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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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South Boston Council looks at emergency plan

SoVaNow.com / March 10, 2014
South Boston Town Council has a very short agenda for its regular monthly meeting which begins at 7 p.m. this evening in Council Chambers on Yancey Street. Council is expected to adopt the Joint Emergency Operations Plan which was prepared in conjunction with that of Halifax County and which has to be approved every five years.

Council will then have its public comment period for any resident who wishes to address members on any subject before going into closed session to review prospective candidates for employment by the Town.

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