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Church thefts investigated

Halifax County churches hit by thieves during Sunday services

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several larcenies at places of worship throughout the county.

Fiber-to-the-home gains toehold in county

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative has completed the initial stage of fiber-to-the-home internet service in Halifax County with the deployment of roughly 5.5 miles of fiber optic cable in the Clays Mill…


Comets’ season ends

Fall to GW in regional opener





Friday Night Lights come Thursday / October 25, 2018

The Halifax County High School varsity football matchup with Magna Vista has been moved up to tonight, at 6:30 p.m.

The Comets are 4-3 and showing improvement in all three major phases of the game. Magna Vista is 5-3.

Following Thursday’s contest, the Comets will play again on Monday, in a home makeup game against Franklin County.

The regular season ends with a trip to GW-Danville on Nov. 2.

Coach Grayson Throckmorton said Monday Magna Vista has a good team.

He was pleased with the schedule change.

“That’s going to help us out, gives us an extra day before we have to play on Monday.

“Magna Vista’s a very good football team, with a spread offense. Multiple formations that you’re going to have to recognize, and adjust to, and be able to play out in space.

“You’re going to have to be able to run to the football, make some open field tackles,” said Throckmorton.

Halifax made some adjustments and worked in practice on better blocking schemes to improve the play-action passing attack.

“We viewed film (Monday) and looked at some of our mistakes from Friday night,’ he said.

The coach reviewed film of Magna Vista as well.

Halifax is playing well.

Team spirit is “really good, about as good as it could possibly be. We need to get at least one of the three remaining games to probably assure us a playoff spot.”

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