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Celebrating King's legacy

Halifax County Business and Professional Council sponsored a birthday celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street. Council members attending the celebration are (from left) the Rev. Kevin Chandler, Derwin Leigh, Sharon Medley, Linda Owen, Rev. Whitfield Scott, Inez Scott, Assistant Treasurer Helen Leigh, President Lealand Luck, Secretary Nakisha Easley and First Vice President Valdivia Marshall. The Rev. Scott, pastor of Piney Grove Baptist Church, served as keynote speaker Sunday.