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Ben Franklin slips past Lions

Ben Franklin Middle School defeated the Halifax County Middle School Lion baseball team, 3-2, in South Boston Tuesday. The visitors from Rocky Mount tacked on two runs in the first inning and the game-winning run in the sixth. Halifax scored once in the first inning and one more in the fifth. Kamron Turbeville cracked a pair of RBI doubles. Christian […]

Lions, Ben Franklin battle to scoreless tie

Halifax County Middle School boys soccer battled Ben Franklin Middle School to a scoreless tie Tuesday night in Rocky Mount. Lion coach Kwame Lambert said his team played great defense. He also commended keeper Osiris Ross for ten saves. Halifax did not have as many shots on goal to convert for points. The Lions took four corner kicks. “Very proud […]

Lady Lions suffer tough 2-1 loss

Halifax County Middle School girls soccer suffered a tough 2-1 loss to Ben Franklin Middle Tuesday night. Lion coach Megan Nipper said, “Having beat them before, I knew they were going to come back with a vengeance against us. The girls were ready for the challenge; however, we had zero subs. One girl was out with an injury and two […]

Lady Comets grab 2-0 win over MV

Halifax County High School varsity girls soccer improved to 3-4 Monday night, following a 2-0 win at home over Magna Vista. Halifax got its first goal on the night from Keeley Nelson. She connected on a penalty kick with five minutes left in the Piedmont district match. Mandy Lewis added the second goal, with two minutes remaining. Her shot bounced […]

Hudson continues to point girls tennis towards success

Donna Hudson has directed the Halifax County High School varsity girls’ tennis team to more success this season. The Comet coach noted Halifax had a quality 5-4 win in Rocky Mount on Monday. FCHS provided tough competition for the Comets. “Kassidy Irby played 1 against a very strong FC 1. Their game scores make it look like FC dominated, but […]

Boys tennis take out Franklin County 7-2

Halifax County High School defeated Franklin County, 7-2, in boys’ tennis action at home Monday. “This was a great team win. Everyone in the ladder positions contributed to at least one win today, and even the matches that we lost were very competitive,” said Comet coach David Riddle. “We also saw our first tiebreak situations of the year today. We […]

Comets earn comeback win

Halifax County High School varsity boys soccer earned a comeback 4-3 win at Magna Vista Monday night. The Comets are now 2-4-1. Jax Bosiger scored the first two goals. Spencer Hargrave added the third goal and Henry Morrison capped the comeback with a goal. Halifax trailed 2-1 at halftime and 3-1 early in the second half before mounting the comeback. […]

Deonte McKinley Foster

Deonte McKinley Foster, 21, of Clover, died Friday, April 13, 2018 at Duke University Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 9, 1996, son of Ralph E. Foster Jr. and Jacqueline Greene Foster. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Foster is survived by one sister, Brittany Foster and fiancé Jeremy […]

Alex Tucker Jr.

Alex Tucker, Jr., 55, of South Boston, died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at The Woodview. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 27, 1962, a son of Alex Tucker Sr. and Barbara Green Tucker. He attended First Baptist Church, South Boston. In 1980, Mr. Tucker moved to Los Angeles, where his last place of employment was UCLA as a […]