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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 Edward ‘Bobby’ Crews

SoVaNow.com / April 25, 2013
Robert Edward “Bobby” Crews, 63, of Virgilina, died Monday, April 22, 2013 at his home. He was born in Louisville, Ky., on April 27, 1949, a son of the late Alonzo Merritt Crews Jr. and Ann Florine Nichols Crews. He was married to Gail Francis Crews, was a member of Hyco Ruritan Club, American Legion Post 8 and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one sister, Kimberly Crews Barker and Bennie of Hurt; two brothers, Billy Crews and Lisa of Scottsburg, Charles Merritt Crews of Nathalie; one daughter, Dana Spangler Roberts and Christopher of Gum Spring; two grandsons, Aaron Wagstaff and Nathan Roberts, both of Gum Spring.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at Clover Cemetery with Rev. Norman Talley officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558. Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfunerals.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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