Enrollment on the wane, Carlbrook School will close

Carlbrook School, a private therapeutic boarding school that opened in Halifax County in 2002 and attracted high school students from all over the U.S. and the world, is closing.

Halifax supervisors agree to buy new voting machines

Moving with unaccustomed speed, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors agreed Thursday afternoon to purchase new voting systems to replace aged systems that were susceptible to alignment errors in the Nov. 3 general election.

All lives matter, except for those over there

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the Earth all one’s lifetime.” — Mark Twain In my short yet unforgettable life, there are things I’ve been exposed to, experienced, and learned that I will carry with me to the grave — and would repeat if given the chance. I […]

Hudson: Election ‘significantly affected’ by system malfunctions

Chris Hudson, recent candidate for Halifax County Sheriff, issued a statement Wednesday calling attention to 22 malfunctioning touch screen voting machines used in the Nov. 3 election.

Gary Lane Snead

Gary Lane “Popcorn” Snead, 72, Clover, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 4, 1943 to the late Hugh Lee Snead and the late Marie Culley Snead. Mr. Snead was a farmer and a mechanic at Clover Texaco. He also ran Torine’s Store on 360 where he was chief cook. Gary is survived by […]

Julia Mullis Harmon

Julia Mullis Harmon, age 69 of Buckeye Road, Elk Park, passed away Friday night, Dec. 4, 2015 at Watauga Medical Center, Boone, N.C. Born June 2, 1946 in Welch, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Odell Mullis,Sr., and Mozell Bell Mullis (most recently from Scottsburg). Julia was a homemaker and a member of Flat Springs Baptist Church, […]

Olive Earline Collins

Olive Earline “Ollie” Collins of Neals Corner Road, Clover died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 at her residence at the age of 70. Born in Halifax County on April 28, 1945 to the late Frank Richard Collins and Mary Ann Lacks Collins, she was a member of Bethel Grove Baptist Church. Ms. Collins is survived by a son, Dana Collins of […]

Swimmers pick up wins over Heritage, Martinsville

The Halifax County High School boys and girls swim teams easily defeated Heritage of Lynchburg Tuesday in a home meet. The boys, 104-94. The girls won easily, 98-52. The A relay team (Nick Rosche, Nick Carey, Andrew Abbott and Noah Stevens) took the boys 200 meter relay in 2:12.24. Andrew Hudson won the boys 200 meter free in 2:48.77. Sydney […]

Lady Comets fall to Bassett

The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team absorbed a tough 42-33 loss on the road at Bassett Tuesday. The Comets are now 0-3. Ghanijah Gooden led the Comets with seven points. This was a tough loss for HCHS, which lost late momentum after the teams swapped the lead several times. Halifax County was down by two at the […]

Comets pick up win

The Halifax County High School varsity football team will finish with a winning record this season after all. Halifax County has been awarded a victory over E.C. Glass. The Hilltoppers used an ineligible player in their 20-14 victory. The Comets finished the season at 6-5. In his first two season as head coach, Kenneth Day is 11-11, with Region 5-A […]