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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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A new path, built the long way

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The newly constructed segment of the Tobacco Heritage Trail between Lawrenceville and Brodnax opened Tuesday with a ribbon cutting event at the Evans Creek trailhead park in Brunswick County. More than 100 well-wishers and trail enthusiasts turned out to celebrate the opening of the new segment, which brings the length of unbroken, off-road trail to about 17 miles. The new portion connects with existing trail leading from La Crosse. An additional on-road portion connects the Tobacco Heritage Trail to South Hill. Two little trail users waited for their ride through the Great Outdoors to get underway. (Lisa Clary photos )
SoVaNow.com / April 23, 2014

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Nice trail but it would be great to use year round but come hunting season it will be closed.


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