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Ramping up for solar jobs

SVCC starts worker training program in anticipation of big demand for installer positions

Mecklenburg trustees take look at shorter school day

Proposal calls for shaving minutes off daily schedule

Brewery makes plans to move to lakefront

Clarksville’s hometown craft brewery is moving to a lakeside location, with a planned opening in summer 2019.

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Post 8 scrappy, with solid offense, pitching

Defensive miscues prove costly, but team able to get over shortcomings

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Lief to step down as VIR general manager

Josh Lief, general manager at Virginia International Raceway since 2006, announced Saturday that he will be stepping down at the end of the year, although Lief said he would remain with VIR as a senior advisor “for the foreseeable future.”

Restaurant tops in Main Street contest

South Boston's BISTRO 1888 has been voted as a top “Downtown Dining Destination” by the Virginia Main Street program, part of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

County jobless rate jumps to 12.7 percent in July

Despite the fact that Halifax County’s civilian labor force shrank by 723 members from the June 16,715 membership to 15,912 in July, the county’s jobless rate rose by eight-tenths of one percent during that period. The unemployed rate in July hit 12.7 versus the June rate of 11.9 as 2,015 residents looked for work in July as compared with only 1,989 in June.

Sinai receives $600,000 grant for after school/summer programs

South Boston News
Sinai Elementary School Principal Mike Wilborne, surrounded by teachers and School Superintendent Paul Stapleton and Elementary Supervisor Linda Owen, stood on his head after announcing that the school received a three-year grant in the amount of $600,000 to fund after-school summer school and special programs. (SOMcL photo)
Sinai Elementary School Principal Mike Wilborne was so excited about his big news on Thursday that he literally stood on his head.

Dollar General continues partnership with HCPS

South Boston News
Dollar General announced on Thursday that it is partnering with Halifax County Public Schools to give three books to every child in all the County's elementary schools for the next three years. The donation from Dollar General amounts to a total of $55,440 with 8,400 books to be given to 2,800 students each year.
Officials with the Dollar General Company on Thursday morning announced that they will continue their partnership with Halifax County Public Schools and the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation by giving each child in the County’s elementary schools three books each year for the next three years.

South Boston police chief details numbers of arrests

Officers with the South Boston Police Department arrested 570 people on various charges during 2009, with the largest number of suspects — 87 — charged with drunkenness. The next largest category of arrests was for simple assault (84), followed by shoplifting (66). Police also arrested 44 suspects on larceny counts and 17 on burglary counts.

Town mulls ordinance changes

The South Boston Current Issues Committee on Monday afternoon discussed changes to two sections of the Town Code. The first change, to the Town’s Air Pollution Control Ordinance, deals with open burning which is not allowed within the town limits.

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