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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Park View varsity girls nip Nottoway in opener, 52-51

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Park View junior Brittany Whitby had nine points in Monday night’s game against Nottoway. She also contributed four rebounds, three blocks, four steals and one assist. (Robbie McMillan photo)
SoVaNow.com / November 28, 2012
The Park View varsity girls won their season opener Monday in a 52-51 nail-biter over the Nottoway Lady Cougars. The Dragon girls, playing with impressive poise at the start of a new basketball season, were able to maintain their lead in the final minutes of the game.

Park View got off to a good start by taking a 9-8 lead over the Lady Cougars in the first quarter, but at halftime they were down 23-18.

Park View came back strong after halftime, scoring 18 points in the third quarter to Nottoway’s 14 points. The Lady Dragons continued their solid play in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Cougars, 16-14.

Dare Wright was the player of the game with a triple double: 16 points, 15 rebounds and 13 blocks. Team captain Briana Rogers also had a big night with 22 points. Brittany Whitby added nine points.

“I’m very proud of our girls,” said Park View head coach Dale Gearhart, “They’re working very hard. We are improving and that’s a goal for us.”

Last year the Dragon girls won just two games — they’re already half way to that point after their first game.

“I believe in our girls and I believe that we can meet goals that we have set for this season,” said Gearhart.

The Lady Dragons are set to return to action tonight [Wednesday] for a home matchup with Central of Lunenburg.

“I’m not sure what to expect going into that game,” said Gearhart. “But if we can play together, play hard, play defense, and run the floor we’ll be okay.”





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