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TMI Auto Tech, backed by tobacco grant, aims to develop the ‘Spider’, 19 new jobs

TMI Auto Tech, exclusive North American manufacturer of the Ariel Atom vehicle, has been awarded an $838,000 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission to develop a new sports car, the…

College Awareness Night at HCHS Tuesday

The Southern Piedmont Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) and the Halifax County High School guidance department will sponsor a College Awareness Night on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m., at the…

Community mourns death of Halifax merchant, civic leader Garland Childrey


Comet invitational





Comet invitational

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Halifax County High School cross country hosted the Comet Invitational Saturday at Edmunds Park as a warm up for Tuesday’s Piedmont District Tournament. In addition to Halifax County, Bassett, GW and Franklin County high schools participated. The Comets will be hosting the district tournament Tuesday. (David Conner II photos)

Wave smothers Comets

South Boston News
UPENDED - HCHS running back Trey Roberts dives to the ground in an effort to pick up yardage against Petersburg Friday. The Comets fell in their opener 43-20. (David Conner II photo)
Petersburg spoiled David Wojtecki's debut as the new Halifax County High School varsity football coach, rolling to a 43-20 win over the Comets Friday night.

Plan will keep two Cup races in Martinsville for at least five years

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and state and local officials announced Thursday a Tobacco Commission grant and other initiatives that will help provide an enhanced fan experience at Martinsville Speedway.

Comets ready to get traction

South Boston News
Members of the HCHS varsity football team are, from left, first row, Thomas Owen, Davon Greene, Kendell Adams, Dominic Henderson, Rodzavian Crowell, Freddie Edmunds, Kwame Lambert, Travis Lipscomb, Deontae Featherston and Aaron Chandler. Second row, Rufus Jeffress, Jimmy Brenner, Derrick Garrett, Jordan Keck, Tywaun Boyd, Taylor Lester, Coby Markham, Trey Roberts, Bryant Coleman and Dae’Quin Owens. Third row, Kelvin Jennings, Miles Claiborne, Cody Palmer, DeAndre Delaware, Charles Chandler, Donta Graves, Joe Martin, Jacob Saunders, Jarmal Brooks and Reggie Jones. Fourth row, Jonathan Hutcherson, DeAndre Crowder, Devin Young, Terrance Brandon, Harrison Turnbull, Kiaos Ragsdale, Chris Baisch, Seth Adams, Quentin Polk and Dominique Gaines. Fifth row, Trey Reese, London Waller, D.J. Irby, Jarvis Brooks, Monshae Ferrell, Joshua Spainhour, Thomas Conner, Mark Lloyd, Darrius Bethel, Cameron Dailey and DeVonta Mitchell. Sixth row, assistant coaches Billy Lucas, Garrick Vogt and Robbie Compton, Cody Womack, Nathaniel Stanger, Joe Campbell and assistant coaches Mick Gallagher, Bo Palmore and Matt Gunn. Back row, head coach Dave Wojtecki and assistant coaches Fred Palmore, Jeff Biorn, Derek Fountain, James McDaniel and Lavar Medley. 
Halifax County High School starts over with its varsity football program this week, as new head man David Wojtecki tries to get some traction in Cometland.

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