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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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HCHS Bullies program in jeopardy due to tight times

South Boston News
Beth Layne
After at least 20 years, the Peer Mediation program at Halifax County High School likely will undergo changes as its founder and longtime sponsor steps down.

South Boston approves budget, plans for drought contingencies

South Boston Town Council on Monday night unanimously passed the Town’s 2011-12 $9.6 million budget.

Therapist’s clinic backed in South Boston

South Boston Town Planners unanimously endorsed on Wednesday night a conditional zoning request for a building on Yancey Street that Jane C. Rose hopes to use as her medical office. Rose, a psychotherapist, would treat clients in the small brick building that once served as South Boston’s public library. It has since been used as an office by Trinity Episcopal Church, which stands across the street.

Four more drug arrests made in Halifax County

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Department has arrested four more people in connection with a weekend drug sweep that nabbed 18 alleged offenders.

Young at Heart student awarded GED

South Boston News
Roy McCormick

Counties,  Shearin go to court in landfill fight

Combatants in a lawsuit over construction overruns at the Butchers Creek landfill met Monday in Mecklenburg County Circuit Court for a civil trial that could last all week.

Comets fall to James River 3-1

South Boston News
The Comets season came to an end Tuesday afternoon in a 3-1 loss to James River High School in the opening round of the state baseball tournament. For more details see Thursday's News & Record. (David Conner II photo)

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