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Welcome to the new and improved SoVaNow.com! The news website, a joint effort of the News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun, made the transition Friday to WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system. The site is designed to be read on desktops, cell phones and all other mobile devices with internet access. With the move to an updated […]

Charlotte Courthouse woman dies in Friday crash

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Charlotte County that claimed the life of a 57-year-old Charlotte Courthouse woman. At 5:26 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Morton Road a half-mile east of Abeline Road. A 2008 Jeep Wrangler traveling west on Morton Road came around a bend in the road and […]

Another death reported in Halifax as omicron looms

Public health experts warn that the omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. and is likely to become the dominant strain in a matter of weeks, due to its ability to evade the body’s immune response to COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, warned that omicron is “going to take over” and […]

Comets flame out against Rockets

After two losses to Person Halifax gets another try Dec. 28

The Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team fell to Person County 55-46 on Friday, the second loss to the Rockets this season. The Comets are now 2-4, 0-1 Piedmont. Halifax will get a chance at redemption Dec. 28 when they host Person for the third time, this time in the Comets’ holiday classic. Halifax led 13-9 at the […]

Comet girls knock off Person 46-29


The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team improved to 6-1, 2-0 Piedmont District after dispatching Person County 46-29 Friday. Person had a trey to open the game, their only points for the quarter. Halifax took the 12-3 lead to the second period. Ella Morrison, who led all players with 14 points, scored seven points in both opening quarters. […]

Comet track strong at Liberty Christian meet


Halifax County High School indoor track and field competed at the Liberty Christmas High School Invitational on Saturday and placed well amongst some stiff competition. Halifax coach Mary Douglas said the level of competition at the invitational was the best the team has seen this season. Douglas noted for some of the Comets’ newer team members experiencing varsity level sports […]

Comet jayvees slip past Person County 47-45 Friday

The Halifax County High School jayvee boys basketball team slipped past Person County 47-45 Friday at home. Halifax would watch Person jump out to a 5-0 lead before Lleyton Burkholder popped two baskets to close the score to 5-4. Jamarri Craighead knotted the score at 5-5 on one-of-two at the line. Two-pointers by Titus Tucker and Burkholder and a Zaair […]

Comet wrestlers fall in quad meet at Tunstall


The Comet grapplers competed in a quad meet at Tunstall Thursday, dropping both matches. HCHS came up short in its match with Tunstall 60-18, and went on to fall to Martinsville 30-24. Wyatt Nelson, wrestling in the 182 weight class, was 2-0 on the day. The remainder of the Comet wrestlers went 1-1 in their matches. Coach David Riddle said […]

Robert Earl Simmons

Robert Earl Simmons, 86, of Nathalie died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Deborah Thomas Simmons. Robert was born in Buckingham County on May 3, 1935, son of the late William B. Simmons Sr. and Elnora Harris Simmons. He was a member of Clover Bottom Baptist Church, a retired minister and butcher. […]

Elvis Donnie Beadles

Elvis Donnie Beadles of Halifax died Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was born on Oct. 11, 1957 to Walter and Ada Clay Beadles and was married to Brenda Martin Beadles. Elvis was a retired self employed logger and truck driver. A great friend to many people, he was a devoted family man, loving husband, father […]