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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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HRH Christmas Extravaganza Dec. 19

CMH plans blood drive

Community Memorial Healthcenter will host a blood drive for Virginia Blood Services on Thursday, Sept, 23 from 1-5:30 p.m. in the Education Center and Friday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Bloodmobile next to the Emergency Room entrance. During our last blood drive we had 128 donors register and we collected 112 good units!! That was a record turn out and we hope to have a “repeat performance”!

CMH starts Heart Buddies support group

South Boston News
From left, Judy Brandenburg RN-BC, Jim Morris, Food Lion assistant manager, Annette Lynch, registered dietician
According to the American Heart Association, 58,800,000 Americans have one or more types of cardiovascular disease, and nearly 5 million of those are living with congestive heart failure (CHF). CHF claims the lives of upwards of 250,000 patients per year. There are over 850,000 hospitalizations per year for CHF alone, and it is the single most frequent cause of hospitalizations in people 65 and older.

Memory Walk at The Woodview Oct. 2

South Boston News
South Boston’s annual Memory Walk has been set for Saturday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. at The Woodview. Funds raised will be used locally to support individuals and families facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Anyone interested in forming a team or walking as an individual may call Ann Rice at 572-5227 or Wendy Fuller at 517-3094 for more information. Planning committee members are, from left, Julie Gilliam, information management/admissions coordinator; Deloris Suitt, RN, director of nursing; Ann Rice, RN, manager, Seasons at The Woodview; Angie Caison, RN, nurse manager; Dawn Tuck, activities coordinator; Phonesia Wells, health educator; Staci Spell, activity coordinator; Connie Zamora, administrator and Bobbie Howerton, manager, dining services.
Pull out those walking shoes and prepare to get some exercise for a good cause. Memory Walk 2010 is drawing near, and organizers and team captains are making plans. The South Boston event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Woodview. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with walkers taking off at 10 a.m.

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