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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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Patricia Beaumont Arnold

SoVaNow.com / May 14, 2013
Patricia Beaumont Arnold, 73, of Boydton, died May 5, 2013.

She was the widow of Howard W. Arnold and is survived by her daughter, Deborah A. Wolak, of Meriden, Conn., sons, Dana M. Arnold and wife, Cynthia of Middlefield, Conn., Dale R. Arnold and wife, Lynne of Wallingford, Conn., Dan H. Arnold and wife, Jackie of Boydton, brother, Richard H. Beaumont and wife, Midge of Chesapeake, nine grandchildren, Tamera, Christopher, Carlie, Cassidy, D. J., Dale, Elizabeth, Ethan and Greyson, two great grandchildren, Aubrey and Samantha.

Graveside services were held Thursday at Easters United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Davis officiating.

The family received friends Wednesday evening at Wood Funeral Service.

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

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

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