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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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Beach music festival draws hundreds to cap off Lakefest weekend

SoVaNow.com / July 24, 2013
The 20th annual Buggs Island Beach Music Festival, a fundraiser for the Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department, provided a near-perfect ending to Lakefest weekend. Several hundred people pitched tents at Robbins Park on Sunday for a day of music, food and fun.

Throughout the afternoon, festival goers danced, sang and kicked back to the music of JB and The Get Down Browns band, Jim Quick and Coastline, the Craig Woolard Band, and deejay Mike Brooks.

CVFD President Richard Elliott and the members of department again thanked attendees and sponsors who helped make the festival a success: The Pizza Pub, Rugged Country Outfitters, Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, Janice and Glenn Edwards, Buggs Island Archery, Edwards Construction Company, Electronics, Etc., Lakeside Video & Tanning, Mecklenburg County YMCA, New York Life Insurance Company, Ligon Excavating, David S. Buchanan, Jr. State Farm Insurance, TEAS Enterprises/The Lamplighter Restaurant, Avenue Floral Design, Best Western On the Lake, NAPA Clarksville Auto Supply, Benchmark Community Bank, Lake Motel & Efficiencies, Watkins Insurance Agency, Clarksville Tire & Auto Service, Crowder Insurance, Signs and Designs, Clarksville Food Lion, and Blue Ridge Beverage Co.



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