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National Tire Research Center a big investment in jobs, research

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s new National Tire Research Center that opened Wednesday at the Virginia Motorsports Technology Park on the campus of Alton’s VIRginia International Raceway represents an investment of more than $30 million and brings with it the expectation of 186 jobs at its operational peak.

Romney’s son rallies support in South Boston stop

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s eldest son, Taggart “Tagg” Romney, greeted more than 100 supporters Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of the World of Sports in South Boston.

Domestic violence victim now works to help others

It was a day like any other when 17-year-old Lisa Daniel Logan went to catch the bus at her grandmother’s house that fateful morning in the fall of 1992. 

County student graduation rate down in 2012

The percent of students graduating on time in Halifax County Public Schools dropped to 85.9 percent, down 3.1 percent from last year’s 89 percent, according to a Virginia Department of Education report released Tuesday.

Charges pending in Oct. 14 Sinai wreck

Charges are pending in an Oct. 14 wreck involving a 30-year-old Halifax man that occurred on State Route 654, 65 feet west of Route 678 in the Sinai community.

Tagg Romney to make stop in SoBo on Wednesday

Taggart “Tagg” Romney, the oldest son of Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney, is coming to South Boston on Wednesday.

Most advanced training center of its kind opens

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority unveiled the region's newest asset for economic development - the National Center for Coatings Application, Research and Education (C-CARE) Monday morning.

National Tire Research Center ribbon cutting set Wednesday

The National Tire Research Center, located in Halifax County adjacent to the Virginia International Raceway, will have a ribbon cutting on Oct. 24 for its renovated facility and to display the custom-built equipment that economic development leaders and Virginia Tech officials say they hope make the Southern Virginia region the one-stop destination for global tire testing and development.

Top steward of land honored at banquet

S. Baxter Wilson of Oak Level Road in Halifax was awarded the Halifax County Soil and Water Conservation 2012 Outstanding Cooperator Award on Thursday evening during the group’s annual award banquet attended by 40 invited guests, district directors and staff.

Coatings center to officially open in Halifax County

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority this morning will unveil the region’s newest asset for economic development — the National Center for Coatings Application, Research and Education (C-CARE).