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The Chamber’s Partnership for Economic Growth, a fund-raising arm of the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, will expand its focus to raise funds for local economic development. C-PEG will initiate a grant program that would support local businesses which are trying to create jobs or expand. (The Martinsville Bulletin)

The Commonwealth of Virginia opened Workforce Centers in Danville and South Boston. The facilities will serve the needs of businesses and job seekers by bringing together in one place resources such as the Virginia Employment Commission, local community colleges and the Department of Rehabilitative Services. (News release)

Lakes Media LLC, an owner and operator of radio stations throughout Southern Virginia, launched its new Danville station, 104.5 FM, with a classic rock hits format. Believing radio a strong investment in spite of economic conditions, Lakes Media bought the former WILA AM station in Danville last fall and revamped it into a combined AM-FM service. (Danville Register & Bee)

Martinsville City Council endorsed a master plan to revive its uptown area presented by Land Planning & Design Associates of Charlottesville. The plan advocates developing a multi-story building at the intersection of Market and Fayette streets to house retail, offices or the New College Institute. Other possibilities for the area to draw traffic into the area would be a sports facility or music venue. (The Martinsville Bulletin)

W-L Construction & Paving Inc.
of Danville received an $813,000 contract from the North Carolina Department of Transportation for a resurfacing and shoulder reconstruction project along 8.7 miles of N.C. 700 in Rockingham County. The work is expected to run from March through May. (Danville Register & Bee)


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