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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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Burton to run full truck series

SoVaNow.com / November 26, 2012
Turner Motorsports has signed Jeb Burton to run a full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule and a limited NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) schedule in 2013 and 2014.

Burton, who made his first Truck Series start at Martinsville Speedway in March, has five starts in the NCWTS. In those five starts, Burton has recorded one top-10 finish.

“I’m really proud that I can race for Turner Motorsports over the next two years,” said the 20-year-old Burton. “This team has had so much success, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to work with such a quality team.”


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