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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

Long stretch of Tobacco Trail opens

With the April 22 opening of a ten-mile segment of the Tobacco Heritage Trail between the towns of Brodnax and Lawrenceville, the completed stretch of trail will grow to 22…

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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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Fire halted at edge of data center

South Boston News
Firefighters battled the crackle of bamboo that exploded amid the heat of the blaze.
Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Long stretch of Tobacco Trail opens

South Boston News
With the April 22 opening of a ten-mile segment of the Tobacco Heritage Trail between the towns of Brodnax and Lawrenceville, the completed stretch of trail will grow to 22 miles.

Ideas fly for Mecklenburg County’s 250th birthday bash

The official kickoff will take place March 1, 2015. Kearns said he envisions a “large signature event involving businesses, schools, historic landmarks and museums. It is a really good way for the county to come together as a community.”

Employment picture brightens in February

The county showed an increase in the number of jobs: a gain of 55, bringing total employment in Mecklenburg County to 11,065 positions. The size of the civilian labor force remained steady, dropping by seven persons.

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 collapse, or lacks doors and windows, making it a target…

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