The town of South Boston is now under contract with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to administer the Halifax County Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund (SBRAF).
gener8tor, SOVA Innovation Hub and Microsoft recently announced an effort to launch gener8tor Upskilling, a free training program to help Southern Virginia residents get critical digital skills for in-demand jobs. The program will kick off its first, virtual class on Oct. 19.
The Halifax County School Board plans to revisit its return-to-school plan at a special called meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Halifax County Middle School cafeteria.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply.
Just as Napa Valley in California is associated with wine, owners of what is now Golden Piedmont Labs hope their brand will come to mind when people think of Southside Virginia and northern, central North Carolina.
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research is seeking to fill 10 remaining member slots for its Dan River Year AmeriCorps program, which fosters a year of community service consisting of mentoring students in STEM-related areas and coaching literacy skills.
Halifax County Tourism invites all food lovers in Halifax County to join them in celebrating Restaurant Week Sunday through Sept. 12. Locally owned restaurants are offering specials to customers as part of the celebration.
Danville Utilities — a city-owned utility operation that serves some residents of Halifax County — reminds utility customers that disconnections for delinquent residential and commercial accounts will resume on Tuesday.
A broadband project that will bring high-speed internet access to more than 700 homes and businesses in multiple areas of Halifax County is moving forward.
Small businesses in downtown South Boston will get a boost to help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to $25,000 in grant funding recently awarded to Destination Downtown South Boston.
Sentara Healthcare and Cone Health, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, have signed a letter of intent to combine organizations.
Help is on the way for small businesses in Halifax County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible business owners now have the option of applying for the Halifax County Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund.
John C. Lee Jr., president and CEO of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative in Chase City, and EMPOWER Broadband Inc. in Bracey, has been chosen by his peers to represent Virginia on the board of directors of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Saber, a Cleveland-based company, is purchasing Sentara Woodview along with other Virginia nursing homes and facilities in Sentara Healthcare’s Life Care division.
Halifax County Tourism has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the Commonwealth that have been heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus …
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small businesses hard. More than 50 of Halifax County businesses have received assistance during this challenging time, through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
While one building in South Boston is being retrofitted for the operation of an industrial hemp processing facility, a former industrial facility is being remediated to bring it back up to code and place it back on the market.
Businesses in Halifax County are continuing to evolve in the face of uncertainty and hardships since the coronavirus pandemic upended the sense of normality.
The Halifax Market Place and Farmer’s Market season opening Saturday gave farmers and community members a chance to interact in a safe environment in a time when social interaction is limited.
Beetoobi IT Solutions, a managed IT service provider in Halifax County, and Meadows Computer Repair, a six-time winner of The Gazette-Virginian Best of the Best for computer sales and repair, are combining into one business.
Virginia gas prices have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.02 a gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 stations.
The Clover Power Plant could be closing by 2025, according to Virginia Electric and Power Company’s 2020 Integrated Resource Plan submitted to the State Corporation Commission.
The Halifax Market Place is getting a face-lift. The building at 209 S. Main St. is being repurposed to become a multifaceted destination for town residents and visitors alike to enjoy.
Since making the late June announcement that he would be retiring following a closing sale, John Lantor has been greeting customers who want to wish their farewells and offer their memories of the business that has been a staple since 1906.
South Boston’s Dollar General Distribution Center shut down its operations on Wednesday after learning that one of its employees had tested positive for COVID-19.
Acknowledging financial challenges with decreasing hospital volumes amid a changing health care landscape, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital is transitioning to a new designation known as provider based rural health clinic.
Bluegrass music, country cooking, crafts, giveaways and vendors with a wide variety of offerings await folks attending the Downtown South Boston Farmers Market’s grand opening, set for Saturday starting at 8 a.m. The market is at 300 Broad St.
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative was awarded first place in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Spotlight on Excellence Awards program that recognizes leading communication practices for 800-plus electric cooperatives across the nation.
Danville Utilities — a regional utility provider that serves some customers in Halifax County — will resume disconnections for delinquent residential and commercial accounts starting Sept. 1.
A building under construction in downtown South Boston that will soon be a hub of innovation and technology combines the old with the new.
Virginia gas prices have risen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.99 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 stations.
Benchmark Bankshares, Inc., the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, recently announced the declaration of a semi-annual dividend of $0.33 per share to holders of common stock of the company.
State Sen. Frank Ruff and Delegate James Edmunds announced last week that Comcast will begin a network expansion project this year to extend broadband service to more than 775 addresses in Brookneal.
A radio ad sparked an interest in welding and now Harrison Parker makes sparks fly all across the country as a certified welder, enjoying an in-demand career with great wages.