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Halifax prepares budget for vote

$100 mil cost cap for proposed Mecklenburg County school complex is elusive goal

After scaling back building’s scope, construction budget still comes up millions short

Let’s go relay


Coach of the year





Coach of the year

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Jennifer Rutledge

Lady Comets knocked out of NWR tournament

For the second year in a row, the HCHS softball program saw its season with a lopsided loss in the Northwest Region semifinals. Battlefield, which defeated the Comet girls in the regular season, eliminated the Comets one game short of a state tournament berth Thursday, handing Halifax a 10-1 defeat.

Battlefield ends Comets season

Bill Wooding watches the ball after hitting a two run home run during Wednesday's NRW tournament second round game at Comet Field. The Comets lost 6-3, ending their season. (David Conner II photo)

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Battlefield continued its march through the Northwest Regionals, using timely offense and solid fundamentals to end Halifax County’s baseball season, 6-3, Wednesday at the Comet field. HCHS’ most consistent pitcher, Tyler Lewis, was hampered at times by shaky defense, but Battlefield (15-10) also did a good job of capitalizing on its scoring opportunities. The Bobcats seized decisive momentum in the fifth inning, when they scored four times to extend their lead to 6-2.

Sprint Cup drivers invade VIR

A small group of NASCAR Sprint Cup regulars – including Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. – tested at Virginia International Raceway yesterday, as a smattering of fans gathered for the track’s annual open test day. Several other Sprint Cup regulars, including Juan Pablo Montoya, Joey Logano, and Casey Mears also tested.

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