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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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Comet jayvees suffer close loss at MV

SoVaNow.com / January 27, 2014
The Halifax County High School jayvee boys’ basketball team suffered a tough 48-47 loss at Magna Vista Friday.

The game generated plenty of tension all night. HCHS led, 7-4, at the end of the first period. The Comets had forged a 21-16 advantage by halftime.

Magna Vista picked up momentum in the second half.

The Warriors outscored the Comets, 14-10, in the third period. HCHS led by one, 31-30, heading into the final period.

Magna Vista later outscored HCHS, 18-16, in the final quarter, and the Warriors won by two.

Zion Bailey led the Comets with 12 points.

Jarvis Owens scored 11 points for Halifax, while Nick Jones had eight.

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