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Halifax County churches hit by thieves during Sunday services

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several larcenies at places of worship throughout the county.

Fiber-to-the-home gains toehold in county

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative has completed the initial stage of fiber-to-the-home internet service in Halifax County with the deployment of roughly 5.5 miles of fiber optic cable in the Clays Mill…

Halifax trustees tap members to work with supervisors on facilities plan


Comets’ season ends

Fall to GW in regional opener





Longwood’s Tucker sharpening game with Wilson Tobs / June 13, 2018
After having a solid sophomore season with the Longwood University baseball team, Bluestone alumnus Antwaun Tucker is ranking among the top players with the Wilson Tobs this summer.

The Tobs are a member of the Coastal Plain League. The CPL affords high-caliber college baseball players the opportunity to compete against each other during the summer and improve their game.

The Wilson Tobs are 3-5 this season and looking to move up in the standings. A game against Fayetteville was canceled on Monday due to rain.

The team was scheduled to play Wilimington at home yesterday. Their next stand is Thursday versus Edenton in Wilson.

Tucker is posting some sparkling numbers in early season play with the Tobs. He’s carrying a batting average of .318, a .409 slugging percentage and an on-base average of .444.

Tucker has played in seven of the eight games, has four RBIs, five runs and one stolen base.

When acquiring Tucker, the Tobs said, “Tucker is a sophomore from Chase City, who will bring a lot of speed to the Tobs lineup in 2018. Over his two seasons with Longwood, Tucker has hit 11 triples, seven of which came during his freshman season.

“During his sophomore season, the right-handed hitter swiped 17 bases in 21 tries. Tucker’s primary position is at shortstop, where his quick speed should provide good defensive coverage in the Tobs’ infield.”

Tucker’s numbers at Longwood last season included starting all 50 games, batting .214 on the season. He hit a team-high four triples, stole 17 bases in 21 tries, had a .328 slugging percentage and .273 on base percentage. Tucker scored 22 runs and drove in 26.

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