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SVHEC center awarded tobacco grant to combat regional shortage of nurses

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Area Health Education Center (SVHEC-AHEC) was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC) on Tuesday. 

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YMCA director visits ruritans

Ed Agricola (right), a director with the Dan River Community Ruritan Club, welcomes and presents a check to Matt Lewis, center director for the YMCA. Lewis, who was guest speaker at the Ruritan’s May meeting, spoke about the Y being a gathering place for the community, that the Y changes lives and the many programs offered for all ages at the facility.

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  • Laurel Grove Volunteer Fire and Rescue golf tournament

    • Sat, Jun 04, 12:00 pm EDT

    LAUREL GROVE VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE GOLF TOURNEY: Laurel Grove Volunteer Fire and Rescue will have a golf tournament on June 4 at Ringgold …

  • Community yard sale at museum

    • Sat, May 28, 9:00 am EDT

    COMMUNITY YARD SALE AT MUSEUM: A yard sale will be held at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. A $20 space …

  • 34th Annual Virgilina Summerfest

    • Sat, May 28, all day

    VIRGILINA 34TH ANNUAL SUMMERFEST:  The 34th Annual Virgilina Summerfest will be held May 28.  Make plans to be there.  There will be a parade,…