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Ramping up for solar jobs

SVCC starts worker training program in anticipation of big demand for installer positions

Mecklenburg trustees take look at shorter school day

Proposal calls for shaving minutes off daily schedule

Brewery makes plans to move to lakefront

Clarksville’s hometown craft brewery is moving to a lakeside location, with a planned opening in summer 2019.


Post 8 scrappy, with solid offense, pitching

Defensive miscues prove costly, but team able to get over shortcomings





Dixie Boys heading to South Carolina / July 31, 2017
The next stop for the Halifax County Dixie Boys 14U baseball all-stars is Bluffton, S.C, Saturday in the World Series.

Halifax defeated Charlotte County Wednesday to win the state crown, 6-3 in Rocky Mount.

Halifax capitalized on strong pitching and timely offense to move to the next level.

In the state finale, Colton Allen and Shea Carey provided mound leadership. Allen pitched five innings, allowing five hits, with 11 strike outs and no walks. Carey earned the save, with five strikeouts, no hits and no walks.

Halifax scored two runs in the second inning, one in the third, and three in the fifth. Colby Hancock led the hitting with a 2-3 night. Zyliek Perkins went 2-3. Shea Carey also went 2-3.

Earlier, Halifax rolled past Giles, 20-4 in five innings.

Carey went 3-5; Colby Hancock produced a 3-3 total; Kendall Logan went 1-1; Jackson Dunavant finished 2-4; Josh Woods was 1-1; Keithen Garner, 1-1.

Halifax jumped out early, scoring four runs in the first inning, added one run in the second and two in the third. Halifax had one run in the fourth and erupted for 12 runs in the fifth. Giles County got all of its offense in the third.

Halifax pitching produced seven strike outs, while allowing three hits with three walks.

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