Third teenager charged in Cotton murder

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More than $92K seized in I-95 stop

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Passenger in September crash succumbs

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Northampton probes meth production

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The sound of silence: RRPD communications go digital

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16-year-old charged in Gordon Dr. murder

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Love comes to town: Mobile kitchen feeds the needy

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Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County News from RRSpin
Thursday, 02 October 2014 13:18

A third person was taken into custody Wednesday in the shooting death of Wilton Lee Shawn Cotton last week and the shooting of another man who is now listed in stable condition.

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Third teenager charged in Cotton murder

Third teenager charged in Cotton murder

A third person was taken into custody Wednesday in the shooting death of Wilton Lee Shawn Cotton last week and the shooting of another man who is now listed in... Read more

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More than $92K seized in I-95 stop

More than $92K seized in I-95 stop

A vehicle containing more than $92,000 in currency was seized following a stop on Interstate 95 today. Read more

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Passenger in September crash succumbs

Passenger in September crash succumbs

The passenger in a Jeep that crashed on Big John's Store Road last month succumbed to injuries he sustained, the state Highway Patrol trooper investigating the matter confirmed today. Read more

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Northampton probes meth production

Northampton probes meth production

The Northampton County Sheriff's Office is seeing the onset of meth production in the county. Read more

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The sound of silence: RRPD communication…

The sound of silence: RRPD communications go digital

The sounds heard on the Roanoke Rapids police frequency on an older model scanner are not because of a glitch — they're because the department on Friday went digital. Read more

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16-year-old charged in Gordon Dr. murder

16-year-old charged in Gordon Dr. murder

A 16-year-old is now in custody in the Wednesday murder of Wilton Lee Shawn Cotton, Roanoke Rapids police said this afternoon. Read more

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Love comes to town: Mobile kitchen feeds…

Love comes to town: Mobile kitchen feeds the needy

It was a two-year wait before love came to town. Read more

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Detroit man wanted for Halifax larceny

Detroit man wanted for Halifax larceny

A man who travels between Detroit and Weldon is wanted in Halifax County for larceny. Read more

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Phony back alley bomb under investigatio…

Phony back alley bomb under investigation

A device made to look like a real bomb was discovered Sunday in a back alley between the 200 blocks of Franklin and Vance streets, according to Roanoke Rapids police. Read more

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One arrested in Gordon Drive murder

One arrested in Gordon Drive murder

An 18-year-old was the first to be arrested in a Wednesday afternoon murder on Gordon Drive, Roanoke Rapids police said this morning. Read more

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Alleged accomplice, intended victim shot

Alleged accomplice, intended victim shot

A prior disagreement that escalated early this morning at the Weldon Waffle House left two people with gunshot wounds. Read more

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The art of the deal: Two winners in 2014…

The art of the deal: Two winners in 2014 Canvas Halifax

Ownership of Napoleon Hill's painting After the Harvest quickly changed hands following a huddle between the original winning bidder and the person who ended up taking it home. Read more

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Northampton school brawl leads to arrest

Northampton school brawl leads to arrest

One student was injured and another arrested in a fight that started in the cafeteria of Northampton County High School Thursday. Read more

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Merger off, but HRMC, Novant extend part…

Merger off, but HRMC, Novant extend partnership

While Halifax Regional Medical Center and Novant Health have agreed to not immediately merge, the two healthcare systems today did announce they have extended their partnership for another two years. Read more

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Harvest Days begin next Friday

Harvest Days begin next Friday

Halifax Harvest Days begin next Friday and run through Saturday. Read more

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Man found in building died from glass wo…

Man found in building died from glass wound

A man found dead in an abandoned Enfield building Sunday has been identified as Damian S. Taylor. Read more

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Police look for answers in Wednesday mur…

Police look for answers in Wednesday murder

Roanoke Rapids police are looking for answers following a Wednesday afternoon shooting that left a Garysburg man dead and a 20-year -old in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital. Read more

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One fatally shot, one wounded in Gordon …

One fatally shot, one wounded in Gordon Dr. fray

One person was shot and killed and another is in serious condition and being treated this evening. Read more

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Man gets several citations following sto…

Man gets several citations following stop

A man reportedly driving left of center on Highway 561 in the Hollister area received several citations Tuesday night. Read more

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Ramble expands to two days

Ramble expands to two days

The seventh annual Roanoke River Ramble will expand to two days this year, organizers said today. Read more

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Author to be speaker at Rosenwald progra…

Author to be speaker at Rosenwald program

As part of next week's Harvest Day celebration, Stephanie Deutsch will be the featured speaker at the event's annual Allen Grove Rosenwald School commemoration program. Read more

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Helping their helpers: Rangers use fed e…

Helping their helpers: Rangers use fed equipment program

The North Carolina Forest Service isn't just about putting out wildfires and writing forest management plans — it is also about helping local volunteer fire departments through a federal assistance... Read more

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Enfield man arrested following Hollister…

Enfield man arrested following Hollister chase

A Sunday morning chase in the Hollister area resulted in the driver's arrest. Read more

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Gaston bridge to close for repairs

Gaston bridge to close for repairs

The state Department of Transportation will close the Gaston bridge at the Halifax and Northampton County line at 8 a.m. October 4. The closure will allow crews to make necessary... Read more

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No foul play in Enfield man's death

No foul play in Enfield man's death

Preliminary autopsy results indicate no foul play in the case of an Enfield man found dead Sunday in an abandoned building.   Read more

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Cummins donates engine to HCC

Cummins donates engine to HCC

  The Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant recently donated a Cummins Diesel Engine Model M11 to Halifax Community College for educational use in the Transportation Systems Technology program. Read more

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Halifax man charged in RR area B&E

Halifax man charged in RR area B&E

A Halifax man was charged Friday in a motor vehicle breaking and entering that occurred earlier this month in the Roanoke Rapids area. Read more

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Moody released to daughter's custody

Moody released to daughter's custody

A federal court judge today in Greenville agreed to release Sterling Moody to the custody of his daughter in Raleigh. Read more

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Cycle NC set to come through Roanoke Rap…

Cycle NC set to come through Roanoke Rapids

Cycle NC and its Mountains to the Coast ride isn't just about bicycling — area officials are hoping it will be a one- to two-day economic shot in the arm... Read more

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Body found in abandoned Enfield building

Body found in abandoned Enfield building

A autopsy is pending this week to determine how long the body of a man found in an abandoned Enfield building may have been dead and how he died. Read more

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Pedestrian in morning collision in serio…

Pedestrian in morning collision in serious condition

A man struck by a tractor-trailer this morning on Highway 158 at the Virginia Avenue intersection is listed in serious condition and is unresponsive, according to Roanoke Rapids police. Read more

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Scotland Neck man struck, killed; RRPD p…

Scotland Neck man struck, killed; RRPD probes morning crash

A man straddling a bicycle in the travel lane of Highway 903 in the Scotland Neck area Friday night was struck and killed, according to the state Highway Patrol. Read more

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October gang summit planned

October gang summit planned

As Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp reports today the August murders of Keyuon Garner and Dy'Uanna Anderson are believed to be gang-related, he also plans an unrelated push in October... Read more

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Domino's plans sit-down restaurant

Domino's plans sit-down restaurant

Domino's Pizza has submitted plans for a sit-down restaurant at 200 East Tenth Street, a currently vacant lot that was formerly home to a restaurant called Grillmasters. Read more

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College addressing deficiencies in state…

College addressing deficiencies in state audit

Concerns addressed in the state's annual audit of Halifax Community College are being addressed by the institution's staff, its president, Ervin V. Griffin Sr., said in response to questions by... Read more

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Marshals nab Anderson in NYC suburb

Marshals nab Anderson in NYC suburb

Teddy Keith Anderson Jr., the last person wanted in the shooting death of 15-year-old Keyuon Garner, was taken into custody by United States Marshals in a suburb of New York... Read more

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Georgia man charged with Northampton tru…

Georgia man charged with Northampton truck theft

A Georgia man with family ties to the Henrico area faces charges related to an August 23 vehicle theft. Read more

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Former RR police officer charged in Brun…

Former RR police officer charged in Brunswick chase

A former Leland police captain, who once worked as a Roanoke Rapids police officer, faces seven counts of attempted murder after he allegedly fired seven shots at a Brunswick County... Read more

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Solutions to theater issue figure at ret…

Solutions to theater issue figure at retreat

Solutions to rid the city of a large share of its theater debt continue to be a focus of Roanoke Rapids City Council. Read more

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Wildlife says no-wake zone not needed at…

Wildlife says no-wake zone not needed at Poe Creek

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission sees no need for a no-wake zone on Poe Creek, a letter sent to Halifax County Attorney Glynn Rollins said. Read more

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Brothers sought in Scotland Neck B&E

Brothers sought in Scotland Neck B&E

Two brothers are being sought for a residential break-in that occurred in Bynum's Bridge Road area of Scotland Neck in August. Read more

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Trail Life gains ground in Roanoke Rapid…

Trail Life gains ground in Roanoke Rapids

The Trail Life USA program is gaining ground in Roanoke Rapids, one of its leaders said today. Read more

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Entertainment lineup set for derby

Entertainment lineup set for derby

The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the entertainment lineup for this Saturday's Ducky Derby at River Falls Park in Weldon. Read more

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Miscommunication led to ADT scam scare

Miscommunication led to ADT scam scare

Further investigation into a possible scam related to the offer of wireless upgrades by the home security firm ADT has led the Halifax County Sheriff's Office to discover miscommunication between... Read more

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Roanoke Valley United Way sets '15 campa…

Roanoke Valley United Way sets '15 campaign goal

The Roanoke Valley United Way officially kicked off the 2015 Campaign on Tuesday at 51 Sycamore. Read more

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Council backs Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Council backs Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Roanoke Rapids City Council tonight approved a resolution endorsing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a joint venture with Dominion Power, Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas. Read more

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Council honors officers; BARC presents s…

Council honors officers; BARC presents scholarships

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening honored the efforts of two officers that resulted in high profile arrests over the course of late spring and this summer. Read more

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City school board announces Patterson pl…

City school board announces Patterson plans

The Roanoke Rapids Board of Education moved forward tonight on plans to develop a comprehensive athletic complex behind Roanoke Rapids High School. Read more

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Court grants public defender withdrawal …

Court grants public defender withdrawal in Moody case

The detention hearing for Sterling Moody, who faces a federal cocaine trafficking count, has been continued until September 22 in Greenville. Read more

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Summit area fire probe handed to sheriff…

Summit area fire probe handed to sheriff's office

The Davie Volunteer Fire Department this morning handed investigation of a house fire on Highway 158 to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Read more

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Board accepts Durham company's jail bid

Board accepts Durham company's jail bid

Halifax County commissioners this evening accepted the jail expansion project bid of a Durham-based construction company. Read more

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Vincent arrested at courthouse

Vincent arrested at courthouse

A man with a criminal record wanted for reportedly selling a gun to a pawn shop was arrested today at the Halifax County Courthouse. Read more

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Possible ADT scam reported in county

Possible ADT scam reported in county

ADT Security has reported four complaints across the state today of people posing as representatives of the company trying to get into people's homes, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said. Read more

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City B&E suspect arrested at scene o…

City B&E suspect arrested at scene of Northampton domestic

A man wanted for a series of residential break-ins in Roanoke Rapids was arrested Sunday night in Garysburg where a domestic dispute erupted involving one of his relatives. Read more

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CMS still undefeated Read more

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Vikings crush WOG in three

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Lady Jackets fall to DSA

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Rose part of Lady Stars tournament win

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Jacket CC girls & boys finish 4th

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Roanoke Rapids Parks & Recreation Youth Flag Football Read more

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RRHS game six stats

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Four area schools ejection free 2013-14

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CHAPEL HILL-- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced today that 127 member schools in the NCHSAA were ejection free in their athletic contests during the 2013-14 school year.  Read more

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RV Power 04 weekend Champions

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2014 NC USSSA Fall Smackdown Champs Read more

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CSL results 9.28.14

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CMS and RRHS hunter safety team meeting

CMS and RRHS hunter safety team meeting

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Pee Wee Youth Football week #3

Halifax/Northampton Pee Wee Youth Football League Read more

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Halifax Academy Football stats vs St. Davids

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Friday Night Lights 9.26.14

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JV Football results 9.25.14

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Thursday night JV football action Read more

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Roanoke Middle School Athletic Association Read more

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Lady Jackets Netters Top Wildcats

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Roanoke Rapids women's tennis. Read more

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Roanoke Rapids High School Cross-Country.   Read more

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Hornet football pork chop plate sale

Hornet football pork chop plate sale

Hornets football raise funds. Read more

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Jacket football BBQ Chicken plate sale

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Yellow Jacket football raising funds. Read more

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Varsity Youth football week 3.

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Halifax sweeps Crossroads in volleyball

Halifax sweeps Crossroads in volleyball

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RRHS ladies tennis bounces back at South…

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RRHS game five stats

RRHS game five stats

Roanoke Rapids entire team are Players of the Game. Read more

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City Industrial softball regular season …

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RRHS soccer drops home game

RRHS soccer drops home game

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