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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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Lady Comets tie GW, dump Magna Vista

SoVaNow.com / April 25, 2013
The Halifax County High School girls’ varsity soccer team had a strong week, forcing a tie with GW on Monday and cruising to a 7-0 win at Magna Vista Tuesday.

The Comets are 7-3-1 on the season.

HCHS had a strong effort at Magna Vista Tuesday, and the girls turned in an excellent effort.

HCHS had a tough deal Monday night against GW, coming away with a 2-2 tie in Danville.

Gabby Nelson scored ten minutes into the second half and Ty Crews added the next goal, but HCHS did not adjhust to some changes from GW. The Eagles tied the game and forced two five minute overtime periods.

Finally, the game ended in a deadlock.

HCHS was hampered by a Sabrina Amos injury at the keeper spot, although Amanda Webb also turned in a strong effort in relief.

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