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.

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.

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.

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…

Some areas in the South Boston YMCA have a fresh coat of paint thanks to BB&T and its Lighthouse Project.

Southside Virginia Community College Truck Driver Training graduations in April featured a truly inspiring graduation speaker.

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…

W.S. Badcock Corporation has opened its South Boston location at 2205 Wilborn Avenue, adding to its 360-plus stores in the Southeastern United States.

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.

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.

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.