Defeat residue plagues Comets

Adversity continues to plague Halifax County High School varsity football, as the Comets dropped to 0-6 after a lethargic performance in a 25-7 loss to Bassett Friday night.

Girls first, boys third in cross-country meet

Emma Worsley sparked the Comet girls to a win in girls’ cross country, while the boys were third in Piedmont district action at Martinsville.

Jayvees provide bright spot for Comet football

The Halifax County High School jayvee football team gave the Comet program more good news Thursday.

Comet notebook

Liberty University special teams ace Richard Wright said he has been invited to the FCS Senior Scout Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Dec. 21. “It’s a great opportunity,” said Wright of the all-star game. He expects to get more exposure for the future. Wright is part of a select few invited to the all-star outing. “We’re 3-3 right now, […]

Tech wins

Virginia Tech continued to rely on its defense and kicking game in repelling a Pittsburgh team that had garnered early attention in the Atlantic Coast Conference. This is much of the traditional Hokie formula and both elements of football proved critical in Virginia Tech’s 19-9 win over the Panthers. Tech improved to 6-1 – the Hokies are again bowl eligible […]

Nancy Wilborn Long

Nancy Wilborn Long of 2037 Bold Springs Road, South Boston, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at the age of 70. She was born in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 23, 1943, daughter of the late Floyd Lee Wilborn Sr. and Beatrice Shelton Wilborn. Nancy was married to Bernice Long and she was a pharmacy tech at CVS, a member of Second […]

Helen Price Poole

Helen Price Poole of 9535 Highway 96 N., Oxford, N.C., died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at the age of 80. She was born in Granville County, N.C. on Oct. 22, 1932 to Etta Day Price and the late William Ernest Price and was married to Nathan R. Poole. Mrs. Poole was a retired school bus/car driver for Halifax County Public […]

Kimberley Fallen Bosiger

Kimberley Fallen Bosiger of South Boston died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was born in Halifax County on Nov. 3, 1969 and was 43 years of age. She was the daughter of Richard W. “Dickie” Fallen and Helen Irby Fallen and was married to Wesley John Bosiger. Mrs. Bosiger was a member of Black […]

Felix Marshall Ballou

Felix Marshall Ballou of L. P. Bailey Highway, Halifax died Oct. 10, 2013 at the University of Virginia Medical Center at the age of 57. Born in Halifax County on April 30, 1956, he was the son of the late Branford Hugo Ballou and Rachel Easley Ballou. He was a member of Banister Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Ballou is survived […]

Noblin set to learn his fate

Sentencing hearing slated Thursday; restitution yet to be received by court