Remaining Halifax County students invited back to school April 12

Halifax County middle school students in grades 7 and 8 and high school students in grades 10-12 will be able to resume in-person classes at HCMS and HCHS starting Monday, April 12.

Inexperience, youth show in Comets 30-6 season opener loss to Bassett

By Jennifer L. Dunaway Special to the News & Record Bassett stormed into Halifax County Saturday afternoon and played an effective second half to overwhelm the Comets, 30-6, in the delayed season for the varsity gridders. The first game in more than a year after repeated postponements was a learning curve for the Comets, with the program’s new head coach […]

Comets spikers drop opener at Tunstall

The Halifax County High School varsity volleyball squad dropped its season opener at Tunstall, 3-0. Scores in the match were 25-13, 25-11, and 25-17. First year head coach Sunshine Martin said with the limited amount of court time the team had before the match, she was satisfied with their opening play. “It was okay, being that this was our first […]

Abbott has career night in Virginia’s 2-1 loss to FSU

Former Comet Andrew Abbott had a career night the mound against Florida State Friday, yet Virginia would still drop the game 2-0. Abbott recorded 14 strikeouts in the loss, the most strikeouts by a U.Va. pitcher since 2014. According to U.Va. statistics, the last time a Cavalier struck out 14 or more batters was Nathan Kirby in his no-hitter at […]

Jaxton Lacy Palmer-Meadors

Jaxton Lacy Palmer-Meadors passed peacefully in his mother’s loving arms on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Jaxton was born on Nov. 5, 2020. During his four short months here on Earth, he touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. His brief courageous life was a gift that will live on in the hearts of many who found […]

Monroe Edward Tanksley

Monroe Edward Tanksley, 72, of South Boston, died Thursday, March 4, 2021. He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 16, 1948, son of the late James Acree Tanksley and the late Susan Ella Smith Tanksley. Mr. Tanksley is survived by two aunts, Beatrice Elder Fears of Danville and Estella Elder Guill of Nathalie. He was preceded in death by […]

Charles G. Boxley

Charles G. “Charlie” Boxley of High View Road, Halifax, died Monday, March 1 at his residence at the age of 75. Mr. Boxley was born in Covington on Sept. 10, 1945 to the late Mary King. He was married to Lorraine Womack Boxley and was a member of Blue Wing Grove Baptist Church. Charles was a retired employee of R.O. […]

Isabel Crews Thomason

Isabel Crews Thomason, 92, of South Boston, died Thursday, March 4, 2021. She was born in Halifax on Feb. 18, 1929, daughter of the late Abraham Lincoln Crews and the late Bessie Hailey Crews. She was married to the late Robert L. Thomason and was a member of Black Walnut Baptist Church, where she was active in the “Sunshiners” group. […]

Eunice Thompson Hux

Eunice Thompson Hux died Wednesday, March 3, 2021. She was born in Charlotte County on March 9, 1936 to the late Luther and Annie Trent Hamlett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Asbury Hux and first husband, John R. Thompson. She was a member of Ellis Creek Baptist Church and retired from Presto Products. She is survived […]

Halifax council convenes Tuesday

Halifax Town Council will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. for a committee work session, followed by the March regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Council’s regular business agenda includes the passage of a resolution proclaiming Halifax County Community Clean-Up Day in the Town of Halifax on April 17, and ratifying Earth Day in April. During the committee work sessions, the […]