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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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Missing Burlington woman’s body found in Virgilina area; dog alive

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SoVaNow.com / October 06, 2012
The 90-year-old Burlington woman missing since Sept. 8 was found dead near her 2005 Cadillac Deville off Buckshoal Road in Saturday morning, confirmed Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark.

Authorities say that Ruzie Suggs, who was last seen in Greensboro, N.C., had mild dementia and got disoriented as she drove home.

A prayer vigil scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled.

Suggs' dog, at her side, is in the custody of Animal Control and is to be retrieved by Suggs' family.

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