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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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Bring down hookup fees, HCSA urged

High cost of new connections has slowed housing, developers contend

Damage heavy in two South Boston fires

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Sunday was no day of rest for South Boston firefighters, who rushed to two house fires: A small pile of burned debris rests on the lawn of this North Main Street home, where a blaze did an estimated $140,000 in damage. The owner of the house is listed as Thomas Eggleston and the occupants listed as John and Susan Follette. Damage to a Chamberlain Street address was considerable.

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Volunteers with the Southside Gleaning Network gather and prepare left-over farm produce for distribution to area food banks.
Veggies would rot if not for hunger-fighting organization

Crafting a business at the Holiday Living Show

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Twelve-year-old Alexandra Reddy sells crocheted caps, capes, fingerless gloves, purses and scarves at the annual Holiday Living Show, sponsored by the Business Women's Association of Halifax County at the high school. The daughter of David and Susan Reddy of Halifax, Alex says she will use her profits to tithe to her church, save for a trip to Paris and do a little shopping.

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