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Job opportunities focus of Workforce Forward Forum

More than 150 educators, economical developers, business and industry leaders and Southern Virginia Higher Education Center staffers were eager to hear successful players in the manufacturing arena share their stories and perspectives during Thursday’s Workforce Forward Forum held at The Prizery.

Looking for closure, family of missing woman raising money to hire private investigator

Family and friends of Hattie G. Brown are asking the public to come out in honor of their missing loved one this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Constitution Square in downtown South Boston.

GOP VP nominee rallies Southside supporters in Danville

Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan drew a crowd of hundreds to the Danville Victory Rally held at Piedmont Precision Machinery on Wednesday morning. 

Water, sewer rate changes up for discussion in Halifax County

Rate hikes are in the future for some water and sewer customers, while others will see decreases, and that’s what the Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors plans to discuss during its monthly meeting Thursday.

UPDATE: Principal knocked to ground in Halifax County High School fight

Halifax County High School Principal Albert Randolph was knocked to the ground as he attempted to break up a fight between four female students at the high school Monday afternoon, according to South Boston Police Captain B. K. Lovelace. 

SoBo library reopens on Wednesdays

The South Boston Public Library will welcome the community back to the library on Wednesdays starting Sept. 26, announced Library Director Joe Zappacosta.  

Former Meadville principal on administrative leave

Former Meadville Elementary School Principal Brenda Tune-Fuller has been placed on administrative leave, Halifax County School Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon confirmed Friday.

Third Thursday sure to get downtown SoBo jumping

South Boston’s next Third Thursday event will be held on Thursday in “The Green” next to Carter Bank and Trust and across from Bistro 1888 in downtown starting at 6 p.m.

Hundreds take stand against uranium at fundraiser

More than 450 people came out to fight lifting the ban on uranium mining at a Saturday evening event at the home of Delegate James Edmunds exceeding his anticipated goal and raising more than $100,000 in the process, according to John Cannon, president of the Virginia Coalition.

Anti-mining group staging big fundraiser

The Virginia Coalition will sponsor a major fundraising event Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at James and Jennifer Edmunds’ home in Halifax to raise funds to continue the ban on uranium mining in Virginia.