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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.





Comets find positives in scrimmage / August 18, 2014
Halifax County High School had some positives Friday from a three-team varsity football scrimmage.

The Comets battled Staunton River to a tie and lost to Prince Edward, but it would be a mistake to read too much into the preseason efforts. Comet coach Kenneth Day is working everyone into the action and trying to get a gauge on the Comets’ progress.

“We did all right. We held our own,” said Day yesterday.

Day remained positive about the way his charges played. Halifax played hard and the team is improving.

HCHS ran some 53 plays, with different formats. The Comets had a couple of passes picked off on fourth down plays but did not lose any fumbles. Overall, Day said the Comets moved the ball, executed “pretty well.”

HCHS missed some assignments, had some dropped balls, and missed some blocks. But Day said the

The defense played well, created two turnovers and had some tackles for loss. The defense appears to be ahead of the offense, in an overall sense, at this point.

HCHS hosts a benefit game Friday night against Buckingham, which had a strong run to the state playoffs a year ago.

The jayveess play at five p.m., followed by the varsity at seven p.m. Friday.

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