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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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Two charged, but no one injured in Friday mishap

Halifax County High School graduates more than 400

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Halifax County High School held its graduation for more than 400 seniors Saturday morning. Jill Trickey earned Valedictorian honors, while Emily Marshall was named Salutatorian. The rest of the top ten, three through ten include, Rebekah Slaback, Travis Collier, Siddharth Patel, Elizabeth Leggett, Kim Farmer, Andrew Sutphin, Amanda Bailey and Sarah Wallace. In addition to the graduates earning their diplomas, more than 70 also earned their associates degree.
Top students give Commencement keynote speeches

Easley charged with capital murder in Smith slaying

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Jeffrey Scott Easley
Family of Tina Smith torn over possible punishment

CSES holds book release party

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Cluster Springs Elementary School Associate Principal Marliss Barczak holds aloft the school's book, "Skipping Through the ABCs of History" which has artwork or text by every child in the 630-student school. Barczak conceived the book as one way to help boost writing test scores. It was "released" at a celebration in the school's gym on Thursday. The book is chock full of things every pupil should know, both national (lots of iterations of Abraham Lincoln) and local (Berry Hill mansion, The Prizery and the racing Burton brothers). The book is for sale at the school office and at Common Grounds coffee shop in Centerville.

INTO THE INFERNO

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Don’t complain to Danny Clay about how hot it is — he’s been out under the bright sun all week installing vinyl siding on a home in South Boston. His tan, he says, is unintentional. He and others will get a bit of relief tomorrow, the forecast says.
Relief is on the way, but so is summer

Demolition of historic South Boston home nears

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First Presbyterian finds no takers for Lawson-Johnston home, setting stage for salvage operation to begin soon

Halifax County High School Graduation Saturday; 400-plus to walk

The Halifax County High School Class of 2011 will graduate this Saturday, at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium. Admission is by ticket only.

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