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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

Tasty competition

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The winners in the Virginia Avenue Mall-sponsored Chili Cook-Off are, from left, Doug Hatchell, Todd Franklin and Rusty Callahan, members of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, who raised money for Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Homes.

Mecklenburg County seeks payback from Sherwood Foods

Chase City candy maker Sherwood Brands Inc. has asked a court to reverse a decision that the company must pay the county more than $58,000 for failing to meet promised levels of investment and job creation.

5th District race enters stretch run

5th District Congressman Tom Perriello and challenger Robert Hurt are scheduled to take their heated media debate on who’s the best friend of small business and the local economy to a live audience in southern Virginia on Oct. 21.

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