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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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Holiday enchantment in South Boston

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Patsy Owen of Enchanted Surroundings, center, is flanked by two out-of-town shoppers: Nancy Watts of Roxboro, N.C., says she shops often in Halifax County; Joan Merricks is an old friend from Danville who comes every year. The Christmas Open House winner of $100 Downtown gift certificate was Joni Long of Clover. South Boston downtown merchants held their annual Christmas Open House on Sunday afternoon.
SoVaNow.com / November 19, 2012

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