Progress seen in first Comet scrimmage

Second-year Halifax County High School varsity football coach Mike Roark seems satisfied with the progress of the Comets, who open Aug. 30 at Jefferson Forest.

Burton tests truck at VIR

NASCAR Camping World Truck series rookie Jeb Burton tested Thursday at Virginia International Raceway, in preparation for the inaugural Canadian road course event. Burton is second in the championship chase. After 11 of 22 races, Burton trails series points leader Matt Crafton by 52 points. Crafton has 429 points, while Burton has 377. And Burton has some company in the […]

Paludo preps at VIR for upcoming race

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie Jeb Burton capitalized on valuable assistance with his test session Thursday at VIR. Burton’s teammate, Miguel Paludo, also tested with the Turner Scott Motorsports team. “I tested here last year, first time in a (NASCAR) Nationwide car. It helped me a lot to get a feel for the car. The race track is flat, […]

Paludo preps at VIR for upcoming race

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie Jeb Burton capitalized on valuable assistance with his test session Thursday at VIR. Burton’s teammate, Miguel Paludo, also tested with the Turner Scott Motorsports team. “I tested here last year, first time in a (NASCAR) Nationwide car. It helped me a lot to get a feel for the car. The race track is flat, […]

VIR making final preparations for visiting NASCAR series on Aug. 24

NASCAR’s official inaugural visit to Virginia International Raceway is 12 days away. The Biscuitville 125 comes to VIR Aug. 24. The competitors will race on the North Course layout. Some of the top drivers competing, including Kenzie Ruston, Austin Dyne, Bryan Ortiz, MacKenna Bell, Brandon Gdovic and current points leader Dylan Kwasniewski, gave interviews Thursday, during a media event. Kwasniewski […]

Virginia Tech continues preparation for opener against Alabama

Virginia Tech has started fall drills, preparing for a clash with no. 1 Alabama on Aug. 31. Uncertainty appears to be a major theme in the preseason. The Hokies, 7-6 a year ago, have question marks along the offensive line, especially with the receiving corps and at running back. Tech should be strong on defense, potentially very good, and steady […]

PASS cars return to South Boston Speedway Saturday

South Boston Speedway is readying for a return visit by the PASS Super Late Model Series on Saturday. The visit will be the second and final one planned at SBS in the 2013 campaign.

Meredith G. Dixon

Meredith G. Dixon, 89, of Danville, died Aug. 11. He was born in Halifax County on Dec. 2, 1923 to Bernard Garland Dixon and Thelma Blair Compton Dixon. Meredith graduated from Wilson Memorial High School, South Boston, in 1941 where he played baseball and basketball. He served in the US Army during WWII as a member of the 3014th Ordinance […]

Claude Wilbur Trimble Jr.

Claude Wilbur “CW” Trimble Jr., beloved husband, father and papa, 67, of 4235 Old Cluster Springs Road, South Boston died Aug. 8, 2013 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on April 21, 1946, a son of the late Claude Wilbur Trimble Sr. and Hester Taylor Trimble. He was married to Frances Marie Conner and was a member […]

Kathryn Crenshaw Satterfield

Kathryn Crenshaw Satterfield of 2062 Deer Run Road, Halifax passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at her home. Born in Halifax County on June 3, 1916, she was 97 years old. She was the daughter of the late Major Crenshaw and Ruth Osborne Crenshaw and was married to the late Ernest Earl Satterfield. She was a member of Pleasant Grove […]