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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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Input sought on tobacco warehouse conversion

SoVaNow.com / January 14, 2013
South Boston Town Council will host public hearings tonight at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of Yancey Street. Among the items up for public comment is a proposal to transform the former New Brick Warehouse property into a downtown family housing complex.

Comments will be sought on a request for a special use application to allow the New Brick Warehouse property to be used as a multiple family dwelling in an Adaptive Reuse District. The permit is being sought by Rehab Development and Destination Downtown South Boston.

Also, a public hearing will be held on a request to vacate portions of First, Second and Jefferson Streets in order to accommodate the parking for the proposed development of the New Brick Warehouse.

Also being sought is an ordinance creating a residential parking zone on Jefferson Street, which will provide for parking permits for the housing project.

Council is also expected to receive a report from its three-member Board of Viewers detailing their findings on the request by Mae Reed to vacate 197 feet of the unopened right-of-way known as Prospect Avenue, which lies north of College Street. Mrs. Reed has told Council she needs the land to place a garage there.

Council is also expected to approve its meeting schedule for 2013, which is currently set for the second Monday evening of each month unless that day is a holiday.

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