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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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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

Parents sue to nix Thornton contract

Nine seek redress from circuit judge

With Mecklenburg schools ready to resume, parents informed of changes

Heather Tuck, director of support services, said there are a few changes taking place with Mecklenburg County Public Schools that parents need to know about. Many of the changes can be discussed with school personnel on Aug. 14 when families are invited to attend a meet and greet — otherwise known as “Fee Day/Registration” at all schools between noon-6 p.m.

Mecklenburg trustees extend Thornton’s contract

South Boston News
School Board members Sandra Tanner, Thomas Bullock, Robert Puryear, Mary Hicks, Debra Smiley and Joan Wagstaff (with hands raised) vote in favor of extending Superintendent James Thornton’s contract until June 30, 2018. Opposing the extension were trustees Glenn Edwards and Dora Garner. The vote to extend the contract was taken while there were two years left on Thornton’s current contract.
School superintendent gets two-year contract extension despite opposition from crowd on hand

New plan aims for Mecklenburg County teacher salaries

Trustees urged to raise pay over 5-year period

Mecklenburg school board extends superintendent’s contract

South Boston News
Mecklenburg County School Board members Sandra Tanner, Thomas Bullock, Robert Puryear, Mary Hicks, Debra Smiley and Joan Wagstaff vote in favor of extending school superintendent James Thornton’s contract until June 30, 2018. Opposing the extension were trustees Glenn Edwards and Dora Garner. The vote to extend the contract was taken while there were two years left to the superintendent’s current contract.
The Mecklenburg County School Board voted Thursday to extend the contract of Superintendent of Schools James Thornton for two years, to June 30, 2018. The vote was 6-2.

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