HRMC reporting high ER volumes, longer waits

Halifax Regional Medical Center reports that due to the Memorial Day weekend, the emergency departme...

Cement with letter caused package probe

A suspicious package sent to the county planning and zoning office in Halifax today was determined t...

City sets summer camp schedule

The Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Department has set its summer camp schedule.

Bullseye drug campaign hits targets

An undercover drug operation that predated the formation of the City County Drug Task Force has resu...

Order: 2 Rockfish defendants had previous drug ties

Two defendants in Operation Rockfish had either robbed drug dealers or moved drugs before the operat...

Emporia man onboard the 'Tarheel Boat'

A 2004 Greensville County High School graduate and Emporia native is part of a select crew, protecti...

Second Rockfish defendant seeks detention revocation

Another defendant in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case is asking the court to revoke his...

Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County News from RRSpin
Saturday, 23 May 2015 15:33

Halifax Regional Medical Center reports that due to the Memorial Day weekend, the emergency department is experiencing higher than normal patient volumes.

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HRMC reporting high ER volumes, longer w…

HRMC reporting high ER volumes, longer waits

Halifax Regional Medical Center reports that due to the Memorial Day weekend, the emergency department is experiencing higher than normal patient volumes. Read more

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Cement with letter caused package probe

Cement with letter caused package probe

A suspicious package sent to the county planning and zoning office in Halifax today was determined to be a piece of cement that came with a letter attached complaining of... Read more

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City sets summer camp schedule

City sets summer camp schedule

The Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Department has set its summer camp schedule. Read more

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Bullseye drug campaign hits targets

Bullseye drug campaign hits targets

An undercover drug operation that predated the formation of the City County Drug Task Force has resulted in the arrests of three people Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp described as... Read more

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Order: 2 Rockfish defendants had previou…

Order: 2 Rockfish defendants had previous drug ties

Two defendants in Operation Rockfish had either robbed drug dealers or moved drugs before the operation and one asked for drugs to sell on her own during the operation, court... Read more

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Emporia man onboard the 'Tarheel Boat'

Emporia man onboard the 'Tarheel Boat'

A 2004 Greensville County High School graduate and Emporia native is part of a select crew, protecting and defending America aboard the U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered attack submarine USS North Carolina. Read more

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Second Rockfish defendant seeks detentio…

Second Rockfish defendant seeks detention revocation

Another defendant in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case is asking the court to revoke his detention order. Read more

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Half-marathon, skate plans discussed

Half-marathon, skate plans discussed

The Roanoke Rapids Recreation Advisory Committee today discussed plans for the upcoming Roanoke Canal Trail Half-Marathon and plans for the proposed skateboard and BMX park. Read more

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Improvements eyed for 158 corridor parks

Improvements eyed for 158 corridor parks

With a Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust grant under its belt for a skate and BMX park, the Roanoke Roanoke Rapids Recreation Advisory Committee voted today to make three parks... Read more

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Man injured in evening fire

Man injured in evening fire

A Gaston man was hospitalized this evening to be treated for burns sustained in a house fire on Gardner Drive. Read more

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New U.S. Cellular store opened

New U.S. Cellular store opened

U.S. Cellular's new store has opened at 279 Premier Boulevard. Read more

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2015 4-H camps set

2015 4-H camps set

This year's 4-H & Youth Day Camp program in Halifax have been set. Read more

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HCC 500 building to be named after Newbe…

HCC 500 building to be named after Newbern

The Halifax Community College Board of Trustees met Tuesday on campus for their monthly meeting. Read more

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Tax rate adjustment proposed in city bud…

Tax rate adjustment proposed in city budget

The city's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year contains a revenue neutral tax rate adjustment that would see that number go to 65.1 cents per $100 of valuation if... Read more

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RRPD blotter: May 15-18

RRPD blotter: May 15-18

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

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Williams surrenders in 2nd St. theft

Williams surrenders in 2nd St. theft

Xavier Tobias Williams contacted the Roanoke Rapids Police Department Monday to turn himself in on outstanding warrants. Read more

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Man wanted for car battery theft

Man wanted for car battery theft

Larry Otto Newsome, 64, of Garysburg, is wanted on outstanding warrants for larceny and possession of stolen goods, according to Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Chuck Hasty.. Read more

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Pair arrested for heroin, other counts

Pair arrested for heroin, other counts

A Rocky Mount couple was arrested Monday for drug violations including heroin after officers at a checking station learned they were wanted on outstanding warrants. Read more

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Motion: Jackson victim of fed's imaginat…

Motion: Jackson victim of fed's imagination

A motion seeking the pretrial release of one of the defendants in Operation Rockfish charges the sting campaign was a sham investigation that involved no real drugs. Read more

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Quast named RRGSD teacher of the year

Quast named RRGSD teacher of the year

Chaloner Middle School 7th Grade Social Studies teacher Patrick Quast got a surprise visit this morning from Superintendent Dennis Sawyer and Principal Jeff White. Read more

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County budget available for inspection

County budget available for inspection

The proposed 2015-2016 fiscal year financial plan is now available for public inspection following delivery of a sober budget message by Halifax County Manager Tony Brown today. Read more

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Panels set to continue Manning discussio…

Panels set to continue Manning discussions

Delegations from the county and Roanoke Rapids Graded School District will meet to continue discussing funding of a new Manning Elementary School. Read more

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16-year-old charged in Kipp bomb threat

16-year-old charged in Kipp bomb threat

A 16-year-old Roanoke Rapids boy has been charged with calling in a bomb threat to Kipp last week. Read more

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RRPD blotter: May 11-May 15

RRPD blotter: May 11-May 15

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

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Man sought in 2nd St. B&E

Man sought in 2nd St. B&E

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is currently looking for Xavier Tobias Williams 25, of Roanoke Rapids. Read more

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Police receive missing man report

Police receive missing man report

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department Thursday night received a report from a family member they had not seen or had contact with Lamar Isiah Fleming since April 14. Read more

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Brown to present county budget Monday

Brown to present county budget Monday

Halifax County Manager Tony Brown Monday will present the proposed 2015-2016 fiscal year budget to commissioners. Read more

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Firefighters help prepare for memorial u…

Firefighters help prepare for memorial unveiling

On May 30 two new memorials will be unveiled in Veterans Park on Roanoke Avenue. Read more

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Police release details on distraction B…

Police release details on distraction B&E

Roanoke Rapids police have released more details about an April 16 distraction break-in. Read more

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Ideas emerge as 1026 demolition nears

Ideas emerge as 1026 demolition nears

With demolition slated in June, ideas are being formulated on what to do with the green space left in the aftermath of the razing of 1026 Roanoke Avenue. Read more

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Northwest bomb threat probed

Northwest bomb threat probed

School resource officers are currently investigating a bomb threat at Northwest Halifax School. Read more

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Man dies from injuries in May 6 crash

Man dies from injuries in May 6 crash

A Windsor man died from injuries he sustained in a May 6 wreck on Highway 301. Read more

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Man faces two counts of opiate trafficki…

Man faces two counts of opiate trafficking

A Conway man was charged Monday with two counts of trafficking opium or heroin following a traffic stop. Read more

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Seafood and Shag fest set

Seafood and Shag fest set

Tickets sales are doing well for the second annual Roanoke Rapids Seafood and Shag Festival, reports Christina Caudle, the city's Main Street Development director. Read more

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Two charged in EBT card theft

Two charged in EBT card theft

Two people have been charged after surrendering today to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office for buying items with stolen electronic benefits cards. Read more

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Many remain without power following stor…

Many remain without power following storm

More than 1,400 Dominion Power customers in Halifax and Northampton counties remain without electricity this evening following a brief but powerful storm that swept in around 5 p.m. Read more

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Grant approval will broaden skatepark pl…

Grant approval will broaden skatepark plans

The city's parks and recreation department will be able to broaden its plans for a skateboard and BMX park at T.J. Davis following the announcement it was awarded a Kate... Read more

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Ringleader of Nash heroin ring, SN man s…

Ringleader of Nash heroin ring, SN man sentenced

Two Scotland Neck men, one a ringleader in a thriving drug business, are among six people sentenced in a heroin and crack cocaine distribution conspiracy in the Rocky Mount area. Read more

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Police try to trace source of bomb threa…

Police try to trace source of bomb threat

Law enforcement is now trying to trace the source of a bomb threat at Kipp this morning, according to the Gaston Police Department. Read more

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Search under way after Kipp bomb scare

Search under way after Kipp bomb scare

A search continues at Kipp in Gaston after a report of multiple bombs planted at the school was received this morning. Read more

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NAACP to monitor Enfield death probe

NAACP to monitor Enfield death probe

The Halifax County Branch of the NACCP says it will closely monitor an investigation into the death of a Virginia man who was in police custody Saturday night. Read more

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Court eyes July 7 for Operation Rockfish…

Court eyes July 7 for Operation Rockfish proceedings

A schedule has been set in court proceedings for the so-called Rockfish 15, according to federal records. Read more

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RRPD blotter: May 6-10

RRPD blotter: May 6-10

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

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SBI probes death of man in police custod…

SBI probes death of man in police custody

The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the death of a Virginia man while in police custody Saturday night. Read more

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Detention hearings completed in Operatio…

Detention hearings completed in Operation Rockfish

A second person charged in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case will be allowed pretrial release, according to the docket sheet contained in the federal court record. Read more

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Grandson scam drains grandmother of $1,0…

Grandson scam drains grandmother of $1,000

A scam in which an elderly woman in the Roanoke Rapids area lost more than $1,000 was reported this week, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Read more

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Info sought on B&E suspect

Info sought on B&E suspect

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office is looking for the man pictured above in relation to at least five motor vehicle break-ins committed in the Weldon and Roanoke Rapids area. Read more

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Police investigating log truck crash

Police investigating log truck crash

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating an overturned log truck at the intersection of Roanoke Avenue and Highway 158. Read more

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Purser served as House page

Purser served as House page

Sara Purser, a student at Roanoke Rapids High, recently served as a page for the North Carolina House of Representatives. Read more

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Hasty, Tripp pleased with task force pro…

Hasty, Tripp pleased with task force progress

The City County Drug Task Force is now in its second quarter. Read more

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City budget to include capital plan

City budget to include capital plan

The city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year will contain a capital improvement plan that proposes to address $703,000 in needs. Read more

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Operation Rockfish: 1 allowed release; 8…

Operation Rockfish: 1 allowed release; 8 to stay in custody

One of the 15 charged in the Operation Rockfish police corruption sting will be allowed release from pretrial detention, the docket call in the federal court record shows. Read more

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Seaboard man faces indecent liberties co…

Seaboard man faces indecent liberties count

A Seaboard man will have a May 28 court appearance after being charged late last month with a count of indecent liberties with a child. Read more

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Divers search pond for stolen items

Divers search pond for stolen items

Divers took to Rochelle Pond today seeking items stolen from a recent round of motor vehicle break-ins. Read more

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Roanoke Valley Sports

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ECU Club baseball adavances in World Ser…

ECU Club baseball adavances in World Series

National Club Baseball Association (NCBA) Division I World Series 2015 in Paducah's historic Brooks Stadium in Paducah KY. Read more

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RVGSL 5.21.15 action

RVGSL 5.21.15 action

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League results & info reported to RRspin.com. Read more

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Halifax honor Coach George & athlete…

Halifax honor Coach George & athletes, retire Morris's Jersey

Halifax Academy held it's 2014-15 sports award banquet Thursday night & honored it's athletes with awards Read more

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RRYBA Senior League 5.20.15 action

RRYBA Senior League 5.20.15 action

Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Senior League results & info reported to RRspin.com. Read more

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Summer basketball camp sign-ups

Summer basketball camp sign-ups

The Roanoke Rapids Parks & Recreation's Summer Basketball Camp with Roanoke Rapids High school head basketball coach Tyler Snyder are taking camp registrations. Read more

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RRYBA Major League 5.20.15 action

RRYBA Major League 5.20.15 action

Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Major League results & info reported to RRspin.com. Read more

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Optimist pitching machine 5.19.15

Optimist pitching machine 5.19.15

Optimist pitching machine results & players of the game reported to RRspin.com. Read more

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RVGSL 5.20.15 action

RVGSL 5.20.15 action

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League results & info reported to RRspin.com. Read more

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RVGSL 5.19.20 action

RVGSL 5.19.20 action

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League results & info reported to RRspin.com Read more

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RRYBA Senior League 5.18.15 action

RRYBA Senior League 5.18.15 action

Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Senior League results & info reported to RRspin.com. Read more

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Lady soccer Jackets fall in triple OT

Lady soccer Jackets fall in triple OT

Roanoke Rapids traveled to Dixon High for the 3rd round of the 2A NCHSAA State soccer play-offs Tuesday night. Read more

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RVGSL 5.18.15 action

RVGSL 5.18.15 action

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League results & info reported to RRspin.com. Read more

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RRYBA Minor League 5.18.15 action

RRYBA Minor League 5.18.15 action

Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Minor League results & info reported to RRspin.com. Read more

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RRYBA Major League 5.18.15 action

RRYBA Major League 5.18.15 action

Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Major League results & info reported to RRspin.com. Read more

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KIPP Cross Country Camp

KIPP Cross Country Camp

This summer, KIPP Gaston College Preparatory will have their first ever cross country camp. Barton College letterman and KIPP alumni, Adam Pope, will be conducting a week-long camp for any interested... Read more

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RRYBA Minor League 5.15.15 action

RRYBA Minor League 5.15.15 action

Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Minor League results & info reported to RRspin.com. Read more

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Weldon girls third in 1A State

Weldon girls third in 1A State

Weldon High School Girl's 4x100m Relay Team Places 3rd at the 1-A NCHSAA Track and Field Championships Friday. Read more

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RRHS track members place in 2A NCHSAA St…

RRHS track members place in 2A NCHSAA State meet

Several Jackets place Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A track and field championships at the Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina State A&T University. Read more

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RV Power (03) travel softball rebounds

RV Power (03) travel softball rebounds

RV Power (03) played two weekends back to back earning one championship. Read more

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RVGSL 5.14.15 action

RVGSL 5.14.15 action

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League results & info reported to RRspin.com. Read more

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RRYBA Senior League action

RRYBA Senior League action

Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Senior League results & info 5.13 & 5.15. Read more

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Jackets soccer will be on road

Jackets soccer will be on road

The 3rd round of the NCHSAA 2A State soccer play-offs have Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets on road to Dixon Bulldogs. Read more

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Halifax soccer 1A NCISAA State runner-up…

Halifax soccer 1A NCISAA State runner-ups

The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings took their 19-0 record to the 2015 NCISAA 1A State Soccer Championship Saturday. Read more

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Jackets softball lose a heartbreaker in …

Jackets softball lose a heartbreaker in 2nd round States

Two run home-run & grand-slam home-run not enough for win Friday night for the Roanoke Rapids Lady Jackets. Read more

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Jessica Norman 2nd in State in 100 meter…

Jessica Norman 2nd in State in 100 meter dash

Northwest Halifax's Jessica Norman competed in the 1A NCHSAA State meet Friday. Read more

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RRHS Jackets soccer advances to sweet 16

RRHS Jackets soccer advances to sweet 16

The #6 seed Roanoke Rapids Lady Jacket soccer team hosted #11 seed Currituck County at Hoyle field Friday night in the second round of the NCHSAA 2A State Soccer play-offs. Read more

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Jackets fall in baseball

Jackets fall in baseball

Roanoke Rapids Baseball fall 4-1 to South Granville in baseball. Read more

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Halifax softball fall in two games finis…

Halifax softball fall in two games finish 4th

Halifax Academy Lady Vikings fell twice in the 1A NCISAA State play offs at Campbell University Friday. Read more

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Halifax soccer headed to championship

Halifax soccer headed to championship

Halifax Academy Girls soccer team won Friday and head to the 1A NCISAA state Championship Saturday morning. Read more

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Optimist pitching machine 5.14.15

Optimist pitching machine 5.14.15

The Roanoke Rapids Optimist pitching machine results and players of the game. Read more

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Roanoke Rapids soccer home match Friday

Roanoke Rapids soccer home match Friday

The Roanoke Rapids Lady Yellow Jacket soccer team will host Currituck County at Hoyle field Friday night at 6 PM in the second round of the 2A NCHSAA Soccer state... Read more

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Northampton falls to Voyager 23-0 in fir…

Northampton falls to Voyager 23-0 in first-round

The Northampton County Jaguars (4-7, 2-6 Two Rivers) lost 23-0 in five innings to the Voyager Academy Vikings (12-4, 8-0 North Central) in the first round of the NCHSAA 1A... Read more

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Optimist pitching machine 5.12.15

Optimist pitching machine 5.12.15

The Roanoke Rapids Optimist pitching machine results and players of the game.  Read more

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Roanoke Rapids baseball play Friday

Roanoke Rapids baseball play Friday

The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jacket baseball team will travel to South Granville Friday night for a 6 PM game in the 2nd round of the 2A NCHSAA State Baseball Play-offs... Read more

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RRHS softball play Friday

RRHS softball play Friday

The Roanoke Rapids Lady Yellow Jackets softball team will travel to Jordan Mathews Jets Friday night for a 6 PM game in the 2nd round of the 2A NCHSAA State... Read more

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RRYBA Major League 5.13.15

RRYBA Major League 5.13.15

The Sand Gnats beat the Rockhounds 9-0.  Read more

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