Man sought in Sunday purse-snatching

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is looking for Lawrence Clinton Johnson III, who is wanted in a...

RRPD blotter: May 1-3

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

Board opposes bill that would ease deer pen laws

Halifax County commissioners went on record today, opposing a controversial Senate bill that stands ...

More deliberation of new Manning school on table

Every funding option will be explored as the board of commissioners begin deliberations of possibly ...

Sutton recovered from lake

John Allen Sutton was recovered from Roanoke Rapids Lake this morning shortly after 8:30.

Rockfish 15 request public defenders

As the 15 charged in the Operation Rockfish police corruption scandal await their formal detention h...

RRPD blotter: April 28-May 1

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

Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County News from RRSpin
Monday, 04 May 2015 21:15

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is looking for Lawrence Clinton Johnson III, who is wanted in a Sunday purse snatching.

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Man sought in Sunday purse-snatching

Man sought in Sunday purse-snatching

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is looking for Lawrence Clinton Johnson III, who is wanted in a Sunday purse snatching. Read more

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RRPD blotter: May 1-3

RRPD blotter: May 1-3

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

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Board opposes bill that would ease deer …

Board opposes bill that would ease deer pen laws

Halifax County commissioners went on record today, opposing a controversial Senate bill that stands to significantly impact deer hunting in the state. Read more

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More deliberation of new Manning school …

More deliberation of new Manning school on table

Every funding option will be explored as the board of commissioners begin deliberations of possibly building a new Manning Elementary School, Halifax County Manager Tony Brown said. Read more

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Sutton recovered from lake

Sutton recovered from lake

John Allen Sutton was recovered from Roanoke Rapids Lake this morning shortly after 8:30. Read more

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Rockfish 15 request public defenders

Rockfish 15 request public defenders

As the 15 charged in the Operation Rockfish police corruption scandal await their formal detention hearings, court records show they will all be represented through the Federal Public Defender's office. Read more

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RRPD blotter: April 28-May 1

RRPD blotter: April 28-May 1

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

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Rockfish 15 to be held until formal hear…

Rockfish 15 to be held until formal hearings

The 15 people charged in Operation Rockfish will be held in federal custody until their formal detention hearings, according to Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp. Read more

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Two sought by RRPD in separate matters

Two sought by RRPD in separate matters

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking two people who have outstanding warrants in separate cases. Read more

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Detention hearings set; five deputies fi…

Detention hearings set; five deputies fired

As detention hearings for the 15 people charged in Operation Rockfish are expected to begin today in Raleigh, Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith told the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald of Ahoskie he... Read more

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Rockfish: 54 counts of bribery, drugs an…

Rockfish: 54 counts of bribery, drugs and corruption

The Operation Rockfish police corruption sting contains a 54-count federal indictment that alleges 13 current and former law enforcement officers and two other individuals protected narcotics shipments and cash proceeds... Read more

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HCSO received initial tips in police cor…

HCSO received initial tips in police corruption probe

A widespread investigation into police corruption in Northampton County was spearheaded by information received by the Halifax County Sheriff's Office which was then passed on to the FBI. Read more

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Etheridge named city finance director

Etheridge named city finance director

Roanoke Rapids City Manager Joseph Scherer announced today that Leigh Etheridge has been selected as the new finance director. Read more

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Sawyer leaving to go home

Sawyer leaving to go home

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Board of Trustees will begin an immediate search for a new district superintendent following the resignation of longtime superintendent Dennis Sawyer. Sawyer announced his... Read more

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Two injured in Gaston area wreck

Two injured in Gaston area wreck

The state Highway Patrol continues to investigate a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Macon Price Road and Highway 48 in the Gaston area. Read more

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Group forms to fight gas pipeline

Group forms to fight gas pipeline

An organized effort to stop the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been formed in Halifax County. Read more

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Tuesday evening wreck causes fuel spill

Tuesday evening wreck causes fuel spill

A Tuesday evening collision between tractor-trailers and two other vehicles shut down the right, northbound lane of Interstate 95 until well past midnight, the state Highway Patrol reported. Read more

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Search continues for missing fisherman

Search continues for missing fisherman

Another day of water searches on Roanoke Rapids Lake has thus far not produced any evidence in the case of an Enfield fisherman missing since early Saturday morning. Read more

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Scam involving Dominion bill reported in…

Scam involving Dominion bill reported in city

A scam purporting to be from Dominion Power was attempted on a local business, according to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department. Read more

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RRPD responds to New Dixie heist

RRPD responds to New Dixie heist

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday night around 10:45. Read more

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Man wanted in April 5 robbery nabbed by …

Man wanted in April 5 robbery nabbed by agents

A man reportedly involved in an April 5 armed robbery was arrested today on warrants taken out by the investigating detective. Read more

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Commissioners generally agree with Brown…

Commissioners generally agree with Brown budget plan

Halifax County Manager Tony Brown this evening recommended a budget plan that will not raise taxes but will reduce the fund balance to 12 percent. Read more

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Domestic dispute blamed for Friday crash

Domestic dispute blamed for Friday crash

A domestic disturbance in a moving vehicle is being blamed for a crash on the Interstate 95 Friday night. Read more

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Cotton seed fire causes $200K in damages

Cotton seed fire causes $200K in damages

A cotton seed warehouse fire caused more than $200,000 in damages Sunday morning in Enfield. Read more

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Woman charged with collecting disability…

Woman charged with collecting disability while working

A Scotland Neck woman who was collecting disability following an injury with the United States Postal Service received more than $31,000 in benefits despite having another job. Read more

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Weldon man charged on Md. fugitive warra…

Weldon man charged on Md. fugitive warrant

A man wanted for selling heroin in Baltimore was located by Roanoke Rapids police on Church Street Sunday. Read more

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Search in process for missing fisherman

Search in process for missing fisherman

A search effort is under way on the Roanoke Rapids Lake side of the Gaston Dam for a man apparently thrown from his boat while bait casting early this morning. Read more

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Library gets grant for summer program

Library gets grant for summer program

The Roanoke Rapids Public Library Thursday received help from Roanoke Electric to enhance its annual summer reading program. Read more

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Sheriff's office appears close to gettin…

Sheriff's office appears close to getting gang officer

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office appears on track to receive a Governor's Crime Commission grant that will fund a gang officer for two years. Read more

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Gangs: Something like a church

Gangs: Something like a church

The OG is the pastor who preaches the scripture known as folklore. The parishioners come to an altar with the icons of colored bandannas, ball caps, sneakers, six-pointed stars and... Read more

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RRPD blotter: April 23

RRPD blotter: April 23

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

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RRPD blotter: April 22-23

RRPD blotter: April 22-23

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

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Chamber launches Biggest Loser challenge

Chamber launches Biggest Loser challenge

The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce today unveiled its plans for The Biggest Loser Community Challenge at its annual Business Expo. Read more

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Molly seized in morning raid

Molly seized in morning raid

A search warrant execution on Patsy Albritton Street this morning resulted in the seizure of Molly, crack and Alprazolam. Read more

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Smithfield man charged in Northampton se…

Smithfield man charged in Northampton sexual assault

The Northampton County Sheriff's Office Monday arrested a man who in 2013 reportedly sexually assaulted an underaged relative. Read more

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RRPD blotter: April 20-22

RRPD blotter: April 20-22

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department and City County Drug Task Force reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty: Read more

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Man made 432 harassing calls to victim

Man made 432 harassing calls to victim

A Virginia man who made 432 phone calls to the woman he had children with was served with warrants today for stalking and other crimes related to the domestic case. Read more

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City now goes into preparing proposed bu…

City now goes into preparing proposed budget

The task awaiting Roanoke Rapids City Manager Joseph Scherer is to now come up with a proposed budget for next fiscal year where early projections show expenditures outweigh revenues. Read more

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Trial expected next year for Garner murd…

Trial expected next year for Garner murder defendants

Defendants in the shooting death of 15-year-old Keyuon Garner will not face trial until sometime next year. Read more

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Main Street gets national accreditation

Main Street gets national accreditation

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening recognized the Main Street program for its designation as an accredited National Main Street Program. Read more

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Four charged in Zoo Road B&Es

Four charged in Zoo Road B&Es

An off-duty Halifax County Sheriff's Office lieutenant's observance led to the arrests of four people wanted in two Zoo Road break-ins. Read more

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Murder charge lodged in Enfield stabbing

Murder charge lodged in Enfield stabbing

A 48-year-old Enfield man died Monday in what Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp described as a stabbing-cutting at a convenience store on Highway 561. Read more

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County budget to contain tax rate adjust…

County budget to contain tax rate adjustment

Halifax County Manager Tony Brown this evening presented to commissioners a $36.288 million budget proposal that will include a tax rate adjustment. Read more

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RRPD blotter: April 18-19

RRPD blotter: April 18-19

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

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Asbell to deliver keynote at HCC commenc…

Asbell to deliver keynote at HCC commencement

District 6 District Attorney Valerie Asbell will be the featured speaker at Halifax Community College’s commencement exercises slated for 10 a.m. at May 9, in The Centre’s auditorium. Read more

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Zaxby's opens

Zaxby's opens

Zaxby's opened today on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway, paving the way for another dining option in Roanoke Rapids. Read more

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RRPD blotter: April 16-17

RRPD blotter: April 16-17

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

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PD reports robbery attempt; sales scam

PD reports robbery attempt; sales scam

Roanoke Rapids police report the attempted armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver Thursday night. Read more

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Parks, public works present budgets

Parks, public works present budgets

Parks and recreation and public works faced Roanoke Rapids City Council today to give their proposed budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. Read more

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Manager told to keep budget at $14 milli…

Manager told to keep budget at $14 million or less

Based on the numbers presented by department heads in work sessions, it appears the projected 2015-2016 budget for the city could top the current financial plan by $3 million. Read more

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Heroin seized in Heights raid

Heroin seized in Heights raid

The City County Drug Task Force today seized 36 bindles of heroin and a half-gram of crack from a residence on Dickens Avenue in the Lincoln Heights community. Read more

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Man wanted for computer thefts nabbed

Man wanted for computer thefts nabbed

A Roanoke Rapids man wanted for computer thefts from Walmart was arrested Wednesday during a City County Drug Task Force checking station. Read more

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Third person wanted in March purse snatc…

Third person wanted in March purse snatching

Roanoke Rapids police continue to look for a third person wanted in a purse snatching that has been under investigation since March 6. Read more

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Williams surrenders in employee theft ca…

Williams surrenders in employee theft case

A man wanted in an employee theft ring at Walmart surrendered to police Wednesday night. Read more

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Roanoke Valley Sports

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Monday's RRYBA Minor & Major league …

Monday's RRYBA Minor & Major league action

The only Minor & Major League info reported to RRspin.com Read more

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Jackets golf headed to 2A States

Jackets golf headed to 2A States

The Roanoke Rapids High School golf team competed in the 2A Mideast State Regional on Monday at Caswell Pines Golf Club in Yanceyville. Read more

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Baseball Jackets win on road

Baseball Jackets win on road

The Roanoke Rapids Varsity Baseball team won on the road at Franklinton by a score of 8-4 in Northern Carolina Conference baseball action on Monday night. Read more

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Chaloner baseball closes 2015 season

Chaloner baseball closes 2015 season

Chaloner Middle School baseball closed out their 2015 season at Doyle field Monday afternoon hosting Cornerstone Christian. Read more

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Odom qualified for National Taekwondo

Odom qualified for National Taekwondo

21 year old William Odom placed 2nd in Forms & Sparring this past Saturday May 2nd in Charlotte in the 2015 Carolina AAU Taekwondo Qualified Championship tournament. Read more

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Team Mike Softball tournament sucess

Team Mike Softball tournament sucess

Ten teams battled it out on the softball field Saturday raising money to honor the late coach Mike Newsome. Read more

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NEA host HA 1st round NCISAA State baseb…

NEA host HA 1st round NCISAA State baseball

The 2015 NCISAA 1A State baseball play-off seeding and brackets have been set. Read more

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Women's Champions Team Mike Newsome Tour…

Women's Champions Team Mike Newsome Tourney 2015

The 2015 1st Annual Team Mike Newsome women's Tournament Champions are team Hudson Motorsports. Read more

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Men's Champions Team Mike Newsome Tourne…

Men's Champions Team Mike Newsome Tourney 2015

The 2015 1st annual Team Mike Newsome men's tournament champions are team Legit 2. Read more

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Chaloner baseball action

Chaloner baseball action

This weeks Chaloner Middle school baseball team results. Read more

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RRYBA Wednesday Minor League action

RRYBA Wednesday Minor League action

The Grasshoppers, sponsored by Lisa Christenbury Heating & Cooling, got their second win of the season against the Rockhounds, sponsored by Secure Zoo's, on Wednesday night at King Field. Read more

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Major League team Grasshopper info

Major League team Grasshopper info

Tuesday & Wednesday night baseball info Read more

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Tuesday Minor League info

Tuesday Minor League info

The Grasshoppers, sponsored by Lisa Christenbury Heating & Cooling, beat the Blue Rocks, sponsored by Oscars, in one of the opening games of the Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball's 2015 season on... Read more

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Friday's Jackets soccer match reschedule…

Friday's Jackets soccer match rescheduled

The Roanoke Rapids soccer match against NCSSM scheduled for Friday May 1 has been postponed until Friday May 8 due to a serious auto accident affecting the NCSSM soccer team. Read more

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RVGSL 4.29.15 action

RVGSL 4.29.15 action

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League results Read more

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RRYBA opened Tuesday night

RRYBA opened Tuesday night

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association open it's 2015 season Tuesday night at Ledgerwood Park in Roanoke Rapids. Read more

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Halifax closes baseball regular season w…

Halifax closes baseball regular season with a win

Halifax Academy Varsity baseball team beats Epiphany 4-3 in final game of the regular season. Read more

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Halifax Soccer senior night

Halifax Soccer senior night

Halifax Academy Lady Vikings soccer team finish regular season PERFECT 17-0. Read more

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Vincent returns but Jackets fall

Vincent returns but Jackets fall

The Roanoke Rapids Lady Jackets softball team fall at home Tuesday. Read more

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Lady soccer Jackets ease past Southern V…

Lady soccer Jackets ease past Southern Vance

Roanoke Rapids soccer closes match in first half Wednesday night. Read more

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Baseball Jackets come up short Tuesday

Baseball Jackets come up short Tuesday

RRHS lost to South Granville in Varsity Baseball by a score of 7-2 on Tuesday night. Read more

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Blue Rocks preseason champs

Blue Rocks preseason champs

The Blue Rocks went 3-0 in the RR Youth Baseball Association Minor League Pre-Season Tournament. They battled the rain and the River Bandits in the championship game defeating the River... Read more

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Halifax Academy senior night

Halifax Academy senior night

Halifax Academy honored its senior baseball and softball players Tuesday before their home game against Wayne Country Day of Goldsboro. Read more

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Vikings baseball fall Monday

Vikings baseball fall Monday

Vikings fall to #1 Greenfield 3-13 Monday in Wilson. Read more

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Halifax softball Senior night

Halifax softball Senior night

The Lady Vikings softball team fell on senior night Tuesday. Read more

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RVGSL 4.28.15 action

RVGSL 4.28.15 action

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League results. Read more

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GCP finish season with a win

GCP finish season with a win

The Gaston College Prep girls softball team closed out their 2015 season Tuesday with a win. Read more

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RRHS golfers headed to regionals

RRHS golfers headed to regionals

Jackets conference Champs Read more

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GCP softball beats Weldon

GCP softball beats Weldon

Gaston College Prep battled Weldon Middle Monday afternoon. Read more

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Halifax JV baseball fall

Halifax JV baseball fall

Halifax Academy JV baseball traveled to Southampton Academy Monday. Read more

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RVGSL 4.27.15 action

RVGSL 4.27.15 action

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League results. Read more

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Lady Vikings softball fall in 5

Lady Vikings softball fall in 5

Halifax Academy varsity softball fall at home Monday to Southampton Academy 10-0. Read more

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Halifax Academy Soccer still perfect

Halifax Academy Soccer still perfect

Halifax Academy women's soccer team improves to 16-0 with one regular season match to go. Read more

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Chaloner baseball wins

Chaloner baseball wins

Chaloner Middle baseball battled Weldon Middle Read more

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Stateline Outlaws win tourney

Stateline Outlaws win tourney

Stateline Outlaws adult softball team traveled to Emporia Saturday. Read more

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JV Jackets fall to Bunn

JV Jackets fall to Bunn

Tommy Bradley at bat for the jackets against Bunn. RR was defeated by Bunn, 6-1. Read more

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