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Brittany attends celebration in her honor

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Brittany Mae Smith andher father Benjamin Smith, have their candles lit during a welcome home celebration Sunday in Constitution Square. (David Conner II photo)
A candlelight vigil to pray for her safe return turned into a welcome-home celebration for 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith late Sunday afternoon.

Schools closed due to inclement weather

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Both Mecklenburg and Halifax County schools are closed Thursday due to weather.

Encouraging job news

Halifax Town Council members on Tuesday night heard a very encouraging report from Mike Sexton, Executive Director of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority. Sexton, who said his office “was very busy these days,” reviewed three major projects that his office is currently working on: NOVI/South Boston Energy, LLC, the Dominion Solar Project and the purchase and renovation of the Daystrom facility for which there is an interested occupant.

An Army of Ringers

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Top, Vanessa Woods of Alton pops a donation into the Salvation Army kettle. Ninety percent of the money collected stays in Halifax County. Above, Anne Caldwell of South Boston thinks ringing is the right thing to do.
They’re not quite Santa or Rudolph, but Salvation Army bell-ringers are one of those subtle signs of Christmas. Between Thanksgiving and 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, you can count on seeing them at the South Boston Wal-Mart.

Easley waves extradition

Jeffery Easley has waived his extradition and was to have arrived in Virginia last night from San Francisco to face kidnapping charges. Easley is accused of abducting Brittany Mae Smith, 12, who was missing for a week. He is a suspect in the slaying of the child’s mother, Tina Louise Dyer Smith, who was found dead in her Roanoke-area home Dec. 6.

Celebration marks start of healing

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Christy Watts of Turbeville, left, and Lisa Ann Wallace of Halifax hold the box that will be stationed at the Sunday afternoon welcome-home celebration for Brittany Smith. Well-wishers may toss in monetary donations for the family, or they may toss in letters and cards.
When Christy Watts and Lisa Wallace originally set Sunday’s service at Constitution Square, they didn’t know it would be for a celebration, but they’re powerfully glad it is.

Memorial service set for Smith

Welcome-home celebration set for 12 year old Brittany

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