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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.





Lions continue early season success

South Boston News
HCMS player Jakye Dabbs (10) powers through the lane. / December 20, 2012
The Halifax County Middle School boys’ basketball team continued its strong early season success Monday, breezing past Bluestone, 49-31.

The Lions held the visitors to two field goals in the first period and outscored Bluestone, 11-4. Bluestone had more success in the second period, but still got outscored, 26-10.

HCMS had put the game out of reach by halftime, leading 37-14.

James Smith sparked the Lions in the second period, scoring eight points. Smith finished with 18 points. Jayke Dabbs also had six points in a supporting role. Stephen Chandler also scored six for Halifax. Zion Bailey added five.

HCMS let off the gas a bit in the second half, scoring seven in the third period and five in the fourth.

Tylik Powell also had a strong outing for the Lions, scoring eight. He had two 3s and the Lions collected four treys overall.

HCMS is 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference.

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