Man faces heroin counts after complaints

A Roanoke Rapids man allegedly known as an area heroin dealer was arrested this afternoon by the Hal...

Shooting, related wreck under investigation

A shooting at Forest Hills Shopping Center off Tenth Street and a related wreck are currently under ...

Duke Energy buys RR solar farm

Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, Friday announced it has acquired ...

Portsmouth announcement on Bracy appointment

The new Portsmouth Public Schools superintendent is Elie Bracy III.

Northampton blotter: Stolen batteries; marijuana arrest

The Northampton County Sheriff's Office reported the following:

Counterfeit arrest could lead to deeper probe

A Roanoke Rapids man arrested today for allegedly passing counterfeit bills could be part of a deepe...

New gang task force includes hot line

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office and police departments across Halifax County have formed a gang ...

Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County News from RRSpin
Sunday, 21 December 2014 01:36

A Roanoke Rapids man allegedly known as an area heroin dealer was arrested this afternoon by the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

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Man faces heroin counts after complaints

Man faces heroin counts after complaints

A Roanoke Rapids man allegedly known as an area heroin dealer was arrested this afternoon by the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Read more

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Shooting, related wreck under investigat…

Shooting, related wreck under investigation

A shooting at Forest Hills Shopping Center off Tenth Street and a related wreck are currently under investigation by the Roanoke Rapids Police Department. Read more

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Duke Energy buys RR solar farm

Duke Energy buys RR solar farm

Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, Friday announced it has acquired a 20-megawatt solar project in Roanoke Rapids from Geenex and ET Solar Energy Corp. Read more

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Portsmouth announcement on Bracy appoint…

Portsmouth announcement on Bracy appointment

The new Portsmouth Public Schools superintendent is Elie Bracy III. Read more

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Northampton blotter: Stolen batteries; m…

Northampton blotter: Stolen batteries; marijuana arrest

The Northampton County Sheriff's Office reported the following: Read more

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Counterfeit arrest could lead to deeper …

Counterfeit arrest could lead to deeper probe

A Roanoke Rapids man arrested today for allegedly passing counterfeit bills could be part of a deeper probe by the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Read more

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New gang task force includes hot line

New gang task force includes hot line

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office and police departments across Halifax County have formed a gang task force and with that the county's first gang hotline — 252-532-7853. Read more

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Bracy headed to Portsmouth Public School…

Bracy headed to Portsmouth Public Schools

Weldon City Schools Superintendent Elie Bracy III has been hired as division superintendent of Portsmouth Public Schools in Virginia. Read more

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Planning board turns down Cross Creek CU…

Planning board turns down Cross Creek CUP

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board on a 5-3 vote this evening turned down a conditional use permit that would pave the way for construction of eight buildings that would contain... Read more

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Capital proceedings expected for 3 in An…

Capital proceedings expected for 3 in Anderson murder

Three of the four charged in the August 5 murder of Dy'Uanna Anderson are expected to go through capital proceedings, it was revealed during a special hearing in Halifax County... Read more

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RRPD blotter: Beggar charged; man found …

RRPD blotter: Beggar charged; man found in roadway

A man who goes around town with a hungry sign on his bicycle has been charged with crack cocaine possession, according to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department. Read more

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Mason gets life without parole in Foster…

Mason gets life without parole in Foster, Davis murders

Jimmie Lee Mason will serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole in the September 4, 2011, murders of Jennilee Foster and Thomas “Tom Cat” Davis. Read more

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FIT open at HCC

FIT open at HCC

Halifax Community College hosted a kick-off event for the Roanoke Valley Fitness Interactive Trail Monday. Read more

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Help sought as fire victim looks toward …

Help sought as fire victim looks toward college

In the wake of last week's fire on River Road that destroyed a house, the family is trying to help their daughter get ready for her impending college journey by... Read more

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Confessing the blues to an international…

Confessing the blues to an international audience

Blues people are some of the happiest people, Cleve Baker declares. Read more

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Pair wanted in Sunday assault case

Pair wanted in Sunday assault case

Two people are sought in a strangulation and kidnapping case that occurred Sunday night in the Sunset Crest Lane area of Roanoke Rapids. Read more

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Cross Creek proposal back on planning ag…

Cross Creek proposal back on planning agenda

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board Thursday will again look at a conditional use permit for Villages at Cross Creek to consider whether passing on to city council a recommendation on... Read more

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RRPD blotter: B&E; traffic stop arre…

RRPD blotter: B&E; traffic stop arrest

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following Saturday: Read more

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Enfield shooting victim in stable condit…

Enfield shooting victim in stable condition

The victim in a shooting this morning on the property of a club in Enfield is in stable condition, the Halifax County Sheriff's Office detective investigating the case said late... Read more

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Rocky Mount man sought in Enfield shooti…

Rocky Mount man sought in Enfield shooting

A Rocky Mount man is being sought in a shooting that occurred around 2 this morning in Enfield. Read more

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Sheriff's office announces new hires, pr…

Sheriff's office announces new hires, promotions

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office has made new hires and promotions, according to Sheriff Wes Tripp. Read more

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She had a dream: Woman takes message to …

She had a dream: Woman takes message to the corner

Frances Smith had a dream Wednesday night that police killed her son. Read more

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Sheriff enhances sex offender program

Sheriff enhances sex offender program

Halifax County has 112 registered sex offenders. Read more

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Man charged following Walgreen's assault

Man charged following Walgreen's assault

A Roanoke Rapids man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly assaulting a Walgreen's employee. Read more

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Premier Blvd. Subway robbed

Premier Blvd. Subway robbed

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred this evening at the Subway on Premier Boulevard. Read more

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Alston returned to Halifax County

Alston returned to Halifax County

The last person wanted in the September 24 murder of Wilton Cotton was returned to Halifax County today. Read more

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Family will have clothing needs in wake …

Family will have clothing needs in wake of fire

A man and his daughter will have shelter after a fire consumed their house on River Road this morning, but will have many needs, especially clothing, his son said today. Read more

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Fire destroys River Road house

Fire destroys River Road house

Fire this morning destroyed a home in the 100 block of River Road North. Read more

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County roots run deep for new Northampto…

County roots run deep for new Northampton register

She’s a down home girl whose roots run deep within the fertile soil of Northampton County. Read more

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Northampton blotter: Assault calls

Northampton blotter: Assault calls

The Northampton County Sheriff's Office reported the following: Read more

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Sheriff's office seeks help in hit and r…

Sheriff's office seeks help in hit and run

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on a November 26 hit and run that occurred on Highway 158 near Zoo Road. Read more

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Weldon seeks info on Washington Ave. B…

Weldon seeks info on Washington Ave. B&Es

The Weldon Police Department is investigating two residential break-ins on Washington Avenue reported Tuesday. Read more

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RRHS to compete in Brain Game Saturday

RRHS to compete in Brain Game Saturday

Three Roanoke Rapids High School students will be featured on WRAL's weekly high school academic game show, the Brain Game, Saturday. Read more

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2014 RR Christmas Parade winners announc…

2014 RR Christmas Parade winners announced

The city of Roanoke Rapids announced winners from Sunday's Christmas Parade. Complete parade photos may be found on our Facebook page. Read more

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Foundation gets $25,000 in scholarship f…

Foundation gets $25,000 in scholarship funds

Halifax Community College Friday received a total of $25,000 in contributions that will be used for scholarship programs. Read more

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Christmas in Halifax set Saturday

Christmas in Halifax set Saturday

Christmas in Halifax is set for 10 a.m. Saturday and includes the annual Christmas parade on King Street at 2 p.m. Read more

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Scotland Neck man charged in child sex a…

Scotland Neck man charged in child sex assault

A Scotland Neck man was charged last week for a July 30 sexual assault involving a child. Read more

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Hasty sworn in as chief, Jackson as depu…

Hasty sworn in as chief, Jackson as deputy chief

A new era began in the Roanoke Rapids Police Department today as Chuck Hasty was sworn in as the new chief and Andy Jackson was sworn in as deputy chief. Read more

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Youth coach charged in bomb scare

Youth coach charged in bomb scare

The coach of the Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets midget football team was charged today for allegedly making a bomb threat to the Halifax County Courthouse this morning. Read more

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City Christmas parade set for Sunday ste…

City Christmas parade set for Sunday step-off

With temperatures expected to be in the mid-50s, Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Director John Simeon says Sunday should “be a great day for a parade.” Read more

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Sheriff's office has suspect in morning …

Sheriff's office has suspect in morning bomb threat

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office has an active suspect in a bomb threat that was made to the Halifax County Courthouse. Read more

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Stolen handguns seized in afternoon raid

Stolen handguns seized in afternoon raid

Handguns stolen from Roanoke Rapids and Henderson were seized this afternoon following the execution of a search warrant in the West Eleventh Street area of South Weldon. Read more

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Whitaker leaving HCSO to answer higher c…

Whitaker leaving HCSO to answer higher calling

Fred Whitaker has always felt a higher calling. Read more

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Stop leads to pop and crack in the hat

Stop leads to pop and crack in the hat

A man leaving Ransome Circle in Weldon Wednesday afternoon was found to reportedly have crack in his hat after he ran a stop sign. Read more

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Child dies from injuries sustained in fi…

Child dies from injuries sustained in fire

A 3-year-old child succumbed Wednesday night from injuries sustained in a fire earlier in the day on Davie School Road, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Read more

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Police seek two in purse-snatching attem…

Police seek two in purse-snatching attempt

Roanoke Rapids police are looking for two men in an attempted purse-snatching that occurred inside Walmart the evening of November 25. Read more

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City opens second recycling location

City opens second recycling location

The city now has a second recycling container at the Roanoke Rapids Aquatic Center located at 500 East 6th Street. Read more

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Two perish in morning house fire

Two perish in morning house fire

Two people died this morning in a house fire off Davie School Road and two others were injured. Read more

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WestPoint, Lone Star on development rada…

WestPoint, Lone Star on development radar

Two buildings remain under discussion in Roanoke Rapids for marketing — the former WestPoint-Stevens plant and the former Lone Star Steakhouse building. Read more

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No findings, questioned costs in city au…

No findings, questioned costs in city audit

The city this evening received a clean audit report for the past fiscal year. Read more

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Mishap at Dominion substation causes inj…

Mishap at Dominion substation causes injury, outages

Dominion Power continues to investigate the injury of contractor working at one of the company's substations in Roanoke Rapids this morning. Read more

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Warrant issued in Littleton store robber…

Warrant issued in Littleton store robbery

Littleton police have issued an arrest warrant for a teen wanted in the armed robbery of a convenience store last month. Read more

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Tripp takes reins as sheriff

Tripp takes reins as sheriff

Wes Tripp took the oath of office today, officially becoming the sheriff of Halifax County. Read more

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Bryant gets nod as county board chair

Bryant gets nod as county board chair

Vernon Bryant will lead the Halifax County Board of Commissioners as its chair while Rives Manning will be the vice chair. Read more

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Roanoke Valley Sports

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Weldon splits South Creek Friday

Weldon splits South Creek Friday

Weldon High school basketball Read more

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Varsity lady Vikings earn only win for H…

Varsity lady Vikings earn only win for Halifax Friday

Halifax Academy basketball Read more

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Weldon girls crush Rocky Mount Prep.

Weldon girls crush Rocky Mount Prep.

Two outscore RMP Thursday Read more

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Chaloner sweeps RMP

Chaloner sweeps RMP

Middle school basketball Read more

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Panthers eat Yellow Jackets in Gaston

Panthers eat Yellow Jackets in Gaston

KIPP High win both varsity games at home Read more

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JV Jackets beat JV Panthers

JV Jackets beat JV Panthers

JV High school basketball Read more

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Middle School action Wednesday

Middle School action Wednesday

RMSAC Middle School Basketball Read more

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Awards close RRHS 2014 football season

Awards close RRHS 2014 football season

Roanoke Rapids Football Awards Read more

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KIPP JV boys back on track

KIPP JV boys back on track

KIPP JV boys win Read more

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Adult kickball scores & standings

Adult kickball scores & standings

Roanoke Rapids Adult Kickball scores and Standing Read more

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Southeast girls beat Northampton

Southeast girls beat Northampton

Southeast Halifax vs Northampton County Read more

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Cornerstone boys fall short in conferenc…

Cornerstone boys fall short in conference opener

Cornerstone Christian basketball Read more

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Local girls part of Cheer National Champ…

Local girls part of Cheer National Champions

Roanoke Valley Area Athletes Win National Cheerleading Championships Read more

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Eagles fly over Jackets on varsity court

Eagles fly over Jackets on varsity court

Warren County sweeps Roanoke Rapids Tuesday night Read more

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RRHS JV boys fall in OT, JV girls fall a…

RRHS JV boys fall in OT, JV girls fall as well

Both RRHS JV teams fall at home Read more

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GCP & CMS shine in RMSAC Basketball …

GCP & CMS shine in RMSAC Basketball action

Middle School basketball Read more

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City basketball scores

City basketball scores

Roanoke Rapids Parks & Rec Youth Basketball scores   Read more

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Halifax Vikings outlast Hobgood Raiders

Halifax Vikings outlast Hobgood Raiders

Halifax Academy sweeps Hobgood in basketball Read more

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RRHS old football Jerseys for sale

RRHS old football Jerseys for sale

Surprise someone for Christmas or just buy one to help the Track team. Read more

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Northwest Halifax, Northampton varsity s…

Northwest Halifax, Northampton varsity split on court

Saturday night High school basketball Read more

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RRHS wrestlers pin Louisburg Friday nigh…

RRHS wrestlers pin Louisburg Friday night

Roanoke Rapids Wrestlers hosted Louisburg Friday night  Read more

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RRHS boys win one for coach

RRHS boys win one for coach

JV and varsity boys win, while varsity girls fall to KIPP Read more

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Halifax Academy takes all three Friday

Halifax Academy takes all three Friday

Halifax Academy basketball action Friday night at home Read more

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Southeast sweeps North Edgecombe

Southeast sweeps North Edgecombe

Southeast Halifax Basketball Read more

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Chargers sweep Jags

Chargers sweep Jags

Both Varsity Weldon basketball teams beat Northampton County Friday night Read more

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McDaniels & Walker 2A NCC standouts

McDaniels & Walker 2A NCC standouts

The following members of the 2014 2A Northern Carolina Conference Champions have been named to the 2014 Northern Carolina 2A All Conference Team Read more

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Warren County sweeps Panthers

Warren County sweeps Panthers

All three KIPP basketball teams fall Read more

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Weldon beats Rocky Mount Prep

Weldon beats Rocky Mount Prep

Weldon Charger basketball Read more

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City Youth basketball scores 12.9.14

City Youth basketball scores 12.9.14

Roanoke Rapids Parks & Recreation youth Basketball Read more

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Vikings sweep Raiders

Vikings sweep Raiders

County Academy's hit the court Read more

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NW girls win, RRGS boys win

NW girls win, RRGS boys win

Northwest Halifax / Roanoke Rapids split Read more

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Halifax Academy Middle wins at BA

Halifax Academy Middle wins at BA

Middle school basketball Read more

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Southeast Halifax host South Creek on co…

Southeast Halifax host South Creek on court

Southeast Halifax basketball Read more

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GCP boys shock Chaloner

GCP boys shock Chaloner

Middle school action Wednesday Read more

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Southern Vance gets revenge on KIPP

In a rematch of Friday’s contest, the Southern Vance Raiders sought to get revenge for the loss they were handed. Read more

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