Coronavirus coverage

Halifax County’s COVID-19 caseload continues to rise day-over-day, and Mecklenburg County recorded two additional deaths linked to the virus, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday launched the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program, which will provide $50 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding for households facing eviction or foreclosure due to COVID-19.

After teasing a possible Friday start day to Phase Three of the reopening of Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that Virginia would not enter into Phase Three until July 1.

Mecklenburg County recorded another death related to COVID-19 in Tuesday morning’s data report as cases continued to grow to areas in the western part of Southern Virginia.

The executive director of the Southern Virginia Higher Ed Center will be working as part of Gov. Ralph Northam’s appointed COVID-19 Education Work Group to help chart a path forward for determining how schools can safely reopen later this year.

Halifax County added another case of COVID-19, and other areas of Southside continue to see increases according to Tuesday morning’s data report by the Virginia Department of Health.

This past week Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital employees were blindsided with talk of pay cuts, no raises and not matching 401k contributions in an email from their executive vice president and chief operating officer.

In honor of her late father Felix Ballou and best friend Aj Scott, international R&B and soul recording artist, Fee Blu, also known as Feleshia Ballou-Thornton, is bringing COVID relief to her hometown community on Thursday.

The SoBo Brew Fest scheduled for Saturday, June 20 at Constitution Square in Downtown South Boston has been canceled.

When the news of medical mask shortages broke amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia Cooperative Extension agents Terri Alt and Leigh Ann Hazelwood knew they needed to step up and be a force for good in their communities.

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…

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.