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Look for Santa ‘round the corner, in neighborhoods and towns

Christmas celebrations will be different this year due to the pandemic, but even with restrictions in place communities in and around Mecklenburg County are finding new ways to keep the…

Deaths mount, led by nursing home outbreak

Virus toll at So Bo Health and Rehab rises to 10; 17 lives lost in county

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Virginia State Parks moves to buy Falkland Farms

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Top, the historic hunting lodge at Falkland Farms, which was acquired by tech billionaire and land conservationist Tim Sweeney in late 2019. Below, one of many areas at Falkland Farms that is being managed with the goal of restoring open woodlands with a diverse, native herb cover. DCR Natural Heritage staff is collecting baseline data to help monitor vegetation change. (Photo credits: top, Wiley Real Estate; below, by Karen Patterson, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage)
Acquisition of sprawling preserve will turn Staunton River into largest state park

Commercial canning facility to be established in Halifax

Although commercial vegetable production is a viable alternative enterprise for Southside Virginia farmers looking to rebound from income lost through reduction in flue-cured tobacco, these producers peddling their wares at local farmers markets have had difficulty maximizing their profits, said Andy Hankins, alternative agriculture extension specialist at Virginia State University.

Deeds touts education plans at Halifax stopover

State Sen. Creigh Deeds, one of three Democratic candidates running for governor, made a visit to Halifax County Monday night, stopping at Molassis Grill in Halifax. There Deeds stressed his motto: “Better schools, better jobs.” Saying that Virginians are standing at the crossroads of the worst economic depression in many years, Deeds said, “We have to do something extraordinary.” He touted a ten-year plan to create an additional 70,000 college graduates over the next ten years by expanding two- and four-year college programs. “If we build the smartest workforce, the high paying jobs will come to Virginia,” Deeds said.

Seeing potential in the equine industry

Mike Sexton expressed optimism about the potential of horse-related tourism and agri-business development across Halifax County. Sexton, the executive director of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority, said Monday there is real potential for Halifax County with the growing interest in horse-related businesses, part of the agri-tourism segment of the economy.

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