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10 years added to burglary sentence

Leonard to depart as Halifax IDA director

Matt Leonard, executive director of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority, will be departing the position Nov. 1 in a decision that the IDA describes as “mutually agreed” upon.

Halifax County dodges a bullet with Florence

Riverdale floods, but it could have been much worse


Comets squander the win

After blowing sizeable leads, Comets fall to Tunstall 43-29 in district opener





Lady Lions ratchet up offense in win

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Jadyn Harlow stretches to grab a pass in Monday’s action. (David Conner II photo) / February 08, 2018
The Halifax County Middle School girls’ basketball squad has established a new standard for offense.

Halifax walloped visiting Bonner Monday night, 72-21, at home, scoring more points than at any time in Lions’ hoops history.

The Lions are 13-0 and once again marching towards more championship hardwear.

Ten Lions scored in the offensive surge, led by Talitha Marable with 15. She hit six two-point field goals and one trey.

“We played real aggressive (basketball). Played hard, real good pressure D,” coach James Smith said. “We shot the ball really well. Girls off the bench shot the ball real well.”

Saviana Bailey had 12 points, Zylasia Morton had 10 and Lynia Reed had nine. DaKierra Graves had eight, while Tynia Carrington scored six.

Halifax busted out on a 23-7 first period run and then added 22 in the second quarter. The Lions worked with a running clock in the third and fourth periods (six minutes each) and still scored 27 points, including 17 in the third period.

Halifax connected on 28 two-point field goals, three treys, and went seven-for-12 from the line.

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