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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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Virginia Ruby Newcomb Roper

SoVaNow.com / November 13, 2012
Virginia Ruby Newcomb Roper, 93, of Chase City, passed away on Nov. 10, 2012.

She was the widow of Robert (Bob) Roper. She was a beautician for over 70 years, an employee of Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home for over 69 years, and a Sunday School teacher at Salem Christian Church for 62 years.

She is survived by one son, R. Asa Roper and wife, Candy, their children, Brooke and Robert; One dearly loved niece, Sharon Hall and husband, C.I., their children, Kate, Rachel, and Jim; a brother, W.A. Newcomb Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews, and their families.

A funeral was held Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home chapel. Interment followed at Salem Christian Church in Fort Mitchell.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.newcomballgoodfh.com.

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