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Broken line floods portion of Halifax

A portion of the Town of Halifax was flooded Tuesday night after a water line ruptured on Mountain Road, apparently as a result of road maintenance work taking place near…

Along Banister, concern about water levels

Several property owners who live along the shoreline of the Banister River have expressed concerns about the falling water level, echoing complaints some three years ago when the lake was…

Flyover nets $63,000 in pot plants


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Comets need to show improvement

Halifax County High School did some positive things in its season-opening win over Patrick County Friday night, but the level of competition should be significantly higher Friday when E.C. Glass…

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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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