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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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Boydton planners set April 21 public hearings

Boydton Planning Commission will hold public hearings 7 p.m. April 21 on a series of minor revisions to the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance to better position the town for growth.

Sherwood ordered to pay back investment funds

Revised Mecklenburg County schools budget keeps custodial services in-house

A revised $43.3 million budget that keeps custodial services in house rather than outsourcing them will be presented for Mecklenburg County school board action at the regular meeting 7 p.m. Monday, March 21.

Quarry expansion draws heated protests

South Boston News
The crowd at Monday’s Mecklenburg County supervisors’ meeting
Mecklenburg County residents complain of noise, pollution, and perceived brush-off by supervisors

Crowd turns out to show support for Mecklenburg County schools

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Mecklenburg County School Board Chairman Robert Puryear addresses Monday’s rally for local education. (Tom McLaughlin photo)

Chase City man slain in New Jersey

A former Chase City man, 45-year-old Steven Newcomb, was slain on Sunday afternoon, March 13 outside his New Jersey condominium in what police are calling a murder-suicide.

Rescuer with Mecklenburg County ties heads to Japan

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Rodney Vaughan
A former South Hill firefighter is now in Japan, helping with search and rescue operations following last Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated the island nation.

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