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Thursday Jul 24 | SoVaNow.com

Big money bet on job initiative

Students will soon be able to train for advanced manufacturing careers at the new Center of Excellence in South Boston - but first comes the task of creating the program at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.

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Related Topix: South Boston, VA, Virginia

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Gallery To Honor Southside's African-American Leaders

During black history month back in February, Dianna Allen asked the community to nominate outstanding African-American leaders from the South Boston and Halifax County area.

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Related Topix: African-American, South Boston, VA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

SoVaNow.com

Straw bale garden produces the goods without the grief

Fortune shined upon us in March 2013 when we read an article in Carolina Country entitled "Grow a straw bale garden."

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Vegetables

SoVaNow.com

Scottsburg man receives prison time for multiple offenses

A Scottsburg man pleaded guilty last week to eluding police, vehicle theft, illegal firearms possession and other felonies that will bring him a substantial prison stint.

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Related Topix: Prison, Scottsburg, VA, South Boston, VA

SoVaNow.com

Water authority looks to Banister for backup

The Halifax County Service Authority is looking for an alternate source of water to back up its current supply from the Dan River.

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Related Topix: Halifax, VA, South Boston, VA

SoVaNow.com

Hidden Treasure

Occoneechee State Park in Clarksville welcomed international visitors on Monday, July 14 from Belgium.

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Related Topix: Clarksville, VA, Science / Technology, GPS, Randolph, VA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Nester hired as Boones Mill town manager

Nester will work for Boones Mill two to three days a week, according to council member Mike Smith.

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Related Topix: Boones Mill, VA, Radford University

Fri Jul 11, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

United Way Of Halifax County Holding Summer Mobile Day Camps to Fight Childhood Obesity

Halifax Co., VA-- It's a disturbing statistic from the CDC. In 2012 more than one third of children and adolescents in the country were overweight or obese.

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Related Topix: Halifax, VA, Family, Kids, Life, Food, Nutrition

WCAV

Va. Melon Season Arriving Late but Sweet

Watermelons and cantaloupes are making their seasonal debut in Virginia a week or two behind schedule.

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Related Topix: Virginia State University, Life, Fruits, Food

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Halifax County Teenager Killed in Crash

Halifax Co., VA - State police are investigating an accident in Halifax County that killed one teenager and seriously injured another.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Halifax County Teenager Killed in Crash

Halifax Co., VA - State police are investigating an accident in Halifax County that killed one teenager and seriously injured another.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

WRIC-TV Richmond

Va. man dies in rope swing accident on Lake Gaston

Authorities say a 20-year-old Midlothian, Virginia, man has died after an apparent accident on a rope swing at Lake Gaston.

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Related Topix: Midlothian, VA

Fri Jul 04, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Elmo Independence Day Parade Draws Crowd From All Over Halifax County

The small community of Elmo in South Boston saw a bigger crowd than it's used to on Friday.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, South Boston, VA, Scottsburg, VA

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