Microsoft Corporation continued its investment in the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) with a $200,000 donation to support an expansion of the SVHEC’s IT Academy. The donation, along with support from the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, will allow SVHEC to expand t…

On the first day of school, Scottsburg Elementary students came with glitter, animals, heroic characters or colorful book bags filled with school supplies and lunch boxes. Buses and cars filled the parking lot with a line backed nearly to James D. Hagood Highway waiting a turn to enter the c…

It was a day of camaraderie and collaboration as the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) hosted a welcome reception for the region’s new community college presidents.

When the school board meets Monday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax, Dr. Scott Worner, interim director of secondary education, is expected to lead a facility discussion on the latest plans and proposals for Halifax County High School, while Jeff Davis, studen…

LIFE’s annual Back-to-School Supply Drive went off without a hitch Sunday afternoon when hundreds of children and their parents showed up at Edmunds Park for a day of fun.

Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based hold­ing company for Benchmark Community Bank, recently announced the declaration of a semi-annual dividend of $0.29 per share to holders of common stock of the company.  The current dividend is a 7.4% increase from the dividend of $0.27…

Halifax County High School business teacher Jocelyn Forest has become a proponent fighting for STEM everywhere after she was appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to the Virginia Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education Commission.

OWPR architectural firm is set to present a summary of an independent third party evaluation of a facility assessment and master plan study related to Halifax County High School performed by Moseley Architects at Monday night’s meeting of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors.

“I’m going to take my horse to the Old Town Road,” filled the Halifax County High School auditorium Saturday morning as students, teachers and parents danced with keynote speaker William Denson from Los Angeles, California.

Halifax County Public Schools will be rolling out the red carpet for students and their families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Halifax County High School during the Back-2-School Expo. 

Precision Machining students from Danville Community College and Pittsylvania County Schools attended the National SkillsUSA Champions at Work conference in Louisville Kentucky June 24-28 to compete and demonstrate their technical skills and knowledge at the national level.

The possibility of performing random drug tests on students who participate in Virginia High School League activities is still up in the air after Halifax County School Board members met Monday evening but took no action on the issue.

The debate is still on concerning which type of school buses — propane or diesel — but that didn’t stop the Halifax County School Board from proceeding Monday night with review of a plan to lease or purchase enough buses to replace the entire fleet by 2031.

Monday at 2 p.m. was the deadline for architectural and engineering proposals to be submitted, and Grimm + Parker Architects and English Construction slid theirs in just in time to be considered for the new design and build of Halifax County High School.

Halifax County School Board members learned more about the process for building a replacement facility for Halifax County High School when they met last month in Halifax, as they listened to school superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg outline procedures for school construction under a state law …

Halifax County School Board members officially accepted Halifax County Middle School head principal Magie Wilkerson’s resignation when they met Tuesday evening in a special called meeting to pay the final bills before the fiscal year ends June 30.

The Halifax County Middle School FFA Chapter attended the 93rd Virginia State FFA Convention at Virginia Tech on June 17-20 with advisors Bridgett Fallen and Scott Turner.

The Department of Correctional Education at Halifax Correctional Unit #23 held its annual graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 16. Three students received a GED certificate, which is nationally recognized as the equivalency of a high school diploma. One GED recipient was not present at the c…

Halifax County School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school board office conference room at the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax for the final payment of bills.