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Ramping up for solar jobs

SVCC starts worker training program in anticipation of big demand for installer positions

Mecklenburg trustees take look at shorter school day

Proposal calls for shaving minutes off daily schedule

Brewery makes plans to move to lakefront

Clarksville’s hometown craft brewery is moving to a lakeside location, with a planned opening in summer 2019.


Post 8 scrappy, with solid offense, pitching

Defensive miscues prove costly, but team able to get over shortcomings





Post 8 scrappy, with solid offense, pitching

South Boston News
Post 8 shortstop Peyton Chavis makes the stop.
Defensive miscues prove costly, but team able to get over shortcomings

Speaking of Sports

Alonzo Coleman gave it a heck of a shot the last two seasons, but his NFL career appears to be on hold. Coleman was victimized by freak injuries at inopportune times. He was released by the Cowboys last week.

Comet scrimmage results ‘mixed’


STRIPPED - Comet wideout Lemal Adams (7) was stripped of the football against Western Branch Friday, leading to a touchdown for the opposition. Adams fumbled twice in Friday's scrimmage. (David Conner II photos)
Halifax County had its final two preseason varsity football scrimmages Friday at the Football Jamboree in Danville, with mixed results. The Comets, 3-7 a year ago, got hammered by a very talented Western Branch team, 32-0, but rallied in the second scrimmage to outlast Gretna, 14-12.

Comet notebook

Patches Trent grimaces during a break from the action. (David Conner II photo)
The production and consistency of the receiving corps is extremely important to the spread offense favored by the Halifax County High School varsity football team. Comet fans should be reassured that the HCHS assistant in charge of this group is optimistic heading into the season opener Friday.

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