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Transition center draws complaints of neighbors

Public input on the new “transition center” at 1332 Moore Street for locals struggling with homelessness and unemployment dominated debate at the Monday night meeting of South Boston Town Council.

Halifax lawyers inspired by their work for Legal Aid

You might think that the lives of Carol and Alan Gravitt were set on parallel courses from the start.

Halifax County trustees ease rules on student cell phone use

The Halifax County School Board agreed Monday night to revise the cell phone policy at Halifax County High School to make the rules more consistent and hopefully easier to enforce.

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Comets play well, for the most part, beat Buckingham 34-14


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Bluestone kickers notch eighth shutout of season

SoVaNow.com / May 17, 2017
The Bluestone varsity girls soccer team went 1-1 in James River District competition over the past few days, improving their season record to 10-2 in the district.

Bluestone shut out Buckingham 6-0 in Skipwith on Thursday, for the team’s eighth blank of the season. On Monday the Baron girls couldn’t get past Goochland, falling 2-1.

Goochland pinned both regular seasons losses on the Barons, each by the score of 2-1. Bluestone closes its season today at Park View.

In Thursday’s win over Buckingham, Bluestone scored their first goal 10:11 into the match when April Newton found the goal after an assist from Erin Strider.

Strider found the net 13:54 in, with Saddyah Shamburger supplying the assist. Bluestone posted two additional scores before the half.

Jasmine Brown struck at the 23:33 mark, while Strider scored again 29:38 in off an assist from her sister, Emma. Bluestone led at the half 4-0.

In second half action, Newton showed her athletic power by sending a shot on goal from mid-field 18:37 in. Newton capped off a spectacular night, scoring Bluestone’s final points of the match for a nice 6-0 win.





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