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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.





Franklin County holds off Comet jayvees 54-52

South Boston News
Halifax County High School jayvee player Deshane Davis takes up space inside against FCHS. (David Conner II photo) / January 17, 2013
Franklin County pulled out a pulse-pounding 54-52 win over the Halifax County High Scholjayvees Tuesday night.

“Just a battle all night ... it went back and forth all night. They had a couple of big bodies. They beat us on the boards pretty good,” coach Nathan Lantor said.

“We got into foul trouble early in the game, and we fell behind. Will Miller hit some big threes for us early. He got into foul trouble and couldn’t play. Nick Jones played some good defense tonight. Jarvis Owens handled the ball well, cut down on his turnovers for the season,” said Lantor.

HCHS hit a 3-pointer late to cut the Eagle lead to one. Halifax had to foul with nine seconds to go. FCHS hit one foul shot to go up by two. HCHS missed a late shot, and the Eagles held on.

The Comets were competitive all night.

Halifax led, 16-11, at the end of the first period. Halifax trailed by one at the half, 30-29. Franklin County went on an 11-6 run in the third and led 41-35 heading into the final period.

But Halifax almost pulled out the win, losing by one possession at the end. Jarvis Owens had 19 for the Comets, including two 3-pointers and a pair of free throws in the final period. Kory Lennon had six and Will Miller had a pair of treys early, with six points.

Justin Penick had seven for Halifax.

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