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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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Comets to build on last season’s success

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Members of the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team are, from left, first row, Jarvis Owens, Jordan Williams, Treyvon Brandon, James Smith Jr., Keyshawn Johnson, Deshane Davis. Second row, manager Justin Fuller, Tavion Petty, Rymel Hill, Nick Jones, Will Miller, Justin Williams, Kelonte Gutrich and Quentin Jennings. (Blakely Swanson photo)
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 a lopsided margin to Potomac, who went on to win the state title.

Lady Comets ‘young, young, inexperienced’

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Members of the Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team are, from left, first row, Kye-Neisha Logan, Faith Lester, Alasha Edmundson, and Nyjah Torain. Second row, Brittany Clark, Rikisa Johnson, Shadajah Davis, Ghanija Gooden. Third row, coach Wayne Murray, coach Jennifer Ruthledge, Timonee McCargo, Maddie Tingen, Brittani Boxley, Lakia Martin, Mecca Carter, manager Kayleen Palmer, and coach Suzanne Ohara. (Blakely Swanson photo)
Halifax County High School varsity girls’ basketball coach Wayne Murray has a basic theme heading into the season.

Breaking down the Lady Comets

Comets prepare for Dec. 1 opener

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Tavion Petty makes a defensive move on James Smith during a scrimmage Wednesday.

Comets prove cynics wrong

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Comet coach Larry Epperly watches preseason practice Tuesday. (David Conner II photo)
There might have been some cynics wondering about the direction of the Halifax County High School varsity boys’ basketball team before last winter.

Broad Run ends Comets’ season

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Top, Comet sophomore quarterback James Smith tries to elude the Broad Run defense in Friday’s regional game. Above, coach Kenneth Day directed the HCHS football squad to the regional playoffs, but the Blues had no answers for Broad Run. (David Conner II photo)
Halifax, which ended the season with a two-game losing skid, caught some bad breaks early.

Grissom to play baseball at Tusculum

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Colby Grissom

Comets fall in regional semifinals

Comets playing for trip to state

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Volleyball stuns Massaponax in regional quarterfinals

Comets on the road for first regional game since 2006

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Halifax County High School varsity football has a four-hour plus bus ride tomorrow for its first playoff date since the 2006 campaign.

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