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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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Governor Announces Main Street

Harrisonburg, Luray and South Boston join downtown revitalization program

RICHMOND - Governor Mark R. Warner announced today that Harrisonburg, Luray, and South Boston have been officially designated as Virginia Main Street communities.

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Riverstone Ribbon Cutting

HALIFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA - A ribbon cutting ceremony for Riverstone Technology Park and a ground breaking ceremony for Building One was held in Halifax County, Virginia, on May 12, 2004 at 10:00 A.M.

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