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TMI Auto Tech, backed by tobacco grant, aims to develop the ‘Spider’, 19 new jobs

TMI Auto Tech, exclusive North American manufacturer of the Ariel Atom vehicle, has been awarded an $838,000 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission to develop a new sports car, the…

College Awareness Night at HCHS Tuesday

The Southern Piedmont Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) and the Halifax County High School guidance department will sponsor a College Awareness Night on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m., at the…

Community mourns death of Halifax merchant, civic leader Garland Childrey


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Bluestone robotics team gets $12,000 boost

Mecklenburg County’s future engineers, scientists and technologists will get the chance to best regional rivals in the 2012 FIRST Robotics competition, thanks to a $12,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, to the Mecklenburg County Business-Educational Partnership, Inc. (MCBEP).

Near-perfect day for a festival

South Boston News
South Hill enjoyed a bright and sunny day for Spring Fest 2011 on Saturday. Crowds took to the streets for food, shopping, games and to listen to a variety of musical acts. These young ladies enjoyed the balloons. (Lisa Clary photo)

Nelson heads to Charlottesville for school post

South Boston News
Carole Nelson
Carole Nelson, assistant superintendent for Mecklenburg County Public Schools, is leaving the system June 30. Nelson will become the director for human resources with the Charlottesville City School System. Nelson’s replacement is not selected, and trustees have not published the position nor started looking for her replacement.

Veterans look back on WWII

South Boston News
Manny Cabral
Overstreet, Cabral and their brothers-in-arms were forever changed by the experience of war

Ethanol maker looks to sell Hopewell plant

‘An ethanol maker that sought several years ago to operate a plant in Chase City is now looking to sell its lone Virginia operation, in Hopewell.

Clarksville Council says no to uranium

The Town of Clarksville has become the latest among Virginia and North Carolina municipalities opposing uranium mining.

Housing initiative spurs job hopes

South Boston News
Virginia Tobacco Commission’s research-and-development staff has recommended nearly full funding — $2.44 million — of a plan to design and manufacture energy-efficient homes for the needy or for disaster relief.

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