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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.


One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league





Comets squander lead, fall to Franklin 64-58

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Dashon Louden is surrounded by three FCHS defenders in early action from Thursday’s Comet-Eagles varsity game. (David Conner II photo)

Comet boys down Tunstall

GOOD HUSTLE - Raleigh Powell (2) attacks the ball in HCHS' win over Tunstall. (David Conner II photo)
The HCHS boys’ varsity soccer team has a new burst of confidence following a 3-0 win over Tunstall Friday night. Just over a week ago, Tunstall downed the Comets, 4-0, but this was a different Comet team.

Girls soccer rebounds from tough FC loss

GIRLS WIN - The Comet girls' varsity soccer team got a lift with two straight non-conference wins with good hustle from players like Sarah Rosche. (David Conner II photo)
The HCHS’ girls varsity soccer team rebounded from a tough loss to Franklin County with back-to-back non-district wins. The Comets downed Tunstall, 2-0, in non-district action Friday. Halifax scored both goals in the first half and held off Tunstall, whose only losses this season have come to the Comets. HCHS improved to 7-2 overall, with a 1-2 Western Valley district mark.

Jayvees claw to 9-4 win

The HCHS jayvee baseball team shook off a mistake-prone loss to E.C. Glass and defeated Franklin County in district action here Thursday. The Comets put together consistent offense in the late innings over FCHS, clawing to a 9-4 win. HCHS had trailed 3-0 after making four errors in the first three innings, but managed a late comback to win.

Jayvee girls roll to win

The HCHS jayvee softball team rolled into the Easter break Friday with a 9-1 win over Person County, as part of a Comet doubleheader. HCHS took control early. The Comets scored twice in the first, three times in the second inning, once in the fourth and three runs in the fifth. Halifax also had 14 hits.

Lloyd to join local Hall

Wayne Lloyd
The March 11, 1975 headlines from the News & Record recall the story of an agonizing near miss for the Halifax County boys’ varsity basketball program, and its coach, Wayne Lloyd. The late Hugh Moore, then sports editor at the N&R, wrote his ‘Sportslants’ column, ‘The best basketball season ever: 24-3’. ‘Comets denied state crown again’ the headlines said. Lloyd, now retired, has enjoyed as much success athletically as a coach and player as almost anyone in the sports history at Halifax County High School.

Hudson to play football at Averett

HUDSON TO PLAY AT AVERETT - HCHS quarterback Josh Hudson (center, seated) has announced he will play football at Averett. He is flanked by his parents, Florence Hudson and Jeffrey Hudson Sr. Shown on the back row, from left, Matt Gunn, HCHS assistant Garrick Vogt; head coach Stan Hodgin and assistant Jay Cole. (TWM Jr. photo)
Josh Hudson has a short trek ahead to the next destination in his athletic career. Hudson announced last Wednesday that he will attend Averett University in Danville, and play football there.

Comets shut out Franklin County

The HCHS varsity baseball team shut out Franklin County Thursday night 8-0 at Comet Field. The Comets remain undefeated and lead the Western Valley District. (David Conner II photo)
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Halifax County has the early edge in the Western Valley district varsity baseball race after an 8-0 win here over Franklin County Thursday night. The Comets got a superb relief appearance from John Nichols, and HCHS did a better job than the Eagles of capitalizing on scoring opportunities. The visitors missed some chances early to create momentum, and then Nichols and the Comet defense did the rest.

Eagles win first round

In the first of what will likely be more than two battles between Western Valley District softball heavyweights Franklin County and Halifax County, the Eagles took an early advantage, then retook it in the last of the seventh inning. With the score tied at 5 with two outs in the bottom of that frame, catcher Sadie Wallace, who was down in the count 1-2, brought home Kayla Spurgeon home when she slapped a base hit to right field to give the Eagles a 6-5 triumph over the Comets, the league’s reigning champion.

Lady Comets fall to Eagles in soccer 3-0

CONCENTRATION - HCHS soccer player Jaynee Campbell (11) hustles by a fallen Eagle in varsity action Tuesday. (David Conner II photo)
The HCMS girls soccer team fell to 5-2 overall and 1-2 in the district following a 3-0 loss to the Franklin County girls’ varsity Tuesday night at home. HCHS had about 12-15 shots on goal, but could not convert. HCHS trailed 1-0 at the half, after the Eagles did not score until about three minutes remained in the first half.

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