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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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West End alumni gather for annual reunion

South Boston News
West End High School alumni celebrate their reunion

Sixth grader delivers Sojourner Truth’s ‘Am I A Woman?’ speech

South Boston News
Bluestone Middle School sixth grader Destiny Pettus presents Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I A Woman?” speech for the Mecklenburg County School Board.

Fuqua student wins Harriett Pittard Beales scholarship

The merit-based scholarship provides approximately $4,000 in tuition assistance to an incoming first-year student from South Central Virginia.

Bluestone grads receive $42,000 in Ruritan college scholarships

South Boston News
Ruritan 2014 Scholarship Recipients — Pictured with Clarksville Ruritan Club President Charles Lee (far left) and Vice President Dave Patton (far right) are recipients of $75,000 in college scholarships awarded this year to students from Bluestone High School. Missing from the photo is Jonathan Tyler Williamson.
The Clarksville Ruritan Club awarded $42,000 in scholarships to graduates of Bluestone High School who are starting college in the fall of 2014.

Clarksville hosts sixth annual Independence Day Parade at 11 am

South Boston News
Sponsored by the Clarksville Ruritans, the parade is a traditional small-town celebration of the nation’s birthday — featuring antique trucks and tractors, youngsters riding bikes and trikes festooned in red, white and blue, and floats by area businesses, churches and civic groups.

Welcome the 4th with a bang at South Hill Picnic in the Park

A Guide To Independence Day Celebrations Around The Area

Fireworks and more: Lake Country has it

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