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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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Franklin County holds off Comet jayvees 54-52

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Halifax County High School jayvee player Deshane Davis takes up space inside against FCHS. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / January 17, 2013
Franklin County pulled out a pulse-pounding 54-52 win over the Halifax County High Scholjayvees Tuesday night.

“Just a battle all night ... it went back and forth all night. They had a couple of big bodies. They beat us on the boards pretty good,” coach Nathan Lantor said.

“We got into foul trouble early in the game, and we fell behind. Will Miller hit some big threes for us early. He got into foul trouble and couldn’t play. Nick Jones played some good defense tonight. Jarvis Owens handled the ball well, cut down on his turnovers for the season,” said Lantor.

HCHS hit a 3-pointer late to cut the Eagle lead to one. Halifax had to foul with nine seconds to go. FCHS hit one foul shot to go up by two. HCHS missed a late shot, and the Eagles held on.

The Comets were competitive all night.

Halifax led, 16-11, at the end of the first period. Halifax trailed by one at the half, 30-29. Franklin County went on an 11-6 run in the third and led 41-35 heading into the final period.

But Halifax almost pulled out the win, losing by one possession at the end. Jarvis Owens had 19 for the Comets, including two 3-pointers and a pair of free throws in the final period. Kory Lennon had six and Will Miller had a pair of treys early, with six points.

Justin Penick had seven for Halifax.

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