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.
South Boston Town Council is considering the possibility of eliminating a peddler’s fee for food vendors and instead having them apply for a business license and collect a meals tax after vendors brought their concerns to council Monday evening.
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center will soon begin holding information sessions for the HVAC@SVHEC program’s second year. Attending an information session is required before enrolling in the HVAC program.
Halifax County’s hemp industry received an extra boost Tuesday afternoon after the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission awarded the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority a $250,000 grant for Project Phoenix, a proposed $6.6 million hemp processing facility.
Danville Community College instructor Josh Worthley earned the NIMS Inspector certification last semester, which allows the conducting of on-site student-made part inspection.
Area gun dealers are seeing an increase in firearms sales following the Nov. 5 election, when Democrats seized control of both the Senate and House in the Virginia legislature, with promises of introducing more stringent gun control legislation.
Members of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority, with board member Ryland Clark and Halifax County Administrator Scott Simpson absent, voted Friday during their regular monthly meeting to adopt a resolution adding developer incentives to the Halifax Opportunity Program that co…
Care Advantage, a provider of home health care services in the Mid-Atlantic and a BelHealth Investment Partners portfolio company, announced the acquisition of Team Nurse Inc. and its affiliated entities.
Halifax County’s capital improvements plan grew by $1 million Tuesday courtesy of Consolidated Edison Development, in part to compensate for the lack of revenue the county will garner through tax revenues from a proposed solar facility locating in the northern part of the county.
AeroFarms will establish a vertical grow operation in Danville-Pittsylvania County. The grow facility will be constructed in Cane Creek Centre industrial park which is a joint project of Danville and Pittsylvania County, Governor Ralph Northam announced Wednesday.
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) will host the region’s first event focused specifically on meeting the needs of area hemp growers. The 2020 Hemp Grower Expo, to be held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at IALR, will allow producers to network with peers, connect with providers of he…
The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Executive Committee will hold its monthly business meeting on Dec. 18 to conduct general business including updates from the 2019 operating committees, project pipeline review, personnel issues and a presentation from the superintendent of the Halifax County…
The “Women in Construction Council” at the Microsoft construction project located in Boydton is leading the effort of giving back to the community. In June of this year, five women from various trades at the construction project developed the Women in Construction Council to assist other wo…
The county’s unemployment rate held steady in October remaining at 3.6 percent from September, according to recent data released by the Virginia Employment Commission.