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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…


SBS to race under the lights

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





The human costs

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Center for American Progress, a center-left think tank based in Washington, D.C. that does a terrific job explaining how politics and policy in our frustratingly polarized world affects the lives of ordinary people.

Crazy at heart

According to the conventional wisdom, national Democrats are going to get their heads handed to them in the November mid-term elections. (The noggin of Fifth District Rep. Tom Perriello is reported to have a prominent place on the plate). It’s true that Democrats are fighting against nasty economic headwinds, and the party has done a less-than-stellar job in some instances of enunciating its core principles, but you really have to wonder if voters are ready to turn the keys to Congress back over to the Republicans.

Into the maw

Every once in a while the Richmond Times-Dispatch takes notice of bedraggled Southside, like this weekend when the newspaper published an editorial on recent deals to shovel public dollars into the maw of Microsoft and Martinsville Speedway.

Let the games begin

Labor Day has come and gone, the traditional kickoff of the fall campaign season has arrived, and incumbent Democrat Tom Perriello and Republican Robert Hurt are battling it out just as expected. No rest for the weary, it seems, in politics and in war.

Answered prayers

After much hoping, praying and waiting, Microsoft Corp. has made the decision to build a massive data center in Boydton, and for the first time in a long time Southside Virginia has a big economic development win under its belt.

Optical illusion

It’s a little more than a week before Labor Day, the traditional kickoff of the fall campaign season, and the two major party candidates for Congress, incumbent Democrat Tom Perriello and Republican Robert Hurt, are on the air already with TV commercials. No rest for the weary, it seems, in politics and in war.

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