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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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Crossing into history

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Braving snow and cold weather, historical re-enactors successfully traversed the Dan River on Saturday, marking the 232nd anniversary of the Crossing of the Dan, a significant turn of events for the Revolutionary War army as it neared the end of its long conflict with British forces. The commemoration this year featured the river crossing and a program at The Prizery on the “Hercules of the Revolution, Peter Francisco,” as depicted by Travis Bowman, a sixth generation descendant. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / February 18, 2013

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