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10 years added to burglary sentence

Leonard to depart as Halifax IDA director

Matt Leonard, executive director of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority, will be departing the position Nov. 1 in a decision that the IDA describes as “mutually agreed” upon.

Halifax County dodges a bullet with Florence

Riverdale floods, but it could have been much worse


Comets squander the win

After blowing sizeable leads, Comets fall to Tunstall 43-29 in district opener





Colleges> Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

Secretary of Commerce deputy tours SVHEC

South Boston News
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

South Boston News
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

South Boston News
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.

COLLL courses offered at SVHEC

On June 14, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) will launch the summer term of the College of Life Long Learning (COLLL). COLLL brings together PJ 50+ and Special Interest classes which have traditionally been two of the SVHECs most popular programs. To participate, individuals pay a $45 registration fee that allows them to take as many classes as they like within the summer term. “This is a true value” said COLLL Coordinator, Patricia Ward, “this summer we are offering 13 classes covering a wide variety of subjects. I’m sure that there will be several classes that every person will find of interest.”

Green home building workshop May 11 at the SVHEC

Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech and the USDA Forest Service announce a workshop on “Green Home Building” to be held on May 11, at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (HEC) in South Boston, from 5-8:30 p.m.

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