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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…


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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Annual tractor parade Saturday

South Boston News
Organizers of the eighth annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival have set the date for their yearly Tractor Parade. Some of the county’s finest antique tractors will assemble behind the old Lowes building across from Halifax County High School Saturday, April 30 at 8 a.m. before heading out on their annual ride.

Parkinson’s Quilt exhibit opens at museum May 1

South Boston News
The South Boston/Halifax County Museum will host two 8-foot square panels of the traveling Parkinson's Quilt starting Sunday, May 1 and running through Sunday, May 15.  These are part of the 600 panels created by folks who suffer from the disease or are connected to those who do. People from 46 states in the United States, four Canadian provinces,  and 14 other countries made the panels.  In addition, there will be an accompanying display of local quilters' works to add to the exhibit of craftsmanship and  to call attention to  the fight against Parkinson's disease.  The museum hours are Wed-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays 2-4 p.m.

The mess that remains

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Volunteers descended upon the Virgilina area on Saturday to help clean up the damage wrought by the tornado the weekend prior. From downed limbs to decapitated roofs to tufts of pink insulation, workers collected it in piles. Emergency Services Director Kirby Saunders said 109 man hours had been logged by mid-afternoon.

Halifax Christian School bouncing back

South Boston News
Rick Stigile
Dual enrollment classes to be offered through Liberty University

Pre-K may be pinched more, depending on federal budget

Aspects of the Halifax County Public School system’s Pre-K program could be scaled back depending on how the federal budget pans out.

The great egg hunt

South Boston News
Children decked out in their finery search the grass for Easter eggs at a hunt Sunday across the street from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Halifax. Gabby Conners’ basket nearly runneth over.

South Boston council to act on Internet cafes

On the agenda are action on recommendations from the Planning Commission to deny two special-use permits for Internet sweepstakes cafes, one from Robert Cooper and one from W.A. Stevens. Both men seek to establish cafes in Centerville.

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