Comets take Senior Night win over Tunstall

Comets to host GW-Danville in opening round of playoffs

Comet jayvees shut down Tunstall 44-0, finish season 10-0

The Halifax County High School jayvee football team completed an unblemished 10-0 mark Thursday following a 44-0 thumping at Tunstall. Halifax also enjoyed a win by forfeit over Patrick County. The Comets had four shutouts on the season. Halifax found different ways to score against Tunstall. Coach Eugene Turbeville said the Comets had a 70-yard pick six from Aziyah Beasley. […]

Comet gridders to host GW in first round action

Halifax County High School will cost GW-Danville Friday in the first round of the post-season playoffs. Halifax, 7-3, is the no. 4 seed in the region. GW, also 7-3, won the Piedmont District. GW has the no. 5 seed. This is the first time since the 1991 season that Halifax has hosted a playoff game.

Salley duo leads Comets in regional cross country

The Halifax County High School cross country programs enjoyed some positives at Wednesday’s 4A Region D championships at Randolph Park in Dublin. The Comet boys and girls finished seventh. Blacksburg captured the girls title, with 21 points, followed by Jefferson Forest with 45. Halifax had 190. Blacksburg also captured the boys’ side, with 33 points. JF was again second, with […]

Two spikers make All-District

Halifax County High School varsity volleyball has placed two team members on the second team all Piedmont District volleyball squad. Kendall Foushee and Trinity Martin made second team. Halifax saw its season end with a regional road loss at Jefferson Forest last Tuesday.

William Edward Anderson

William Edward Anderson, 79, of Asheville, N.C. died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. A native of South Boston, he was born on Dec. 1, 1939 to the late Edward Kerns Anderson and Selma Mae Anderson. Following his high school graduation, he became an apprenticeship graduate of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. where he proudly worked to build the […]

Stephanie Kimberly Cox

Stephanie Kimberly Cox, 35, of Greensboro, N.C., died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at her home. She was born in Danville on June 19, 1984, daughter of Jane Mason Cox and Lewis Lee Cox, both who survive. Her daughters were her life. Ms. Cox is survived by her daughters, Evelina Grace Martinez and Allessandra Layla Mamoun, both of Greensboro, N.C.; her […]

Saturday crash claims 23-year-old

A Halifax man died Saturday in a single-vehicle crash on MacDonald Road in Scottsburg after his sedan ran off the road, overcorrected and struck several trees.

Parade of honor

Veterans Day parade in downtown ‘one of the biggest’ yet

Grand jury indicts teen for attempted murder of woman

A 17-year-old will be tried as an adult on charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder in connection with an Aug. 25 shooting on Easley Street in South Boston. A Halifax County grand jury on Thursday returned indictments on four felony charges against Damian M. New, one of two suspects arrested in the shooting, which sent a 41-year-old […]