HP checking station nets crack arrest

A Roanoke Rapids man with a previous record for narcotics sales was arrested this evening during a s...

Monarch way station efforts continue

Local efforts continue to enhance the monarch butterfly population and more milkweed planting is und...

Truck driver cited in morning crash

A truck driver is being treated and a passenger escaped serious injury this morning on Interstate 95...

Cornerstone, HA students win SAR contests

Students at Cornerstone Christian and Halifax Academy have earned honors in Sons of the American Rev...

Hydrant flushing begins in April

The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department will begin flushing hydrants on April 6.  

County remains 99th in health outcomes

The Halifax County Public Health System is studying the results of an annual health outcomes ranking...

Halifax Resolves to be honored on April 12

The 239th anniversary celebration of the signing of the Halifax Resolves will be held on a Sunday th...

Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County News from RRSpin
Friday, 27 March 2015 03:38

A Roanoke Rapids man with a previous record for narcotics sales was arrested this evening during a state Highway Patrol checking station.

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HP checking station nets crack arrest

HP checking station nets crack arrest

A Roanoke Rapids man with a previous record for narcotics sales was arrested this evening during a state Highway Patrol checking station. Read more

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Monarch way station efforts continue

Monarch way station efforts continue

Local efforts continue to enhance the monarch butterfly population and more milkweed planting is under way. Read more

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Truck driver cited in morning crash

Truck driver cited in morning crash

A truck driver is being treated and a passenger escaped serious injury this morning on Interstate 95. Read more

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Cornerstone, HA students win SAR contest…

Cornerstone, HA students win SAR contests

Students at Cornerstone Christian and Halifax Academy have earned honors in Sons of the American Revolution contests. Read more

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Hydrant flushing begins in April

Hydrant flushing begins in April

The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department will begin flushing hydrants on April 6.   Read more

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County remains 99th in health outcomes

County remains 99th in health outcomes

The Halifax County Public Health System is studying the results of an annual health outcomes ranking survey which puts the county at 99 out of 100 North Carolina counties. Read more

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Halifax Resolves to be honored on April …

Halifax Resolves to be honored on April 12

The 239th anniversary celebration of the signing of the Halifax Resolves will be held on a Sunday this year — April 12. Read more

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City gets first recognition for trail ti…

City gets first recognition for trail title

Roanoke Rapids leaders attended the North Carolina League of Municipalities Annual Town Hall Day last Wednesday. Read more

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Brine time: City building own plant

Brine time: City building own plant

The Roanoke Rapids Public Works Department is building its own brine plant, a move that will keep the city from having to ferry the saltwater mixture from Halifax during the... Read more

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Open wide: Crack retrieved from man's mo…

Open wide: Crack retrieved from man's mouth

A man who tried to swallow a golf ball-sized amount of crack cocaine today was arrested along with two others on Maria Avenue. Read more

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Recently arrested woman linked to multi-…

Recently arrested woman linked to multi-state medical thefts

A woman arrested last week by Roanoke Rapids police on identity fraud counts is no stranger to the crime, law enforcement investigation and court records show. Read more

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Man charged in Severn area B&E

Man charged in Severn area B&E

A 31-year-old man has been charged in a breaking and entering that occurred around the first of the month and resulted in various construction tools being pawned. Read more

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Update: Man taken to Wake following cano…

Update: Man taken to Wake following canoe mishap

A Raleigh man was transported to WakeMed today after initial treatment for mild hypothermia when he went into the water in a canoeing mishap on the Roanoke River. Read more

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Couple pulled from river after canoe cap…

Couple pulled from river after canoe capsizes

A man and woman were pulled from the Roanoke River after their canoe capsized today. Read more

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One sought, one arrested in separate rai…

One sought, one arrested in separate raids

The City County Drug Task Force arrested one man today and is looking for another in separate cases. Read more

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Feeling the love: Motown returns to Hali…

Feeling the love: Motown returns to Halifax County

Although his plans for a longstanding series of shows at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre didn't pan out, Robert Smoot left Halifax County feeling the love. Read more

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Energy center slated for late summer ope…

Energy center slated for late summer opening

A vision for the renewable energy industry that began two years ago is now materializing in Halifax County with the construction of the Center for Energy Education. Read more

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Reward offered in Hobgood B&E

Reward offered in Hobgood B&E

A $500 cash reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the breaking and entering of a school in the Hobgood area. Read more

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2015 Business Expo set

2015 Business Expo set

The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2015 Business Expo at Becker Village Mall on April 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read more

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Youth group hits the street with treats

Youth group hits the street with treats

Expect more random acts of kindness. Read more

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Scotland Neck, Hobgood could be benefact…

Scotland Neck, Hobgood could be benefactors of legislation

A bipartisan coalition of House and Senate members on Tuesday unveiled legislation that would allow dozens of eastern North Carolina communities to proceed with a critical sales agreement that will... Read more

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Council OKs River Towne Villas project

Council OKs River Towne Villas project

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening unanimously approved a rezoning request to accommodate a multi-family housing unit on the West Becker Drive Extension. Read more

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Grant application could mean $150K for s…

Grant application could mean $150K for skate park

A proposed skateboard park could get a big boost if a $125,000 Kate B. Reynolds grant is approved, Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Director John Simeon told city council this... Read more

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Commissioners back natural gas pipeline

Commissioners back natural gas pipeline

Halifax County commissioners have thrown their support behind the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a project that will open up new sources of natural gas. Read more

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Commissioners start talks on Evergreen r…

Commissioners start talks on Evergreen report

Furthering discussions of the Evergreen Solutions report continues to be a slow process. Read more

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Three now charged in Holly Court shootin…

Three now charged in Holly Court shooting

A third person wanted in a February shooting at Holly Court surrendered to Weldon police today. Read more

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RRPD blotter: March 13 and 15

RRPD blotter: March 13 and 15

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

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Man seriously wounded in Friday stabbing

Man seriously wounded in Friday stabbing

A man is recovering from multiple stab and cut wounds he received following a fight that occurred in the Forest Hills Shopping Center parking lot Friday night. Read more

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Man charged in January armed robbery

Man charged in January armed robbery

A Roanoke Rapids man was arrested Saturday for a January 31 robbery. Read more

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Vigil: 'Everyone deserves to come home'

Vigil: 'Everyone deserves to come home'

Some choked back tears. Some told anecdotes. All believe their missing loved ones deserve to come home. Read more

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Sheriffs pledge support to families of m…

Sheriffs pledge support to families of missing persons

The sheriffs of Halifax and Northampton counties today pledged their support to families of missing people both individually and collectively. Read more

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Task force makes pot arrest; assists mar…

Task force makes pot arrest; assists marshals

The City County Drug Task Force today arrested a man on Vance Street for marijuana counts and also assisted United States Marshals in locating a fugitive from New Jersey. Read more

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Baggett completes investigator specialis…

Baggett completes investigator specialist training

  Lieutenant Jeff Baggett, pictured with Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Hasty, left, has received a criminal investigator specialist certification from Wilson Community College where he attended the Coastal Plains Law Enforcement... Read more

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Man tied to Weldon shooting charged by t…

Man tied to Weldon shooting charged by task force

A man out on bond for a shooting last fall was arrested today by the City County Drug Task Force on marijuana-related charges. Read more

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HCC honored as monarch waystation

HCC honored as monarch waystation

The Halifax Community College Garden was presented a certificate of appreciation from Monarch Watch Thursday. Read more

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Vigil for missing persons Saturday

Vigil for missing persons Saturday

The Northampton County Branch of the NAACP will hold a prayer vigil Saturday for missing persons in Halifax and Northampton counties. Read more

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Man arrested after brief footchase

Man arrested after brief footchase

A Roanoke Rapids man who ran from police after a brief chase was charged on drug-related counts Thursday evening. Read more

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Three charged in rape of 13-year-old

Three charged in rape of 13-year-old

Three Garysburg teens were charged today in the rape of a 13-year-old girl that occurred Tuesday night. Read more

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Two more sought in Holly Court shooting

Two more sought in Holly Court shooting

Two more people have been identified and are wanted in a botched robbery attempt that occurred in Weldon's Holly Court last month. Read more

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Sting nabs sex offender using social med…

Sting nabs sex offender using social media

An undercover sting Tuesday landed a sex offender in trouble with the law after arranging a meeting with someone he believed was to be a girl. Read more

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Man who lay in wait for victim faces rap…

Man who lay in wait for victim faces rape count

A Pleasant Hill man who law enforcement said laid in wait and held a victim against her will for approximately six hours Wednesday faces a rape charge. Read more

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Garysburg investigates two shootings

Garysburg investigates two shootings

The Garysburg Police Department is investigating two shootings that occurred Tuesday evening. Read more

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Whitemore charged in Fishel death

Whitemore charged in Fishel death

Marquise Jarvis Whitmore was arrested today and will face a second-degree murder charge as well others in the December 20 death of Leslie Fishel. Read more

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Stolen dog recovered — man charged for t…

Stolen dog recovered — man charged for theft

A dog stolen in January has been returned to its owner and a man was charged today for the crime. Read more

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Indecent liberties count lodged against …

Indecent liberties count lodged against RR man

A 58-year-old Roanoke Rapids man was charged today for taking indecent liberties with a 13-year-old girl last month. Read more

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Rocky Mount men face heroin counts

Rocky Mount men face heroin counts

Two Rocky Mount men were arrested on heroin counts Friday night following a stop for a motor vehicle violation outside Scotland Neck. Read more

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Quiz bowl set this evening

Quiz bowl set this evening

The Halifax County Public Library Quiz Bowl will be held this evening at 5 in the Agricultural Center Auditorium in Halifax. Read more

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Trail's first recognition to come next w…

Trail's first recognition to come next week

The first formal recognition of the Roanoke Canal Trail's victory in last month's Great Places in North Carolina Best Greenway Division will be next week in Raleigh. Read more

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No charges to be filed in collision

No charges to be filed in collision

No criminal charges will be filed in an Amtrak collision Monday that left 55 passengers with non-life threatening injuries, the state Highway Patrol said. Read more

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Rig was trying to safely turn onto 301

Rig was trying to safely turn onto 301

A tractor-trailer driver was trying to turn onto the northbound lane of Highway 301 today when the electrical building he was hauling was struck by an oncoming Amtrak train. Read more

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RRPD blotter: March 3-9

RRPD blotter: March 3-9

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

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Woman thrown from vehicle in domestic

Woman thrown from vehicle in domestic

Roanoke Rapids police confirmed a woman was thrown from a vehicle Friday night and continue to investigate to determine whether she was also run over. Read more

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Some 25 injured in derailment-collision

Some 25 injured in derailment-collision

An Amtrak locomotive and one of its cars derailed and another car partially derailed in Halifax today after striking the trailer carrying payload of an 18-wheel transfer truck. Read more

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More charges lodged against Harris

More charges lodged against Harris

Already charged in the February armed robbery of a Roanoke Rapids store, Robert Duane Harris Jr. now faces charges for the theft of jewelry from a victim he was familiar... Read more

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Roanoke Valley Sports

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City Over 40 basketball League play-offs

City Over 40 basketball League play-offs

Roanoke Rapids Parks & Recreation adult basketball over 40 league 1st round play-off action Thursday night. Read more

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HA softball fall to Cape Fear

HA softball fall to Cape Fear

The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings traveled to play Cape Fear Thursday afternoon Read more

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City adult basketball - Over 40 tourname…

City adult basketball - Over 40 tournament set

Roanoke Rapids Parks & Recreaction adult basketball results & standings. Firtst round of Over 40 League tournament set Read more

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Throwback Thursday at RRspin.com Sports

Throwback Thursday at RRspin.com Sports

Baseball from way back in the Roanoke Rapids area. Any guess what year. Read more

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KIPP sweeps North Edgecombe on the diamo…

KIPP sweeps North Edgecombe on the diamonds

KIPP High traveled to North Edgecombe to battle in baseball & softball Wednesday afternoon Read more

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Lady Jackets lead 2A NCC in soccer

Lady Jackets lead 2A NCC in soccer

Roanoke Rapids Lady Yellow Jackets hosted the Franklinton Red Rams Wednesday night to battle for first place in the 2A Northern Carolina Conference Read more

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Valley Cheer ends season 9 with a bang

Valley Cheer ends season 9 with a bang

 Valley Cheer All Stars recently competed at Cheer Ltd Nationals in Myrtle Beach SC. Read more

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Varsity Jackets sting Rams in baseball

Varsity Jackets sting Rams in baseball

Roanoke Rapids High Varsity baseball defeated Franklinton in Varsity baseball action by a score of 12-2 in 6 innings Read more

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JV Jackets baseball win big

JV Jackets baseball win big

The Roanoke Rapids JV baseball team beat Franklinton at home Tuesday night 17-5 innings Read more

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Jags baseball beat Panthers

Jags baseball beat Panthers

Northampton County Jaguars beat the KIPP Panthers 19-12 Tuesday night in Gaston Read more

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Halifax romps Crossroads on the diamond

Halifax romps Crossroads on the diamond

Halifax Academy Varsity Vikings win at home against Crossroads Christian from Henderson 22-2 in 4 1/2 innings. Read more

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KIPP softball smokes Northampton

KIPP softball smokes Northampton

KIPP High Panthers beat Northampton Jaguars 20-4 owning bragging rights of Queens of the Diamond in Northampton County Read more

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Halifax softball fall in extra inning

Halifax softball fall in extra inning

Halifax Academy Varsity softball team completed only their second game of the season Tuesday Read more

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Halifax continues winning streak

Halifax continues winning streak

Halifax Academy Lady Vikings earned another win and defense kept Crossroads Christian scoreless Read more

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Lady Jackets softball win with 1 run

Lady Jackets softball win with 1 run

The Varsity Roanoke Rapids Lady Yellow Jacket softball team earned a win at home Tuesday night Read more

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Meyers shines on dance stage

Meyers shines on dance stage

This past weekend Roanoke Rapids Senior Brooke Meyers competed in her last Regional showstoppers Dance competition in Concord, NC. Read more

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City adult basketball results & stan…

City adult basketball results & standings

Roanoke Rapids Parks & Recreation adult basketball results and standings Read more

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Halifax and NEA JV baseball action

Halifax and NEA JV baseball action

Halfax Academy vs Kenston Forest and NEA vs Ridgecroft Read more

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Catch local legend racer Joe Huss interv…

Catch local legend racer Joe Huss interview

Grab your computer and listen in Tuesday night at 7 PM to see what Joe Huss has to say Read more

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RRHS win soccer in first half

RRHS win soccer in first half

Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets take care of Southern Vance in 40 minutes with a 9-0 win Read more

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Halifax defense key factor in win

Halifax defense key factor in win

Halifax Academy Lady Vikings still perfect in conference & overall play Read more

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Halifax Academy sports schedule March 23…

Halifax Academy sports schedule March 23-27th

The Halifax Academy Vikings have the following sports events scheduled Read more

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Rec baseball signups extended to March 2…

Rec baseball signups extended to March 28th

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association will be taking registrations up until March 28th Read more

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KIPP High sports schedule for March 23-2…

KIPP High sports schedule for March 23-27th

The KIPP High Panthers have the following sports events scheduled Read more

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Gaston College Prep sports schedule Marc…

Gaston College Prep sports schedule March 23-26th

The Gaston College Prep (GCP) Pride have the following sports events scheduled Read more

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Hobgood Academy Sports scheduled March 2…

Hobgood Academy Sports scheduled March 23-27th

The Hobgood Academy Raiders have the following sports events scheduled Read more

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Roanoke Rapids High sports schedule Marc…

Roanoke Rapids High sports schedule March 23-26th

The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets have the following sports events scheduled Read more

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Jackets track finish 11th at meet

Jackets track finish 11th at meet

The Roanoke Rapids track team traveled to Franklin Saturday to participate in the Trent Sanders Memorial Meet Read more

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Lady Vikings soccer win on Saturday

Lady Vikings soccer win on Saturday

Halifax Academy Lady Vikings soccer team traveled to Wilson for the Brittany Willis Memorial Scholarship Soccer Showcase Saturday Read more

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Two Jackets have Hat trick in Wilson

Two Jackets have Hat trick in Wilson

The Roanoke Rapids Lady Yellow Jacket soccer team traveled to Wilson for the Brittany Willis Memorial Scholarship Soccer Showcase. Read more

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Team Mike cornhole tournament success

Team Mike cornhole tournament success

The first step to raise funds for a permanent 35 ft. flagpole in honor of the late coach Mike Newsome turned out to be a great success Saturday afternoon Read more

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Halifax baseball fall Thursday

Halifax baseball fall Thursday

Halifax Acadmey Varsity baseball hosted Faith Christian Read more

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NEA hunter skills team win awards

NEA hunter skills team win awards

The following are results from the District 3 Hunter Skills Tournament held March 14, 2015 at Rose Hill Farms in Nashville, NC Read more

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RRHS baseball/softball games canceled

RRHS baseball/softball games canceled

Today's (March 20th) Roanoke Rapids baseball and softball games against South Granville have been canceled Read more

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Cornerstone softball open their season

Cornerstone softball open their season

Cornerstone Christian School open thier 2015 softball season Thursday on road Read more

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Lady Jackets beat rain & Gryphons

Lady Jackets beat rain & Gryphons

The Roanoke Rapids lady softball team traveled to Rocky Mount Thursday Read more

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