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.

The results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, including new data about on-farm decision making, down to the county level is now available providing data on farms, market value of agricultural products sold, rankings of selected commodities and producer and farm characteristics.

The U.S. Navy has awarded a 40 percent share of its aviation tire business to the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company under a three-year agreement. The tires will be manufactured at Goodyear’s tire factory in Danville. 

 Benchmark Community Bank has again been named one of the nation’s Top 200 Community Banks. Eligibility for the Top 200 list is based on a three-year average of the bank’s return on average equity as compared with the approximately 5,500 publicly traded community banks located in the United …

The Wendy’s restaurant in South Boston is closing at the end of business on Sunday for renovations expected to take approximately one month.

Raymond Cocke, district conservationist with the USDA — Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Halifax County, is retiring after 39 years of service as a professional natural resource conservationist.

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority  provided  dinner at Berry Hill for this semester’s 2019 Halifax County High School leadership class, community cohorts and guest speakers. This would not be possible without the community’s support. Several students, cohorts and guest spea…

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) has been named as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Virginia for the second consecutive year. The list consists of 100 companies, and MEC ranked #15 in the “Midsize Employer” category.

Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance has named David Ashwell, LUTCF a Gold Agent during its annual sales conference at Hilton’s The Main Hotel, in Norfolk.

This April, Farm Credit of the Virginias, a customer-owned financial cooperative with a legacy of supporting rural communities and agriculture, delivered record-breaking patronage dividends to customer-owners totaling $40 million.

The Virginia Green program recently presented the Virginia Green Travel Star Award to 19 Virginia tourism operations for their outstanding commitments to sustainability and contributions to green tourism at the sixth annual Virginia Green Travel Conference and Travel Star Awards Celebration.

Riverdale business owner April Hodges beamed while holding a replica of a check for a $25,000 business grant presented to her from her neighbor across the street, Sheetz, as one of five recipients of Sheetz’ Time Back Initiative.