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10 years added to burglary sentence

Leonard to depart as Halifax IDA director

Matt Leonard, executive director of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority, will be departing the position Nov. 1 in a decision that the IDA describes as “mutually agreed” upon.

Halifax County dodges a bullet with Florence

Riverdale floods, but it could have been much worse

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Comets squander the win

After blowing sizeable leads, Comets fall to Tunstall 43-29 in district opener

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Health and Wellness

Healthy Living Expo rescheduled for April 26


Emergency Nurses Week celebrated at HRHS

Halifax Regional Health System is celebrating Emergency Nurses Week Oct. 7-13. This year’s theme, “Every Patient + Every Time = Making a Difference” reflects the dedication of emergency nurses in the United States and around the world.

New statue graces entrance of Halifax Regional

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If you haven’t seen it yet, you should come by and see the new edition sitting at the outside entrance of Halifax Regional Hospital. Underneath the trees to the left of the entrance, there is a statue of a father and daughter bonding over painting a picture. This statue was donated to Halifax Regional Hospital by Mr. and Mrs. Chris Lumsden. Chris is chief executive officer of Halifax Regional Health System. “When my wife, Linda, and I saw this statue, we could envision it at the hospital’s front entrance helping welcome patients and visitors to our hospital,” he said.

Arc of Southern Virginia meeting set for Sept. 4

The community is invited to the Sept. 4 meeting of the Arc of Southern Virginia at 6:30 p.m. in the Leggett Auditorium at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Caregivers support group organizes Aug. 28

Are you caring for someone who is chronically ill, disabled or aging? According to the National Family Caregivers Association more than 65 million people are doing just that. And most of them could use some help.

Alzheimer’s Support Walk slated Sept. 13

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Preparing for the South Boston Alzheimer’s Support Walk set for Thursday, Sept. 13 are members of the Season’s Dream Team. From left, Senora Hall, RMA; Kassaundra Allen, RMA; Ines Lacks, environmental services; Rita Trent, environmental services manager; Sherrill Hollandsworth, Seasons manager; Dawn Emerson, activity coordinator; Rita Jackson, clinical manager and Pam Perkins, environmental services. This fundraising event supports the work of the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. To learn how you can form a team or walk as an individual call Dawn Emerson at 434.517.7534.
Pull out those walking shoes and prepare to get some exercise for a good cause. The South Boston Alzheimer’s Support Walk is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Woodview. Registration begins at 5 p.m. with walkers taking off at 5:30.

Five complete Project LEAD

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Five Halifax Regional Health System employees have successfully completed Project LEAD, a six month leadership program designed to identify and foster rising leaders within the organization.From left, Amy Parikh, volunteer coordinator; Wendy Jones, benefits specialist/wellness coordinator; Dee Gregory, RN, emergency department; Linda Powell, manager, material management and Kimberly Throckmorton, LPN, Halifax Primary Care.
Five Halifax Regional Health System employees recently completed Project LEAD, a leadership program designed to identify and foster rising leaders within the organization.

Anxiety and panic attacks topic of July 12 Health Nite Out at Estes Center

Are you feeling frazzled beyond belief? Are you constantly worried or tense or cranky? Do you sometimes feel lightheaded and have trouble breathing? Are you having trouble sleeping? Do you experience repeated bouts of extreme fear?

Junior volunteers begin work at HRH

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Twenty-four local high school students will spend the summer discovering first hand what it’s like to work in a medical setting. They will be assisting the staff and auxiliary in many areas of the hospital including, customer service/courtesy ambassador, cardiac catheterization, operating room, pharmacy, ambulatory surgery, Halifax Urology Associates, the Bellwood Café, Halifax Primary Care, Cox Rehab Center, materials management, emergency department and on patient floors. From left, first row, Tia Garner, Margaret Redd, Maraea Schaufler, Amber Sydnor and Grace Davis. Middle row: Kevin Liu, LeAnna Johnson, Brooke Thaxton and Alex Tepper. Second row, Christal Bailey, Meagan Thompson, Tori Plitt, Yasmine Vaughan, Tiffany Worley, Lauren Ratliff, Teja Featherstone, Taylor Newsome, Libby Redd and Matthew Owen. Nor pictured are Emily Hubbard, Nicole Logan, Siddharth Patel, Julia Scott and Emily Scott.

Meadowview medical chief earns AMDA certification

Dr. Jill Allen, medical director at MeadowView Terrace, has recently been awarded certification by AMDA, the professional association of medical directors, attending physicians and others practicing in the long term care continuum

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