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Recognitions, school calendar top meeting agenda for trustees

Council goes forward with SBVFD addition

Mecklenburg supes enact gun sanctuary resolution

Packed house cheers passage of Second Amendment declaration


Swimmers excel in multi-team, dual meet action

Comet boys defeat Appomattox 59-25 at home Tuesday, girls prevail 59-19





Colleges> Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

Entrepreneurship for business leaders offered at SVHEC

Today’s business owners face new challenges and opportunities every day, and forward-thinking organizations look to their talented managers and executives to help build stronger, sustainable businesses. With a focus on businesses operating in challenging economic environments, the Tayloe Murphy Center at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and the School of Continuing & Professional Studies have designed a new Certificate in Entrepreneurship program to begin this November in Southern Virginia.

Turbeville becomes first LEED green associate in Halifax County

South Boston News
Thomas Turbeville
Thomas Turbeville recently earned the LEED Green Associate credential. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and is an internationally recognized green building certification system. The LEED Green Associate credential denotes knowledge of green design, construction and operations. According to the Green Building Certification Institute’s Professional Directory, Turbeville is currently the only certified Green Associate in Halifax, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, and Pittsylvania Counties.

College for Lifelong Learning classes set at SVHEC

South Boston News
Cake Decorating, American Scandals, and Grantsmanship are all staring in the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s College for Life Long Learning fall lineup. The fall term offers thirteen exceptional classes with something for everyone.

Registration extended, speaker added to Workforce Forward Forum at the SVHEC

South Boston News
Robert P. Leber
The registration deadline for the Workforce Forward Forum 2011 sponsored by the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center has been extended to Sept. 17..

SVHEC’s Workforce Forward forum Sept. 23

South Boston News
On Sept. 23, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Prizery, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center will host its inaugural Workforce Forward 2011 Forum. The Forum will bring together business, industry, education, workforce and economic development leaders to discuss current and future education and workforce planning needs. The day will be focused on data, dialogue, and decisions, and will have a significant impact on the way you think about southern Virginia.

Secretary of Education visits SVHEC

South Boston News
Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson sits in the WoodLINKS/Product Design & Development award winning chair. The Chair won first place at the national AWFS Woodworking Fair last year. With Robinson is Business of Art & Design Coordinator Ben Capozzi.
Virginia’s Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson and deputy Secretary of Education Laura Fornash recently visited the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC).

BHK makes donation to WoodLINKS program

South Boston News
From left, Dr. Betty H. Adams, Audra Webb, sales administrator for BHK, and Clint Johnson, WoodLINKS/Product Design & Development instructor.
BHK of America recently made a donation to assist the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s WoodLINKS students with expenses as they travel to Atlanta, Ga., to compete in the International Woodworkers Fair (IWF) student competition. BHK manufactures ready to assemble drawer systems and drawer components at its South Boston facility.

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