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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 Lions find focus against Central

SoVaNow.com / October 10, 2012
The Halifax County Middle School volleyball team dropped its first match to Central Tuesday, but the Lions quickly regained their focus.

HCMS lost game one, 25-15, but prevailed in the next three, by scores of 25-18, 25-22 and 25-13.

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Christy McFadden - 9 serves; Haley Wooding - 9 serves, 1 kill Mackenzie Lawter - 11 serves, 1 assist; Anna Clowdis - played the front well; Olivia Noblin - 4 serves; Leigh-Anne McCormick - played well on the back; Katie Cole - 1 serve; Amber Moore - 14 serves, 2 aces, 2 kills, 2 assists; Calli Neal - 6 serves; Rose Spainhour - 15 serves; Aliyah Chandler - 2 serves; Sierra Nunn - 6 serves, 2 kills; Carol Fears - 1 serve.

“The team did very well to defeat such a skilled team as Central. The girls really had to work as a team and put their skills to play. We look forward to the last three games of the season,” said Lion coach Kacey Whitt.

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