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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.


One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league





One night after GW win, boys suffer letdown against Rockets / December 18, 2017
The Halifax County High School varsity boys’ basketball team could not keep the momentum going Saturday night against Person County following the win over GW-Danville Friday night.

The Rockets sizzled early and pounded the Comets, 68-33.

Halifax fell to 3-4.

Halifax ran into trouble early, getting outscored 19-8 in the first period. The Rockets kept the heat on in the second quarter, outscoring Halifax, 15-8.

Halifax faded down the stretch after two games in two days.

Person hit three 3s in the first period alone. It was Person’s second win over Halifax this season.

Halifax floundered in an effort to score. Mike Spraggins and Kendall Dixon had eight apiece, while John Wells and Jordan Williams scored five apiece.

Halifax was out of sorts by the final period, connecting on just five baskets, including one 3-pointer.

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