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Hurt makes swing through community

State Sen. Robert Hurt, the Republican candidate who is challenging Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello for the Fifth District Congressional seat this fall, will tour the community today to convene with officials, business people and local residents.

WoodLINKS students in national competition again

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From left, WoodLINKS/Product Design & Development Instructor Clint Johnson, and WoodLINKS students Kenton Beard, Patrick Prophet, and Doug Stillwell.
Lightning has struck twice for the WoodLINKS, USA program at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC).

SVHEC to hold Business of Art & Design open house Tuesday

Have you heard about the Business of Art & Design but still have questions? If so, don’t miss the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s (SVHEC) upcoming information session. On Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 5:30 p.m., Business of Art & Design faculty, staff, and coordinators will be available to answer questions about the overall program as well as individual courses.

Registration open for Workforce Forward 2011

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Left, Chris Chmura and Mary Rae Carter
Registration is open for the inaugural Workforce Forward 2011 Forum to be held Sept. 23 at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.

Secretary of Commerce deputy tours SVHEC

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Mary Rae Carter, deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade for Rural Economic Development, on left, recently toured the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) and met with SVHEC officials. Carter serves as the secretary of commerce and trade's senior liaison to rural parts of the Commonwealth, and assists in the development, communication and implementation of policies and strategies for rural economic development and job creation. Carter will be the keynote speaker at the SVHEC’s inaugural Workforce Forward 2011 Forum on Sept. 23 at the Prizery. Steve Bridges, right, community marketing manager with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, accompanied Carter at the SVHEC. From left, Carter; Dr. Betty Adams, SVHED executive director; Chantel Coles, SVHEC administrative support specialist for Workforce and the Center of Nursing Excellence; Patty Nelson, SVHEC chief financial and operating officer; David Kenealy, SVHEC, and Bridges. For more information about the SVHEC or the Workforce Forward 2011 Forum visit or call 434-572-5440 and toll free 1-800-283-0098.

HEF awards scholarships

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From left, first row, Amber Lowery, Cheyenne Hughes, and Andrew Austin. Second row: Mary Tharpe, William Solomon, ODEC, Scott Adams. Third row: Jessica Hodge, Linda Owen, HEF Scholarship Committee member. Fourth row: Chris Lumsden, CEO Halifax Regional Hospital, Joan Martin, Denise Taylor-Forrest, HEF Scholarship Committee member.
The Halifax Educational Foundation, Inc. (HEF) and its sponsors awarded seven scholarships in an awards ceremony held recently at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) in South Boston.

Edmunds, Merricks joins SVHEC board

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From left, first row, Dr. Ken Perkins, Del. James Edmunds. Second row, Dr. Betty Adams, executive director SVHEC, Del. Donald Merricks, William Coleman, SVHEC Board of Trustees chairman. Edmunds and Merricks recently appointed to the board of trustees.

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