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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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A multi-level frame home, a recognizable feature of North Main Street at the corner of Sixth, was demolished this week, leaving a big pile of rubbish where the structure once stood. Built in 1890, the historic home had been unoccupied for a long period and went into foreclosure earlier this year. The property’s current owner, Rick Harrell, said he plans to use the lot for a garden. The property adjoins the home of Harrell and his wife, Frances, on two sides. Harrell said his grandfather originally owned the property in the early 1900s, but since then it has passed through a series of owners. (TWMcL photo)
SoVaNow.com / August 22, 2013

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