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Mecklenburg trustees tap interim school superintendent

Trustees on the Mecklenburg County School Board named Dr. Janet C. Crawley as part-time temporary interim Superintendent of Schools at a special meeting Thursday night, June 25. Crawley, who takes…

Black bear cub makes escape through South Boston

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Charleston murders spur change, debate – and no more Conferederate flag making in town

Responding to national uproar in the wake of last week’s mass murder at a Charleston, S.C. African-American church, Annin Flagmakers announced Tuesday that it will stop producing and selling Confederate…

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Lions continue early season success

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HCMS player Jakye Dabbs (10) powers through the lane.
SoVaNow.com / 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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