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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

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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Comet jayvees suffer close loss at MV

SoVaNow.com / January 27, 2014
The Halifax County High School jayvee boys’ basketball team suffered a tough 48-47 loss at Magna Vista Friday.

The game generated plenty of tension all night. HCHS led, 7-4, at the end of the first period. The Comets had forged a 21-16 advantage by halftime.

Magna Vista picked up momentum in the second half.

The Warriors outscored the Comets, 14-10, in the third period. HCHS led by one, 31-30, heading into the final period.

Magna Vista later outscored HCHS, 18-16, in the final quarter, and the Warriors won by two.

Zion Bailey led the Comets with 12 points.

Jarvis Owens scored 11 points for Halifax, while Nick Jones had eight.

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