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Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.

Crystal Hill solar farm becomes first to win permit

Project moves forward on 7-1 vote


One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league





Jayvee boys continue to play well, beat PE / December 11, 2017
The Halifax County High School boys’ basketball team continues to play well, as the Comets drilled Prince Edward, 54-26, Thursday in Farmville.

Halifax had excellent scoring distribution, with 11 players getting points. Kevon Ferrell led the way with 11, followed by Tucker Harris with nine. Zy’liek Perkins, Osiris Ross and Devon Jennings scored six points.

Halifax did a good job defensively on Prince Edward, limiting the young Eagles to just two first half field goals. PE got a couple of 3-pointers in the third and three two-point baskets and one two-point basket in the final period.

Halifax had a decent first half and then got going in the second quarter.

The Comets outscored Prince Edward, 9-2, in the first period.

Halifax outscored the Eagles, 17-4, before halftime.

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