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Kickoff set Saturday for Barn Quilt Trail

The Halifax County Barn Quilt Trail will kick off its celebration Saturday, at 9 a.m. at the Halifax Farmers Market. There will be an information table at the market where…

Mecklenburg County eyes two percent increase in real estate tax rate

Top-line 42 cent rate would go unchanged, but rising values would net fresh revenue

Mecklenburg County hosts state education leaders


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Big weekend of racing comes to SBS, VIR

Philip Morris returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday, while the Andretti family will have a presence at VIR

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HCHS boys soccer fall in opener

SoVaNow.com / March 14, 2013
The Comets lost to Magna Vista 1-0 Tuesday night at Smith River Sports Complex.

It was 0-0 for 74 minutes with both teams playing even with shots and goalie saves asa well as time of possession.

“We had pushed forward to try and score, turned the ball over at midfield and they immediately countered. Keeper Jason Dennis came out to stop the play and MV chipped the ball over and in to the goal for a 1-0 lead to finish the game,” said coach Frank Shealy.

HCHS had six shots on goal and so did MV.

Magna Vista had the edge in corner shots, 5-1.

“There were several red cards given out in the match and we played much of the game with an extra player. Playing 10 vs 9, we should have had the edge but our over-anxious efforts to score backfired and that one mistake cost us the game,” said Shealy.

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