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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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Car, other items stolen during Clover break in

Hearings before South Boston Council tonight

South Boston Town Council will host several public hearings during their regular monthly meeting which takes place tonight at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street. Council members will hear comments on the Town’s $9,752,909 budget advertised for the coming year which shows a 2.3 percent reduction from the current year’s budget. The budget is based on a real estate rate of 19 cents per $100 assessed value.

Halifax budget hearing Tuesday

Halifax Town Council will host a public hearing of the Town’s proposed $997,671 budget for the coming FY 2010-11 at tomorrow night’s regular monthly meeting.

Halifax County holds annual Heritage Festival

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Clear skies and warm temperatures greeted visitors Friday and Saturday to the first two days of the three-day run of Halifax County's Heritage Festival at the Halifax County Fairgrounds. The festival was full of exhibits and machinery for another era, featuring farm equipment, old cars, a petting zoo, music, food and fun for young and old alike.

FEMA denies Virginia’s request for storm disaster assistance

Halifax County was one of the localities affected by the April tornadoes.

Halifax County National Day of Prayer program presented

Halifax County held its National Day of Prayer program at Halifax County High School Thursday. The program features the country music duo Joey + Rory, inspirational messages and prayer.

Halifax County supervisors hear road requests

Halifax County Supervisors heard only three requests for secondary road improvements during the annual Six Year Secondary Road Hearing conducted on Monday night by VDOT officials, Jorg Huckabee Mayfield and Randy Hamilton.

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