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Nearly 8 in 10 Small Businesses Now Fully or Partially Open, New Poll Shows

June 4, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 4, 2020 | 2:45 p.m. Most small businesses are open in some capacity and are increasingly optimistic about the future, even while facing continued challenges from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest poll taken May 21 – 27, 2020 and released...
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Surry County offers COVID-19 Relief Grants for local businesses

June 4, 2020
By: Terry Harris | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 4, 2020 | 12:45 p.m. SURRY - Economic Development Director David Harrison took time out last week to explain a new program of COVID-19 Relief Grants for small businesses that the Board...
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VDOC prepares for summer heat, hopes to add A/C to more facilities in the future

June 4, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 4, 2020 | 10:45 a.m. The Virginia Department of Corrections has been making preparations to keep inmates and staff safe during the extreme temperatures that can occur during the summer months. Currently, 75...
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John Randolph Foundation, American Red Cross Partner to Save Lives

June 3, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 3, 2020 | 4:45 p.m. REGION — The John Randolph Foundation is partnering with The American Red Cross to help meet the continuing blood needs of patients suffering unexpected trauma and chronic illness. JRF...
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Dominion Energy Boosts Support for Customers Struggling Financially During Pandemic

June 3, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @DinwiddieMonitr Posted: June 3, 2020 | 2:45 p.m. VIRGINIA - Dominion Energy Virginia is expanding assistance to Virginia customers facing hardship, offering a more generous payment plan and new direct assistance, while asking permission from regulators...
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Sussex, Surry Registrars take lessons from May elections to nearing primary

June 3, 2020
By: Terry Harris | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 3, 2020 | 12:45 p.m. According to the Registrars for both Sussex and Surry Counties, the May local elections resulted in experience in managing the challenges of dealing with appropriate precautions during a...
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