Comet girls lose in region finals, prepare for state tourney

Halifax County High School varsity softball lost to Mountain View in Thursday’s regional finals in South Boston, 2-0. The Comets will be on the road Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Class 5 state tournament. Mountain View took advantage of strong pitching from Jessie Kantor, and the visitors struck early to seize the lead. Halifax got solid pitching from starter […]

Comets earn trip to state tourney

Harlow turns in clutch outing to help baseball reach next level

Softball upends North Stafford, clinches berth

Halifax County High School varsity softball took advantage of clutch pitching from Lauryn Chappell and Madison Barnes on the way to a 6-3 win over North Stafford Tuesday in regional semifinals action. The Comets return home tonight, facing Mountain View at 6 p.m. for the regional finals. The win Tuesday put Halifax into next week’s Class 5 round of eight […]

Track team out to show it’s among state’s best

The Halifax County High School track team will be fighting for points in the VHSL Class 5 state championship meet Friday and Saturday, with hopes of putting together a team score high enough to place among Virginia’s best. With three events where Comets can compete for first place, and several more where they have an outside shot, the team is […]

Douglas Church

Douglas Church, 88, of Halifax, died Saturday, May 25, 2019 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on May 17, 1931, son of the late Fletcher Church and Bessie Mae Coates Church and was married to the late Betty Noblin Church. He was of the Baptist faith, was retired from JP Stevens and was a US Navy Korean […]

William Stover Oliver

William Stover Oliver, 91, of Coleman Drive, Alton, died Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Berry Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Halifax County on Jan. 24, 1928, son of the late Harry Keister Oliver and Lelia Wade Oliver. He was married to the late Rosemarie Bachmann Oliver and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. He […]

Randy Noel Dixon

Randy Noel Dixon, 54, of Henry’s Trail, Nathalie died Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 4, 1964, son of Hilda Gilmore Dixon and the late Hoover Herbert Dixon. He was a member of Traynham Grove Baptist Church. In addition to his mother, Mr. Dixon is survived by his devoted companion, Hazel […]

Charlotte Hite Coleman

Charlotte Hite Coleman, of Halifax, died Monday, May 27, 2019 following a lengthy illness. She recently celebrated her 81st birthday with her family. Charlotte was born on May 19, 1938, in Clarksville. She was the youngest daughter of the late Johnnie Cornelius Hite and the late Avis Blanks Hite. She was brought up in Clarksville enjoying a fun-filled childhood with […]

Henry Marshall Bailey

Henry Marshall Bailey, 76, of Ridge Street, South Boston died Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on July 25, 1942, son of the late Henry Sterling Bailey and Louise Lee Bailey. He was married to Sarah Barksdale Bailey and was a member of Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist Church. In addition to his […]

Fred George Wilborne

Fred George Wilborne, 72, of Clover, died Friday, May 24, 2019 at Duke Hospital. He was born in Clover on Aug. 29, 1946, son of the late Henry T. Epperson and Lou Ellen Wilborne Epperson. He was married to Queen Mary Traynham Wilborne, was a member of Bethel Grove Baptist Church and a United States Army veteran. In addition to […]