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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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Burgess RMA Business Person of Year

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Jim Burgess was named the 2013 Business Person of the Year on Monday evening during the annual Retail Merchants banquet held at Four Oaks Restaurant. He was presented with the award by RMA President Mac Ragan.
SoVaNow.com / June 20, 2013
Jim Burgess was named the 2013 Business Person of the Year on Monday evening during the annual Retail Merchants banquet held at Four Oaks Restaurant. He was presented with the award by RMA President Mac Ragan.

Welcomed into the group were five new members: Tony Bomar of Bridgeview Exxon, Helen and Ron Reiter of Reiter & Reiter PLLC of Halifax and Nookie and Rhonda Green of District Impressions in South Boston.

Elected to serve on the group’s Board of Directors were Mickey Thomas, Lanier Cole, Mac Ragan, Bunny Propst, Jim Burgess, Ramona Bowen and Ed Talbott.

Members heard representatives from Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield —Bill Drummond, Chris Brady and Jim Burgess — who gave a presentation on the Affordable Healthcare Act and how they feel it will affect small businesses.

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