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Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.

Crystal Hill solar farm becomes first to win permit

Project moves forward on 7-1 vote


One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league





Comet girls fall to GW, Person / December 18, 2017
The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team dropped two games Friday and Saturday, losing to GW-Danville and Person County.

The Rockets had two very strong quarters and dealt Halifax a 51-30 loss at home Saturday. Halifax had a very slow start, scoring just five points in the first period and six in the second.

Dee Dee Jeffress had a strong second half, scoring 15 points.

Brittany Clark had seven and Nicole Gillard scored four, but the Comets could not keep pace with the Rocket girls.

Person had two very strong quarters, scoring 17 in the second stanza and 22 in the final period.

Person’s Nydriya Marney proved particularly difficult to contain, as she had 16 points. Person also had better overall offensive balance.

The Comets also fell on the road at GW, 54-45.

Halifax is now 2-4.

Halifax had a sluggish second period, getting outscored 15-5 by the Eagles. That stretch made the difference in a game that proved to be competitive, for the most part.

The Eagles outscored the Comets, 14-13, in the final period, denying the comeback bid.

Brittany Clark had 12 in the loss to GW. Nicole Gillard scored seven and Jeffress had eight. Daisy Mitchell scored six. Jalisha Brooks also had field goals in each of the first three periods and had six.

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