Coal ash release fact sheet

A message from the Virginia Department of Health on the coal ash spill in the Dan River.

‘The Complete World of Sports (Abridged)’

As the old adage goes, ‘success is ninety-nine percent preparation and one percent perspiration’. The same could be said about acting. It takes a great deal of preparation, mixed with a little bit of perspiration, to make a stage performance worthy of a top prize.

Herb of remembrance

Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, a member of the mint family, thrives in mild, sunny regions as in the desert-like conditions of the Middle East. Herb of legend and of Christmas, rosemary is the herbal symbol of love, loyalty, and remembrance.

Lady Comets drop two in Piedmont

The Halifax County High School girls’ varsity basketball team dropped two Piedmont district games this week, falling to GW Monday and Patrick County Tuesday.

Comets close out season tonight

Even without offensive sparkplug Keyshawn Johnson, the HCHS varsity boys basketball team blistered Patrick County Tuesday night, 69-47, on the road.

Comets earn four no. 1 seeds for conference wrestling tournament

Halifax County High School wrestling has some new confidence heading into the next step of the postseason.

Jayvees rout PC, fall to GW

The long road trip to Patrick County certainly did not slow the Comet jayvee boys basketball team Tuesday night. HCHS routed PC, 61-16. The Comets went on an 18-2 run in the first period and never really let up, scoring 13 points in the second period, and 15 apiece in the final two periods. PC was held to six field […]

Jayvee girls sail past PC, fall to GW 38-31

The Halifax County High School girls jayvee basketball team sailed by Patrick County at home Tuesday night, 43-33. Timonee McCargo and Ghanija Gooden scored 12 points apiece for HCHS, which rebounded from a tough loss to GW Monday night. Alashia Edmondson had eight in a supporting role for the Comet girls. Halifax got out to a fine start against PC, […]

Lady Lions get top seed

The Halifax County Middle School girls’ basketball team started Southside Middle School tournament play as the top seed. HCMS has advanced to Friday’s semifinals at Powhatan Junior High, after Nottoway forfeited in the first round. The Lions will meet the Park View-Amelia winner at 6:30 p.m. Friday for a berth in Saturday’s title game. HCMS completed an unbeaten regular season […]

Successful Comet swim team has solid year, sends five to regionals

The successful Halifax County High School swim team had a solid year, and now five swimmers have advanced to the 5-A North Regional meet.