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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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Greene leaving PVHS after 27 years as coach

SoVaNow.com / April 24, 2013
Regardless of where the Dragons finish in the district standings, the Park View baseball program will suffer a huge loss at the end of this season: longtime head coach Mike Greene has announced his retirement from Mecklenburg County Public Schools.

“It was a really tough (decision),” said Greene. “I am going to retire from Mecklenburg County and teach algebra and coach baseball and assist in basketball at Brunswick Academy.”

While he does not want to take the focus away from the kids who are playing in his final season at Park View, Greene noted that he has been coaching for 27 years at Park View and has been head coach for 22 years.

His name is synonymous with baseball in Mecklenburg County, both as Park View skipper and manager of the summertime American Legion ball team in South Hill. By his own estimates, Greene has coached over 1,000 baseball players in his career.

He was also Mecklenburg County's teacher of the year in 2011.

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