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Fire chiefs make case to raise taxes for hard pressed departments

Calls may come into one of the county’s 12 volunteer fire departments reporting a blaze. But if there’s no one available to drive the fire truck, that’s a problem.

Police urge caution with prom coming up Saturday

Vending machines hit by vandals Tuesday


Peters takes Showdown win

Timothy Peters avoided a spinning Lee Pulliam on the final lap of the green-white-checkered finish to claim his first win in the charity race.





Comets down GW for fifth straight win

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Comet third baseman Dustin Fears looks to make the throw to first Tuesday during the HCHS varsity baseball game against GW. (David Conner II photo)

Lady Comets dominate GW

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Pitcher Sidney McLamb looks to throw to first after snagging a bunt during Tuesday’s varsity softball game against GW. (David Conner II photo)

Lady Comets split, fall to GW, beat Patrick

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Gabby Nelson goes down after tangling with a Patrick County player during Monday’s home varsity girls soccer match. The Lady Comets beat Patrick 9-0 and fell to GW Tuesday. (David Conner II photos)

Comet boys down GW 5-3 in soccer

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Matthew Bane battles a GW player for the ball during Tuesday’s Piedmont District varsity boys soccer match. (David Conner II photo)

Lee running to NSU

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Halifax County High School track standout Tyrika Lee has signed to continue her track career at Norfolk State University. With her, from left, Lee’s parents, Charlene and Thomas Lee Sr. Back row, principal Michael Lewis, HCHS track coordinator Mary Douglas and athletic director Allen Lawter.

Gasperini taking his game to Radford

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Comet golf stalwart Peter Gasperini has signed to play college golf at the NCAA Division I level with Radford University. Gasperini (center, first row) is surrounded by his parents, Brooke and Joe Gasperini. Second row, from left, assistant principal Martha Chandler, Comet assistant coach Jimmy Clay, head Comet golf coach David Graham and principal Michael Lewis.

Boys tennis down GW 6-3

Jayvees slaughter GW in softball

Comets slip past Tunstall

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Tyler Duffer of the Comets is caught stealing in an attempt to make it to third base during the HCHS game Friday. (David Conner II photo)

Lady Comets continue to improve, down Tunstall

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Comet pitcher Taylor Barnes and catcher Ashley Watts meet during the Tunstall-HCHS game. (David Conner II photo)

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