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South Boston Police catch up with suspect

Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

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Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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COACH OF THE YEAR

SoVaNow.com / June 16, 2014
Halifax County High School head baseball coach Kelvin Davis has been selected as the Conference 16 coach of the year.

Halifax defeated PH-Ashland for the conference championship and Davis collected the top coach honors. The Comets eventually lost in the regional semifinals of the 5-A region north tournament.

Seven Comets were named to the all conference 16 team. Making the list were pitcher Chase Wilkerson, catcher Tristan Howerton, pitcher/outfieler Ryan Powell and shortshop Andrew McCann.

Three Comets, seniors Josh Irby, Dustin Crews and Tripp Bernnett made the second team.

HCHS finished the regular season with a 14-6 record.

HCHS ended its season with a loss at home to Freedom-South Riding. HCHS finished a 17-8 record, falling one game short of the state tournament.

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