Gattis Hodges Selected as Celebrity Marshal of the NC Watermelon Festival Parade

Gattis Hodges Selected as Celebrity Marshal of the NC Watermelon Festival Parade.

Trucker charged in morning crash

A Wilson truck driver was charged in a morning crash which occurred on Highway 186 in the Seaboard area.

Students, dignitaries join in Manning groundbreaking

Children spoke and shoveled dirt with dignitaries this morning as ground was officially broken on the new Manning Elementary School.

Northampton County football camp a success

The Northampton County Recreation Department and the Jackson Pirates would like to thank all the coaches and players that camp out and made this years youth football camp a success.

One sought in debit card theft; woman, juvenile charged

The theft of a debit card in June has the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office looking for a Scotland Neck man.

RRHS mens soccer practice starts August 1

The Roanoke Rapids High School men's soccer practice will begin Monday August 1 at 4PM at Belmont field.

City USSSA softball 21st and 25th results

Roanoke Valley League USSSA slow-pitch softball results reported to RRspin.com Sports.

Two county 4-Hers headed to national events

The team of Lauren Fulkerson and Skyler Moore will be attending two national communication events in the fall.

B&E call leads to arrest of Enfield woman

The Enfield Police Department Monday arrested a woman for felony breaking and entering of a residence Sunday.

Main Street report shows record investment in district

Main Street Roanoke Rapids ushered in its new fiscal year with awards and a fresh set of officers Monday night
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A Wilson truck driver was charged in a morning crash which occurred on Highway 186 in the Seaboard area.

Trucker charged in morning crash

A Wilson truck driver was charged in a morning crash which occurred on Highway 186 in the Seaboard area.

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Students, dignitaries join in Manning gr…

Children spoke and shoveled dirt with dignitaries this morning as ground was officially broken on the new Manning Elementary School.

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One sought in debit card theft; woman, j…

The theft of a debit card in June has the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office looking for a Scotland Neck man.

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Two county 4-Hers headed to national eve…

The team of Lauren Fulkerson and Skyler Moore will be attending two national communication events in the fall.

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B&E call leads to arrest of Enfield …

The Enfield Police Department Monday arrested a woman for felony breaking and entering of a residence Sunday.

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Main Street report shows record investme…

Main Street Roanoke Rapids ushered in its new fiscal year with awards and a fresh set of officers Monday night

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RRPD blotter: July 18-24, 2016

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

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Sheriff reports Publishers Clearing Hous…

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports pertaining to an unidentified caller advising residents they have won Publishers Clearing House prizes.

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RR man charged in July 11 B&E

A Roanoke Rapids man was charged Wednesday in a July 11 breaking and entering on Allendale Drive.

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Library to use grant funds to replace so…

The Roanoke Rapids Public Library Thursday received a $2,000 grant which will go towards replacing outdated social studies book.

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Garysburg investigating early morning sh…

Garysburg police continue investigation with assistance from the Northampton County Sheriff’s into a shooting which occurred early this morning.

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Pair face cocaine trafficking counts aft…

A boyfriend and girlfriend were charged with trafficking cocaine after a kilogram was thrown out at the beginning of an 8-mile chase Wednesday.

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Heat index expected to soar over weekend

The National Weather Service is predicting heat index values to approach or exceed 100 degrees beginning Saturday and extending through Monday.

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Littleton man comes forward to face char…

A Littleton man came forward today and has been charged in a fatal hit and run collision which occurred Saturday morning.

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Planning board recommends approval of re…

The planning board this evening passed to city council a recommendation for approval of two proposals — one a rezoning which could lead to a retail development and the other...

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Williams gets outstanding principal nod …

Roanoke Rapids High School principal Tammie Williams won the Outstanding LDC-MDC School Principal Award from the Southern Regional Education Board.

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Two charged in assault occurring before …

The state Highway Patrol has filed charges against two men in a fatal hit and run collision which reflect crimes allegedly committed prior to the victim being run over early...

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Sheriff's office receives tools to fight…

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office has received a $40,000 grant to fight Internet crimes against children.

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Retail rezoning; cell tower permit on pl…

A rezoning request could bring a retail development to the Highway 48 area pending approval by city council while a separate conditional use permit request could fill in coverage gaps...

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Scheduled shows would go on in event of …

Despite the Roanoke Rapids Theatre being up for sale as well as being listed on an auction site, shows will go on in the event of a sale.

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Departures, promotions, achievements rec…

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening made several special recognitions during its meeting.

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Chaloner pool to remained closed as city…

The Chaloner Recreation Center pool will remained closed throughout the summer as the parks and recreation department prepares a plan for what maintenance and repairs will be needed to have...

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HCSO seeks two sex offenders; arrests th…

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for two sex offenders who have failed to register change of addresses.

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Motorist cited in collision with motorcy…

A Gaston man has been cited in a collision with a motorcyclist and his passenger Sunday, according to a preliminary report by the state Highway Patrol.

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Three shot in early morning robbery atte…

Three attempted robbery victims are reported to be in stable condition after they were shot early this morning on Happy Drive in the P&J area outside Roanoke Rapids.

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RRPD blotter: July 15-17, 2016

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

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Gone in three days: Five unsecured vehic…

In a span of three days, five vehicles have been stolen in Roanoke Rapids.

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HP continues probe of fatal hit and run

The state Highway Patrol continues to investigate a fatal hit and run which occurred Saturday in the Faulcon Road area of Littleton.

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Cooper: 'I want our state back'

State Attorney General Roy Cooper, making a campaign appearance in Roanoke Rapids in his bid to unseat incumbent Governor Pat McCrory, said his job and education plans can help improve...

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RRPD blotter: July 11-14, 2016

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Captain Bobby Martin:

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Pokemon Go players find exercise, fun, f…

They are reconnecting with an iconic video game from their past. Only this time it’s bringing them outside.

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Auction site seen as way to boost odds o…

Roanoke Rapids City Manager Joseph Scherer said use of an online auction site is a way to increase the odds of selling the Roanoke Rapids Theatre.

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Fatal fire cause believed linked to smok…

City fire and police officials believe the cause of a fatal fire Wednesday night to be smoking materials in and around the victim’s bed.

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Fire claims life of Becker Manor residen…

The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department confirmed this morning fire claimed the life of a resident at Becker Manor.

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One on the lam, one charged in NCSO traf…

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office continues to look for a man who ran from deputies following a traffic stop and reportedly dropped a bag containing cocaine and marijuana.

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Youngest Gary family member eyes October…

A tentative sentencing date of October 11 has been set for a Roanoke Rapids man federally charged with dogfighting along with his parents, according to court records.

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Photo gallery: Let the games begin

Thirteen youth baseball teams were welcomed to Ledgerwood Field this morning as the U-9 Cal Ripken Southeast Regional Baseball Tournament got under way.

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Speakers: Wellness forum aim to get ahea…

Hubert Pope sees July 31 as a way for police and community to come together and get ahead of a problem plaguing other parts of the nation.

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Promise of $42K to elderly victim turns …

Weldon police are looking for two men who today robbed an elderly victim of their valuables, including jewelry and money through the promise of $42,000.

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National Night Out set for Aug. 2

The eleventh local edition of National Night Out, an evening which brings the community and law enforcement together, will be held August 2 at The Centre on the campus of...

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RRPD blotter: July 8-10, 2016

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

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Chasing Eagle: Scout sets yard sale to r…

Yard sale enthusiasts Saturday will have an opportunity to hunt for bargains and help an area scout raise funds for his project to earn the rank of Eagle.

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Ministry opening valley's first addictio…

In the two years since it formed to help grieving mothers, Trinity OutReach Ministries is taking another step.

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Task force makes Fireball; complaint-dri…

The City County Drug Task Force made two arrests in Weldon today, one based on the Operation Fireball undercover sting and another based on citizen complaints.

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Motorcyclist dies in I-95 crash

A Virginia Beach motorcyclist died this evening in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 95.

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RRPD blotter: July 5-7, 2016

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

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Police seek IDs in toothbrush thefts

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is investigating two separate larcenies in which electric toothbrushes were stolen.

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Lift Camp celebration acknowledges law e…

The final day of Lift Camp was not only a day to honor the accomplishments of the children who participated, but a way to bridge gaps between the community and...

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Police seek info on shortchange artists

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two people who reportedly scammed money by shortchanging a restaurant clerk.

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Man facing heroin trafficking counts cha…

A man who was arrested last November for trafficking heroin now faces new charges stemming from the Operation Fireball undercover campaign conducted by the City County Drug Task Force.

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City ready to roll out red carpet for U-…

With more than eight months of planning completed, Roanoke Rapids is now ready to roll out the red carpet to 13 teams as the U-9 Cal Ripken Southeast Regional Baseball...

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Thirty days given to claim abandoned bik…

Over the past year, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department has donated between 100 to 120 unclaimed bicycles to charity, Investigator Frankie Griffin says.

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New signs advise pet owners of heat stro…

As reported cases of dogs collapsing from heat exhaustion soar, five new PETA billboards are alerting Halifax County residents to the dangers of leaving chained dogs outside in the summer...

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RRPD blotter: July 1-2, 2016

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

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Gattis Hodges Selected as Celebrity Mars…

Gattis Hodges Selected as Celebrity Marshal of the NC Watermelon Festival Parade.

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Northampton County football camp a succe…

The Northampton County Recreation Department and the Jackson Pirates would like to thank all the coaches and players that camp out and made this years youth football camp a success.

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The Roanoke Rapids High School men's soccer practice will begin Monday August 1 at 4PM at Belmont field.

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Roanoke Valley League USSSA slow-pitch softball results reported to RRspin.com Sports.

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HOT RACING AT CLARY'S SPEEDWAY SATURDAY Rusty Wells, Michael Wells, Larry Morgan, Buddy Isles Jr, Ryan Pearson racing to feature wins!

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Pass for a Purpose Wednesday

Former Roanoke Rapids football Yellow Jackets are coming home to help current Roanoke Rapids resident and RRHS sophomore Yellow Jacket Derrin Mallory Wednesday night on the Roanoke Rapids football practice...

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Barnes Memorial tourney a success

Seventeen adult softball teams and friends of the late Robyne St. Claire Barnes of Conway came together Saturday on the softball diamond to honor her.

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U12 girls fall twice today, finish State…

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League U12 All-stars headed into the 2016 Little Tarheel State Championship in North Wilkesboro undefeated, but ran out of gas in two games Sunday finishing as...

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Former Jackets give back to community yo…

RRspin Sports and Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation are partnered together this past Saturday and brought former Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets Nazair Jones and David McNair's back home for a FREE basketball...

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Halifax Community basketball League week…

The Halifax County Community Basketball League week four results Saturday at William R. Davie Middle school gym and also team sponsors were recognized. The league is made up of 8-14 year olds in...

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U8 State Champs game stats

The Roanoke Valley U8 all-star team fell to Currituck 12-9 for the Valley's first lost forcing a IF championship game.

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U8 girl all-stars are 2016 Little Tarhee…

The Roanoke Valley U8 all-star team fell to Currituck 12-9 for the Valley's first lost forcing a IF championship game.

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U12 girls win and headed to ship

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League U12 All-stars win a nail-biter and headed to the 2016 Little Tarheel State Championship in North Wilkesboro Sunday.

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Southeast and Northwest physicals July 2…

There will be free physicals Saturday July 23rd at Southeast Halifax High gym from 8 am-12 pm for any Southeast and Northwest Halifax student athletes for the 2016-17 school year.

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U8 girls headed to State Championship

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League U8 All-stars redeem District loss to Currituck in State with a win and a trip to the 2016 Little Tarheel State championship in Jefferson NC Saturday.

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U8 girls win face Currituck in winners b…

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League U8 All-stars win in round 2 of the 2016 Little Tarheel State tourney in Jefferson NC beating 16 - 0 against the Watauga team.

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Clary's Speedway cranks up the action

Racing resumes tomorrow night, Saturday July 23rd at the "3/10 Ring Of Fire" in Brinkleyville, NC.

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Roanoke Valley U12's continue to win

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League U12 All-stars continue to win in second round of the 2016 Little Tarheel State tourney in North Wilkesboro Friday. 

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Valley girl U8's win State opener

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League U8 All-stars win in round 1 of the 2016 Little Tarheel State tourney in Jefferson NC 10 - 9 against the Cashie team.

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TopHand Storm Seniors commit to college

Skylar Ferguson and Brittany Wade from Emporia based TopHand Storm 18U travel softball team commit to play college softball.

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Valley girl U12's win State opener

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League U12 All-stars win in round 1 of the 2016 Little Tarheel State tourney in North Wilkesboro 20 - 1 against the Hickory team.

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Northwest name 2016-17 coaches

Northwest Halifax High School Athletic Director Terrance Smith released the 2016-17 season Northwest Halifax sport coaches.

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City USSSA softball 18th and 20th result…

Roanoke Valley League USSSA slow-pitch softball results reported to RRspin.com Sports.

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Girl all-stars headed to State tourney

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League U12 district 7 champions and U8 district 7 runner-up all-stars are headed to the 2016 Little Tarheel NC State tournament.

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Community comes together for Derrin

The Roanoke Rapids community came together Wednesday making the Derrin Mallory Hot Dog fundraiser a SELL OUT in less than an hour and half into it.

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U15 all-stars come together for Derrin

The Roanoke Rapids U15 All-star baseball team got together and collected a Donation for Derrin Mallory, while the team competed in the Babe Ruth NC State tournament in Greenville NC this...

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Letters of THANKS

The following is a letter from Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association President Todd Locamon and one of the coaches from the Laurinburg team who played in the Southeast Region Tournament...

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U15s fall in Greenville

The Roanoke Rapids U15 all-star baseball team fell in day three in the 2016 North Carolina Babe Ruth State tournament in Greenville Sunday.

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Locals part of tourney runner ups

Emporia Virginia based Top Hand Storm U16 travel softball team traveled to Chesterfield this past weekend earning runner-up in championship game.

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Allen homers in showcase tourney

Rising Roanoke Rapids High school Lady Yellow Jacket senior Breanna Allen has solid showing this weekend in the PGF travel softball showcase tournament in Virginia Beach.

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Halifax Community basketball League week…

The Halifax County Community Basketball League week three results Saturday at William R. Davie Middle school gym. The league is made up of 8-14 year olds in Halifax County.

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U15 all-stars fall, but rebound in day t…

The Roanoke Rapids U15 all-star baseball team kicked off day two in the 2016 North Carolina Babe Ruth State tournament in Greenville Saturday morning.

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West Raleigh wins U9 championship

The 2016 Cal-Ripken U9 Southeast Region tournament is in the books in Roanoke Rapids.

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U15 boys win State opener

The Roanoke Rapids U15 all-star baseball team won it's opening round game in the 2016 North Carolina Babe Ruth State tournament in Greenville Friday night.

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U8 girls earn 2nd place in District tour…

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League U8 All-star team fell earlier this week in the 2016 Little Tarheel District 7 all-star tournament championship.

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Final Four set for Cal-Ripken tourney

The 2016 Cal-Ripken Southeast Region Championship Bracket has been set an will be played Saturday July 16th at Ledgerwood Park.

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