The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Executive Committee will hold its monthly business meeting on Dec. 18 to conduct general business including updates from the 2019 operating committees, project pipeline review, personnel issues and a presentation from the superintendent of the Halifax County…

The “Women in Construction Council” at the Microsoft construction project located in Boydton is leading the effort of giving back to the community.  In June of this year, five women from various trades at the construction project developed the Women in Construction Council to assist other wo…

The county’s unemployment rate held steady in October remaining at 3.6 percent from September, according to recent data released by the Virginia Employment Commission.

Halifax County was recently recognized for its workforce development achievements over the past year at the ACT Workforce Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina. The annual summit, which brings together experts in business, education, workforce and economic development, included the ACT Work Re…

Brian Brown, executive director of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA), had some good news and some not so good news during a presentation Friday at the IDA board’s planning session, with some job sectors showing an increase in job opportunities, while others contracted.

More county residents continued to find jobs in September than August with the unemployment rate decreasing for the second month in a row, according to recent data released by the Virginia Employment Commission.

Progress continues at the site of the future SOVA Innovation Hub in South Boston, with South Boston town manager Tom Raab reporting at Monday’s work session that the town had entered into an memorandum of understanding with Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC).

Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced earnings of $2,389,467 for the third quarter of 2019, representing a 6.5% increase over the $2,243,140 earned during the third quarter of 2018. Earnings per share increased from $0.…

Morgan Olson, LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer of all-aluminum walk-in step vans, will invest $57.8 million to establish a new walk-in step van assembly operation in a 925,000-square-foot plant in Danville-Pittsylvania County currently owned by IKEA. Virginia successfully competed a…

Construction on the SOVA Innovation Hub in South Boston — what can best be described as an economic shot in the arm for South Boston and Halifax County — is slated to get underway in November, Tad Deriso, president and CEO of Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities, told Halifax County Industrial…

Manufacturing facilities and educational institutions around the nation recently opened their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders in observance of Manufacturing (MFG) Day. Locally, Annin Flagmakers in South Boston hosted Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Care…

A total reconstruction of McDonald’s in Riverdale is now underway. The current restaurant is being gutted of all fixtures and equipment as crews prepare to tear down the building to make way for a new one. The new McDonald’s will be similar to the one in Centerville with high tech updated eq…

In observance of National Cybersecurity Month, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center will host a Community Lunch and Learn workshop Wednesday at noon. The workshop will be led by Tom Hendricks, SVHEC IT Academy security instructor. 

Nicole Dockery, MSN, RN, NE-BC, of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital was announced as a finalist of the Virginia Nurses Foundation’s (VNF) 2019 Leadership Excellence Award in Nurse Manager/Director category.

Start training now for an incredible and highly profitable job. Southside Virginia Community College is offering Truck Driver Training classes in November at locations in Blackstone and South Boston.  

Crews with J. Harman Saunders Construction began demolition of structures on the Haislip property off a closed right-of-way adjacent to the site of the future Microsoft/MBC SOVA Innovation Hub in South Boston on Monday.

Joseph and Jami Cirotti’s plan to renovate a house located at 616 North Main Street in South Boston into four one-bedroom apartments cleared its first hurdle at Wednesday’s meeting of the South Boston Planning Commission, where planners unanimously recommended approval of a special use permi…

Halifax County farmer Garland Comer breathed a sigh of relief when he got the news he considers a “game changer” for hemp farmers in Virginia, after a bi-partisan effort by Virginia Congressional members helped secure the state’s inclusion in a hemp crop insurance pilot program.

Joseph Rogers, 30, Owner of Rogers Heating & Cooling recently received national recognition as a 2019 Top 40 Under 40 HVACR Professional. This prestigious award was presented by HVACR Business. This magazine is distributed to HVACR contractors nationwide and stands as the only informatio…

The Halifax County Community Federal Credit Union has been an economic asset to the area for almost 40 years, noted retired Judge Joel C. Cunningham, guest speaker for the organization’s 39th annual meeting and banquet held Friday at the Leggett Auditorium at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital.

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) has installed a new, advanced instrument to provide agricultural producers and processors with safety and marketability testing for hemp and other emerging crops. The instrument is the latest addition to IALR’s analytical chemistry lab.

Ted Daniel and Joyce French recently presented checks from Halifax County, the towns of South Boston, South Hill and Halifax to Rear Admiral (Ret.) Frank Rennie, chairman, the Virginia War Memorial Foundation, in support of the Walkway of Honor at the Virginia War Memorial.

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority on Friday joined the chorus of governing bodies and agencies passing resolutions in support of using sales tax revenue for school construction and improvement when they unanimously adopted a resolution expressing support for the levy of a g…

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is planning to host the 2020 Industrial Hemp Summit Feb. 24-25. Huber USA Inc., the technology leader for high precision thermoregulation, will serve as presenting sponsor of this sell-out event.

The team of Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) and the Longwood University Office of Community and Economic Development (LOCED) have been awarded a $100,000 grant from GO Virginia to develop the Region 3 Entrepreneur and Innovation Investment Strategy (EII).

“By making an example out of me, a hardworking parent who could potentially not be able to provide for and contribute to my family’s budget, you’re also making an example out of Halifax,” LuLaRoe retailer Erin Shaughnessy told Halifax Town Council members after more than a dozen individuals …

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) will host the next “Evening with an Entrepreneur” speaker event featuring local business leader Connie Nyholm, owner and CEO of the VIRginia International Raceway (VIR).

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) will hold a lunch and learn event titled “Unraveling the Mystery of Hemp Testing” on Thursday, Sept. 19, featuring IALR Analytical Chemist Yimeng “Jack” He.

Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced unaudited results for the three months and six months ended June 30.