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SOL test scores: Mixed bag

Halifax makes the grade half of the time with passing rates, but dropoffs outnumber gains

Judge nixes lawsuit by motorsports instructor

Case dismissed after Wilborn contested firing

Jobless rate rises to 8.8 percent in July

Halifax County’s unemployment rate jumped from 8.3 percent in June to 8.8 percent in July. Over 900 people left the labor force, which numbered 15,974 in June, but fell to…

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Comets fall in opener to Jefferson Forest

A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.

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First-ever Rhythm and Brews Bash set May 11 at Centennial Park

SoVaNow.com / February 20, 2013
The South Hill Chamber of Commerce will host the first-ever Rhythm and Brews Bash on May 11 from 2-7 p.m. at the Centennial Park Upper Field. The event will feature craft breweries offering all varieties of craft beers, local food vendors and music from Nashville recording artists the Creigh Riepe Band and the Redneck Pool Party Band.

Tickets will be $20 in advance until April 2 and $25 after that and at the gate. You must be 21 and over to attend and ID’s will be required.

More information will follow as the Chamber finalizes its plans.

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