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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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Winter keeps its icy grip

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Monday’s ice and rain brought plenty of car crashes and headaches for travelers driving on Mecklenburg County roads. Law enforcement was stretched thin as officers responded to crashes throughout the county. At least 21 wrecks were reported starting at 9:56 p.m. and continuing throughout the night. On the positive side, temperatures are expected to climb into the 50s and 60s over the next several days. By March 21, the first day of spring, weather officials are calling for a partly sunny day with temperatures hovering close to 70. (Susan Kyte photo)
SoVaNow.com / March 19, 2014

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