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Belk buyers stress desire to build on its traditions

Charlotte, N.C. retailer with local store – and historic South Boston ties – sells to private equity firm for $3 bill

Cancer Association moves to new Halifax office

Main Street location acquired with the help of late anonymous patient

Scam callers demand bill pay for power


Comets dominate in season opener

Halifax County High School varsity football enjoyed some positives from its season opening, 38-18 win over Patrick County.





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IDA okays easement at La Crosse property

The Mecklenburg County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) met briefly this week to elect officers and approve two separate matters involving the town of La Crosse — a lease agreement and a utility easement.

Regional marketing initiative funded

Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday announced $280,000 in funding for four projects in Virginia through the Building Collaborative Communities program. The new initiative was created through a recommendation from the Governor’s Commission on Job Creation, and is designed to assist regions in creating and sustaining new economic opportunities in economically-distressed areas across Virginia.

Radiothon planned to support CMH’s expansion project

Norm Talley, retired radio announcer and former owner of WJWSAM & WSHVFM, has announced plans for a Radiothon to celebrate 50 years of radio in the community and to raise funds to support the Community Memorial Healthcenter (CMH) Expansion Project.

Smiley recovering at home from injuries

South Boston News
Debra Smiley
Debra Smiley, the victim of an aggravated assault and robbery Thursday night, is recuperating at home following an attack at a shopping center in Henderson, N.C.

Mecklenburg County trustee attacked on shopping trip

Henderson Police Department Sgt. Jody Proctor stated in a report that Debra Kay Smiley, 51, was in front of JCPenney on N. Cooper Drive when one or more assailants, assaulted the victim by unknown means and took her pocket book.

NASCAR’s Rick Hendrick makes $2 million pledge for CMH expansion

South Boston News
NASCAR team owner and Palmer Springs native Rick Hendrick presented longtime friend and retired State Trooper George Basdikis (center) with a trophy of sorts at the CMH Capital Campaign kickoff Thursday in Alberta. It was a specially modified chrome muffler, a reminder from the old days when the trooper and the teenage Hendrick had car chases through the area. Pictured are friends Larrie Matthews, Dasdikis and Hendrick. (Lisa Clary photo)
NASCAR legend Rick Hendrick returned home to the South Hill community on Thursday to lend a hand with Community Memorial Healthcenter’s planned $19 million expansion — a project that, once complete, will greatly improve local cancer care, a personal goal of Hendrick, one of racing’s most successful team owners and himself a leukemia survivor.

Clarksville to continue garbage collections

Clarksville will continue providing trash pickup service to town residents, but the decision comes at a price — estimated at $11.25 per month after rates go up to pay for a new town truck.

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