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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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Lions continue to improve in soccer

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Jax Bosiger watches the ball during Halifax County Middle School soccer action Tuesday. Bosiger had three goals in the Lions’ 9-0 win over Central. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / September 26, 2013
The Halifax County Middle School soccer team continues to make progress this season.

The Lion soccer squad improved to 4-1, following a lopsided 9-0 win over Charlotte Central Tuesday. CC has a very young team, including mostly sixth graders.

Scoring contributions came throughout the lineup.

Spencer Hargrave, Grant Nichols, Keeley Nelson, Izzy Roche, John Knouse, and D.J. Giegerich had goals for Halifax. Jax Bosiger added three goals.

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