The News & Record
South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
Home   •   News   •   Sports   •   Classifieds   •   Community   •   Health   •   Entertainment   •   Obituaries   •   Opinions   •   Weather
Advertising | Contact | Register
Advanced Search

Halifax County school board calendar committee expands to 18

The Halifax County School Board’s calendar committee — responsible for setting the daily schedule from the first day of school to the last — is getting larger.

Banister River clean-up float slated Sept. 22

‘Make sure the dollars are there,’ supes urged

Chamber director voices support for raising school construction budget


Comets finish strong behind Franklin in district match





Lady Comets play Magna Vista tough / January 04, 2018
The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team fell on the road to Magna Vista, 36-31, on Tuesday night.

Comet coach David Graham said this was an outstanding game for both teams.

Halifax led by three midway through the third period. Halifax came up short in the end.

Halifax did a better job rebounding and limiting Magna Vista’s second shot opportunities.

Turnovers and ball security also were areas of improvement for Halifax, which finished with less than 10. The defense was solid and the offense very good.

Dee Dee Jeffress had 12 points and Jasmine Brown scored eight. Nicole Gillard had five points and Daisy Mitchell chipped in with four.

Other Comets stepped up to boost the overall effort, and Halifax played with energy and desire.

“If we can keep this improvement up, we are going to pull some of these games out as wins. Very proud of these ladies to go to MV and plays a very challenging team tough,” Graham said.

The Warriors led 14-5 at the end of the first period. Halifax went on an 18-9 second quarter surge to force a 23-all tie at halftime.

Magna Vista had an edge in the third period, but Halifax almost rallied in the closing quarter.

Sports Coverage

See complete sports coverage for Halifax and Mecklenburg counties.