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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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Scavenger Hunt held downtown

SoVaNow.com / November 26, 2012
Searching for fun and perhaps a little extra Christmas shopping money?

Then you’ll want to join the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever scavenger hunt.

Nancy Pool, chamber executive director, explains that participants will have a whole week to answer the hunt’s riddles by finding 30 local businesses.

Scavenger hunt maps can be picked up at the Chamber office on Broad Street and prizes will be awarded to the top three with the most points. The grand prize is a $100 Chamber check.

The hunt begins this morning, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. and ends on Monday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

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