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Wayward bear causes accident

Bob Cage, renowned artist, athlete and tobacconist, dies

Robert F. "Bob" Cage, a Halifax native, was known for his achievements in an array of fields that he pursued with customary passion.

Latest effort to oust Thornton fails

The superintendent lost the support of a longtime backer, board chairman Robert Puryear

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Comets prove cynics wrong

There might have been some cynics wondering about the direction of the Halifax County High School varsity boys’ basketball team before last winter.

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A life of accomplishment

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Bob Cage
Accomplished artist, champion athlete, acclaimed tobacco auctioneer, interpreter and defender of the countryside — all describe Robert F. “Bob” Cage, who died Wednesday 19 in Raleigh, N.C. where he had been under Hospice care for the past several weeks. He was 91.

Halifax County High School band camp opens

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With band director Stephen Harmon in place, the Halifax County High School marching band opened band camp Monday in preparation for the fall football/parade season. Band camp will continue this week. (David Conner II photos)

Slowdown costs handful of jobs at Sunshine Mills

Sunshine Mills in Halifax has laid off a handful of employees in response to a seasonal slowdown that company CEO Alan Bostick says usually rights itself in September.

Smoke of a distant fire

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Some 6,000 acres are now burning in the Great Dismal Swamp. Changes in wind direction carried the smoke across Halifax County on Friday, prompting dozens of calls to fire stations and government offices from curious — and alarmed — citizens. The swamp is about 150 east of South Boston. (Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service)
Smoke from a more than 5,000-acre brush fire in Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp — about 150 miles east — caught Halifax County residents by surprise on Friday as fire departments and other offices fielded calls from worried citizens.

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