More county residents found jobs in October than in September, according to recent data released by the Virginia Employment Commission.

Last month, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center held a virtual ribbon cutting to formally launch ProductWorks — Virginia’s only single source location for product design and development services. Formerly known as the SVHEC R&D Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Energy Eff…

EMPOWER Broadband, a subsidiary of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC), is working with Halifax County deploy an additional 23 miles of fiber optic cable making broadband service available to more than 550 rural accounts using CARES Act funding.

Residents at Commonwealth Senior Living at South Boston now have a little more space. The community, located at 435 Hamilton Blvd., has just completed a $2.5 million expansion which includes 10 new one bedroom suites with kitchenettes for residents.

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research is the first in Virginia to enter a regional partnership with Raleigh, North Carolina-based nonprofit District C, bringing a work-based learning model to Southern Virginia and surrounding localities.

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative has been awarded a $1.5 million ReConnect grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to provide broadband to parts of northern Halifax County and Brunswick County.

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center is inviting the public to a virtual ribbon cutting to celebrate the re-launch of the R&D Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Energy Efficiency as ProductWorks.

Carter Bank & Trust recently announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors: Kevin Bloomfield of Bloomfield Partners, Robert Bolton of Iron Bay Capital and Elizabeth Lester Walsh of Becker Professional Education.

On Oct. 13, Danville Community College, in conjunction with the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, signed a collaboration agreement with Morgan Olson in an effort to provide training and talent to the walk-in van and work truck manufacturer.

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.