Winter was dominated in February by ice storms that left more than 75,000 Southside Virginians without electricity, some for as much as two weeks.
The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority announced Thursday it has selected a consulting firm, Jorgensen Consulting of Greensboro, North Carolina, to conduct a search for the organization’s new executive director
For the fourth consecutive year, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in Virginia” by Virginia Business magazine and Best Companies Group.
Danville Community College began registration for summer and fall classes last week and has announced that the DCC campus will be fully reopened to all students on the first day of fall semester on Aug. 23.
The two farmers’ markets in Halifax County, now deemed “essential,” are continuing to expand their offerings with community support. They are gearing up for their 2021 seasons jam-packed with fun-filled events.
At the heart of Southside Disposal, a locally owned and operated garbage collection service that operates throughout Halifax County, is the 15-year-old son of Shane and April Foushee, Cole.
A heart for people, and for her home community of Halifax County is what drives Scotty Felton, owner of the South Boston branch of Long & Foster, in her day-to-day life as a real estate agent.
Sentara Healthcare is taking a leadership position in the communities they serve by achieving a $15 per hour minimum starting wage eight months sooner than promised.
For Cathy Rice, general manager at the South Boston Speedway, the racetrack is “home,” and the racing competitors, crewmembers and employees there are like her children.
Spreading joy and cheer in downtown South Boston is what Amanda Day Rose, owner of Wister’s flower shop, aims to do, from the bright blossoms in her flower arrangements to the smile on her face as she greets her customers.
Halifax County is well positioned to be competitive with other regions and localities in Virginia in the area of economic development.
The search for a new executive director for the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority continues. The IDA’s board of directors discussed that search as well as plans for the hiring of two staff positions at its Friday meeting in the IDA boardroom.
Halifax County and EMPOWER Broadband are set to receive $65,776 of $20.1 million in Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) grants to improve broadband infrastructure in 17 localities as announced Thursday afternoon by Governor Ralph Northam.
While choking back tears, four individuals were recognized Thursday evening by the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce at its 66th annual awards banquet for their leadership, entrepreneurism and civic duty.
A new grant award announced Tuesday would lay the foundation for a long-term economic recovery from the pandemic’s effects by focusing on entrepreneurship training, youth entrepreneurship and increasing access to capital.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued its final rule on domestic hemp production, introducing several improvements to reduce the regulatory burden on farmers.
The Arbor Day Foundation has named Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative a 2021 Tree Line USA recipient in honor of its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care for the seventh year in a row.
Oil prices pumped higher last week after OPEC extended production cuts for another month, perhaps paving the way for more gas price hikes and a national $3 per gallon price in about a month.
Anthony Putorek, a representative of the Microsoft Global Workforce Development team, and the Microsoft datacenter management staff in Boydton, organized several donations of supplies and equipment to the IT Academy at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (ITA@SVHEC) over the past s…
The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority’s board of directors at their Friday business meeting gave the green light to dig deeper into environmental problems uncovered at the former Daystrom furniture building.
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s IT Academy is now offering a new introductory course, CompTIA IT Fundamentals+. The eight-week course is designed for individuals with little to no experience in IT.
The focus of career and technical education (CTE) for Virginia high school students is to provide pathways to explore career interests in current or emerging professions, which may include high-skill, high-wage or in-demand industry sectors.
Houston Wallace, store manager of the Food Lion located at 1020 Bill Tuck Highway in South Boston has been chosen among more than 1,000 other Food Lion store managers to be named one of five Food Lion Divisional Store Managers of the Year.
On Jan. 26, Southside Virginia Community College, in partnership with Presto Products, held a socially distanced event celebrating seven Presto apprentices who received a career studies certificate for completing the Presto Electrical Apprenticeship program.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Jan. 15 announced that Laminate Technologies Inc. (LamTech), one of the largest privately held custom laminators in the United States, will invest $4 million to expand its manufacturing facility at 775 Industrial Park Drive in Henry County.
The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority is in the process of regrouping, and since November has had only one official staff member–—interim executive director Mike Davidson.
The board of directors of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) has selected Brian S. Mosier, 53, as the association’s next president and CEO, effective April 1.
The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority’s board of directors in a Friday morning meeting voted to execute a sale agreement for a parcel of land on Fan Park Drive in a small industrial park in South Boston.
The 50,000-square-foot building at 1030 Confroy Drive visible to motorists traveling down Philpott Road was built for the purpose of attracting new industry to Halifax County.
Five electric cooperatives in Virginia and Maryland have announced the creation of an innovative association of broadband cooperatives to help bring world-class internet service to underserved rural areas.
Long & Foster Real Estate is proud to announce that Jeff Francisco, a sales agent with the South Boston office, has received the Realtor of the Year award from the Southern Piedmont Land and Lakes Association of Realtors.