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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

Stage grant, fees up for debate

Halifax County Supervisors have three public hearings on the agenda for their meeting Tuesday — a day late due to the Labor Day holiday — with the proceedings slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Lief to step down as VIR general manager

Josh Lief, general manager at Virginia International Raceway since 2006, announced Saturday that he will be stepping down at the end of the year, although Lief said he would remain with VIR as a senior advisor “for the foreseeable future.”

Restaurant tops in Main Street contest

South Boston's BISTRO 1888 has been voted as a top “Downtown Dining Destination” by the Virginia Main Street program, part of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

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