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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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Spikers win in WVD opener

SoVaNow.com / October 01, 2012
The Halifax County High School varsity volleyball team has a key test Tuesday.

PH-Roanoke comes to town, and the Patriots are the defending Western Valley District champions. HCHS has to be at its best to spring the upset.

HCHS is now 7-4 overall, after sweeping William Fleming in its WVD opener last Thursday. Fleming was not that competitive in the match scores.

“We played William Fleming at Fleming for our district opener. The (HCHS) team came out early and played our type or style of play. The team passed the ball exceptionally well. The team was really relaxed but remained focused on beating William Fleming in our district opener. That is our style of play,” said coach Tiffaney White.

“Senior outside hitter Jordan Miller had an exceptional hitting game. I was particularly proud of the serving. Senior outside hitter Kelsy Williams had a great serving game. We hope that this momentum from a great a win over William Fleming will boost us when we face a very talented Patrick Henry High team. We are preparing for a good matchup with PH on Tuesday,” said White.

The Comets are balanced, with a variety of contributors. Jordan Miller led in kills against Fleming, while veteran Meg Bane was the leading setter. Whitney White led in blocks and Autumn McFadden in good passes.

The Comet jayvees lost to Fleming, two games to none.

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