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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.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost

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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 linemen take part in NFL camp

SoVaNow.com / July 25, 2013
Five Comet football linemen had a positive experience participating in a national high school player development camp hosted by the NFL Cleveland Browns.

Casey Abedeljalil, Jarius Marable, Darrius Younger, Nelson Pringle, and R.J. Scott went to Cleveland for the NFL high school player development lineman competition.

Comet coach Mike Roark called the experience ‘huge’ for these young players. Roark noted the NFL flew the players from the Raleigh-Durham airport to Cleveland. Once there, the participated in the lineman skills competition, and two Comets emerged as award winners. The Comets also stayed at the Crown Plaza, courtesy of the NFL.

J. Marable won the medicine ball toss and Adedeljalil captured top honors in the sand bag carry competition.

Fall drills for the Comets start Aug. 1.



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