One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league

Comets squander lead, fall to Franklin 64-58

It’s another incomplete assignment for the Halifax County varsity boys. The Halifax County High School basketball team continued its roller-coaster ride of a season Thursday night, looking like one kind of team early. Then, the Comets played like a weaker team in the late going, with the game on the line. Halifax was burdened by defensive mistakes, ball security problems […]

Swimmers pick up wins over Prince Edward, Appomattox

The Halifax County High School swim teams passed a significant test Friday night at home, pushing back against Appomattox. The Comet boys prevailed, 53-34, and the girls also emerged with a solid 48-36 win. Appomattox really pushed the Comets, providing them with spirited competition. “This was a really good team we faced tonight. As a team they challenged us to […]

Franklin County doubles up on Lady Comets

Paced by the play of freshmen Alexis Carter and Jaedyn Jamison, Franklin County doubled the count on Halifax County Friday night in a 54-27 Piedmont District girls varsity basketball triumph over the Comets at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium. The Eagles’ victory is their second this season over the Comets and their fourth in five Piedmont District games played to date. […]

Franklin County tops jayvee girls 41-29

Consistent quarter scoring by Franklin County Friday enabled the Eagles to overcome Halifax County 41-29 in a Piedmont District girls junior varsity basketball victory over the the Comets at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymasium. FCHS’s victory is its second this season over Halifax. The Eagles (3-1 in the Piedmont District) led by three points, 11-8, after the first quarter and by […]

Jayvee boys pull out win over Franklin

The Halifax County High School jayvee boys’ basketball team outlasted Franklin County, 58-52, Thursday in South Boston. Franklin County was leading, 47-42, at the end of the third period. But the younger Eagles ran out of offensive juice in the final period, connecting on one field goal. Halifax went on a 16-5 run in the fourth to seal the victory. […]

Wrestlers rusty after long break

The Halifax County High School wrestling team dropped four matches in Piedmont District regular season action Wednesday. GW-Danville thumped Halifax, 54-18. Franklin County cruised by the Comets, 57-24 and Franklin County also recorded a solid win, 57-24. Bassett defeated Halifax, 42-26. GW-Danville hosted the meet. “Having been off the mat since mid-December due to break and missing out on last […]

South Boston Speedway recognizes 2017 division, track champions

South Boston Speedway officially concluded its celebration of its 60th anniversary season Friday with its annual champions’ dinner. Track champion Peyton Sellers celebrated his late model championship effort, after an extremely competitive season. Colin Garrett broke through to win the limited sportsman division title. Two other drivers, Hornets winner Tyler Crute and Pure Stock winner Johnny Layne, were honored with […]

Katherine Manning Skinner

On Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, Katherine Manning Skinner passed away after a brief illness. She was born May 19, 1923 to John Wiggins Manning and Mary Kader Lilley Manning in Williamston, N.C. She was a 1940 graduate of Williamston High School where she was the class valedictorian, editor-in-chief as well as a feature writer for the school publication, “Green-Wave Spotlight,” […]

Doris Morris Averett

Doris Morris Averett died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at the age of 83. Born in Halifax County on Jan. 29, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Asa Howard Morris and the late Elsie O’Geary Morris. She was a member of Union Christian Church and was retired as a coil winder for 25 years with ABB/Westinghouse. Doris is survived […]