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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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Habitat Pumpkin Patch opens today

SoVaNow.com / October 08, 2012
The Habitat For Humanity’s Pumpkin Patch across from the high school did not open over the weekend due to a shipping delay, according to Executive Director Bob Hughes.

The 4,000-5,000 pumpkins are expected to arrive today between 2 and 3 p.m., and volunteers are needed.

All proceeds go to Habitat For Humanity, which works to combat deficient housing by helping people build their own homes and buy them at cost.

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