Comets advance in regional play

Face E.C. Glass Tuesday with state tournament berth on the line

Season ends for Comet girls

The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team saw their season end Friday night, despite a strong push in overtime against Salem in Class 4 D regional action. The Comets missed the chance to advance and now will pack up their gear, dropping a 68-65 thriller to Salem. Late game foul trouble played a key role, but both teams […]

Halifax hosts E.C. Glass in Tuesday’s regional semifinal

Four teams, including the defending state champions, remain alive in the Class 4D regional basketball action. Halifax hosts E.C. Glass in one semifinal Tuesday. Defending state champion GW-Danville travels to Jefferson Forest in the other semifinal. The winners meet Friday. Halifax will host if the Comets get past Glass. If Halifax wins it will earn a state tournament berth. Both […]

Driggs, Wilson fair well in state wrestling tournament

Halifax County High School wrestling did well at the Class 4 state tournament, but fell short of placing anyone. The Comets had two contenders, 145-pounder Alex Driggs and 285-pound grappler Zyon Wilson. “Both wrestlers fought hard and represented Blue Comets Wrestling and our community well. We just couldn’t catch the breaks in the matches to pull through. Still, it was […]

Harold Stuart Keatts

Harold Stuart Keatts, 75, of Virginia Beach, formerly of South Boston and Mathews, a U.S. Army veteran born on April 17, 1944, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital with his family by his side. Stuart was a member of Glenwood United Methodist Church, but attended Virginia Beach United Methodist Church. He was a faithful attendee […]

Carolyn Dinette Faulkner Edmondson

Carolyn Dinette Faulkner Edmondson of Crawley Avenue, South Boston died Tuesday, Feb. 18 at her residence at the age of 75. Mrs. Edmondson was born in Halifax County on June 21, 1944 to the late Charlie Faulkner Sr. and Virginia Watkins Faulkner. She was a member of Ebenezer C.M.E. Church and was a retired registered nurse. Mrs. Edmondson is survived […]

Clover solar farm up again for permit

Rodgers Chapel Road site receives planners’ okay; county eyes revenue with proposed tax reform

Sisters escape as fire razes brick home

Both taken to ER for possible smoke inhalation; Ridge Street dwelling is total loss

Expansion starts at fire station

Crews dig up buried fiber to clear way for building addition

Dublin man charged in Hyco area break-ins

A Dublin man has been charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny in connection with recent break-ins in the Hyco area of Halifax County. Larry James Hoback, 52, was arrested Feb. 14 by officers with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office after deputies and investigators visited a residence on Lowery Road to speak with a subject there. Upon arriving, Deputy […]