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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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Clean up work under way at Staunton River State Park

More than 100 acres of park affected by tornado

Riverstone Energy Center cuts ribbon

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Dr. Douglas Corrigan, Energy Center director, cuts the ribbon.
Local officials cut the ribbon for Riverstone Energy Center in Riverstone Industrial Park on Wednesday. About 60-70 people attended, and state Sen. Frank Ruff and Del. James Edmunds made remarks.

Monks, no robes

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Bill and Lynne Quackenbush of Halifax have joined the Secular Franciscan Order.
You might not know it by looking at them. They don’t wear the hooded brown robe. But Lynne and Bill Quackenbush of Halifax were professed to the Secular Franciscan Order earlier this month in a service outside Greensboro, N.C., after three years of study, prayer and preparation. Then they returned to their active lives among us here in Halifax County.

READY TO RUN

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Doug Bowman, Lottie Nunn and J.T. Davis
Incumbent Halifax County supervisors aim to keep their seats

Redrawn election districts sent to Justice Department

Halifax County Supervisors this week approved redrawn election district lines after a public hearing in which no one spoke. The plan will now be submitted to the U.S. Justice Department for approval.

Dog fighting ring raided in Nathalie

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Levar Adams, Jonathan Williams, William Thaxton and Jermaine Thaxton were arrested Wednesday in connection with a dog fighting ring in Nathalie.
Authorities seized 41 dogs Wednesday at a ramshackle mobile home in the Nathalie area and arrested four suspects in breaking up what authorities call a major dogfighting and narcotics trafficking operation in Halifax County.

HCHS inducts new NHS members

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Halifax County High School inducted new members into the National Honor Society Tuesday. New members include, from left, first row, Matthew Ballou, Katherine Bane, Stanford Bradshaw, Brian Brooks,Shakayla Brown, Jarred Cabaniss, Christopher Carmichael, Bria Chappell. Second row, Sharonda Claiborne, Jordan Clifford, Shawn Conner, Kelli Ferrell, Samantha Gibson, Summer Hicks, Eric Horton, Mikaila Hudson. Third row, Bryant Inge, Duane Irby,Jennifer Lacks, Valerie Lacks, Angelica Majors, Rebekah Marshall, Chelsea Moore, Brittney Mulchi. Fourth row, Amber Oakes, Corey Overstreet, Parth Patel, Ana Rumbo,Samantha Starke, Jessica Velazquez, Damein Walton. Back row,Dillon Wazeka and Darius Weaver.

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