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South Boston town offices to close for Thanksgiving

Halifax County tax deadline Dec. 5

A life of accomplishment

Accomplished artist, champion athlete, acclaimed tobacco auctioneer, interpreter and defender of the countryside — all describe Robert F. “Bob” Cage, who died Wednesday 19 in Raleigh, N.C. where he had…

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Comets to build on last season’s success

Larry Epperly took an unselfish Comet boys basketball team to the Region 5-A North semifinals last season, after a 20-win season. The Comets ran into a reality check, losing by…

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Pre-Majors fall in opener

SoVaNow.com / July 28, 2014
The South Boston-Halifax County Dixie Pre-Majors dropped a 17-10 decision to Texas in first round action at the Dixie World Series in Chipley, Fla.

Virginia played Louisiana Sunday.

Texas took a 2-0 lead, and the locals tied it 2-2. Texas later led Virginia 7-2. The local all-stars scored three runs to cut the lead to 7-5. Texas added three to extend its lead to 10-5.

Then the local all-stars fashioned a terrific rally and tied the game in the bottom of the sixth.

Texas then made a rally and scored seven runs in the top of the seventh.

Virginia could not score in the bottom of the seventh, and Texas held on for the win.

The Virginia Pre-Majors tied the game twice.

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