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Tuck Enterprises building on US 360 destroyed by fire

An early morning fire Thursday that totally destroyed the former Tuck Enterprise building on US 360 resulted in an estimated $500,000 loss.

Closing the gap

Using abandoned TV ‘white space,’ high-tech partners provide free educational broadband to 100 area homes – with many more to come

Choice of new Halifax County school chief set for tonight

Trustees meet at HCMS to name Herndon’s successor

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Comets baseball advances in region tourney

Josh Barker delivered the game-winning walk off RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning Friday night, and the Halifax County High School varsity baseball team advanced to Wednesday’s…

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Brooks part of CIAA championship

SoVaNow.com / November 13, 2013
Former Comet Markee Brooks will be part of the CIAA football championship game Saturday.

Brooks is a productive member of the Virginia State football team, which recently claimed the CIAA Northern Division crown with a 28-0 win over Chowan on Nov. 2.

Virginia State is 9-1 overall and 7-0 in the CIAA after last Saturday’s 46-3 rout of Virginia Union.

Virginia State has advanced to Saturday’s CIAA title game in Winston-Salem. The Trojans will meet Winston Salem State (9-1, 7-0) for the crown.

Brooks is playing wideout at VSU. He has 18 catches for 184 yards, 10.2 yards per catch, and is averaging 20.4 yards receiving per contest this season. He also has one rushing attempt for two yards, and has two kick returns for 35 yards this season.

Brooks caught two passes for 32 yards in the win over VUU.





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