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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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Child dies after going under at North Bend Park

Second drowning of 2014 after N.C. fatality in July

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YMCA After School participants joined in the fun of the Ice Bucket Challenge by pouring tubs of icy water over Chase City vice mayor Lisa Gillispie and Clarksville town manager Jeff Jones.
Waterlogged worthies take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Hunt is on for Save U Time robber

Police are on the hunt for the man caught on video taking cigarettes and cash from the Save U Time convenience store in La Crosse this week.

Hydrilla being put in the lake, Corps fears

At first, they said they were stymied by the growth pattern. That was until a USACE official happened upon a fishing blog where an angler was touting the benefits of hydrilla to fish production. A perusal of hunting blogs, also turned up comments about how hydrilla benefits waterfowl hunters.

Dedication set Friday at Burnett Library and Learning Center

Mecklenburg school bus caught up in accident

A school bus was involved in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Skipwith and Rocky Mount Roads in Skipwith at approximately 8:35 p.m. Aug. 20.

Muzzled Mecklenburg trustees walk away

Sturdifen, Edwards protest School Board’s decision to drop board member comments

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