Sheetz in South Boston will start a new Kidz Meal Bagz program Thursday as part of a cooperative initiative to provide free food to help children and families in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Halifax County Tourism Board announced Monday morning LaTonya Sadler Hamilton has been hired as Halifax County’s new tourism director and will start Wednesday.
Last month, the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) board discussed plans for a job fair and ways to attract new businesses in a time of economic prosperity and growth.
Brittany and Garland Comer, operations manager and president of Lazy C Farms, Inc. in Vernon Hill recently completed the Executive Farm Management (EFM) program.
Despite challenges, experts see a path forward to enhance agricultural trade for the U.S.; and Virginia’s farmers have a stake in the health of that global commerce stream.
The Goodwill Store in South Boston is closing as of 6 p.m. Tuesday following a decision to close all Goodwill stores that are part of the Goodwill Industries of the Valleys.
Last week, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) gave Halifax County projects the green light for EMPOWER broadband to proceed with field engineering and permitting in its attempts to provide ultra-high-speed internet service to rural citizens in unserved and …
Surveying the food options at the buffet at Spainhour’s restaurant is like checking out the dishes of freshly prepared food in grandma’s kitchen before tucking into Sunday dinner, but with a slight twist.
Only a small amount of dirt was unearthed Friday morning at a groundbreaking ceremony at the Southern Virginia Technology Park, but it was the beginning of something big for Halifax County.
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s (MEC) Safety and Security Coordinator, Matt Shaw, has completed an intensive electric utility safety and loss control accreditation program.
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center is one of 16 schools Dominion Energy has added to its Solar for Students Program, giving students across Virginia and the Carolinas a hands-on experience with solar energy.
Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced the results of a Virginia Tech report that found Virginia State Parks stimulated more than $286.2 million in visitor spending in 2019.
Students at Halifax County High School who seek a career in welding have a unique opportunity to learn and perfect those skills in the welding classes offered in the Career and Technical Education Department, according to Debra Woltz, career and technical education coordinator.
A hike in the minimum wage across the commonwealth is one of the items of legislation facing members of Virginia’s General Assembly in the current 2020 session.
Residents living in and around the South Boston can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.
For the third consecutive year, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) has been named as one of the “Best Places to Work in Virginia” by Virginia Business magazine and Best Companies Group.
A strategic plan for the future was the main topic of discussion at the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority’s regular February business meeting.
The Career Tech Academy (CTA) at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) is getting a boost thanks to a grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.
The Career Tech Academy (CTA) at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) has been chosen by Dominion Energy and the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) to receive the Solar for Students Award. This award is available to Virginia schools and STEM-related educati…
Halifax County High School had its annual career and technical education (CTE) showcase on Feb. 4 in the school lobby. An estimated 1,500 students viewed the CTE instructors’ offerings at the showcase. The showcase was part of a celebration of CTE month, which is the month of February. Halif…
Attention all small business owners, freelancers, entrepreneurs, remote workers, craftspeople and creatives. Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), in partnership with Longwood University, is calling for community input on proposed innovative office space in Southern Virginia.
On Feb. 18, partners of GO Virginia Region 3 will gather at The Prizery in South Boston for its semi-annual All-Hands Meeting which will focus on the results of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s Site Characterization Project.
On Sunday, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital and its associated medical practices implemented a new digital platform for health care delivery that includes an integrated electronic medical record, patient portal, mobile phone app and registration and billing features. This system, referred t…
When a group of architecture students at Virginia Tech needed a partner to bring a design to life they turned to the R&D Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Energy Efficiency (CAMEE). R&D CAMEE is an initiative of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) in South Boston.
Like the luck of a player placing a coin into a slot with the hopes of winning a cash prize, the fate of “skilled” gaming machines in Virginia is up in the air.
Michael “Mike” H. McDowell, owner of Locust Level Farm in Vernon Hill, was named Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year in October. He received his grand prize for the national award at his farm on Tuesday morning — the use of a Massey Ferguson 5711 for one year. The tra…
RICHMOND — As people drink less dairy milk and some turn to plant-based alternatives such as oat, soy and almond milk, dairy farmers say they’re struggling. That’s why Virginia is the latest state to advance legislation restricting the use of the word milk for marketing purposes.
GO Virginia Region 3 in partnership with the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia has a win-win opportunity for the right program director.
New job opportunities are in store for Halifax County construction workers just up the road in southern Charlotte County.
Halifax County has received a $710,514 grant in conjunction with Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative and Empower Broadband to fund high-speed broadband expansion to several areas in the county.
Kenneth C. Martin, Halifax residency administrator, was recently named assistant district administrator for maintenance for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Lynchburg District.