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Old 09-10-2008, 04:11 PM
 
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What is South Boston like?
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Old 09-10-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
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Very poor, with not much to offer.

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What is South Boston like?
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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What is South Boston like?
THey have that HUGE lake nearby, Kerr I think. Its a small town but it is close to Danville, and other NC cities.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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My brother works at the Radio Shack in South Boston and my parents live nearby. It's a town of about 8 or 9 thousand people, the business center of Halifax County. It has the usual things you would expect - a downtown area, a hospital, museums, etc., along with a couple of racetracks.

You can find a lot at www.southboston.com and www.gohalifaxva.com .
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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Thank you for your responses. Does anyone know anything about a homeschooling community there? What kind of reputation does ABB have in the community?
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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Rob Allen thank you so very much for the links. They helped alot. I love the online tour of South Boston. Such beautiful homes!!
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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You're welcome!

And here's another link for you: VaHomeschoolers: Your Resource. Your Voice. Your Association.

Their list of local support groups doesn't show any right in the South Boston area, but there are some regional ones that aren't far away.

No idea about ABB's reputation. I'll ask my family.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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My dad has never heard anything negative about ABB. I checked the local newspapers' websites and all they mention is that the company has expanded their operations in South Boston a couple of times (which I'm sure makes the company very popular).

You might find the local newspapers' websites interesting:

www.gazettevirginian.com

www.thenewsrecord.com
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:15 AM
 
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Thank you for your responses. Does anyone know anything about a homeschooling community there? What kind of reputation does ABB have in the community?
ABB, as in "ASEA Brown Boveri" - the Swedish/Swiss engineering conglomerate?? Are they in South Boston????
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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ABB, as in "ASEA Brown Boveri" - the Swedish/Swiss engineering conglomerate?? Are they in South Boston????
Yes, they are. Their South Boston manufacturing plant employs several hundred people.
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