Aunts make plea at Thursday press conference

Three family members of Brittany Mae Smith appeared at a televised press conference this afternoon shortly after 3:30 to appeal to the girl to come home — in time for Christmas, and to pay final respects to Brittany’s slain mother, Tina Louise Dyer Smith.

NR Community Calendar for Dec. 9, 2010

BANISTER SENIOR SERVICES ENRICHMENT PROGRAM DEC. 9 Banister Senior Services, Inc. invites you to attend the Banister Senior Enrichment Program on Thursday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m., hosted by New Arbor Baptist Church, 14131 River Road, South Boston, VA 24592. VIRGILINA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE DEC. 11 Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Open House December 11, from 7:00-9:00 […]

County native pens memoir, ‘Men, Baloney and Shoes’

Christy Hancock Rosado, a Halifax native, has self-published a book just out a few weeks ago. Called “Men, Baloney and Shoes,” Rosado describes it as a funny, touching memoir intended to inspire. “Here I am, a small town girl who grew up on fried baloney sandwiches now wearing Jimmy Choos. How did I get here? I’ve mostly been dredging through […]

Halifax County to pay ‘line of duty’ premiums for safety personnel

Due to cost-cutting measures in state government, Halifax County and other municipalities around Virginia will start having to pay premiums into a state fund for all public safety workers — everyone from deputies to courtroom security to volunteer firefighters.


As Halifax County reeled from the revelations that South Boston native Tina Louise Dyer Smith, 41, was found dead in her new Salem home, shock turned to confusion as questions arose about whether her missing 12-year-old daughter, Brittany Mae Smith, could be willingly in the company of Jeffery Easley, 32, rather than a captive.

Academy of Science hosts uranium meet Monday in Danville

One of two Virginia meetings on the National Academy of Science’s study of the environmental and public health impacts of a proposed uranium mine near Chatham will be held over several days beginning Monday in Danville.

National Night Out gets new chairman

The National Night Out event is getting a new chairman.

Jobless rate dips, but jobs about same the same

Halifax County’s jobless rate dipped slightly in October to 11.4 percent, but the county remains saddled with one of the highest unemployment rates in Virginia.

Crime picks up on North Carolina border

Just as stores get busier near Christmas, so too, apparently, do thieves.

Carlbrook runaway on missing list

The teenager who ran away from the Carlbrook School last weekend has been placed on the national missing persons list.