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Tuck Enterprises building on US 360 destroyed by fire

An early morning fire Thursday that totally destroyed the former Tuck Enterprise building on US 360 resulted in an estimated $500,000 loss.

Closing the gap

Using abandoned TV ‘white space,’ high-tech partners provide free educational broadband to 100 area homes – with many more to come

Choice of new Halifax County school chief set for tonight

Trustees meet at HCMS to name Herndon’s successor


Comets baseball advances in region tourney

Josh Barker delivered the game-winning walk off RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning Friday night, and the Halifax County High School varsity baseball team advanced to Wednesday’s…





Winery nets $250,000 grant for new products / November 02, 2016

Rosemont Winery in La Crosse was one of 18 Virginia entities tapped to receive money from the USDA’s Value Added Producer Grant Program. Rosemont was awarded $250,000.

U.S. senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine on Tuesday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $3,684,248 in Rural Development grants to various Virginia enterprises. The USDA’s Value Added Producer Grant Program, part of the 2014 farm bill, assists farmers with developing new product lines and expanding markets for their products, with a specific focus on small and medium-sized family farms and beginning farmers and ranchers.

The grants are awarded as part of a national competition, and require matching funds covering 50 percent of the project costs.

Since 2009, the program has been a key tenet of the USDA ‘Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food’ initiative to promote local and regional food systems as a component of rural economic development.

“These grants help Virginia farmers grow their local economies through innovative products and entrepreneurial spirit. This program provides much-needed financing to help producers develop new product lines and increase their income,” Warner said.

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