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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Baisch to play in allstar football game / May 30, 2013
Chris Baisch, the Comets’ talented lineman who is headed to play college football at Shepherd, is also slated to play in a prestigious summer all-star game.

Comet football coach Mike Roark said Monday Baisch will play in the Virginia High School coaches association all-state football bash in Hampton in mid-July.

Baisch will play nose tackle.

Roark said this is good experience for Baisch. “It’s a fun experience playing in the all-star game.

Baisch is headed to play football at Shepherd University, a liberal arts school in Shepherdstown, W. Va.

He is the second Comet headed to the VHSL all-star weekend.

Softball standout Meg Bane will also play in the all-star game.

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