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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Jayvees fall to Bulldogs comeback

SoVaNow.com / January 16, 2014
Three players scored in double figures for the Halifax County High School jayvee boys’ basketball team, but the Comets suffered a tough 56-53 loss at Martinsville Tuesday.

Kelonte Gutrich had 14 for HCHS, while Jarvis Owens and Zion Bailey had 12 apiece. Martinsville, however, countered with three double figure scorers and the Bulldogs pulled out the win.

Martinsville also outscored the Comets, 23-14, during a furious fourth quarter rally.

Owens had six points in the final period and Bailey had four, but it was not enough as the Bulldogs rallied to the win.

HCHS had led 17-11 at the end of the first period, and the Comets had a 30-17 edge at the half.

But Halifax only scored nine points in the third period. Martinsville outscored the Comets, 16-9, in the third period.

The Bulldogs clawed through the Comet defense for a 39-23 edge after halftime.

HCHS dropped to 9-3.

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