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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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Harkening back to 11 years ago

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Residents flocked to South Hill’s Veterans Memorial Park to observe Patriots Day on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America. The event, hosted Tuesday by American Legion Post 79, featured remarks by Town Council member Lisa Jordan (inset), who spoke of the tradition in her family of members serving in the military, police and rescue services. Jordan said 9/11 reminds the nation of the importance of service, courage in the face of danger and the strength and perseverance to do the right thing even when it is not the popular decision. The observance also featured a performance by members of the Park View marching band. (Lisa Clary photo)

SoVaNow.com / September 12, 2012

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