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Vernon Bryant will continue his tenure as chair of the Halifax County Board of Commissioners following his reappointment today.

Linda Brewer was named vice chair of the board, filling the void left after longtime Commissioner Rives Manning was defeated in the November election.

Commissioner John Smith made the motion to appoint Bryant as chair while Brewer cast the second.

Commissioner Carolyn Johnson made the motion to appoint Brewer vice chair on a second by Smith.

“I want to thank my colleagues for their vote of confidence in me to serve as the incoming chair,” Bryant, who was also sworn in after winning re-election last month, said. “This is my fourth term and this will be my ninth year serving as your chairman. That’s what it means — I’m your chairman, not just for this board but I’m here to serve the 48,000 residents of this county. I thank you for your vote of confidence. Anyone who knows me knows that Vernon Bryant is going to put his best foot forward in doing the best he can for Halifax County. I look forward to continuing to serve.”

Brewer said, “I’m probably the only person who’s sat up here who really didn’t desire to be a county commissioner — that was not my life goal, however, I have relished the time of being on this board since the night I was appointed in 2016.”

Brewer said she recalled at the time of her appointment she remarked, “Even though I come from District 3 I am here for the county of Halifax. I’ve worked in this county almost 40 years and I know the citizens throughout and I’m proud of some of the things we’ve accomplished throughout the county in Hollister, down in Scotland Neck and I appreciate the opportunity to serve. We still have great things we can accomplish going forward.”

Meanwhile, Smith was sworn in to fill the unexpired term of his late son Marcelle. Smith ran unopposed for the District 2 seat last month.

“I do thank the citizens of Halifax County for giving me an opportunity to continue to serve. I’m serving out the final two years of my late son Marcelle Smith,” Smith said. “It’s a pleasure to have the opportunity to do that. Certainly, I am no Marcelle. Most people that knew him knew what type of guy he was — very much wise beyond his years and I will do the best I possibly can to see that I serve all the citizens of Halifax County.”

Smith said, “Even though I’m elected to represent District 2, I’m elected to serve all the citizens of Halifax County and I’m going to see that all of us prosper so we can keep Halifax the county that it is and continue to grow.”