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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…

Sports

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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Halifax Staunton River State Park

State park hosts CHAOS stargazing party Friday

Wild Blue River Festival in Halifax Sept. 13

Planning is in full swing for the upcoming Wild Blue River Festival to be held in the Town of Halifax on Sept. 13.

Prizery alum makes it to Broadway

South Boston News
Tyler McKenzie
Tyler McKenzie, one of the young professionals who joined the Summer Theatre repertory company in its first season, will make his Broadway debut Monday in “Mamma Mia!”

Summer Concert Series presents the WORX

Wine & Roses Festival Saturday at SVBG

The first Wine & Roses Festival at Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens (SVBG) offers these diversions and much more on Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Beehive Pancake Breakfast Saturday

South Boston News
Diva Carolyn Dunn beautifies Diva Tasha Dyer before pictures for Little Theatre’s BEEHIVE:  The 60’s Rock Musical.  This Saturday between 8-10 a.m., Little Theatre is sponsoring a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s to benefit the Beehive production.  The Beehive cast will be helping at the breakfast this weekend, so you can meet the divas, dancers, and do-wops in person.  The show runs April 25 to May 4 at The Prizery.
Halifax County Little Theatre will sponsor a Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s this Saturday, April 5, from 8-10 a.m. The proceeds from the breakfast will help with expenses for their upcoming musical, BEEHIVE: The 60’s Rock Musical, which opens April 25.

Workers by day; Divas by night

South Boston News
Trying to get the feel of their Diva status are the women of “BEEHIVE:  The 60’s Rock Musical.” Little Theatre’s spring musical opens on April 25, and patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets early by calling The Prizery at 572-8339.  Rehearsing are Vecentia Williams, Kelly Worley, Carolyn Dunn, Victoria Palmer, Cecil Hazelwood, Tasha Dyer, Ashley White, and Sharron Garrett. 
Everyone has heard of Clark Kent, a “mild-mannered reporter by day for a great metropolitan newspaper” who can turn into Superman in a moment’s notice. But there are women amongst our community who are also living a double life. Who are they, and how does a BEEHIVE fit into their lives?

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