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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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Robert Adam Troy

SoVaNow.com / June 25, 2012
Mr. Robert Adam Troy of South Boston passed away peacefully at home on June 24, 2012. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 2, 1929. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doris Keafer Troy and Robert Paul Troy and sisters Doris Mihocko and husband Joe and Helen Klein and husband John.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Plake Troy, his son, Robert Paul Troy of Plano, TX and wife Pam, his daughter Connie Sue Troy of South Boston, grandchildren Adam and Hannah Troy of Plano. TX, one brother, James Paul Troy of Schenectady, NY and wife Elaine and numerous nieces and nephews.

He went to school in Sharpsville, PA and started to work at Westinghouse Electric Corporation following graduation. He served two years in the Army at Fort Bragg, NC during the Korean War and continued his education in Electrical Engineering at Youngstown State University in Ohio. He worked his entire career of over 43 years for Westinghouse, retiring as a marketing representative in 1991. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of South Boston having transferred from Covenant Presbyterian Church of Sharon, PA. He served as both a deacon and an elder. He was a good son, a faithful husband and a loving father and grandfather. He will be missed by all and remain forever in the hearts of his family and friends.

The funeral will take place in Pennsylvania; however arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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