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Suspect due in court today

The 32-year-old man accused of abducting 12-year-old former South Boston resident Brittany Mae Smith was returned to Roanoke County Wednesday evening where he was formally charged with abduction.

Frigid weather takes toll on water lines

When the mercury plummets, it spells trouble for the Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) in the form of water main breaks.
“The water main failures that we usually see happen during the freeze cycle and on the thaw cycle during a cold front that is extreme as the one we presently are experiencing,” said Mark Estes, HCSA director of operations.

Thanks to snow, high school exams cancelled

All end of the semester final examinations at Halifax County High School were cancelled due to schools being closed Thursday because of the wintry mix that began Thursday morning and continued throughout the day, according to Deputy Superintendent Larry Clark.

First blast of winter weather hits Halifax County

Schools, businesses and government offices were closed, meetings were cancelled, and police handled a number of weather-related crashes as Ol’ Man Winter made a premature appearance in Halifax County Thursday with a mixture of snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain.

Brittany's back home; more details surface in homicide

Brittany Mae Smith, the 12-year-old former South Boston resident who has been the subject of a weeklong nationwide search, is safe at home in South Boston with family members, who are now preparing for a Saturday memorial service for Brittany’s mother, Tina Dyer Smith.

Special candlelight celebration Sunday for Brittany

A community candlelight celebration for Brittany Smith is set for 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, in South Boston’s Constitution Square, according to organizer Lisa Wallace.

South Boston Town Council taps new member to fill seat

South Boston Town Council came out of closed session Monday to announce the appointment of Connie Manning to fill the vacant seat on council created by the resignation of Sandra Thompson.

Woman who spotted missing girl identified; Brittany coming home Monday night

Theresa Shanley (left) is the woman who contacted police in San Francisco after recognizing 12-year old Brittany Mae Smith and 32-year old Jeffrey Scott Easley from national media reports.

Candlelight celebration for Brittany Smith set Sunday

A community candlelight celebration for Brittany Smith is set for 4 p.m. Sunday in South Boston’s Constitution Square, according to organizer Lisa Wallace.

Nightmare ends for Brittany, family

While family and friends anxiously await the arrival of 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith back to the East Coast, Roanoke County authorities had their first opportunity to interview the Roanoke County girl in a San Francisco police station Sunday, according to Roanoke County Public Information Officer Teresa Hamilton Hall.