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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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Dragon girls win twice

SoVaNow.com / January 16, 2013
The Park View Lady Dragons are now 6-8 after a 37-33 win over Greensville and 59-55 win over Prince Edward.

The Dragons toppled Prince Edward in a nail biting 4th quarter when Prince Edward made a last ditch effort to even things out.

The Dragons started out on a 13-7 first quarter and were ahead 33-28 at half time. In the third quarter Park View scored another 16 points to Prince Edward’s 12 points.

But the Lady Eagles made a strong run in the fourth quarter scoring 15 points to the Dragons 10.

Briana Rogers was the player of the game with 17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals, and 3 for 4 from the free throw line.

The Lady Dragons bested the Greensville Eagles in another close match 37-33.

The Dragons were ahead 9-6 in the first quarter but Greensville tied up the game 15-15 at half time.

Park View scored 8 points in the third quarter to the Eagle’s 4 and finished the fourth quarter 14-14.

The Player of the game was Briana Rogers who had 13 points, 5 assists, 2 steals, 3 turnovers, and 2 defensive rebounds.

The Lady Dragons will now face the Surry County Cougars in a non-league match this Friday.

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