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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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Swimmers gain NWR education

SoVaNow.com / February 13, 2013
The Halifax County High School swim teams gained a bit of an education competing in the stacked Northwest Regionals.

No Comets qualified for the state.

“Our kids had a great time, we were able to take a road trip and see how year around swimmers compete. The kids did the best they could do against the stiff Regional Competition. A positive for the team is we were in the top 10 of competing athletes. We had 18 kids compete. We beat out at least 10 other schools,” coach Shawn Torian said.

The meet was held at Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge. HCHS finished 21st of 23 schools on the girls’ side, collecting 10 points in the regional meet.

HCHS finished tied for 21st overall on the boys’ side, with four points.

Albemarle won the girls’ side with 292 points and its boys team also took top honors in the regional with 332.

HCHS finished back in the pack most of the time.

The HCHS boys were 16th in the 200 yard free relay, with a time of 1:44.95. The Comet girls 200 yard free relay was 15th in 2:05.70.

The top boys’ Comet 200 yard medley relay team was 17th, with a time of 2:04.05.

The Comet girls were 15th in the same event, in 2:26.49.

The Comet boys 400 yard freestyle relay was 16th, in 4:11.03. The girls were 16th in that event, in 5:23.61.

“As a season overview, we had a successful season. I think we finished with a record of 10-3. I would like to take a chance to think everyone in the community for supporting our swimmers. Our female seniors did a great job organizing fundraisers and giving our team a chance to order team gear,” Torian said.

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