Kenneth C. Martin, Halifax residency administrator, was recently named assistant district administrator for maintenance for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Lynchburg District.

A South Boston native has been hired to fill a leadership role at the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA).

South Boston Town Council is considering the possibility of eliminating a peddler’s fee for food vendors and instead having them apply for a business license and collect a meals tax after vendors brought their concerns to council Monday evening.

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center will soon begin holding information sessions for the HVAC@SVHEC program’s second year. Attending an information session is required before enrolling in the HVAC program.

Danville Community College instructor Josh Worthley earned the NIMS Inspector certification last semester, which allows the conducting of on-site student-made part inspection.

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

Members of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority, with board member Ryland Clark and Halifax County Administrator Scott Simpson absent, voted Friday during their regular monthly meeting to adopt a resolution adding developer incentives to the Halifax Opportunity Program that co…

Care Advantage, a provider of home health care services in the Mid-Atlantic and a BelHealth Investment Partners portfolio company, announced the acquisition of Team Nurse Inc. and its affiliated entities.

Halifax County’s capital improvements plan grew by $1 million Tuesday courtesy of Consolidated Edison Development, in part to compensate for the lack of revenue the county will garner through tax revenues from a proposed solar facility locating in the northern part of the county.

AeroFarms will establish a vertical grow operation in Danville-Pittsylvania County. The grow facility will be constructed in Cane Creek Centre industrial park which is a joint project of Danville and Pittsylvania County, Governor Ralph Northam announced Wednesday.

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) will host the region’s first event focused specifically on meeting the needs of area hemp growers. The 2020 Hemp Grower Expo, to be held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at IALR, will allow producers to network with peers, connect with providers of he…

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…