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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.





Lady Lions slip past Wyatt, drop Gibson / December 17, 2012
The Halifax County Middle School girls’ basketball team slipped past Wyatt in Emporia on Saturday, 18-16.

The Lions are 5-1. HCMS has a quick turnaround, with action in a boys-girls doubleheader with Bluestone tonight at home.

HCHS struggled offensively, but excellent defense proved the key for the Lions. HCMS also kept Wyatt off the boards and denied second shots.

HCMS got scoring contributions from four players in the win, led by Shadajah Davis with ten points. Sierra Nunn added four.

In earlier action, the Lady Lions cruised past Gibson on Thursday, 46-3.

Gibson had one field goal in the third period and one second quarter free throw. That was all the scoring Gibson could muster.

Halifax held a 20-0 advantage at the end of the first period.

Eventually, 12 Lions scored. Shadajah Davis led the Lions with 15 points, while Malasia Boyd added nine.

Halifax blistered Gibson for that 20-point first period. The Lady Lions added ten in the second period, with Davis adding four.

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