be announced Friday

The search is over. Halifax County School board members will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Friday in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex announce the new superintendent of schools. 

On firings, Halifax County School Board stands firm

Halifax County School board members had a long night Monday that included more than three hours behind closed doors.

New manufacturer one step closer to getting tobacco funds

Southside Economic Development Committee of the Virginia Tobacco Commission met at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston on Tuesday afternoon giving a green light to Project Colt, the code name for a manufacturer of luxury custom designed and finished cabinetry committing to locate in Area A of Green View Advanced Manufacturing Center.

Suspect flees after crashing stolen vehicle Monday

An unknown driver driving a stolen vehicle fled the scene following an accident that occurred Monday morning on Huell Matthews Highway, one-tenth of a mile north of Bill Tuck Highway.