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Tuck Enterprises building on US 360 destroyed by fire

An early morning fire Thursday that totally destroyed the former Tuck Enterprise building on US 360 resulted in an estimated $500,000 loss.

Closing the gap

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Choice of new Halifax County school chief set for tonight

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Dragon jayvees rally for win over Bluestone / February 01, 2017
The Bluestone jayvee boys basketball team frittered away a 10-point lead with a little over two minutes left in the game to lose to Park View, 49-46, Wednesday in South Hill.

Bluestone’s Jordan Hill led all scorers in the game with 15 points; teammate Trey Smalls added 10.

Park View was paced by Hunter Sykes with 12 points. Sykes drilled 10 points in the fourth to rally Park View.

Park View’s Jefferson Barmoy went 7-of-9 from the line and added a couple of buckets to finish with 11 points.

Bluestone outscored Park View 11-8 in the first and 8-5 in the second for the for the 19-13 halftime score.

Park View began working their way back in the third and won the third quarter 12-11. Bluestone led by five points entering the fourth.

Park View exploded in the final frame for 24 points while holding Bluestone to 16 to take the 49-46 win.

In other James River District action, Bluestone bested Central Lunenburg 35-28, Amelia 41-30 and Cumberland 43-36.

Bluestone, 5-9, is sixth place in the James River District.

Bluestone jayvee girls take 23-15 win

The Bluestone jayvee girls basketball team began last week on an upbeat note, defeating Central-Lunenburg 23-15 at home.

The girls also played well at Amelia and Cumberland, although they lost those games 21-14 and 24-19, respectively.

The toughest loss of the week was a 41-14 dusting at the hands of Park View.

Park View was led by Azaria Williams with 14 points and Angel Wood with 11. Tiara House added nine.

Teonna Watts and Amaya Thomas posted five and two points for the Dragons.

Bluestone’s scoring was provided by Erin Strider and Ashlyn Knott with five points each and Destiny Pettus with four.

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