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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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The twister descended and then ‘it was, get out!’

Wednesday night’s storm that swept through the Liberty area flattened three trailer homes and left one woman dead and seven others injured after a harrowing night taking cover under whatever shelter the victims could find.

Tornado alley

First it was Virgilina, Scottsburg — now Liberty and Vernon Hill

Shaken volunteers first to offer help

Volunteers worked tirelessly from late Wednesday night through the weekend to help storm victims piece their lives back together.

Schools work in normal day despite lack of electricity

Homes destroyed as storm strikes first in Vernon Hill

At least five homes in Vernon Hill — including three belonging to closely related families — sustained damage just before Liberty was hit.

Fair boosts cash prizes at exhibit hall

Plans for the Halifax County Fair are progressing nicely, according to Bonita Nelson, who is assisting fair operator James Edmunds with the October event.

HCHS Prom 2011

No planes, but one train, lots of automobiles, one bus and one front end loader delivered Halifax County High School students to the 2011 Prom Saturday night.Several hundred parents and friends jammed the front of the school to watch the annual walk into the Prom. (David Conner II photo)

More than 700 prom images available for purchase.

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