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.
Taft Yeatts, director of safety for Davenport Energy Inc. in Chatham, has been appointed president of the Virginia Propane Gas Association.
Halifax County native Cameron T. Starke had one dream deferred, that as a kicker in the NFL, but the James Madison University graduate split the uprights in his career as a financial advisor.
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.
Fewer county residents found jobs in June than in May with the unemployment rate rising from 4% to 4.3%, according to the Virginia Employment Commission.
Halifax County native Jay Jennings has been named the new facilities manager at Danville Community College (DCC).
The Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions (VAPDC) announced several award winners at its annual Summer Conference held two weeks ago in Williamsburg.
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…
The towns of South Boston and Halifax are among 16 Virginia cities and towns receiving more than $144,000 in Virginia Main Street grants and technical assistance for 19 projects on Wednesday.
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Area Health Education Center (SVHEC-AHEC) hosted a free Foundations of Telehealth workshop and hands-on lab on July 17.
Robert Wimbish has been elevated to senior director, programming, HGTV, reporting directly to Loren Ruch, group senior vice-president.
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.
Danville Community College was represented by the Cyber Knights Club at the annual Virginia Military Institute cyber security competition, the Virginia Cyber Cup Competition, as part of its annual Cyberfusion Conference.
A remodeled South Boston Walmart Supercenter and a new online Grocery Pickup service were unveiled Friday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, complete with the presentation of colors by the Halifax County High School JROTC and the singing of the National Anthem.
Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital has appointed Brian Zwoyer as the new chief nurse executive at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital.
Goodwill Industries of South Central Virginia has filed for bankruptcy, but the organization is working on a merger to keep stores open.
There’s still time to enroll in the Mechatronics Siemens Level 1, Mechatronics Siemens Level 2 or welding training programs at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC). Classes begin in August, and financial assistance is available.
Starting fall 2020, Longwood University will offer two new bachelor degree programs in South Boston at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC). The degrees available will be a bachelor’s degree in social work and a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies with a concentration in el…
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) and the Great Opportunities in Technology and Engineering Careers (GO TEC) selection committee announced Dr. Tammy Hurt has been hired as the GO TEC program manager effective July 1.
Badcock Home Furniture & More, a 115-year-old family-run business, held an official ribbon cutting Monday at its newest location at 2205 Wilborn Ave. in South Boston.
ABB’s free-swimming robot that redefines transformer inspection services recently received the 2019 ‘Power Product of the Year’ award.
With multi-level marketing operations and small businesses growing at a high speed, Halifax Town Council and Halifax Planning Commission members found out at their Wednesday meeting the town may have some catching up to do.
Mitch DeJarnette, a line technician with Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC), is featured in the June edition of Cooperative Living magazine as the first graduate of a new associate degree program offered through a partnership with the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electr…
Even the threat of bad weather couldn’t keep a crowd of more than 550 people from attending Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s (MEC) Annual Membership Meeting held in Chase City on June 19.
GO Virginia Region 3 Council members recently spoke to 60 Lead Virginia participants on strategies for economic success at The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville. GO Virginia Region 3 chair Charley Majors gave a bird’s eye view of GO Virginia, the Region 3 Council and t…
The search continues for an executive director for the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority, with board members hearing a presentation at Tuesday’s meeting by the Berkley Group.
After working to help individuals find careers for the past 20 years, Virginia Employment Commission Manager Cathy Conner is retiring.
Effective Aug. 1, current deputy director Deborah Gosney will succeed Gail Moody as executive director of the Southside Planning District Commission, the executive committee announced Friday.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued permits for the construction and operation of two new solar projects in the county and another one in Orange County.
The public is invited to a grand opening celebration Saturday at the Downtown South Boston Farmers Market where they can enjoy refreshments, music, and as always, lots of home grown and homemade goodies.
More competitors, more vendors, a bigger awards banquet and even more grillers — just about everything about the 17th annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s and Equipment Operator’s Rodeo set a record.
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center is expanding its IT Academy thanks to a $505,929 grant recently awarded by the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission.