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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost


12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…





Despite record, Comets taking some positive steps forward

Halifax County High School varsity football is taking some positive steps, despite the overall 1-2 record so far this season.

Comets down GW in volleyball

The Halifax County High School varsity volleyball team downed GW-Danville on the road Tuesday. Comet coach Tiffaney Bratton was pleased with the Comet effort.

Jayvees fall to Person County in overtime 27-26

South Boston News
Halifax County High School jayvee football player C.J. Roberts hauls in a Person County ballcarrier Thursday. (David Conner II photo)
The Halifax County High School jayvee football had a heck of a battle with Person County Thursday night.

Comets sizzle, Rockets fizzle

South Boston News
The Halifax County High School varsity football operation has improvements to make, but at least one of the tough losses from a year ago will not be repeated.

Comets to host regional golf tournament Oct. 6

This means the Comets will be able to play on their home course - without travel demands - for the regionals.

Day named Comet baseball coach

South Boston News
Kenneth Day
Baseball experts contend that pitching and defense win championships, and new head Halifax County High School varsity baseball coach Kenneth Day is in line with that thinking.

Comet netters pick up first win

South Boston News
Whitney White goes high for the return in Tuesday’s match agains Bassett.
The Halifax County High School varsity volleyball squad sailed past Bassett Tuesday night, winning the match in three games to open Piedmont district regular season play.

Comets 0-2, no cause for alarm yet

Halifax County High School football is 0-2, but that’s no cause for alarm.

Collegiate athletics seminar at HCHS Monday

Hilltoppers pull away for 56-28 win

South Boston News
Donta Crews (32) returned a kickoff for a touchdown against Glass. (Blakely Swanson photo)
Comets put a scare into host E.C. Glass, but second half TDs too much to overcome

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