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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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Mildred Crowe Rockwell

SoVaNow.com / February 06, 2013
Mildred Crowe Rockwell, 78, of Chase City passed away on Jan. 30, 2013.

She was born in Mecklenburg County on Jan. 26, 1935 to the late Charles and Florence Crowe.

She is survived by her son, Charles H. Rockwell Jr. and his wife, Tammy of Clarksville; one sister, Joyce Wright of Bladenboro; three grandchildren, Brandon Rockwell, Amanda Sauls and Scottie Barham Jr.; and six great-grandchildren, Erin Rockwell, Jillian Weaver, Kayla Ferguson, Tristian Sauls, Sophia Pegram and Anthony Pegram.

She is predeceased by her husband, Charles H. Rockwell.

A funeral was held Friday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Rex Williams officiating. Interment followed at Woodland Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.newcomballgoodfh.com.

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