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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

Halifax County resident donates educational materials to Longwood

South Boston News
Dr. Dewey A. Adams hands over a copy of one of his dissertations he is donating to Longwood University to Dr. Deneese Jones.
A retired university educator who lives in Halifax County has donated his collection of dissertations and textbooks to Longwood University’s College of Education and Human Services.

Chicken pox outbreak at CSES monitored

Health officials are monitoring an outbreak of chicken pox at Cluster Springs Elementary School, according to Dr. Charles Devine, director of the Halifax County Department of Health. Since Sept. 1, eight cases of the disease have been confirmed among students and adults who attend or work at the school.

Walking for hope against cancer

South Boston News
A large crowd gathered at Constitution Square in South Boston for the annual Walk For Hope, which offered varied entertainment beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Last year the event raised some $62,000 for research in cancer prevention and help for local cancer patients. (Bruce Slagle photo)

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