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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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Halifax

Sunshine Mills fires maintenance staff

Sunshine Mills, in Halifax, terminated 14 employees on Thursday after the Alabama-based pet food maker made the decision to contract out the work previously performed by its maintenance staff. Affected employees were notified of their terminations during a 7:30 a.m. meeting as the work day began.

Skloot to speak at Prizery

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Rebecca Skloot
Rebecca Skloot, author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” will appear at the Prizery, in South Boston, on Sunday, Nov. 7 to discuss her best-selling book, which recounts the life of poor Clover woman whose death laid the foundations for modern medical research.

Council faces light agenda

South Boston Town Council will meet Monday in Council Chambers on Yancey Street at 7 p.m. with a relatively short agenda.

Deputies busy with break-ins, larcenies

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to get calls about recent break-ins and larcenies. Last week Lawrence Ewell of 5099 Birch Elmo Road, South Boston, reported to Sgt. Darnell Barksdale that someone had stolen his red garden tiller sometime during the early part of the week.

Halifax Council mulls request for Dixie Youth PA system

Halifax Town Council members tomorrow night will consider a request from the Halifax Dixie Youth Baseball League to use the public address system for its opening and closing ceremonies, as well as during any tournament play at the Halifax ballfield, The request will be made as Halifax Council holds its regular monthly meeting in Town Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Trustees meet tonight

The Halifax County School Board will meet Monday for their regular monthly session in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex, will recognize winners of several competitions.

SVHEC formalizes partnership with international institution

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From left, first row, Dr. Paul Winistorfer (Dean, VT College of Natural Resources), Marion Coy (GMIT President), Dr. Betty Adams (SVHEC executive director). Second row, Dr. Bob Bush (VT College of Natural Resources), Dr. Patrick Tobin (GMIT-Letterfrack), Michael Haddon (GMIT Student Services), Dr. Dermot O'Donovan (GMIT-Letterfrack)
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) has joined with the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Letterfrack, Ireland. While the SVHEC has been working informally with the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) Letterfrack campus for over a year, the MOU formalizes that partnership and opens the door to future collaborations and student and faculty exchanges.

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