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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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Ruby Jane Harris Link

SoVaNow.com / February 11, 2013
Ruby Jane Harris Link of 2076 Link Puryear Road, South Boston, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at the age of 66. She was born in Roxboro, N.C., on June 21, 1946 to the late Franklin Jack Harris and the late Mabel Harris Snow and was married to the late William Henry “Bill” Link, Jr. Mrs. Link was a retired CNA for Berry Hill Nursing Home and a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist where she was a former choir member and the UMW.

Survivors include her son, Dale Link and wife Liz of South Boston; daughter, Lisa L. Murray and husband Willie of South Boston; sisters, Ann Russell and husband Mitchell of Knightdale, N.C., and Evelyn Ray and husband, Doug of South Boston; grandchildren, Ashley Link, Morgan Link, Drew Link, and Brittney Murray; a great grandchild, Colton Link; special friend, Janice Clay of South Boston, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

A funeral will be held Monday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Bonnie Pizzeck, Rev. John Flood and Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Those wishing to give memorials are asked to please consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558-1891 or Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

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