Halifax trailer home destroyed by fire

A Halifax trailer home was destroyed by fire Thursday morning as firefighters arrived to find the structure fully engulfed in flames.

Plain and Simple for May 21, 2015

Note to my fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Anna: I remember so well the days when you called me Pop-Pop and I could do no wrong. If you were tired or cranky, I only needed to hold you in my arms and sing to you and you fell asleep in no time. It did not matter to you in the least that I […]

NR Church Notices for May 21, 2015

FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH June 14, pastor’s 29th anniversary with guest preacher Evangelist Pamela Croom, dinner will be served. All are welcome to attend. Pastor L.R. Love CLOVER CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY Revival services May 25-29 at 7:00 p.m. nightly with guest evangelist Mitchell Looper. MT. VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH May 24, 9:30 a.m. Bible study, 11:00 a.m. worship, 3:00 […]

Conference 16 tournament matchups

Halifax County High School will host four Conference 16 games in three sports Friday.

End of an era

Halifax County High School varsity softball coach Melanie Saunders has decided this will be her last spring at the helm of the program.

Loss suffered by jayvee softball

The Halifax County High School jayvee softball team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday. Franklin County came to South Boston and stuck a 6-0 defeat on the Lady Comets. Franklin County got one run in the first inning, four in the fifth and one in the seventh. The Lady Comets were held to four hits. Faith Lester and […]

Lady Comets squeak past Franklin in nine

Cecilie Elliott’s two-out single in the top of the ninth inning produced the game’s lone run Tuesday as Halifax County edged Franklin County, 1-0, in a Piedmont District softball clash at the Benjamin Franklin Middle School Softball Complex.

Comet boys tennis earns regional trip

The Halifax County High School boys tennis team has earned a trip to the Region 5-A tournament after defeating Orange 5-3 in the Conference 16 semifinals Monday. The Comets earned a berth in the tournament championship, with at least one round of regional play after that. “This was a big day for us. Last year we lost to Ashland 5-2 […]

Roberson to play softball at Elizabeth City State

Halifax County High School senior Tatianna Roberson will continue her softball career after graduation at Elizabeth City State, in Elizabeth City, N.C. Roberson has been heavily involved with travel softball, playing with the North Carolina USSSA Pride Elite program. Elizabeth City State competes in the NCAA Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The coach is Nickesha Neal-Branch. The Vikings had […]

Special season ends for jayvees

The Halifax County High School jayvee baseball team capped a special season Tuesday with a 9-0 win over Franklin County. The jayvees, under first year head coach Jody Nelson, finished 17-0-1. Five jayvees, Will Scheier, Clay Lloyd, Josh Barker, Matt Ratliff and Holt Powell, have now moved up to the varsity. Nelson said the Comets’ record represents an outstanding accomplishment, […]