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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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Baisch to play in allstar football game

SoVaNow.com / May 30, 2013
Chris Baisch, the Comets’ talented lineman who is headed to play college football at Shepherd, is also slated to play in a prestigious summer all-star game.

Comet football coach Mike Roark said Monday Baisch will play in the Virginia High School coaches association all-state football bash in Hampton in mid-July.

Baisch will play nose tackle.

Roark said this is good experience for Baisch. “It’s a fun experience playing in the all-star game.

Baisch is headed to play football at Shepherd University, a liberal arts school in Shepherdstown, W. Va.

He is the second Comet headed to the VHSL all-star weekend.

Softball standout Meg Bane will also play in the all-star game.

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