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.

Brian K. Brown, Roanoke resident and most recently employed as a market executive for real estate developers Countryside Service Company of Staunton, is the new executive director for the Industrial Development Authority of Halifax County.

Long-time Sheetz customer Cathy Gaddo paused for a moment to take in the new layout of the recently remodeled Sheetz Store #340 in South Boston on Thursday.

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) and EMPOWER Broadband, Inc. president and CEO John Lee has been elected to serve as vice chairman of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s (ODEC) Board of Directors. The new officers were elected at the Generation and Transmission Cooperative’s annual mem…

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is seeking applicants for more than 40 AmeriCorps positions at various sites in the cities of Danville and Martinsville and in the counties of Halifax and Pittsylvania.

During Virginia (and National) Farmers Market Week — proclaimed as Aug. 4-10 — farmers market operators across Virginia including the Downtown South Boston Farmers Market will count their visitors as part of Visitor Count Week organized by the Virginia Farmers Market Association (VAFMA) and …

Since opening the Truck Driver Training School in 1996, Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) has enrolled almost 2,800 students, and 85% of those have completed the six-week course to earn the commercial driver’s license. SVCC operates at three locations in Virginia — Pickett Park in …

Erik Johnston, director of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, recently presented Taylor Jennings and Lauren Tetterton with an Outstanding Business Award at the Virginia Main Street Awards Luncheon at the Downtown Intersections summer training held at The Virginian in L…

Virginia melon growers are optimistic that there will be plenty of refreshing local cantaloupes and watermelons for the hot summer days ahead.

The search continues for an executive director for the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority, with board members interviewing the finalists from a group of 14 candidates Friday morning.

The dimensional inspection (metrology) program at Danville Community College has passed the first students through the American Society of Quality Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification including Robert “Spencer” Mason and Stephen Rouech.

John C. Lee was elected to serve as president of the board of directors of the National Cooperative Services Corporation (NCSC) on Tuesday, July 2, at the organization’s annual meeting in New York City, New York.