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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

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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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Hospital charges: a price comparison

SoVaNow.com / May 20, 2013
Ranked by average listed prices for the 50 most common 
Medicare procedures of care, fiscal year 2011.

1. Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, Emporia $33,540.66
2. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk $28,211.83
3. Sentara Obici Hospital, Suffolk $23,278.50
4. Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville $22,669.63
5. Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill $19,850.19
6. Centra Health, Inc, Lynchburg $17,573.14
7. Halifax Regional Hospital, South Boston $17,046.38
8. Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg* $16,957.56
9. Southside Community Hospital, Farmville $14,690.84
10. Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville* $13,670.07
* Sentara Healthcare hospitals

What Medicare pays to hospitals, by rank
1. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk $9,603.39
2. Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg* $8,085.23
3. Centra Health, Inc, Lynchburg $7,615.96
4. Halifax Regional Hospital, South Boston $7,475.30
5. Sentara Obici Hospital, Suffolk $7,223.69
6. Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville $7,104.41
7. Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville* $6,451.63
8. Southside Community Hospital, Farmville $6,257.81
9. Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill $6,158.20
10. Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, Emporia $5,793.81
* Sentara Healthcare hospitals

Source: Center for Medicare Services

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