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SVHEC brings back welding basics course

Denise Hudson holds her personal welding project created during the spring welding basics for the at home welder course. Individuals who register for the fall course will have an opportunity to create a project in class or to refine a personal project from home.Submitted photo Back by popular deman

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-24 23:16:00

In and near the river, Saturday festival connects with nature

It was a beautiful day on the river Saturday when kayakers and those with canoes met at Kings Bridge Landing for a day of fun at the Wild Blue River Festival. The paddling action began around 9:30 a.m. with kayakers beginning their race followed by canoes with a total of eight racers signed up. A do

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-24 19:54:00

Governor's Summit set at Berry Hill

Local, state and private sector representatives from across Virginia will meet Monday and Tuesday at the Governor's Summit on Rural Prosperity to discuss innovative initiatives and opportunities for job creation, entrepreneurship, workforce development and other topics of interest to rural communiti

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-25 00:17:00

Second generation co-owner of funeral home dies at age 88

A second-generation co-owner and co-manager of Powell Funeral Home and the last living founding member of Halifax County Rescue Squad died Friday at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. Leslie William Powell Jr., 88, of South Boston was dedicated to the community and people he served and was passionat

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-24 20:44:00

Officer awarded for livesaving efforts in Halifax VFW shooting

The Virginia Sheriffs' Association presented one of Halifax County's own with the organization's highest honor last week. Halifax County Lt. Seth Bowen was the recipient of the Valor Award that Gov. Terry McAuliffe presented before 300 sheriffs and deputies attending the association's annual fall co

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-24 22:46:00

Flashback: Tracking NRV history

n "There will be no home for troubled youth in Giles county. Following the recommendation of the county Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors unanimously denied this week a zoning permit that would have allowed the development of the facility in the rural Clover Hollow community near Newport

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-24 08:30:00

Turbeville dumpsters back by popular demand

Back by popular demand are green boxes now sitting at Turbeville Ruritan Club. Whether or not their return is permanent or not is still up in the air, according to Halifax County Supervisor and Turbeville Ruritan Club member Larry Giordano. "I called the president of the club and polled the members,

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 13:00:00

Can brain disease explain Aaron Hernandez's behavior?

CHICAGO (AP) - Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn't necessarily explain the troubles that plagued his young life. The diagnosis comes from a Boston University researcher who has studied hundreds

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-22 20:04:44

Comets JV spikers fall to Franklin County

The Halifax County High School junior varsity volleyball team got off to a good start but was unable to hold on in a 2-1 loss to Franklin County High School Tuesday night at Halifax County High School. Halifax County High School won the first game of the best-of-three-game match 25-22, but lost the

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:15:00

Breakfast, lunch sales on rise at local schools

Last year, a total of 266,409 breakfast meals were served at Halifax County Public Schools, according to Gwen Nunn with food services. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Governor Terry McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and those in the food service program at Halifax

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

So Bo gets $600,000 in tobacco money for hotel redevelopment

Plans for redevelopment of the former John Randolph Hotel in South Boston took another step forward Wednesday when the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Committee gave the thumbs up to $600,000 in grant funding to the town of South Boston. Plans for redevelopment of the former John Randolph Hot

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

IN THE CARPENTER'S WORKSHOP: Mountains and their blessings

"The mountains are calling and I must go." John Muir There's something about a mountain. From the breathtaking beauty of a mountain peak, to the view of the valleys below, they do something to you. God uses mountains in the scriptures and in our treks in the outdoors to illustrate His power, to show

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Miracle no one home when trailer catches fire

No one was inside the house at 5011 Black Walnut Road in Clover when it caught fire Thursday afternoon, but Xavier Hill didn't know that when he drove by his aunt's home. So when he saw smoke coming from the mobile home, he sprang into action. "I thought the kids were in the house, so I kicked open

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Bosiger takes top-five; Comets harriers third in district meet

Halifax County High School's Jax Bosiger raced to his best finish in a Piedmont District meet and the Comets boys cross country team finished third in Tuesday's district meet at Tunstall High School. "Jax continued his outstanding year," said Comets Head Coach David Riddle. "This was his first top-f

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:15:00

Commonwealth Senior Living celebrates National Assisted Living Week Sept. 10-15

Commonwealth Senior Living South Boston enjoyed a Week Long National Assisted Living Celebration Sept. 10-15 featuring the theme "Family Is Forever." Every day activities were planned that centered around the family. The week began with a visit from children related to residents and staff bringing a

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

COMMUNITY VOICE: How can anyone support antifa? AMAC head warns public

Antifa is an acronym for anti-fascist, but lately the organization's name has managed to rise to the top of the lexicon of hate. A petition to have the group officially declared a "terrorist organization" this week achieved nearly 300,000 signatures and counting. AMAC President Dan Weber says antifa

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Free Boys2Men empowerment conference set

Mentor Role Model Program will host a free Boys2Men empowerment conference for young men ages 7 and up to inspire them to make better life choices, build confidence, positive manhood education, give instruction on good communication skills and empower them to be productive citizens. Special guest sp

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Board of Zoning Appeals approves Dollar General variances

Construction on a pair of new Dollar General stores in Halifax County took another step forward last Tuesday, after the Halifax County Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously approved two zoning variances regarding the number of parking spaces. The board of zoning appeals' action came after two public h

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

POET'S CORNER: In Arlington

In Arlington, the breezes blow between the tombstones, row on row, that mark the graves of those who bled. So we may live, they died instead. It is a heavy debt we owe. The patriots in olive green, mere cogs inside a war machine. Their bravery has made their bed in Arlington. They stood with courage

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Natural deer urine attractants are illegal in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) would like to remind Virginia's deer hunters it is illegal to possess or use deer scents/lures that contain natural deer urine or other bodily fluids while taking, attempting to take, attracting or scouting wildlife in Virginia. Chronic was

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00