State of emergency declared in Conway

The mayor of Conway has issued a proclamation of emergency in light of several episodes of violence ...

More violence reported in Conway

More violence was reported in Conway Thursday afternoon, marking the second instance since a June 26...

RRPD blotter: June 30-July 2

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

A master trooper with a master plan

For Levern Bynum, it's not so much about a new rank as much as it is about how the rank can help him...

Prince St. fire under investigation

The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department was attempting to determine the cause of a fire at 112 Prince Str...

Weapon charge lodged at phone business

A gun was seized from a prepaid cellular phone business today following a search warrant execution o...

Teen charged in Enfield murder

A 19-year-old Enfield man is the third person to face charges in the June 21 murder of Jarshamel Jal...

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Friday, 03 July 2015 20:37

The mayor of Conway has issued a proclamation of emergency in light of several episodes of violence in the town over the past week.

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State of emergency declared in Conway

State of emergency declared in Conway

The mayor of Conway has issued a proclamation of emergency in light of several episodes of violence in the town over the past week. Read more

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More violence reported in Conway

More violence reported in Conway

More violence was reported in Conway Thursday afternoon, marking the second instance since a June 26 murder. Read more

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RRPD blotter: June 30-July 2

RRPD blotter: June 30-July 2

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty: Read more

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A master trooper with a master plan

A master trooper with a master plan

For Levern Bynum, it's not so much about a new rank as much as it is about how the rank can help him continue to fulfill a mission of community... Read more

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Prince St. fire under investigation

Prince St. fire under investigation

The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department was attempting to determine the cause of a fire at 112 Prince Street this evening. Read more

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Weapon charge lodged at phone business

Weapon charge lodged at phone business

A gun was seized from a prepaid cellular phone business today following a search warrant execution on Hinson Street. Read more

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Teen charged in Enfield murder

Teen charged in Enfield murder

A 19-year-old Enfield man is the third person to face charges in the June 21 murder of Jarshamel Jaleek Cambridge. Read more

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HCSO roundup: Indecent liberties; safecr…

HCSO roundup: Indecent liberties; safecracking charges

Detective B.C. Griffin of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office reported the following: Read more

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Hollister man charged with cocaine traff…

Hollister man charged with cocaine trafficking

A Hollister man is facing court today for possession of seven kilograms of cocaine. Read more

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County officials pleased with new plate

County officials pleased with new plate

Halifax County officials say they are pleased with the release of a new license plate that revives the First in Freedom slogan and recognizes the signing of the Halifax Resolves. Read more

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Kayaker returned safely to shore

Kayaker returned safely to shore

A kayaker was rescued from the waters of the Roanoke River this morning, according to a Gaston Fire and Rescue news release. Read more

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County implements CodeRED system

County implements CodeRED system

Halifax County has now implemented the CodeRED emergency notification system. Read more

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Task force seeks fed detainer on Ussery

Task force seeks fed detainer on Ussery

United States Probation and Pretrial Services is in the process of putting a federal detainer on Derrick Keith Ussery Jr. who was charged Tuesday night on cocaine trafficking counts. Read more

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Woman charged with obstruction in June m…

Woman charged with obstruction in June murder

A 21-year-old woman has been charged with obstruction of justice after reportedly hiding evidence related to a June 21 murder in Enfield. Read more

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Sweepstakes enforcement begins today

Sweepstakes enforcement begins today

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office will begin compliance inspections today to ensure owners and operators of Internet sweepstakes and sweepstakes machine businesses have ceased operations. Read more

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Another Conway murder suspect caught

Another Conway murder suspect caught

One of the suspects wanted in last Friday’s murder of a Conway man was captured in Murfreesboro just minutes ago, the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald of Ahoskie reports. Read more

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Fourth of July festivities set

Fourth of July festivities set

Weldon kicks off area Fourth of July festivities on Friday with its annual celebration beginning at 5 p.m. at River Falls Park. Read more

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Governor's reward offered in Warren Co. …

Governor's reward offered in Warren Co. murder

A $5,000 governor’s reward is offered to solve the Warrenton murder of Stanley Ray Richardson. Read more

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HRMC launches newsletter redesign

HRMC launches newsletter redesign

Halifax Regional has unveiled a redesign of its community newsletter. Read more

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City BOE approves school tax increase

City BOE approves school tax increase

The Roanoke Rapids Board of Education voted tonight to adjust the supplemental school tax rate to 22.5 cents. Read more

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Theater prepared for rental opportunitie…

Theater prepared for rental opportunities

The city will begin opening up the Roanoke Rapids Theatre to those interested in renting the facility. Read more

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RRPD blotter: June 26-28

RRPD blotter: June 26-28

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty: Read more

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Police seek identity of Sunday shooter

Police seek identity of Sunday shooter

Roanoke Rapids police are looking for a person who fired shots Sunday morning outside a bar, injuring one person. Read more

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One Conway murder suspect surrenders

One Conway murder suspect surrenders

One of three still wanted in a Friday morning murder in Conway surrendered to law enforcement today. Read more

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RRPD blotter: June 22-25

RRPD blotter: June 22-25

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty: Read more

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Gaston man charged in Family Dollar B…

Gaston man charged in Family Dollar B&E

A Gaston man wanted in a break-in at Family Dollar was arrested Friday, according to Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Chuck Hasty. Read more

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Charleston victims honored at local vigi…

Charleston victims honored at local vigil

Nine ministers said prayers for the nine victims of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church shooting in Charleston last week. Read more

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Conway murder: One caught, three sought

Conway murder: One caught, three sought

One man has been charged and three are being sought in a murder that occurred in Conway early this morning. Read more

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County responds to Manning school statem…

County responds to Manning school statement

Halifax County Board of Commissioner Chairman Vernon Bryant, in letters to the editor to three area media outlets, has responded to a statement released earlier this week on Manning Elementary... Read more

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Warrant issued, others expected in Enfie…

Warrant issued, others expected in Enfield murder

A warrant has been issued in a Sunday night shooting that led to the death of a 20-year-old Enfield man. Read more

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Enfield traffic stop nets crack count

Enfield traffic stop nets crack count

An Enfield man was arrested for possession of crack cocaine following a Wednesday evening traffic stop. Read more

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One project completed, another set at HR…

One project completed, another set at HRMC

Halifax Regional Medical Center celebrated a milestone and a future milestone today, recognizing the completed renovation of the fifth floor and announcing the upcoming renovation of the third floor. Read more

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Police seek Family Dollar B&E suspec…

Police seek Family Dollar B&E suspect

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking information on a breaking and entering that occurred in the early morning hours Sunday at the Family Dollar on Highway 158. Read more

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Sweepstakes enforcement set

Sweepstakes enforcement set

Enforcement action on Halifax County's some 30 Internet sweepstakes businesses will begin after July 1, according to a letter written by Sheriff Wes Tripp. Read more

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Man charged after morning foot chase

Man charged after morning foot chase

A man who was apparently trying to break in a room of female victim was apprehended following a brief foot chase in Garysburg early this morning. Read more

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'Smurf' in safekeeping while awaiting tr…

'Smurf' in safekeeping while awaiting trial

No trial dates have been set for Herman Lee “Smurf” Edwards in the 2011 murder cases of Brandon Tyrone Peterson and Lorenzo Tann Jr., the Halifax County Clerk of Court... Read more

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Va. sheriff's office seeks NC help in ro…

Va. sheriff's office seeks NC help in robbery

The Brunswick County, Virginia, sheriff's office is seeking help from Roanoke Valley residents in possibly identifying a person involved in two robberies of the Davis Travel Center. Read more

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RRPD blotter: June 15-21

RRPD blotter: June 15-21

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty: Read more

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District: $19 million not enough for new…

District: $19 million not enough for new Manning

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District today released a statement saying the Halifax County Board of Commissioners' decision to hold the cost of a new Manning Elementary School at $19.2... Read more

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Man faces second-degree rape count

Man faces second-degree rape count

A Roanoke Rapids man has been charged in a Monday morning rape, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Read more

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KapStone promotes Clements

KapStone promotes Clements

KapStone Kraft Paper Corporation recently announced the promotion of Chris Clements to the position of Lead Person-Pulp & Utilities E&I Group. Read more

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Moseley eyes chance to take over prescho…

Moseley eyes chance to take over preschool

The path that took Tammy Moseley to become the supervisor and site administrator of the Gingerbread House has led to another crossroads. Read more

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Sheriff's office probes Enfield murder

Sheriff's office probes Enfield murder

A Sunday night murder remains under investigation in Enfield, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Read more

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Canal trail lauded for greenway win

Canal trail lauded for greenway win

The Roanoke Canal Trail was officially recognized as the best greenway in the state today following the running of the half-marathon named in its honor. Read more

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Man arrested in morning stabbing

Man arrested in morning stabbing

A Weldon area man is in jail on $150,000 bond following an early morning stabbing in the Mackie Street neighborhood. Read more

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Northampton seeks man wanted in pill cam…

Northampton seeks man wanted in pill campaign

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Lashawn Moore, 24, of Woodland. Read more

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More Bullseye arrests made, more pending

More Bullseye arrests made, more pending

Three more people were served warrants this week in Operation Bullseye and more arrests are pending, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said in a statement this evening. Read more

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Revival in Halifax: 'It feels like a reb…

Revival in Halifax: 'It feels like a rebirth'

It wasn't just smoke and mirrors for a crew filming a cable television episode. Read more

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Branch named chamber's Woman of the Year

Branch named chamber's Woman of the Year

As it became apparent she was not there to introduce another winner, a smile spread across District Court Judge Brenda Branch's face as she was named the Roanoke Valley Chamber... Read more

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Seven Rockfish defendants appeal to 4th …

Seven Rockfish defendants appeal to 4th Circuit

Seven of the 13 in pretrial custody in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case have given notice to appeal their orders of detention to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more

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Terry, Whitaker denied pretrial release

Terry, Whitaker denied pretrial release

Luther Terry and Gerald Whitaker will remain in federal until their trial dates. Read more

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Canal certificate to be presented post-r…

Canal certificate to be presented post-race

Not only will winners in the Roanoke Canal Trail Half-Marathon be lauded Saturday, the city will be recognized for its landslide victory in the North Carolina Great Places contest. Read more

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Pa. fugitive located in Jackson

Pa. fugitive located in Jackson

A Pennsylvania fugitive and former Northampton County resident was apprehended in Jackson last week. Read more

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City approves budget; changes meeting ti…

City approves budget; changes meeting time

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening approved a $14,458, 957 budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Read more

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Roanoke Valley Sports

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Optimist Summer softball players of game

Optimist Summer softball players of game

The players of the day 7.2.15. Read more

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RVYSA offering soccer camps

RVYSA offering soccer camps

The Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Association (RVYSA) is taking registrations for the following summer soccer camps. Read more

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Optimist summer softball players of game

Optimist summer softball players of game

The players of the day. Read more

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Young Elite Ballers own court in Rocky M…

Young Elite Ballers own court in Rocky Mount

The Young Elite Ballers (YEB) U18 travel basketball team went undefeated the AAU basketball tournament this weekend in Rocky Mount. Read more

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Fundraiser an investment for the future

Fundraiser an investment for the future

It's an investment for the future, says Bobby Martin as a July 9 fundraiser nears, and could help two local girls get noticed at the college level to further their... Read more

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Kids Wellness & Health Program

Kids Wellness & Health Program

New Day Fitness starting New Day Kids Wellness & Health Program July 1st. Read more

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Mustang youth football camps & sign-…

Mustang youth football camps & sign-ups

The Roanoke Rapids youth football Mustangs are holding two free football camp/work-outs for free and taking registration for the 2015 season. Read more

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Yellow Jacket Youth football sign-ups un…

Yellow Jacket Youth football sign-ups underway

The Roanoke Rapids Youth football Yellow Jackets registration is now under way. Read more

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Buffaloe qualifies for "World Kyoku…

Buffaloe qualifies for "World Kyokushin Youth Elite Championship

Kyokushin Karate North Carolina student Christian Buffaloe won 2nd place in the Teen Youth division (16-17 year olds) of the "2015 All American Kyokushin International Championships" this past Saturday in... Read more

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U11 baseball all-stars invited to State …

U11 baseball all-stars invited to State tourney

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association U11 All-stars earn an invite to ENC Cal Ripken State Tournament. Read more

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U11's win but fall in third game

U11's win but fall in third game

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Under 11 Cal Ripken All-stars survived game two of the Area 2 tournament, but got know out of the tournament in game three. Read more

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Hammack Homers again in U10's win

Hammack Homers again in U10's win

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Under 10 Cal Ripken All-stars cruised to a 12-4 win over Henderson/Vance team in the second round of the Area Three Tournament. Read more

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Horvath receives donation for baseball t…

Horvath receives donation for baseball tournament

The Roanoke Rapids Fireman's Club presented Nicholas Horvath with a donation today to help fund his trip to Atlanta, Ga. Read more

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Cal Ripken Under 9 all-stars

Cal Ripken Under 9 all-stars

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Under 9 all-stars rapped up their 2015 season last week in the Cal Ripken Area tournament. Read more

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Optimist season final coach pitch player…

Optimist season final coach pitch players of game

Roanoke Rapids Optimist League Coach Pitch divisions players of the game reported to RRspin.com Sports. Read more

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U11 baseball all-stars fall in Area tour…

U11 baseball all-stars fall in Area tourney opener

The Roanoke Rapids Cal Ripken Under 11 All-stars lost to Southern Pitt 9-10 Thursday night and fall to the loser bracket. Read more

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2015 Summer baseball camp complete

2015 Summer baseball camp complete

The annual Roanoke Rapids Recreation Parks & Recreation along with the Roanoke Rapids High School Baseball Camp wrapped up on Thursday at Doyle field.  Read more

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Cal Ripken U10 day one of tourney in the…

Cal Ripken U10 day one of tourney in the books

Day one of four days is in the books for the Cal Ripken Area Three tournament, in which Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association (RRYBA) is hosting at Ledgerwood Park. Read more

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Performance U8 Softball tourney champs

Performance U8 Softball tourney champs

Performance Auto Sales Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League Under 8 team earned league Tournament Championship in play off game. Read more

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Roanoke Rapids U10 all-stars advance

Roanoke Rapids U10 all-stars advance

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Under 10 Cal Ripken All-stars cruised to a 13-0 win in the first round of the Area Three Tournament. Read more

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Optimist season final T-ball players of …

Optimist season final T-ball players of game

Roanoke Rapids Optimist League T-Ball & Coach Pitch divisions players of the game reported to RRspin.com Sports. Read more

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A set of tires to be auctioned off for l…

A set of tires to be auctioned off for local law enforcement & Fire

Discount Tire of Roanoke Rapids has set a  one week auction on a set of tires with the winning highest bidder/donation price to be donated. Read more

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Former racer & Clary's Speedway owne…

Former racer & Clary's Speedway owner memorial race scheduled

Clary's Speedway will ignite "The Ring Of Fire" on Friday July 3rd with a huge event as the Speedway will host the "Monk Clary Memorial" July 3rd race program will... Read more

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Gaston Youth football Buckeyes hold camp

Gaston Youth football Buckeyes hold camp

The Gaston Buckeyes are hosting a summer football camp this week. June 22-25 from 5PM- 7PM. Ages 7-12. Read more

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Cal Ripken U11 All-stars coach's insight

Cal Ripken U11 All-stars coach's insight

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Cal Ripken under 11 All-star team plays Thursday June 25th in the Area Two against Southern Pitt in Chicod NC just outside Greenville @ 7 PM. Read more

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Lady Jags get experience at NCCU camp

Lady Jags get experience at NCCU camp

The summer is a time for high school coaches everywhere to instruct, develop, and shape their teams into the well-oiled machines they want them to be during the regular season. Read more

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Cal Ripken U10 All-stars

Cal Ripken U10 All-stars

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Under 10 Cal Ripken All-stars are set to hit the field 7 PM Thursday night at home for the first round of Area three... Read more

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Optimist players of game

Optimist players of game

Roanoke Rapids Optimist League T-Ball & Coach Pitch divisions players of the game reported to RRspin.com Sports. Read more

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RV Powers 02 softball has been busy

RV Powers 02 softball has been busy

The Roanoke Rapids based U12 RV Powers 02 travel girls travel softball team played two full weekends of ball in the month of June. Read more

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Northampton County Youth football sign-u…

Northampton County Youth football sign-ups

The Northampton County Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for its youth football team for boys and girls ages 7-12. Read more

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Local scouts attend Twilight camp

Local scouts attend Twilight camp

The Roanoke Rapids Twilight Camp was held this past week of June 15-19 at Manning Elementary School for it's 4th year. Read more

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Roanoke Rapids hosting Cal Ripken U10 to…

Roanoke Rapids hosting Cal Ripken U10 tournament

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association is hosting this years Cal Ripken Under 10 All-stars Area 3 tournament this week. Read more

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Youth football camp sign up time

Youth football camp sign up time

The Roanoke Rapids Parks & Recreation & Roanoke Rapids High school have teamed up for the 2015 Youth Summer Football Camp for grades 3 thru 8. Read more

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Optimist players of the game

Optimist players of the game

Roanoke Rapids Optimist League T-Ball & Coach Pitch divisions players of the game reported to RRspin.com Sports. Read more

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Summer basketball camp 8-11 year olds

Summer basketball camp 8-11 year olds

Roanoke Rapids Parks & Recreation held a 8-11 Age Group basketball Camp last week.  Read more

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Local trio part of Top Hand

Local trio part of Top Hand

The Emporia based travel baseball team Top Hand Reds has three Roanoke Valley players on the team and battled for the championship this weekend. Read more

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