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South Boston town offices to close for Thanksgiving

Halifax County tax deadline Dec. 5

A life of accomplishment

Accomplished artist, champion athlete, acclaimed tobacco auctioneer, interpreter and defender of the countryside — all describe Robert F. “Bob” Cage, who died Wednesday 19 in Raleigh, N.C. where he had…

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Comets to build on last season’s success

Larry Epperly took an unselfish Comet boys basketball team to the Region 5-A North semifinals last season, after a 20-win season. The Comets ran into a reality check, losing by…

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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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