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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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COACH OF THE YEAR

SoVaNow.com / June 16, 2014
Halifax County High School head baseball coach Kelvin Davis has been selected as the Conference 16 coach of the year.

Halifax defeated PH-Ashland for the conference championship and Davis collected the top coach honors. The Comets eventually lost in the regional semifinals of the 5-A region north tournament.

Seven Comets were named to the all conference 16 team. Making the list were pitcher Chase Wilkerson, catcher Tristan Howerton, pitcher/outfieler Ryan Powell and shortshop Andrew McCann.

Three Comets, seniors Josh Irby, Dustin Crews and Tripp Bernnett made the second team.

HCHS finished the regular season with a 14-6 record.

HCHS ended its season with a loss at home to Freedom-South Riding. HCHS finished a 17-8 record, falling one game short of the state tournament.

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