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Retirement program addressed at webinar for area school leaders

An Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP) could be used “to give people a little nudge to retire…to consider that instead of laying people off,” Loudon County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance Leigh Burden told Halifax County School board members and administrators attending a webinar Friday afternoon in Halifax.

Manufacturing Skills Institute unveiled at SVHEC

The Virginia Manufacturers Association and ECPI University unveiled the new Manufacturing Skills Institute Friday afternoon at the SVHEC-Innovation Center, located at 820 Bruce St. in South Boston. 

New group forms to support lifting mining moratorium

For several months, local supporters of developing the uranium resource at Coles Hill have been collecting names and signatures of their fellow community leaders who share their view that uranium mining will be a positive addition to the local economy. 

At 100, she’s seen a century of changes

Lee O’ Shell Vanison has made a lifetime of memories spanning a century, and she is very thankful she has been able to watch the world develop and change over the years.

SUV hits, injures elderly woman exiting Supply Line

An 81-year-old Virgilina woman was seriously injured and airlifted to Duke Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon in the Supply Line parking lot located at the intersection of Highways 360 and 58 in South Boston.

Tobacco commission committee set to consider Green View funding request

The Southside Economic Development Committee, an arm of the Virginia Tobacco Commission, is slated to meet Thursday morning in Roanoke to consider 10 grant applications.

Bird? Plane? Nope. It’s Superman on a tractor

The 31st Alton Christmas Parade was deemed a success with about 500 people attending, Parade Coordinator Stacey Long said.

Halifax County High School freshman returns to Capitol as head page

Halifax County High School freshman Heather Griles is returning to the Capitol in Richmond as head page in the 2013 House of Delegates’ Page Program.

Centenarian surrounded by her friends, neighbors

Edith Rebecca Holsinger has spent her entire life taking care of others, and now at age 100 she feels very blessed to receive a helping hand from her loving neighbors.

Mystery guest expected to kick off Alton parade

The 31st annual Alton Christmas Parade will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.