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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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Mildred Q. Petersen

SoVaNow.com / July 02, 2013


Mildred Q. Petersen, 85, of Chase City, died June 26, 2013.

She was the widow of Claude A. Petersen Sr. and is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Debbie Petersen of Wake Forest, N.C., Claude, Jr. and Jane Petersen of Chase City, sisters, Ruby Willson of Ashland and Libby Keltner of Tappahannock, grandsons, Burch Petersen and wife, Virginia Gray, Damon Petersen and wife, Renee, Tara Petersen, great grandchildren, Haydon, Ethan and Ayra.

Graveside services were held Saturday at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Clyde Shelton officiating.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Claude and Jane Petersen.

Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, is serving the family.

Condolences may be expressed at http://www.woodfuneralservice.com

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