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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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Rolling thunder comes to Chase City

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Perfect weather and large crowds equaled success for the 19th annual South Central Virginia Bike Fair, sponsored by the Chase City Volunteer Fire Department and hosted in town Saturday and Sunday. This year’s Bike Fair, which is held at the fire department training ground on Jonbil Road, began with the Friday night cruz-in and live music. Saturday’s events included poker runs, bike show judging, rodeo games and a tattoo contest. The Fair is one of the department’s largest fundraisers.
SoVaNow.com / June 18, 2014

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