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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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Biker dies in collision with deer

SoVaNow.com / June 05, 2013
A single vehicle crash Saturday near Loves Mill south of Kenbridge claimed the life of 56-year-old Antonio Edmonds of Kenbridge.

According to a report filed by Trooper T.W. Reeves with the Virginia State Police, Edmonds, who was riding a 2005 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, struck a deer which caused him to run off the road to the left and hit an embankment. Edmonds died at the scene.

The crash occurred at approximately 11:47 a.m. on Saturday, June 1 near the intersection of Reedy Creek Road and Plank Road in Lunenburg County. Reeves estimated the damage to the motorcycle at $5,000.

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