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Comet football staff introduced

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The Halifax County High School football staff are, from left, first row, Thomas Crews, Eugene Turbeville, Chris DeJarnette, Stanley Brandon and Fred Palmore. Second row, Terence Brandon, Kwame Lambert, head coach Grayson Throckmorton, Dave Hale and Jay Cole. (Randy Holmes photo)

Johnson pulls away for win at Martinsville

On the 25th anniversary of Rick Hendrick’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win as a car owner, it was more of the same for Hendrick and Jimmie Johnson. An aggressive pass of Denny Hamlin on Lap 485 of the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 gave Johnson the lead Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, and he pulled away to beat Hamlin by .774 seconds. The victory was Johnson’s first of the season and the 41st of his career; he now has six wins at Martinsville—five in the past six races. It was Hendrick’s 18th win at the .526-mile track.

Comets prepare for district opener

The HCHS varsity baseball team has an important week ahead. The Comets, now 2-0 on the season, start Western Valley district action with William Fleming at home tomorrow. Then, Halifax has a doubleheader Wednesday with Bassett. The Comets travel to Glass Friday.

Wimbish heading for Hall

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Carlyle Wimbish Jr.
Carlyle Wimbish Jr. will enter the Halifax County-South Boston Sports Hall of Fame with an impressive body of work. Wimbish’s resume includes a productive career in football and track and field at Chowan University, and significant contributions to the local sports scene as a civic leader.

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