NR Church Notices for April 16, 2015

BLUE WING GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Neville Kidd; Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; annual Women’s Day May 3 at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday noon and 6:00 p.m.; April 26, 3:00 p.m. pastor at Ellis Creek […]

Plain and Simple for April 16, 2015

We hear so much about diversity today and religious pluralism. People bend over backwards to make sure that they do not impose their religious values on anyone else. In schools, we no longer have Christmas break or Easter break. It is Winter break and Spring break. And woe unto the teacher who dares sing Christmas carols in school. We are […]

The magic behind the Spelling Bee

Almost everyone has something in their life that they are willing to invest their time and energy in with no concern for anything but the joy of seeing a project completed in a positive manner. It may be a perfectly landscaped yard, a restored old car, or seeing your child hit his or her first ball in a little league […]

Comets pick up shut out win over William Campbell

At 3-2, a young Comet varsity baseball team has reason for confidence, but Halifax County High School will also likely have growing pains ahead. The Comets routed William Campbell Monday, 10-0, with the game ending after six innings because of the slaughter rule. Halifax County showcased effective pitching from senior left-hander Colby Grissom, who had a particularly effective curveball. Halifax […]

White signs to play volleyball at NCCU

Whitney White, on Tuesday became the first ever Halifax County High School athlete to receive an NCAA Division 1 scholarship in volleyball. White will attend North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. in the fall. “I am so excited. I worked so hard to get here,” said White, who also looked at several larger schools including Duke and Kentucky. White […]

Jayvees handle WC

The Halifax County High School jayvee baseball team has improved to 6-0 after a 14-0 win over William Campbell Monday. Halifax got solid pitching and timely hitting. Dawson Watts worked four innings, fanning seven. He had no walks and allowed one hit. Will Scheier pitched the fifth. He fanned three and walked one. Halifax had plenty of offense. Zander Strohm […]

Lady Lions pick up easy win over Martinsville

The Halifax County Middle School softball team should have its most significant test of the season Saturday, when the Lions are involved in a weekend showdown in Powhatan. The Lady Lions improved to 7-0, following a 15-0 win over Martinsville Monday, with the action shortened to three innings due to the mercy rule. Savanna Cabiness delivered a grand slam in […]

Lions rout Martinsville 20-1 Monday

The Halifax County Middle School Lion baseball team routed Martinsville, 20-1, on Monday. Halifax County got solid pitching from Jared Dawson and Colt LaRue, who combined on a one-hitter. Each hurler had two strikeouts. The Lions broke it open with a nine-run, seven-hit first inning. Halifax County later scored 11 runs on four hits and five Martinsville errors in the […]

James E.  Jones

James E. “Billy” Jones, 88, of Nathalie, passed away at his home on Monday, April 13, 2015. He was born in Halifax County on March 1, 1927, a son of the late Henry Otey Jones and Annie Sue Arendall Jones. Mr. Jones was married to the late Beatrice Hamlett Jones, was a former employee of the Halifax County School System […]

David Perdue

SFC David Perdue, US Army Ret., of Newport News, departed this life Monday, April 13, 2015 at the McGuire VA Hospital, Richmond, at the age of 67. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mrs. Alice Moorman Perdue, three brothers, two sisters, a host of nieces, nephews and friends and family. A funeral will be held Tuesday, April […]