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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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Halifax County High School names allstars

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Halifax County High School held its annual Allstar Reception Monday night to honor outstanding students from the school year. Top, earning Four Time Allstar honors include, are, from left, Lewis E. Ashworth, Travis M. Collier, Walter D. Conner III, Sandi L. Francis, Emily P. Marshall, Rebekah J. Slabach, and, back row, Julius H. Reese III and Russell H. Thurston. Middle, named Three Times Allstar include, Amanda T. Bailey, Matthew Ballou, Brian W. Brooks, Rachel K. Hudson, Elizabeth E. Leggett, Ian E. Lott. Not pictured Jessie T. Glass, Renita D. Hatcher, Sarah K. Hoppe, Mikeala J. Skelton, Alexandra N. Smithnosky, Jillian R. Trickey and Kevin J. White Jr. Above, all the Allstars. (David Conner II photos)
Eight members of the graduating Class of 2011 were named Four Time All Stars 2011 on Monday night during a special banquet held at Halifax County High School. The event highlights the outstanding achievements of students, in academics, athletics, social and civic activities.

Halifax County Chamber to sponsor workshop on running for public office

Citizens who are or may be interested in running for public office are encouraged to attend an upcoming workshop on “How to Run for Public Office”. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 14, at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center – Hope Classroom from 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Halifax County gets competitive state senate race

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Roscoe Reynolds, left, and Bill Stanley
Incumbent senators battle for seat in newly redrawn 20th

Halifax County IDA refinances $3 million Riverstone loan

Members of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) passed a motion accepting the commitment terms of a $3 million loan which will be used to refinance an earlier loan to over the cost of Riverstone Technology Building One. The loan will be made with Carter Bank and will also pay off an earlier $400,000 note to Halifax County Supervisors.

South Boston Police cruiser bashed in street party

A street party of between 150 and 250 people ended in damage to a police car on Saturday about 11:30 p.m.

D-Scan: New name, new business model

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Tvilum, formerly known as D-Scan, is donating furniture — three tractor-trailer loads of it — to God’s Pit Crew in Danville to send to storm — and flood-ravaged areas of the South. Included are pieces such as beds, dressers, nightstands, coffee tables and desks. Approval for the donation came from Tvilum President of the Americas, Mogens Trads. Pictured are, from left, Ronnie Jones of South Boston, who is hauling the furniture to God’s Pit Crew; Terri Rowland, who operates customer support and e-commerce sales for Tvilum; David Hunt, Tvilum facilities engineer; Paul Butler, with Tvilum e-commerce and Randy Johnson, founder of God’s Pit Crew.
Sit at your computer and buy a bed or a TV stand or a bookcase from, say Amazon.com or Target.com or Walmart.com — and guess where it’ll ship from. Try South Boston, Va.

Halifax County’s Tvilum donates furniture for disaster relief

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