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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.

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One Dixie for all

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

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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)

Comets win district opener

The HCHS varsity baseball team had a laugher over William Fleming Tuesday. The Comets rolled in their district opener, 18-0, as Tyler Lewis got the win with four innings of work. Lewis fanned eight, walked five and did not allow a hit.

Comet soccer 1-4 after 8-0 loss to Fleming

The HCHS boys’ soccer team is 1-4 overall after an 8-0 loss to William Fleming in Roanoke.

Lady Comets down Fleming

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GOOD KICK - Jaynee Campbell gets ready to send the ball downfield in HCHS varsity soccer action. (David Conner II photo)
The HCHS varsity girls’ soccer downed William Fleming, 3-0, in the district opener at home Tuesday night. HCHS improved to 5-0, 1-0 in the Western Valley District.

Lady Comets have extended practice in 15-0 win over Fleming

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SWINGING - Christine DeGeorgis (2) swings away during varsity softball action Tuesday against Fleming. (Blakely Swanson photo)
Extended practice, especially with bunting techniques, and more opportunity to see an opponent’s pitcher. That’s what the Halifax County varsity softball team gained from its slaughter rule 15-0 win over William Fleming Tuesday at home.

Girls tennis swing past Fleming

The Halifax County High School girl’s tennis team improved their record to 5-0 on Tuesday with a 5-4 win over district foe William Fleming. The Comets struggled through several matches but were able to hang on for wins when it counted most. Number one player Jessica Palmer led the Comets attack with a straight set win over Sidney Sparrow of The colonels by a 7-6 (7-5),6-3 score. A strong performance was also turned in by Blair Jeffress at the number two position who coasted to a 6-2,6-1 win.

Baseball boosters meet Monday

The Halifax County High School Baseball Booster Club will meet Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at Halifax County High School. The meeting will be held in a physical education classroom near the locker rooms. Persons attending the meeting are asked to enter the building through the auxiliary gym door.

Boys tennis lose to Glass, 1-0 in WVD

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CONCENTRATION - Chris Moore of the HCHS tennis team makes a return in match action. (David Conner II photo)
The HCHS boys’ tennis team is 5-1 overall, and 1-0 in the Western Valley district. The Comets split two matches, losing to E.C. Glass Tuesday, 9-0, after a 6-3 win over Prince Edward in non-district action Monday.

Comets prepare for district opener

The HCHS varsity baseball team has an important week ahead. The Comets, now 2-0 on the season, start Western Valley district action with William Fleming at home tomorrow. Then, Halifax has a doubleheader Wednesday with Bassett. The Comets travel to Glass Friday.

Comets fall in boys soccer

Martinsville used a fast start to defeat Halifax in boys’ varsity soccer action, 6-0, on Monday. The Bulldogs got off a fast start, scoring twice in the first 3 minutes of the game.

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