IALR Opens Research Wing

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research opens research labs; Goode, Hawkins say Southside looking toward the future

DANVILLE, Va, – Citizens, leaders, and officials from throughout Southside and administrators from Virginia Tech gathered in Danville Friday afternoon to officially open the research laboratories within the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.

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Huber Expands

Huber Engineered Woods, LLC Announces Expansion of Crystal Hill Facility

(Halifax County, VA) Huber Engineered Woods, LLC and the Industrial Development Authority of Halifax County, Virginia, are pleased to announce an expansion of Huber’s oriented strand board (OSB) facility in Crystal Hill, Virginia. The total investment is estimated at $19 million

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US Grown Leaf, Inc. Partners with Cherokee

U.S. Grown Leaf, Inc. Forms Distribution Partnership with Cherokee Tobacco Company

CHASE CITY- U.S. Grown Leaf, Incorporated, owner of Adventure line of cigarette products in Novemer, after signing a manufacturing contract with Virginia Brands, LLC, of South Boston, VA.

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Cherokee Moves Manufacturing Home

Cherokee Tobacco Company Moves Cigarette Manufacturing to Halifax County At Virginia Brands

Halifax County, VA -- Cherokee Tobacco Company LLC is moving its cigarette manufacturing operations to Halifax County to the Virginia Brands Plant on Bill Tuck Highway. This completes Cherokee’s move to Halifax County that began in December 2004 when they moved 36 jobs here.

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NASCAR Awards South Boston Speedway

South Boston Speedway presented Team Player Award from NASCAR in Daytona

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — NASCAR honored South Boston Speedway and General Manager Cathy Rice Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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VIPER Purchases 7-Post Rig

VIPER Reaches Agreement with FCS COM to Purchase Seven-Post Rig

DANVILLE - The Virginia Institute for Performance Engineering and Research, or VIPER, has entered into contract with FCS COM, Inc. for the purchase of a seven-post rig. A seven-post rig is a sophisticated platform that can accurately simulate the stresses and strains of the road or a racing track on vehicles, but in a controlled, laboratory environment.

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VIPER Receives $1.3 Million

Tobacco Commission grants $1.3 Million to Institute for VIPER program

DANVILLE – The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) received approval of a $1.3 million grant from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission on July 22, 2004.

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Goode Backs Vision 2020

Halifax County Vision 2020 Receives $35,000 EDA Grant

Halifax County’s Vision 2020 process received a boost from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. Congressman Virgil Goode, U.S. House of Representatives 5th District, presented a check in the amount of $35,000 to Joe Satterfield, Chairperson of the Vision 2020 Steering Committee on Wednesday, July 28.

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