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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Jayvees sweep Park View in softball action

South Boston News / April 22, 2013
The Halifax County High School jayvee softball team swept Park View, 7-6 and 16-5, in non-district action Wednesday.

HCHS started with a three-run, one-hit first inning, followed by a boisterous nine-run, four-hit second. HCHS capped off the sweep with a four-run, five hit fourth after getting one hit in the scoreless third.

Abbey Bales scored three times, smacked a two-run double and walked twice from the bottom of the lineup.

Lauren Chaney did a good job in the leadoff spot, scoring three times. She scampered home on a passed ball in the second, adding a RBI triple later in the second. She also singled and scored in the fourth.

Kirsten Doss hit two singles, scored twice, and had an RBI. Sidney McLamb singled twice, reached on errors twice and had two RBI. Gabrielle Spainhour walked and scored on a passed ball. Katie Gregory had an RBI single.

Megan Watts had an RBI single and scored on a passed ball. Faith Lester walked and later scored on a fielder’s choice.

Lauren Spencer scored on a fielder’s choice and singled.

In earlier action, the Comet jayveess scratched out a one-run decision.

HCHS had four runs in the second, one in the fifth and two in the sixth to win the game.

Kennedy Dyer belted an RBI single and McLamb delivered the game-winner in the sixth.

Lester had an RBI single in the fifth, while Kirsten Doss delivered a key two-run double in the second and Terri Murray had an RBI single in the same frame.

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