Young Comet girls look upon 2022 as year of opportunity


After finishing 10-0 last season, the Halifax County High School varsity girls tennis team finds itself rebuilding. The Comets graduated the top five last year and coach Donna Hudson has one player that saw varsity action last year, another who was a freshman last year several moving up from the jayvee squad. The Comets also have six girls who first […]

Comet baseball to build on last season’s success


The Halifax County High School varsity boys baseball team traveled to Heritage High School on Friday to participate in a preseason scrimmage game. Comet head coach Kenneth Day said Halifax looked good in the workout. With multiple players returning from a squad that came up one victory short of a VSHL state quarterfinal appearance, Day says the team is in […]

Comet girls fall 1-8 in tennis scrimmage


The Halifax County High School varsity girls tennis team competed in its first scrimmage of the 2022 season last week traveling to Jefferson Forest High School. The Comets had one win on the singles side — freshman Francesca Potenza winning 8-5 — and no wins in doubles matches for a 1-8 final. Coach Donna Hudson said this year’s team is […]

Venus Throckmorton Cochran

Venus “Vicki” Throckmorton Cochran, 65, of South Boston, diedTuesday, March 8, 2022. She was born in Halifax County on March 14, 1956, daughter of the late Leonard Grayson Throckmorton Sr. and the late Mildred “Girdie” Adkins Throckmorton. Vicki was a retired nurse from Person County Memorial Hospital. She was an avid reader and loved to travel, especially to the beach. […]

Lilly Villanueva Hughes

Lilly Villanueva Hughes, 64, of Chesterfield, died Thursday, March 3, 2022. Born in Texas on Jan. 24, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Rizalio and Mary Villanueva and was married to Christopher “Chris” Hughes, who survives. Lilly enjoyed crafting, the outdoors and gardening, and was a huge animal lover. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 12 […]

Dorothy Guill Powell

Dorothy Guill Powell, 74, of Clover, died Tuesday, March 8, 2022. She was born in Charlotte County on June 6, 1947, daughter of the late James Aubrey Guill and the late Mildred Louise Guill. She was married to the late Clarence D. Powell and was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church and Ash Avenue Baptist Church. Dorothy loved sewing, traveling […]

Frances Diane Arthur Smith

Frances Diane Arthur Smith, 61, of Scottsburg, died Sunday, March 6, 2022. She was born in Halifax County on Jan. 20, 1961, daughter of the late Paul Steven Arthur and the late Delma Marion Dalton Arthur. She was married to Donald Lynn Smith, who survives, and was a member of Vibrant Church, Lacrosse. Frances loved hummingbirds, butterflies, lighthouses, gardening and […]

Gloria Jennings Browner

Gloria Jennings Browner, the youngest child of the late Robert Sampson and Leola Moore Jennings was born Jan. 24, 1931, in South Boston. This loving mother and grandmother died Feb. 23, 2022 in New York City where she taught school for many decades. Gloria loved to travel and paint. She will be remembered for her energy, discipline, independence, reaching out […]

03-10-2022 E-Edition

Halifax County trustees vow further review of pay raises

The Halifax County School Board released a statement after a two-hour closed session on Wednesday evening saying there are “confirmed inconsistencies” in the 2022 mid-year salary increases for school employees. The statement by trustees was the only action taken at Wednesday’s special meeting to discuss the matter. Central Office administrators were directed to gather relevant information on salaries to present […]