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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…


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.





Bring down hookup fees, HCSA urged

High cost of new connections has slowed housing, developers contend

South Boston Council listens quietly to ‘Mockingbird’ complaints

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Halifax County NAACP chairman Kevin Chandler, left, spoke in opposition to the upcoming Halifax County Little Theatre production of To Kill a Mockingbird during the South Boston Town Council meeting Monday. Joy Woolard, right, defended the play, saying censorship was dangerous.
The NAACP says it will address the joint meeting of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors and town council on Monday, Nov. 15.

McCallum More holds annual Chili Cookoff

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Brian Parks and Trina Champion of Farm Bureau Hillbilly Chili — boasting a secret hillbilly ingredient — accept congratulations from Liz Lowrance and Richie Richards for winning first place in the Southern Virginia Chili Cook Off on Saturday at MacCallum More Gardens in Chase City. Southwestern Blue Ribbon Chili with Bill Hill took second and Team Wilson with Rhonda Wilson, third. Also competing were : Gilly’s Chili – Philip Gilreath; Mom and Company – Maureen Roberts; and Chili Willi – Alexander Watkins Jr.. The Peoples’ Choice award went to Team Wilson. “One More Time” with vocalist Brittany Pasciuta provided the music.(Alta LeCompte photo)

HSCA: Rising fees spur search for new home

The Halifax County Service Authority is making plans to construct a new home at the Houghton Industrial Park in South Boston, a move that officials say is driven by rising costs for office space inside the county administration building in the Town of Halifax.

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