Comets fall in season-ending volleyball match

The Halifax County High School varsity volleyball team closed out its season on Thursday, losing to district leading Patrick County 3-1 at home. The Comets finished 2-9, a far cry from what they wanted. In a normal season the girls would still be going to postseason action, but not this season due to the VHSL’s condensed Championships+1 calendar adopted in […]

Comets place six on Piedmont all-district cross country

The Comet boys and girls cross country teams competed in the Piedmont District Championship last week and had six runners selected to the all-district squad. Comet coach David Riddle said the team was trying to place as many runners on the district team as possible with the regions approaching. “We were looking at placing as many runners as possible in […]

Jayvees strong in loss to Patrick County

Several times during their regular season, the Halifax County High School jayvee volleyball team looked as though they were going to be able to lock in at a high level of play the entire match. It was the final match of the season that all of their efforts in practice finally came together. Thursday evening, the jayvee girls played strong […]

Mary Ann Ford Clark

Mary Ann Ford Clark, 92, of Halifax, died Friday, April 9, 2021. She was born in Halifax County on June 4, 1928, daughter of the late Lewis Irby Ford and the late Annie Rebecca Gravitt Ford and was married to the late Earl Green Clark. She was an active member of Dan River Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school […]

A’Vae Elise Terry

A’Vae Elise Terry, 20, of South Boston, died on Monday, April 5, 2021. She was born in Halifax County on Jan. 7, 2001, daughter of Karen Terry Staten (Ralph) and Steven Leigh. She was a member of Dan River Bethel Baptist Church. Ms. Terry is survived by her parents, Karen and Ralph Staten of South Boston and Steven Leigh; two […]

Matthew Todd Bowman

Matthew Todd Bowman, 50, of Virginia Beach, died Monday, March 29, 2021. He was born in Henrico County on Aug. 3, 1970. Todd was a graduate of Halifax County High School and later received his bachelor’s degree from Longwood University, where he excelled at baseball, helping lead the Lancers to the 1991 College World Series. After graduating, Todd stayed in […]

Son’s death brings manslaughter verdict

Cluster Springs mother faces up to 10 years in prison for role in brutal beating of 5-year-old Christian Sydnor in May 2019

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Emergency services chief departs after two years on job

Steve Dishman, Halifax County’s coordinator of emergency services, has resigned from the position in a letter submitted to the county administrator’s office in recent days. “Hopefully we will hire someone in the next few months,” said County Administrator Scott Simpson. Dishman was hired by the Halifax County Board of Supervisors in October 2018 to replace Chad Loftis, who resigned in […]

With insanity plea, woman acquitted in crash

A South Boston woman was found not guilty by reason of insanity on Friday after standing trial on multiple charges, including attempted first degree murder stemming from an August car crash on Wilborn Avenue. Through her defense counsel, Valerie Denise Carden, 34, claimed she was insane at the time of an Aug. 5 crash which left two elderly county residents […]