On May 11, Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s office announced the Southside Planning District Commission and its internet partner, EMPOWER Broadband, were awarded $8.5 million to expand its fiber network and services to an additional 4,804 addresses in portions of Brunswick, Charlotte, Greensville, Hali…

LINCOLN, Nebraska — Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative has been named a 2023 Tree Line Utility by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize its dedication to proper urban forest management in its service area.

In 2015, leaders of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC), Southside Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives put their heads together to come up with a solution for a growing need for well-trained lineworkers.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 23% of adults in the United States provide care or assistance to an aging friend or family member.

Dominion Energy is asking the State Corporation Commission to approve plans to reduce customer bills starting this summer in response to legislation that passed during the 2023 General Assembly session.

A groundbreaking ceremony at the future home of Southern Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center was held on Tuesday afternoon. The center will be located at 149 Aubrey’s Loop in the J. Aubrey Houghton Business & Industrial Park in South Boston.

The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations’ Board for Contractors has designated the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center as an approved educational provider for heating, ventilation and air conditioning — known as HVAC.

Tina Englebright has been selected as the Lynchburg district maintenance infrastructure manager for the Virginia Department of Transportation effective April 25.

Farm Credit of the Virginias, a cooperative lending institution serving Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, will return $30 million to its customers this month through their annual patronage program.

On Thursday, May 4 at 5 p.m., GO Virginia Region 3 partners, businesses, community and elected leaders, entrepreneurs and educators will gather at The Prizery in South Boston for the third annual All-Hands Meeting to foster business-led economic development in the commonwealth.

Thomas R. Elliott, CEO of Elliott Electric of South Boston and Danville, announced a partnership to establish an annual scholarship of $5,000 to the Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation.

South Boston welcomed two new businesses to downtown Tuesday. Divine Decor & More Home Furnishings Store offers furniture, mattresses and home furnishings. 

NAPA Auto & Truck Parts celebrated the expansion of its South Boston with a special event that included a ribbon cutting at the store.

The Fit Club marked its two-year anniversary with a ribbon cutting on Saturday. Since the fitness center located in Hupps Mill Plaza opened during heightened COVID-19 awareness with little fanfare, the ribbon cutting marked the two-year anniversary.

Robert Smith, owner and CEO of Grand Springs Water located in Alton, was honored at the 33rd annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting on Feb. 2 for his years of work and service to the bottled water industry.

Dr. Betty H. Adams, executive director of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, recently announced changes to the agency’s organizational structure to set the stage for future growth and continuous improvement.

Springfield Distillery in Halifax captured a silver finish for its ready-to-drink canned cocktail, SCRATCH Blackberry Sour, in the 2022 RTD Masters Competition held by The Spirits Business.

Work is underway on clearing the lot beside Starbucks in South Boston for a new car wash. 

In response to regional needs and the national shortage of CDL-licensed truck drivers, Danville Community College, in partnership with Ancora Education, is officially launching a CDL Training Program on March 6.

Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Farm Bureau and Commodity Investing by Students at Virginia Tech have partnered to develop and bring a new Grain Marketing 101 program series to Southern Virginia.

Prices at the pump have jumped dramatically over the last week and more pain is possible for motorists in the future.