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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.





Baron girls ousted in region play / June 05, 2013
The postseason run for the Lady Barons softball team came to end last Wednesday as Goochland edged Bluestone 2-1 in the semifinals of the Group A, Region B division tournament.

The Barons girls, who advanced to the semifinal round after besting William Monroe in first round regional action, were undone by a familiar foe from the James River District. Goochland entered the semifinals with a 19-3 record and hosted the game by virtue of securing a no. 1 seed in the eight-team Region B field.

The Lady Barons, seeded fifth, were not cowed by their opponent, however. The girls jumped out to the early lead, 1-0, with a run in the first inning off Goochland pitcher Jackie Tremain. That lead would stand up until the third inning, when Goochland squeezed out a run off Bluestone star hurler Kristyn Owen.

Owen had another strong outing, giving up only five hits, but she was hampered by a lack of Bluestone offense and defensive lapses in the late going. Bluestone had as many errors as hits — three each — and a miscue in the bottom of the seventh inning sealed the Lady Barons’ fate.

With the bases loaded, Goochland’s Carly Plummer rapped a hard-hit ball was that mishandled at third base, allowing the game’s winning run to score.

The girls finished the season with a 16-6 record, while Goochland advanced to the Region B championship game against Dan River. Dan River won that game, 9-3, to take the regional crown, but both finalist teams will go on to compete in the VHSL state tournament this week.

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