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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

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

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…


SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.





Mecklenburg > Clarksville

Meadowview Terrace addition dedicated

South Boston News
Halifax Regional Health Systems officials, directors and staff gathered Thursday to dedicate a 30-bed addition to Meadowview Terrace, the hospital system’s long-term care facility in Clarksville. The addition of two residential neighborhoods, including an 18-bed unit specializing in the Alzheimer’s care, is expected to create 27 new jobs in town. Shown above are HRHS board members and speakers at the dedication program: (l-r) Dexter Gilliam, Stanley Jeffress, Gregg Gordon, Logan Young, Ted Bennett, Connie Zamora, director of long term care services; Dr. Joseph Ferguson, Mike Lyon; Ben Fincher, Carol Thomas, Edward Owens, member of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission; Chris Lumsden, CEO; Blaine Lenhart, Dr. Earl Moore, William Shelton, Director, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development; Betty DeOrnellas, administrator; Dr. Stephen DeOrnellas and Bret Berneche.
Meadowview Terrace celebrated the opening of its 30-bed expansion Thursday with a roster of speakers and public tours of two new gleaming residential areas that will boost the nursing home’s staffing by 27 employees.

Final stab made to save South Hill VEC office

Free space offered in South Hill, but agency hasn’t responded

South Hill Farmers Market wins $150,000 tobacco grant

The Town of South Hill has received a $150,000 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission for its Farmers Market.

Ice storm packs a feeble punch

South Boston News
Tuesday’s icy weather left a sheen wherever you looked. Warmer temperatures are forecast for the rest of this week, so the ice should go away as the days pass. (David Conner II photo)
A ballyhooed snowstorm that was supposed to bring life to a crawl this week didn’t amount to much, dropping a sheen of ice over the area Monday night and early Tuesday morning but causing few hardships.

Longtime rescue squad treasurer recognized

South Boston News
Gordon Reese, left, a 42-year member of the Chase City Rescue Squad, was presented a resolution honoring his service by the Mecklenburg County Board Board of Supervisors, represented by Jim Jennings. Reese was among the honorees at the squad banquet Saturday night in Chase City. He has served as squad treasurer for the past 37 years. Also receiving honors were Jonathan Ligon, named Squad Person of the Year and winner of the President’s Award, and Mike Harris, winner of the Captain’s Award.


But it’s getting harder for local fire departments to cope with declining numbers, rising costs

Barbour, Gordon to again lead Mecklenburg County supervisors again

The Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors ushered in the new year by sticking with the status quo and re-electing Glenn Barbour of South Hill as board chairman and Gregg Gordon of Clarksville as vice-chairman.

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