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.

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.

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority board received a 10-year projection for anticipated building upgrades and renovations at a Friday morning meeting. The IDA’s facilities director Sean Madigan gave the report.

Mr. Malcolm Rowland Carrington of Saluda’s Lane, Clover, died Monday, June 8, 2020, at Lynchburg General Hospital at the age of 55.

Funds in the form of a loan have been directed to the upcoming hemp processing facility, known as Project Phoenix, to be located in the J. Aubrey Houghton Industrial Park on Hamilton Boulevard.

The town of South Boston and Destination Downtown South Boston have partnered to form a $250,000 loan pool to support small business needs.

For the 14th consecutive year, Benchmark Community Bank has been named one of the nation’s Top 200 Community Banks.

In order to show appreciation and gratefulness, the Halifax Board of Supervisors has granted six additional

The Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority approved an agreement Friday that enables Staunton River Plastics, LLC to move forward with plans to locate a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility within the Southern Virginia Multimodal Park in Hurt.

Come Friday — if current downward trends hold — Virginians will be able to get that much needed haircut, churches may begin holding indoor services at half capacity and restaurants may offer outdoor dining with restrictions.

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative officials are closely monitoring evolving information on the COVID-19 pandemic from the Virginia Health Department, Centers for Disease Control and the National Safety Council, and are working in coordination with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Assoc…

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and LiveGrow Bio last week announced a partnership to develop microbial biostimulant and biocontrol solutions for growers and the agriculture industry.

On Friday, the Lake Country Development Corporation amended their COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program. Funds are available through an application process for a maximum of $20,000 for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Velocity Urgent Care is conducting hassle-free and on- demand coronavirus (COVID-19) testing at all of its 14 locations including the South Boston location.

On Sunday, March 22, SVHEC staff received an emergency notification that the agency would be closing until further notice because of confirmed COVID-19 cases in surrounding counties.

The Halifax Industrial Development Authority heard a presentation from Draper Aden Associates at their Friday board meeting to identify whether the former Daystrom facility needs rehabilitation prior to a potential investor redeveloping.

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Authority of Halifax County will be hosting a SBA Loan Navigation and Resources Webinar on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The webinar is free to any business, but registration is required. No software is necessary to participate. After …

Dr. Brenda Waller, a Lynchburg doctor and hemp farmer in the Nathalie community has been looking for a home for her medical practice as well as a life science research center.

The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Executive Committee will meet virtually by Zoom on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public.