Sylvester Florine Simon-Dye

Sylvester Florine Simon-Dye, 68, of Saluda’s Lane, Clover died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Halifax County on Dec. 29, 1946, daughter of the late Oliver E. Simon and Melissa B. Carrington Simon. She was married to the late Ferman Garrie Dye and was a former member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Mrs. Dye […]

Thomas Edward Poythress Sr.

Thomas Edward Poythress Sr., 62, of 6126 Cluster Springs Road, Alton died Tuesday, June 9, 2015. He was born in Mecklenburg County on June 21, 1952 son of Sammie Horne Poythress and the late Charles Edward Poythress. He was married to the late Nancy Shotwell Poythress. Mr. Poythress was a graduate of Park View High School Class of 1971 and […]

Emma Jane Sydnor Hamlett

Emma Jane Sydnor Hamlett, 87, of Sweeney Trail, Halifax died Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at her home. She was born in Halifax County on Oct. 3, 1927, daughter of the late Robert Lee Sydnor and Ellen Coleman Sydnor. She was married to the late Arch Hamlett and was a member of First Baptist Church. Mrs. Hamlett is survived by one […]

Plain and Simple for June 11, 2015

Yesterday, I dropped my Anna, who is now fifteen, off at the U. S. Naval Academy for a week long session at a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) camp. My heart was breaking as I watched her march off, fighting back tears, with the other kids to her dorm. I was beyond proud that she was brave enough to […]

NR Church Notices for June 11, 2015

ST. PASCHAL BAYLON CATHOLIC CHURCH Regular Mass Saturday 4:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m., Wednesday 9:30 a.m. followed by Adoration of the Holy Eucharist; Sacrament of Reconciliation second Friday 6:00 p.m.; scripture study Saturday 5:00 p.m. followed by the Rosary. ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Regular Mass Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:00 p.m., […]

Comets recognized

The Halifax County High School varsity baseball team, which finished 14-8 and won one Region 5-A game, handed out awards Tuesday night at its annual banquet. The varsity awards winners included best teammate (Tyler Duffer); most improved (Trip Womack); highest batting average (Arthur Watts, .487); pitching award (Andrew Abbott); MVP (Colby Grissom) and the Sportsmanship and leadership award (Ethan Woltz). […]

The Comets: By the numbers

Several Comets had very strong seasons statistically in varsity baseball action. Andrew Abbott had a quality season. Abbott went 5-2 on the season with a 1.30 ERA. Abbott threw 48.33 innings, allowing just nine earned runs. He walked 17 and struck out 82. Abbott had a WHIP of 0.99, with six complete games. Senior Colby Grissom, who is slated to […]

Sports Today for June 11, 2015

Jeremy Jeffress continues to pitch well for Milwaukee. Jeffress is now 2-0 with a 3.03 ERA. He has appeared in 31 games, tied at the top of the National league leaderboard in that category with Luis Avilan of Atlanta. Jeffress has pitched 29.2 innings, allowing ten earned runs. He has 33 strikeouts and has issued 12 walks this season. n […]

VEC sides with Love on jobless claim

Ousted planner granted unemployment benefits; county failed to show cause for firing, officer rules

Hoofin’ it through Halifax