Pinewood Derby

The Pinewood Derby for Cub Scouts attracted most of the attention when Boy Scouts held demonstrations in a field day in 1988 at the Halifax County Junior High School. More than 100 Cubs and their parents watched the race-off of the small, homemade cars.

10 YEARS AGO | 2012

  • A tornado siren was placed into service in the Town of Halifax last Friday. Located at the Halifax Volunteer Fire Department, the siren will provide audible warning within one mile of the fire station once a tornado warning is issued. According to Halifax County Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders, the project, which cost just under $12,000, was completed jointly by the Town of Halifax, Halifax Volunteer Fire Department and Halifax County Emergency Services. The siren is designed to protect town residents, visitors and the many who work within the town limits by providing a steady and constant audible wail. The warning will be activated remotely when a warning is issued for the area in and around the Town of Halifax, Saunders said. 
  • Halifax County High School presented its homecoming court Thursday. The royal court will make its debut at tonight’s homecoming game during halftime. The freshman, sophomore and junior class each chose two young ladies to represent their class, and they are escorted by a person of their choice. The senior court is comprised of four young ladies and escorted by four young men from the senior class.
  • The Halifax County High School golf team found out Monday that a lot of tenacity can go a long way. Halifax County High School earned a berth in next week’s Northwest Region Golf Tournament at Prince William Golf Club in Nokesville with a runner-up finish behind district champion Franklin County High School in Monday’s Western Valley District Championship Golf Tournament at the Westlake Golf & Country Club in Hardy. The Comets came in with a 318 total, finishing 10 strokes behind Franklin County High School, which wrapped up its fourth straight Western Valley District championship and it’s ninth district title in 12 years.