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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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Jayvees make quick work of GW

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SoVaNow.com / September 19, 2013
Halifax County High School jayvee volleyball made quick work of district rival GW-Danville Tuesday night in South Boston.

The Comets won, two games to none, by scores of 25-16 and 25-4.

Christy McFadden had four kills and nine attacks, with five good passes. Amber Moore had 16 aces, 21 good serves, 19 service points and 14 good sets.

Denia Rauls had one ace, a good serve, one service point, three kills and eight attacks, with ten good passes.

Breanna Anderson had one ace, two good serves, and a service point. Kirsten Doss added a pair of aces, three good serves and three service points. Heather Griles had one ace, three good serves, three service points, one kill, three attacks and three good passes.

Mackenzie Lawter had two good serves, one service point, and 14 good sets. Rebecca McCormick added an attack and a good pass.

Rose Spainhour had one good serve, two kills and three attacks.

Haley Wooding had two aces, five good serves, one kill, three attacks and three good passes.

Head coach Jessica Martin said, “Amber Moore served quite a few in a row ... she pretty much led the match.

“We’re passing better and better since the beginning of the season. We’ve kept our serves in ... for the most part we served much better,” Martin said.

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