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Ramping up for solar jobs

SVCC starts worker training program in anticipation of big demand for installer positions

Mecklenburg trustees take look at shorter school day

Proposal calls for shaving minutes off daily schedule

Brewery makes plans to move to lakefront

Clarksville’s hometown craft brewery is moving to a lakeside location, with a planned opening in summer 2019.

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Post 8 scrappy, with solid offense, pitching

Defensive miscues prove costly, but team able to get over shortcomings

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First ACLS Course Offered at the SVHEC’S Center of Nursing Excellence

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Center of Nursing Excellence (CNE) is now the training facility for Halifax Regional Health Systems’ American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification course. This training and certification is required for healthcare professionals who treat life-threatening cardiac events (including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, paramedics, Fire/EMT, and respiratory therapists). The eight hour course provides participants with the skills needed to assess and manage actions for 10 core cases that can lead to cardiac arrest. Recently, 12 students completed the ACLS training using the state-of-the-art facility and equipment available in the recently opened CNE.

National D-Day memorial seeking D-Day vets for coming anniversary

The National D-Day Memorial is inviting all D-Day veterans from around the nation to gather at the nation’s memorial to the Normandy invasion for the 65th Anniversary of D-Day coming this June. With most D-Day veterans in their mid-80s, the gathering is anticipated to be the last large-scale observance of the anniversary. As such, this anniversary is expected to be especially poignant for vets and their families. The National D-Day Memorial has a four-day observance planned to provide opportunities for veterans to share their stories and have them preserved for posterity.

HCMS publications students visit New York City

Twenty-Four Halifax County Middle School publication students took on the adventures of New York City with style. Mary Pittard and I (Kelly Weatherford) eagerly planned and orchestrated the chance of a lifetime. Many years ago, I decide to go the extra mile and try to take students to the classroom of life in New York City. As a teacher, I wanted to expose the publication students to experiences that can not be learned in a classroom.

Cornbread and Columns

“Cornbread and Columns! Two staples of life in Halifax, Virginia,” says local resident and art historian Lee Sandstead. Now, the two come together for a buffet breakfast that will serve as a publicity drive/fundraiser for the Halifax County Historical Society (HCHS). The buffet breakfast will be held at Molasses Grill in Halifax, on April 11 from 8:30-11 a.m. Then, also at Molasses from 11-11:30 a.m., Sandstead will discuss his love for the architecture of Halifax County during an illustrated talk.

Meadows and Taylor to perform at Lake Country Wine Festival

Musicians Meadows and Taylor will be performing live acoustical rock ‘n roll at the Third Annual “Lake Country Wine Festival” on April 25 from noon-5 pm in Downtown Clarksville.

Extension offers management options for landowners

Attention Landowners! Virginia Cooperative Extension will be offering a one-day short course on management options for thinning both pine and hardwood timber. Learn what you should know about thinning a stand of timber for the benefits of stand health, profit, wildlife and overall satisfaction. See insect pests that are wreaking havoc on today’s forest stands in Virginia. Learn more about the Virginia Quail management action plan for Virginia.

Horse show part of Heritage Festival



Cometbots get in the button business

With the economy as is presents a problem for fund raising, so members of the Robotics team have developed a new strategy to not only raise funds but to create a self-sustaining business run by the students. The students decided that since everybody else sells candy does bake sales or does car washes that they needed to looks somewhere else.

Plenty to eat at the Heritage Fest

Some things just naturally go together. For instance, hot dogs and hamburgers, French fries and Brunswick stew, homemade ice cream, tractor pulls, tractor parades, hot car burn outs, horse events, and some of the best local gospel and bluegrass music groups around.

Forever Plaid:  HCLT’s spring musical comedy



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