The News & Record
South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
Home   •   News   •   Sports   •   Classifieds   •   Community   •   Health   •   Entertainment   •   Obituaries   •   Opinions   •   Weather
Advertising | Contact | Register
Advanced Search
News

South Boston building updates, plans for assistant manager aired

Blue Ribbon Extraction is now Golden Piedmont Labs

Halifax County school board votes to let teachers bring their children to work


Sports

GOTR to empower girls through running, life skills

Signups under way for girls in grades 3-5

Community


Opinion


A&E

News

Destination Downtown gains national Main Street designation

South Boston News
From left, DDSB board members Mallory Lawter, LaKisha Jackson, Monica Mears, Bob Hughes, Les Powell, Lin Hite, Tamyra Vest, Chase Weddle, Jermaine Gooden, Gene Haugh, Brad Palmer and Meagan Owen.
SoVaNow.com / August 24, 2020
Destination Downtown South Boston has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America program. Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach.

Patrice Frey, president and CEO of the National Main Center, said “Accredited Main Street programs have proven to be powerful engines for revitalization by sparking impressive economic returns and preserving the character of their communities. During these challenging times, these Main Street programs will be key to bringing economic vitality back to commercial districts and improving quality of life during the recovery process.”

DDSB’s performance is evaluated by Virginia Main Street, which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs that meet ten rigorous performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.

Lin Hite, president of DDSB, said, “I am so proud of the hard work that the DDSB board and volunteers have put in over the last few years to achieve this milestone — and even more proud of the positive changes this group of volunteers continues to bring to our downtown. Accreditation recognizes that South Boston’s downtown is a contributing part of this national movement, which celebrates community character, preserves local history and generates impressive economic returns. Exciting projects are taking place in our downtown, with more development on the horizon. That development has continued even in a time of economic downturn, which confirms the vitality of our downtown and our community.”



Tell-a-Friend | Submit a Comment

55

Comments

Wonder if they realize how stupid they look in those masks that don't work.

Comments

53 ppl got covid at a starbucks only ones who didnt were wearing masks. Masks without question work - nice try champ ^ false

Comments

Which starbucks? And who is the source? Sorry if you have a health condition and want to wear a mask great. If you are a coward wear a mask. Don't make me wear one!


Sports Coverage

See complete sports coverage for Halifax and Mecklenburg counties.