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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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Ain’t it a shame

SoVaNow.com / March 06, 2013
Dear Viewpoint,

Isn’t it a shame that so many jobs have been lost in Mecklenburg County, with more to come, families with school age children possibly not knowing what they will do, children worried, and here we have the incompetent school board, and a superintendent who thinks he is in charge of everything, and can do whatever he wishes. I personally have not seen anything like this. Principals and teacher’s can’t express themselves because they may have to resign. We have some Board of Supervisors members who don’t need to be in their positions because they don’t want to speak up, they might lose some of their business.

What are we thinking? My husband and I pay our taxes, our money goes for the schools in our county, and the elected officials can’t even do their jobs. When the superintendent leaves this county, he will have done a great deal of damage, and how many

good people has he or will ruin before he leaves?

Children attend school to learn, learn how to be creative, and learn to make judgments on their own. How can you expect a teacher to teach all of this to a student, when they can’t make decisions themselves, and speak what is on their mind.

The elected officials need to regroup, and know why people thought enough of them to cast their vote. To the superintendent, you had better re-read your job guidelines again, and again, and read the duties and authority of the school board.

It is amazing what we can learn from talking to the taxpayers of Cumberland County.

Judy Lewis
Bracey
P.S. I personally don’t care how many friends I have.

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