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Woodworking Students Carve Way To Another Competition

Lightning has struck twice for the WoodLINKS, USA program at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC). In only its second year, Halifax County High School students in the dual enrollment program at the SVHEC have again been selected to participate in a highly competitive woodworking competition.

Halifax County Couple Walks 500 Miles, Gets Engaged

For local Halifax County residents Lee Sandstead and Rebecca Raab, this was their summer.  They just walked 500 miles in 28 days—and got engaged.

Former Tobacco Purchaser Pleads Guilty

A former purchaser with Dimon faces a maximum of five years and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty for his role in a conspiracy to pay bribes to officials of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, according to Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the criminal division and Shawn Henry, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.

Deputies Investigate Weekend Break-In

Halifax County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a break-in over the weekend at a South Boston residence, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Funds Sought For Visitor’s Center

Halifax County and Town of South Boston Industrial Development Authorities (IDAs) are teaming with the Halifax County Office of Tourism to jointly seek a grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission to build a Visitor’s Center in South Boston.

County Settles Lawsuit With Link Hog Farm

Halifax County Supervisors averted a trial in an ongoing court case when they approved a resolution Monday night authorizing a settlement that ends the 12-year Link Farms lawsuit.

More To Life Than Football At Tech

There’s more to life at Virginia Tech than football, and David Wilson, Logan Thomas, Grant Bowden, Antoine Hopkins, J.R. Collins, Collin Carroll and Martin Scales, all members of the Hokies’ football team, know that fact first-hand.

National Tire Center Eyes VIR

A National Tire Research Center may soon be on its way to VIR, according to Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Executive Director Mike Sexton.

ABB Cuts Experienced Veteran Employees

A small group of salaried and hourly employees learned late last week they were losing their jobs, adding to the number of local residents affected by a prolonged depressed economy.

Tobacco Commission Extends Deadline

In June the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission made payment on more than 45,000 Phase I flue-cured and burley quota owner and producer claims totaling over $19 million dollars.