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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…

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SBS to race under the lights

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

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Washington Coleman housing rehab project moving forward

Plans are moving forward for a late May start date to the Washington Coleman Housing Rehabilitation Project, which calls for the revitalization of 14 homes and demolition of four more.

Groups appeal for town funding

Of those appearing before Council, Jewell Medley of the United Way made a first-ever request from her agency for funds. Whereas the UW for years was supported by donations from business and industry, Medley pointed out that with the decline of textiles and tobacco that stream of donations has dropped significantly.

Woods come down so new church can go up at South Boston site

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Clear-cutting at the lot owned by Abiding Branch Christian Ministries, located at the corner of Vaughan and Riely behind C.H. Friend Elementary.
What used to be a wooded area across from Carter Field around back of the old C.H. Friend Elementary School has been cleared to make way for South Boston’s newest church: Abiding Branch Christian Ministries, which plans to erect a brick sanctuary for a 300-person congregation at the five-acre site. The logging work is nearly finished, although the church has not yet obtained required permits.

So Bo Police make weekend arrests

Lower spending, flat rates in South Boston budget

South Boston Town Council got its first look Monday at the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year — a $9,171,495 package that is three percent less than the $9,559,927 current budget.

Saving a downtown institution

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Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home of Clarksville and owners Mike and Jane Lyon
Michael and Jane Lyon, owners of Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home in Clarksville and Cremation Society of Virginia, signed a letter of intent Friday to affiliate with Brooks, which has been in business in downtown South Boston since 1935. The name will change to Brooks Lyon Funeral Home of South Boston.

Destination Downtown reaps special honor

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DHCD Deputy Director Lisa Atkinson presents Executive Director Tamyra Vest with a special award for Destination Downtown’s work to save the New Brick warehouse. From left: Tamyra Vest, Lisa Atkinson, and Patrick Reilly with Rehab Development, Inc.
South Boston group takes top Virginia award for saving New Brick

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