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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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Boo Hanks at the Prizery

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Boo Hanks, who has played at Lincoln Center, in Europe and in countless festivals, performed at The Prizery Saturday. Hanks, who lives in Virgilina and is in his 80s, is among the last of the authentic Piedmont Blues pickers and singers. Joining him on stage was Tad Walters of Raleigh, N.C., who is less than half his age. (David Conner II photo)
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