Two locals among 13 sentenced in drug ring

Two Halifax County residents were among the 13 people sentenced in a widespread narcotics ring that ...

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Statistics from the Roanoke Rapids Police Department's crash-free week

Task force makes first arrest

The newly formed City County Drug Task Force made its first arrest today in the Enfield area.

Two sought following metal theft attempt

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RRPD blotter: January 23-25

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Last call to play ball for Newsome

Friends, family and former players stepped to the plate a final time to honor Mike Newsome.

Morning commute: Crash-free week under way

The morning commute was wreck-free on public streets and highways.

Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County News from RRSpin
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 16:06

Two Halifax County residents were among the 13 people sentenced in a widespread narcotics ring that involved violent home invasions, the United States Justice Department said in a press release.

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Two locals among 13 sentenced in drug ri…

Two locals among 13 sentenced in drug ring

Two Halifax County residents were among the 13 people sentenced in a widespread narcotics ring that involved violent home invasions, the United States Justice Department said in a press release. Read more

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Crash-free week: Day 1 stats

Crash-free week: Day 1 stats

Statistics from the Roanoke Rapids Police Department's crash-free week Read more

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Task force makes first arrest

Task force makes first arrest

The newly formed City County Drug Task Force made its first arrest today in the Enfield area. Read more

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Two sought following metal theft attempt

Two sought following metal theft attempt

Two men who were spotted in the act of stealing aluminum from a house on Highway 186 managed to elude the officers who thwarted the theft this morning. Read more

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RRPD blotter: January 23-25

RRPD blotter: January 23-25

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

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Last call to play ball for Newsome

Last call to play ball for Newsome

Friends, family and former players stepped to the plate a final time to honor Mike Newsome. Read more

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Morning commute: Crash-free week under w…

Morning commute: Crash-free week under way

The morning commute was wreck-free on public streets and highways. Read more

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Fourth SN heroin bust yields 700 bindles

Fourth SN heroin bust yields 700 bindles

The fourth heroin arrest of the year in Scotland Neck was made Thursday — $14,000 worth packaged in 14 bricks, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Read more

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City County Drug Task Force formed

City County Drug Task Force formed

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp today announced the formation of a joint drug task force made up of narcotics investigators from the sheriff's office and Roanoke Rapids and Weldon police... Read more

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Man faces fraud counts in May fire

Man faces fraud counts in May fire

A Roanoke Rapids man has been charged in an insurance fraud case involving a fire at a house he was renting in Halifax. Read more

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RRPD blotter: January 20-22

RRPD blotter: January 20-22

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

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Serious crashes probed as PD sets specia…

Serious crashes probed as PD sets special enforcement

Two serious collisions remain under investigation as the Roanoke Rapids Police Department plans its week-long, crash-free enforcement beginning this Monday. Read more

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RRPD seeks info on stolen guns

RRPD seeks info on stolen guns

While a Roanoke Rapids man has been arrested for allegedly stealing multiple firearms from one victim over the last three to fourth months, the city police department is seeking anyone... Read more

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RRPD blotter: January 16-18

RRPD blotter: January 16-18

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

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Pair charged in Colonial Drive B&Es

Pair charged in Colonial Drive B&Es

Two men have been arrested for several residential and motor vehicle break-ins and larcenies in the Colonial Drive area outside Roanoke Rapids, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Read more

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Martin honored at Chaloner

Martin honored at Chaloner

Kirk Wynne, one of the football coaches at Chaloner Middle School, believes there's not a better role model for young athletes to follow than Kareem Martin. Read more

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Commissioners accept recreation plan

Commissioners accept recreation plan

The county now has a recreation master plan and commissioners will begin the process of appointing an advisory board of citizens across Halifax County who will make recommendations to them. Read more

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Commissioners OK jail staff request

Commissioners OK jail staff request

Halifax County commissioners this evening approved a $368,975 request by Sheriff Wes Tripp for jail personnel. Read more

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County water rates to increase

County water rates to increase

Water rates in Halifax County will increase as soon as practicable to reduce anticipated shortfalls in its water and sewer enterprise funds. Read more

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Police seek woman for bogus checks

Police seek woman for bogus checks

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is looking for a woman who reportedly deposited several fraudulent checks into an ATM in October. Read more

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More vehicle B&Es reported over week…

More vehicle B&Es reported over weekend

A total of 28 vehicle break-ins were reported over the weekend in Roanoke Rapids. Read more

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State citations to be issued in RR drivi…

State citations to be issued in RR driving campaign

The stack of wreck reports for last year in Roanoke Rapids reflects 100 of them per month. Read more

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Speeding violation nets 28 bindles

Speeding violation nets 28 bindles

A speeding violation Thursday in Scotland Neck led to the seizure of 28 bindles of heroin thrown from a vehicle. Read more

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Sheriff's office offering residential se…

Sheriff's office offering residential security checks

A higher than normal increase in breaking, entering and theft cases during daylight has prompted the Halifax County Sheriff's Office to begin offering security checks for residences. Read more

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2015 MLK Day observances set

2015 MLK Day observances set

The following events will be held to mark the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: Read more

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Patterson smokestack felled

Patterson smokestack felled

It was already at a 12-degree lean, said Robbie Clements, director of facilities and operations of the Roanoke Graded School District. Read more

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Weldon will have Saturday make-up day

Weldon will have Saturday make-up day

Weldon City Schools will operate on regular schedule Friday but will have classes Saturday. Read more

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Planning board rejects child care center…

Planning board rejects child care center CUP

The owner of a child care facility in Roanoke Rapids says she is willing to work out a compromise on her hours of operation in a conditional use permit application... Read more

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Professor discusses canal research proje…

Professor discusses canal research project

New research is beginning to show the possible links the Roanoke Canal played in the Underground Railroad. Read more

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RRGSD, Hobgood on normal schedules

RRGSD, Hobgood on normal schedules

Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools and Hobgood Aacademy are on normal schedules. Read more

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Malnourished dog found during offender c…

Malnourished dog found during offender check

A sex offender check Tuesday in Scotland Neck uncovered a malnourished dog chained outside as well as marijuana paraphernalia. Read more

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Two charged in assault that leaves inmat…

Two charged in assault that leaves inmate paralyzed

Warrants have been filed in a December prison assault that left a 61-year-old inmate who was scheduled to be released in June paralyzed. Read more

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Marijuana charges lodged against city ma…

Marijuana charges lodged against city man

A Roanoke Rapids man was arrested Monday for possession of approximately 23 grams of marijuana. Read more

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Man wanted in Subway heist has Halifax C…

Man wanted in Subway heist has Halifax Co. ties

A man wanted in the December 11 robbery at Subway on Premier Boulevard also has ties to Halifax County as well as Wake and Hertford counties. Read more

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City dodges bullet following ice storm

City dodges bullet following ice storm

Roads in Roanoke Rapids remained in good condition following a winter ice storm, officials said. Read more

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Updated delays as of 10 p.m.

Updated delays as of 10 p.m.

Here are the latest delays as of 10 this evening, including those from previous posts: Read more

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Latest weather delays

Latest weather delays

Here are the latest delays, paired with the last ones reported earlier this evening: Read more

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HRMC on delayed schedule Wednesday

HRMC on delayed schedule Wednesday

Halifax Regional will adjust its operations schedule due to the winter storm watch. Read more

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Chase suspect sought for stealing dog

Chase suspect sought for stealing dog

A man awaiting court dates in Halifax County this month on a high-speed chase where he allegedly crashed into his girlfriend's car in February is now wanted for allegedly stealing... Read more

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Man with Ahoskie, Wake Co. ties sought i…

Man with Ahoskie, Wake Co. ties sought in Subway heist

An alleged suspect has been identified in the December 11 Subway robbery on Premier Boulevard, according to Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Chuck Hasty. Read more

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State urges caution ahead of weather adv…

State urges caution ahead of weather advisory

With most of North Carolina under a winter weather advisory or winter storm watch , state Public Safety officials are urging residents and visitors to monitor local weather conditions and... Read more

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Gun reportedly misfired at landing confr…

Gun reportedly misfired at landing confrontation

Charges filed in a case at the Gaston Boat Landing Friday reflect an attempt was allegedly made to fire a gun, Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith confirmed. Read more

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75 bindles seized in commitment service

75 bindles seized in commitment service

A man who was being served with commitment papers for child support was found to allegedly be in possession of 75 bindles of heroin, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's... Read more

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Missing person search leads to heroin se…

Missing person search leads to heroin seizure, arrest

A search for a missing person Saturday in Scotland Neck led deputies to the discovery of trafficking amounts of heroin. Read more

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RRPD blotter: Saturday and Sunday report…

RRPD blotter: Saturday and Sunday reports

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

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Pranks lead to threat of gun violence at…

Pranks lead to threat of gun violence at landing

Pranks involving spraying ketchup and sauces on cars eventually led to a threat of gun violence at the Gaston Boat Landing Friday. Read more

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HRMC gets new executive chef

HRMC gets new executive chef

Halifax Regional Medical Center is welcoming a new executive chef. Read more

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Child care center hours on planning boar…

Child care center hours on planning board agenda

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board Thursday will consider a conditional use permit application for a child care facility wanting to change its hours of operation. Read more

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Alleged Enfield rape suspect nabbed in F…

Alleged Enfield rape suspect nabbed in Franklin Co.

A man sought for statutory rape in Enfield was taken into custody late Saturday night in the Franklin County community of Centerville. Read more

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Davis faces heroin counts while awaiting…

Davis faces heroin counts while awaiting court in shooting

A man awaiting a court hearing for a July shooting on Carter Street was charged with heroin trafficking counts following a motor vehicle stop outside Roanoke Rapids this afternoon. Read more

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Juvenile joy ride ends in chase, crash

Juvenile joy ride ends in chase, crash

A 13-year-old was taken into custody following an apparent joy ride early this morning that resulted in a police chase and a crash. Read more

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HCSO has permanent medicine drop-off in …

HCSO has permanent medicine drop-off in place

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is announcing a new program where residents can properly dispose of old or unused medicine by simply dropping it off at the sheriff’s office. Read more

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Research uncovering more about canal's h…

Research uncovering more about canal's history

Ongoing research is uncovering the Roanoke Canal Trail's history in the underground railroad, a secret network through which slaves sought their freedom. Read more

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Body of missing man surfaces in Northamp…

Body of missing man surfaces in Northampton pond

The body of Donald Eugene Williams surfaced today in Doolittle’s Millpond, a body of water where he was last seen on Dec. 21, the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald of Ahoksie reported. Read more

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Youth Jackets get super bowl rings

Youth Jackets get super bowl rings

Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets 2014 youth football season comes to a close. Read more

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RMSAC basketball action Monday

RMSAC basketball action Monday

GCP boys Clinch conference title with three regular season games remaining Read more

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Firday & Saturday Halifax results

Firday & Saturday Halifax results

Halifax Academy on the road this past weekend Read more

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Thanks for honoring a friend

Thanks for honoring a friend

Home Plate gathering for coach Mike Newsome Read more

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Weldon split at home with Louisburg

Weldon split at home with Louisburg

Weldon girls fall again and boys win Read more

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Cornerstone Christian boys hold onto 1st

Cornerstone Christian boys hold onto 1st

Cornerstone Christian basketball teams split Friday Read more

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Jackets fall to Eagles in Warren County

Jackets fall to Eagles in Warren County

Roanoke Rapids traveled to Warren County Read more

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Northwest Halifax splits

Northwest Halifax splits

Northwest Halifax traveled to Granville Central Friday night Read more

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Friday night JV basketball action

Friday night JV basketball action

Friday 1/23/15 JV scores Read more

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Tyndall to sing Anthem at Faith Christia…

Tyndall to sing Anthem at Faith Christian game in Rocky Mount

The National Anthem will be sung by Kasey Tyndall at 1:30 pm on Saturday at Faith Christian School in Rocky Mount when Halifax Academy basketball team comes to town. Read more

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1/22/15 Middle School basketball action

1/22/15 Middle School basketball action

GCP SWEEPS GASTON MIddle Read more

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Rose and travel volleyball earn silver

Rose and travel volleyball earn silver

Local volleyball player part of Silver medal team in Mrytle Beach tournament Read more

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Morris surpasses 1,000 points

Morris surpasses 1,000 points

Morris has a night to remember Read more

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Halifax Academy girls win, boys fall

Halifax Academy girls win, boys fall

All five Halifax Academy basketball teams battle Rocky Mount Academy (RMA) Read more

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KIPP hosted NEA Wednesday

KIPP  hosted NEA Wednesday

Northeast Academy traveled across county to continue a tradition started by the late coach Hasty Read more

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Chaloner - GCP split on court

Chaloner - GCP split on court

GCP continues dominance in boys RMSAC Read more

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Weldon and Southeast Halifax split

Weldon and Southeast Halifax split

Weldon basketball teams traveled to Southeast Halifax Tuesday night Read more

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Halifax Academy Middle beats RMA

Halifax Academy Middle beats RMA

Halifax Academy Middle basketball team traveled to Rocky Mount Academy Tuesday afternoon Read more

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Double win for Cornerstone

Double win for Cornerstone

Both girls and boys win at home Tuesday night Read more

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Roanoke Rapids hot on the road

Roanoke Rapids hot on the road

Yellow Jackets on the road at Durham School of the Arts Read more

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NW JV win, varsitys fall

NW JV win, varsitys fall

Northwest Halifax hit the road Tuesday night to Louisburg Read more

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Jacket wrestlers fall at home

Jacket wrestlers fall at home

RRHS wrestlers have one regular season match remaining Read more

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Jacket wrestlers place 6th at the "…

Jacket wrestlers place 6th at the "Belt"

Roanoke Rapids wrestling team traveled to Creedmoor Saturday Read more

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Home Plate Gathering For Michael Newsome

Home Plate Gathering For Michael Newsome

Spends some time at Newsome fields to remember Coach Read more

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RRHS swimmers closeout regular season

RRHS swimmers closeout regular season

Jacket swimmers eye on Regionals Read more

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Northwest girls beat Southeast in OT

Northwest girls beat Southeast in OT

Halifax County Battle on the court Read more

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Packed gym at KIPP against Weldon

Packed gym at KIPP against Weldon

Weldon vs KIPP at "The Brink" Read more

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CSL remembers Newsome

CSL remembers Newsome

Lights turned on in Gaston Read more

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Jackets sweep NCSSM

Jackets sweep NCSSM

boys and girls earn conference win on road Read more

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RRHS wrestlers fall in OT

RRHS wrestlers fall in OT

Jackets fall at home Thursday Read more

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Halifax girls fall, Oakwood sweeps

Halifax girls fall, Oakwood sweeps

Girls suffer first loss of season on turnovers Read more

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City starting over 40 basketball league

City starting over 40 basketball league

City Basketball leagues Read more

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Coach on third base

Coach on third base

An update on our "COACH" Read more

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1/13/15 HA basketball games reseduled

1/13/15 HA basketball games reseduled

Threat of weather moves games Read more

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Halifax JV & Varsity split with Brun…

Halifax JV & Varsity split with Brunswick

Halifax Academy JV boys and Varsity girls earn wins against Brunswick Academy Read more

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