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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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Senator joins MEC clean-up at Staunton River State Park

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Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative crews help with the cleanup at Staunton River State Park.
Donning a Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) uniform, a hard hat, safety glasses, and steel toed shoes, state Sen. Bill Stanley, who represents the 19th District,joined line crews from the cooperative’s Gretna district office in power restoration efforts at Staunton River State Park after a tornado swept through the area recently.

Halifax County agriculture to use facebook

3 charged in death including wife, mother-in-law, teen

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Top, Connie Gayle Wynn, left, and Debra Kay Scribner. Above, the well where Eric Wynn's body was recovered Monday. Wynn was killed by a gunshot wound to the head. Wynn's wife, Connie Wynn and mother-in-law, Scribner, along with a 15 year old juvenile, have been arrested and charged with the murder.
The wife and mother-in-law charged in the death of Eric Wynn, 36 – whose body was found Monday in the water, 42 feet down an old well at his family’s Elmo home – had no prior felony record.

Everyone ‘abuzz’ about the killing of bin Laden

The killing of Osama bin Laden half a world away was all the buzz Monday in Halifax County, Va., USA.

Volunteers still needed to help with tornado cleanup

Due to the continued need, we will continue to operate the Liberty Volunteer Reception center through Tuesday. We will be registering and coordinating volunteer teams Monday and Tuesday from 8-5 at the Liberty Vol. Fire Department.

Tornado victim noted for generosity, love of church

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The family of the woman killed by last week’s tornado gathered over the weekend at the home of her brother, about a mile away from the site of her destroyed home.

How to sign up for emergency alerts

Several people affected by recent tornadoes credit their safety or preparedness to getting a telephone call from CodeRED, the automated calling system that notifies citizens of emergency situations.

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