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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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Jayvee girls fall to William Fleming

SoVaNow.com / January 24, 2013
William Fleming defeated the Halifax County High School jayvee girls’ team, 62-17, in district action Tuesday in the Roanoke.

Ghanija Gooden led the Comet girls with seven points, while Timonee McCargo and Mecca Carter had three apiece.

Fleming had a strong offensive outing and led 19-4 at the end of the first period. Fleming led 27-11 in the second period.

HCHS had a tough night offensively, going without a field goal in the third period and nailing down two baskets in the fourth period.

HCHS continues its district season against PH tonight.

Fleming finished with eight players adding to its scoring total.

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