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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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Bluestone girls knocked out of region playoffs by Chatham

SoVaNow.com / February 27, 2013
The Lady Barons of Bluestone enjoyed a one-game appearance in the Region B, Division 2 postseason tournament last week as the girls lost to the Chatham High School Lady Cavaliers, 65-40.

The Bluestone girls traveled to Chatham as the fifth-seeded team in the eight-team field, but Chatham, the number four seed, made sure the road ended there for their guests. Juliyuah Giggetts was unstoppable for the Lady Cavaliers, scoring 21 points as the host team won comfortably.

The loss ended the season for the Bluestone girls.





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