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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





Comets squeak past Prince Edward 49-48 / December 11, 2017

The Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team battled to a 49-48 non-conference win over Prince Edward County Thursday in Farmville.

There were various momentum swings, as Halifax won the first period, 13-12. Prince Edward outscored Halifax in the second quarter, 18-13. The Comets contained the Eagles in the third period, 11-5, but PE almost rallied to win in the final stanza.

Halifax outscored Prince Edward in the final period, 12-11.

Mike Spraggins played well for HCHS and scored 16 points. Terrell Carden had six, while MyQuan Williams added five. Jordan Williams, J.D. Boyd, David Medley and J’Quan Davis had four points apiece.

Halifax trailed much of the way.

In the end, the Comets made the plays they needed to pull out a road win.

Comet coach Sterling Williams said Carden fouled an Eagle, who missed the front end of a critical late one-and-one.

Carden hit a pivotal three-pointer, and HCHS did well at the foul line, securing the win.

Williams praised his team for keeping their composure and avoiding frustration, despite foul problems. Spraggins had four fouls, while Boyd and Dashon Louden had three apiece.

Halifax is now 2-2.

Williams said Halifax has to look for better offensive starts in its games.

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