Comets downed by buzzer beater

Varsity boys fall in Piedmont District championship tilt; next up, regionals

Comet girls lose to Martinsville in PD tournament semifinals

The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team had a solid 60-25 opening round tourney win over Tunstall Friday but weren’t able to hold that momentum as they fell to Martinsville on Monday 58-48 in the Piedmont District Basketball Tournament. With the loss the girls now prepare for Region 4D competition which begins on Friday. The Comets will host […]

Lewis to play soccer at Guilford College

A Comet soccer standout plans to continue her playing career as a scholarship recruit at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. Mandy Lewis, daughter of Ricky and Becky Lewis of Vernon Hill, has committed to the Quaker women’s soccer program and expects to play forward there, the same position which she has excelled at as a leading scorer for the Comet […]

Teams set for Sunday’s Industrial League championship game

Following a 69-39 win by Tvilum/Sentara over AWNC-I and Eaton defeating Polywood 36-25 on Sunday, Sentara and Eaton will meet on Sun., at 5 p.m. to determine the Business & Industrial League’s basketball champion. Sentara, the number one-seed in the tournament, defeated No. 9 seeded Presto in the round-two competition 69-43 to advance to the semifinals. The two-seed, Eaton, bested […]

Jean Carol Yancey Martin

Jean Carol Yancey Martin, 81, of South Boston, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. She was born in Halifax County on Aug. 1, 1938, daughter of the late James Henry Yancey and the late Gerdie Lou Smith Yancey. She was married to the late Ronnie Lew Martin and was a member of Glenwood United Methodist Church. Ms. Martin is survived by […]

Gerry Wayne Bowers

Gerry Wayne “G” Bowers, 67, of Cherry Hill Church Road, South Boston, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Mecklenburg County on Feb. 22, 1952, son of the late Willie Alfred Bowers and Marjorie Willard Bowers. Mr. Bowers was married to Joan Pointer Bowers, was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and […]

Reverse order: Snow forecast after spring lull

Region could be in for up to 1-2 inches

‘So many great things to say about her life’

Tuesday fire claims community pillar, organizer, poetry lover

Son of a sharecropper, Luck keeps up pace beyond point of retirement

Lealand Luck was born the son of a sharecropper five miles east of Danville in the village of Blairs. He says his father was a loving man who worked hard and never complained. His mother taught him and his 13 siblings to love one another. They were not allowed to go to bed mad at their brothers and sisters. Instead […]

‘Ruby’ tells story of school integration

Southern states did little to implement integration in their public schools following the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v Board of Education until ordered by federal courts to do so. In February 1956, the New Orleans Parish School Board was ordered to integrate, beginning on the third Monday in November 1960. Four brave young African-American girls from the […]