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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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Baron jayvees turn back Chargers

SoVaNow.com / January 09, 2013
The Bluestone jayvee boys thumped Central of Lunenburg 50-32 in basketball action Friday night in Victoria.

After a slow start for both teams in the first quarter — which Bluestone led at the close, 11-7 — the Junior Barons picked up the pace in the second quarter. Six players scored in the frame to produce a 15-point quarter, giving Bluestone a 26-14 lead at halftime.

Central of Lunenburg struggled on offense all night, while Bluestone kept up the pressure in the second half. The Barons had 10 points in the third quarter and 14 in the fourth, while Central’s best frame was the fourth period, with 1 1 points.

Jonte Roberts led the Bluestone offense with 14 points and Fuquan Hayes had 12.

Kashawn Hilliard added seven poins and

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