Fourth Weldon house fire causes significant damage

The fourth house fire in two weeks in Weldon caused significant damage to the rear of a dwelling in ...

Meinsen case heads to superior court

Proceedings in the case of William Meinsen, a minister charged with indecent liberties with a child,...

4.5 acres of Patterson land sold to SECU

The Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools District Board of Education this evening unanimously approved the ...

No changes following recount

With the exception of a 60-day audit, the 2014 election season is complete.

Littleton police probe morning armed robbery

Littleton police have a person of interest in an armed robbery that occurred at the Minit Check stor...

Officials hope solar center ushers in new opportunity

Officials are hoping a solar education and resource center will make Halifax County a mecca for the ...

Pair not taken in Facebook scam

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office has received information on a scam where two residents were cont...

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Friday, 21 November 2014 21:14

The fourth house fire in two weeks in Weldon caused significant damage to the rear of a dwelling in the 700 block of Maple Street this afternoon.

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Fourth Weldon house fire causes significant damage

The fourth house fire in two weeks in Weldon caused significant damage to the rear of a dwelling in the 700 block of Maple Street this afternoon. Read more

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Meinsen case heads to superior court

Meinsen case heads to superior court

Proceedings in the case of William Meinsen, a minister charged with indecent liberties with a child, now head to Halifax County Superior Court after District Court Judge Teresa Robinson Freeman... Read more

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4.5 acres of Patterson land sold to SECU

4.5 acres of Patterson land sold to SECU

The Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools District Board of Education this evening unanimously approved the sale of 4.5 acres of land at the former Patterson Mill site to the State Employee's... Read more

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No changes following recount

No changes following recount

With the exception of a 60-day audit, the 2014 election season is complete. Read more

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Littleton police probe morning armed rob…

Littleton police probe morning armed robbery

Littleton police have a person of interest in an armed robbery that occurred at the Minit Check store around 10:30 this morning. Read more

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Officials hope solar center ushers in ne…

Officials hope solar center ushers in new opportunity

Officials are hoping a solar education and resource center will make Halifax County a mecca for the burgeoning technology when it is scheduled to open in May. Read more

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Pair not taken in Facebook scam

Pair not taken in Facebook scam

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office has received information on a scam where two residents were contacted through Facebook, giving instructions on how to claim $150,000. Read more

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Sheriff's office starts E-business progr…

Sheriff's office starts E-business program

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a new program for all businesses in Halifax County similar to the E-Sheriff program. Read more

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Probable cause ruling in Meinsen case to…

Probable cause ruling in Meinsen case to come Friday

Halifax County District Court Judge Teresa Robinson Freeman will decide Friday whether there is enough evidence from a probable cause hearing today to send an indecent liberties count against a... Read more

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Jenkins recount set Wednesday

Jenkins recount set Wednesday

The recount requested by Edith Jenkins in the Weldon City Schools Board of Education race will be held Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. Read more

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As chief consideration continues, NAACP …

As chief consideration continues, NAACP pushes for panel

As the city continues reviewing the applications of four finalists for the position of police chief, the Halifax County Branch of the NAACP made a renewed push to name a... Read more

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Woman sought in New China hit and run lo…

Woman sought in New China hit and run located

The woman Roanoke Rapids police were seeking in an October hit and run has been located. Read more

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Police seek woman in New China hit and r…

Police seek woman in New China hit and run

Roanoke Rapids police are looking for the woman in the above picture. Read more

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Pair charged on identity theft counts

Pair charged on identity theft counts

A man and woman have been charged with six counts of identity theft in a case where they reportedly obtained bank account information of an acquaintance. Read more

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Commissioners OK appraisal schedule; val…

Commissioners OK appraisal schedule; values expected to go down

Halifax County commissioners this evening approved its schedule of values, tools that will be used in appraising property for the 2015 property revaluation. Read more

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Ohio man charged in child sex assault

Ohio man charged in child sex assault

An Ohio man was charged early this morning for an alleged sexual assault of a child that occurred Friday night in the South Weldon area. Read more

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Jenkins asks for recount

Jenkins asks for recount

Edith Jenkins, who lost her bid for re-election in the Weldon City Schools Board of Education race by four votes, has requested a recount. Read more

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Write-in protest nearly suspends commiss…

Write-in protest nearly suspends commissioners race canvass

The canvass of the results in the Halifax County Board of Commissioners race were nearly suspended today after Commissioner Rives Manning, one of the winners in November 4 general election... Read more

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Canvass makes general election results o…

Canvass makes general election results official

Results of the November 4 general election became official today with the canvass of the ballots in Halifax. Read more

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Heroin trafficking charges carry Tune to…

Heroin trafficking charges carry Tune to jail

Halifax County Sheriff's Office narcotics agents seized more than 14 grams of heroin, enough to file trafficking charges, at a residence on Brooks Road in the Scotland Neck area. Read more

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City charged Burgess prior to county arr…

City charged Burgess prior to county arrest

An arrest of a man Monday by Roanoke Rapids police in which 1.04 pounds of marijuana was seized, aided the Halifax County Sheriff's Office in the seizure of more than... Read more

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HCC gets funds for memorial scholarship

HCC gets funds for memorial scholarship

Charles P. McElheney Jr., right, presented a $10,000 check to Halifax Community College Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the HCC Foundation Inc.Dianne Rhoades Wednesday. Read more

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Hearts of Blue Steel: Two helped by MC c…

Hearts of Blue Steel: Two helped by MC club

In the span of two weeks, Richard “Chief” Beckett's wife had a stroke and his daughter was found dead. Read more

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Tickel, students named parade grand mars…

Tickel, students named parade grand marshals

Wendy Tickel and her Belmont Elementary School students have been named grand marshals of this year's Roanoke Rapids Christmas Parade. Read more

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Skate park design to get fine-tuning

Skate park design to get fine-tuning

A final design on a city skate park at T.J. Davis will go through a fine-tuning before an official design is unveiled. Read more

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Raising awareness: Draper holding benefi…

Raising awareness: Draper holding benefit for suicide prevention

After holding benefit concerts to raise awareness and funds for cancer awareness and the AIDS crisis in Africa, Ellen Draper is bringing another to the Roanoke Rapids High School auditorium... Read more

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Three arrested in 20 vehicle B&Es

Three arrested in 20 vehicle B&Es

Three people have been arrested for 20 of the roughly 40 vehicle break-ins that have occurred in Roanoke Rapids, police said today. Read more

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Man surrenders following Gardner Dr. pot…

Man surrenders following Gardner Dr. pot raid

Three and a half pounds of marijuana was seized Monday night and the person allegedly selling from a residence on Gardner Drive near the old airport surrendered to authorities early... Read more

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Two arrested in Enfield B&Es

Two arrested in Enfield B&Es

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people, one Friday and another today, on charges related to a larceny at an Enfield warehouse in late September. Read more

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Hollister man charged in September B…

Hollister man charged in September B&Es

One man has been arrested in a series of break-ins that occurred in the Hollister and Enfield areas since September. Read more

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Last person wanted in Cotton murder held…

Last person wanted in Cotton murder held in Md.

Quandre Alston, a 20-year-old Weldon man, is currently in custody in Baltimore, and waiting extradition proceedings in the shooting death of Wilton Cotton, a murder arrest warrants say was over... Read more

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Driving infractions lead to drug charges

Driving infractions lead to drug charges

A Roanoke Rapids man reportedly coming out of the Ransome Circle area of Scoco Park in Weldon was stopped for driving violations, which led to drug charges, this afternoon. Read more

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Southern Summer drifts into fall

Southern Summer drifts into fall

Arrests in the Southern Summer undercover drug campaign continue to trickle in, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Read more

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Morning sun causes two minor wrecks in c…

Morning sun causes two minor wrecks in city

Two minor wrecks were reported this morning by the Roanoke Rapids Police Department due to poor visibility from a glaring morning sun. Read more

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Northampton intensifies Bell murder prob…

Northampton intensifies Bell murder probe

The Northampton County Sheriff's Office is intensifying its efforts to solve the June 2012 murder of Crystal Bell. Read more

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Northampton reports locked computer scam

Northampton reports locked computer scam

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has had reports of an Internet scam going on in the Roanoke Valley. Read more

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Police encourage porch lights on during …

Police encourage porch lights on during B&E spree

Roanoke Rapids police are encouraging residents to leave porch lights own and secure their vehicles in the wake of approximately 40 break-ins that have occurred over the last month. Read more

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DU banquet set against backdrop of banne…

DU banquet set against backdrop of banner year

Local efforts by the Roanoke Valley Duck Unlimited Chapter have contributed to the conservation of more than 100,000 acres in North Carolina. Read more

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On probation, Maria Ave. senior faces mo…

On probation, Maria Ave. senior faces more trouble

A 75-year-old woman already on unsupervised probation following a February drug sting at 209 Ransome Circle in Weldon is in more trouble today after her arrest on marijuana charges this... Read more

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RR woman charged with heroin possession

RR woman charged with heroin possession

A Roanoke Rapids woman was arrested for heroin possession this afternoon when a Halifax County Sheriff's Office narcotics agent reportedly observed her driving left of center on Country Club Road... Read more

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Two arrested following Scoco Park bust

Two arrested following Scoco Park bust

User amounts of cocaine and marijuana were seized this morning following a raid at 409 Ransome Circle in the Scoco Park area of Weldon. Read more

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Car B&Es call for police warning to …

Car B&Es call for police warning to lock doors

Within the last two days, nine cars have been broken into in Roanoke Rapids. Read more

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Macon: 'We started strong and finished s…

Macon: 'We started strong and finished strong'

Mark Macon isn't ready to start planning a another bid to run for sheriff of Halifax County. Read more

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Photos of Village Grocery suspects relea…

Photos of Village Grocery suspects released

Roanoke Rapids police are hoping still images grabbed from video cameras at the Village Grocery on Old Farm Road can help them find two men involved in the October 22... Read more

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Lone suspect sought in mini-mart heist a…

Lone suspect sought in mini-mart heist attempt

A lone suspect placed a gun to the head of one of two men power washing at the Oakland Mini Mart on East Tenth Street the morning of October 29. Read more

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Tripp takes victory in sheriff's race

Tripp takes victory in sheriff's race

Wes Tripp Tuesday evening went from appointed sheriff to elected sheriff. Read more

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Bryant, Manning, Qualls elected as count…

Bryant, Manning, Qualls elected as county commissioners

Coming off a strong showing in the May primary, a trio of anti-school merger candidates gained seats on the Halifax County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night — two incumbents and... Read more

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Morning assault leads to charges for SN …

Morning assault leads to charges for SN man

A Monday morning argument led to assault charges for a Scotland Neck man after he reportedly forced his way into a residence in the Dudley Farm Road area. Read more

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110 grams of pot seized in Friday raid

110 grams of pot seized in Friday raid

A Garysburg man faces marijuana sales counts following a Friday raid in Garysburg on Highway 46. Read more

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Conway man faces stolen check counts

Conway man faces stolen check counts

A Conway man was charged Monday on counts related to stolen checks cashed at several businesses. Read more

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Enfield police seek man who swiped cash …

Enfield police seek man who swiped cash from till

A man who who went into the Family Dollar store in Enfield under the pretense of buying an item swiped money from the register Monday night. Read more

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Polls open at 6:30 Tuesday morning

Polls open at 6:30 Tuesday morning

Polls open at 6:30 Tuesday morning and will close that evening at 7:30 across Halifax County. Read more

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Board gets cheaper communications propos…

Board gets cheaper communications proposal

The county may have a less costly option for a digital communications system, but one that will still be subject to scrutiny by commissioners as it comes with a nearly... Read more

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Pierce recognized by colleagues

Pierce recognized by colleagues

As James Pierce prepares to step down from his seat on the Halifax County Board of Commissioners, he says he's not stepping away from community service. Read more

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City Kickball results 11.20.14

City Kickball results 11.20.14

Roanoke Rapids Kickball League Read more

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New face court-side RRRHS

New face court-side RRRHS

A new beginning Read more

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Halifax Academy girls win opener

Halifax Academy girls win opener

High School Basketball Read more

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Eagles beat VikingsTuesday

Eagles beat VikingsTuesday

Northwest Halifax Basketball Read more

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Halifax Academy JV split opener

Halifax Academy JV split opener

JV Basketball action on the road Read more

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Hobgood boys fall on road

Hobgood boys fall on road

Varsity Boys Basketball Read more

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4th Annual Cheer Jam in the books

4th Annual Cheer Jam in the books

It was an amazing day Read more

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Softball for a friend Saturday

Softball for a friend Saturday

Larry Wilson benefit softball tournament Read more

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Adult kickball a sucess

Adult kickball a sucess

Opening night was out of the park Read more

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RRHS wrestlers first match postponed

RRHS wrestlers first match postponed

Season opener on hold for a week Read more

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Yellow Jacket swim teams sweep invitatio…

Yellow Jacket swim teams sweep invitational

Jackets open swim season on road Read more

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Drifting returns to NCCAR

Drifting returns to NCCAR

Burning rubber and sideways at 90 MPH Read more

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City Adult Kickball kicks off tonight

City Adult Kickball kicks off tonight

Tonights opening night for adult kick ball is still set for tonight Read more

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Hobgood boys basketball split 1-1

Hobgood boys basketball split 1-1

Boys Basketball action Read more

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Jackets win varsity football superbowl

Jackets win varsity football superbowl

2014 varsity Superbowl CHAMPIONS Read more

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Isles Jr. finishes second in Tennessee e…

Isles Jr. finishes second in Tennessee event

Tennessee fans saw the real deal Read more

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Yellow Jackets are pee wee CHAMPIONS

Yellow Jackets are pee wee CHAMPIONS

2014 Halifax/Northampton Youth Football League Pee Wee Division Champions Read more

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Southeast Halifax advances to second rou…

Southeast Halifax advances to second round

Southeast Halifax host South Creek Read more

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Roanoke Rapids advance to second round

Roanoke Rapids advance to second round

Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets host Randleman Tigers Read more

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Friday Night Lights 11.14.14

Friday Night Lights 11.14.14

Southeast & Roanoke Rapids advance Read more

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Cheer Jam 2014 Saturday

Cheer Jam 2014 Saturday

It is here, Cheer Jan 2014 Read more

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Varsity youth Superbowl date changed

Varsity youth Superbowl date changed

Davie Vikings vs Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets Read more

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Letters in place

Letters in place

The "Earl Telliga Press Box"   Read more

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Cheerleading is a rough sport too

Cheerleading is a rough sport too

Suiter recovering from a sideline cheering hit Read more

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The lines don't just appear on the field

The lines don't just appear on the field

More than just a hour of work Read more

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Roanoke Rapids girls will have a new fac…

Roanoke Rapids girls will have a new face courtside

The 2014-15 High school basketball season is around the corner Read more

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Conference Championship gear

Conference Championship gear

Roanoke Rapids Football team receive shirts Read more

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Boys Varsity Raiders open with a win

Boys Varsity Raiders open with a win

Hobgood Academy boys open with a home win Read more

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Local Martial Arts students earn medals

Local Martial Arts students earn medals

Smith Family Martial Arts Read more

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Vikings hosting Jackets in youth Super B…

Vikings hosting Jackets in youth Super Bowl

Halifax/Northampton youth Football League Varsity Semi-final play-off results Read more

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Adult kickball coming to life

Adult kickball coming to life

Roanoke Rapids Parks Read more

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Youth football play-off results

Youth football play-off results

Halifax/Northampton Youth Football League Read more

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Martin's NFL watch

Martin's NFL watch

Sack and forced Fumble Read more

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Hornets are regular season champs

Hornets are regular season champs

2014 Youth Football Read more

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CSL Regular season ends, tourney next

CSL  Regular season ends, tourney next

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