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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.

From China to Halifax

Most people who are seniors in high school have not done much traveling, but Alvina Huang is not most people.

SoBo woman pleads guilty to pair of firearm charges

A 44-year-old South Boston woman pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a pair of firearms-related charges.
Michelle Elizabeth Lynn-Crawley pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony and possession of ammunition after being convicted of a violent felony.

More details released after missing girl found safe



ROANOKE – Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder announced that missing 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith and 32-year-old Jeffrey Scott Easley have been safely located in San Francisco.

Halifax County High School ACE team captures district title

Halifax County High School’s varsity ACE team won Monday’s home Scholastic Bowl match and the Western Valley District regular season title in its home match at the high school.

Sweepstakes centers under microscope in South Boston

Several sweepstakes ventures have inquired about opening operations in South Boston since 2008, but Town Manager Ted Daniel, who also serves as zoning administrator for South Boston, has interpreted the town zoning ordinance as excluding any Internet sweepstakes use.

HCSA director addresses Halifax water problems

Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) Executive Director Willie Jones reviewed water quality issues in certain parts of the Town of Halifax during town council’s work session Wednesday night at Halifax Town Hall.

After nearly a week, no sign of missing girl, suspected abductor

Family members issued an appeal for the return of 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith during a press conference Thursday afternoon at Roanoke County Police Headquarters.

Police obtain felony warrant for Easley, search for car

Authorities have obtained a felony arrest warrant for 32-year-old Jeffrey Scott Easley, said Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder during a news conference Wednesday morning in the lobby of the Roanoke County Public Safety Center.