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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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Pearl Haskins Shields

SoVaNow.com / September 11, 2013
Pearl Haskins Shields, age 81, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Shields is the wife of John Shields Jr., of Red Oak.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Carter’s Funeral Home.

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