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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Comet linemen take part in NFL camp / 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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