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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 girls erupt in third quarter, pick up win

South Boston News
Ella Morrison tries to keep control of the ball during Friday’s girls jayvee game against Prince Edward. / December 11, 2017
An 18-point eruption in the third period sparked the Halifax County High School jayvee girls basketball team to a 41-22 win over Prince Edward County Thursday night at home.

The Comets controlled the tempo and won easily. Halifax also had 10 points in a good start to the game.

The Comets got scoring contributions from several players in the third.

A'nya Brandon scored seven points, while Grace Langford had four and Mandy Lewis five. Ella Morrison also scored two and Halifax outscored Prince Edward, 18-2, in the third period.

Halifax did a good job with balanced scoring. Brandon and Lewis scored seven apiece. Kayla Townes and Morrison had six. Lauryn Easley and Grace Langford had four apiece. Jakayla Gooden scored three. Alisha Hunt scored two.

Halifax kept Prince Edward from balanced scoring, as four players contributed all of its points.

Prince Edward got off to a sluggish start, scoring six in the first period, seven in the second, followed by the near-shutout in the final start.

Prince Edward connected on just three field goals in the second period and third quarter combined.

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