Search in process for missing fisherman

A search effort is under way on the Roanoke Rapids Lake side of the Gaston Dam for a man apparently ...

Library gets grant for summer program

The Roanoke Rapids Public Library Thursday received help from Roanoke Electric to enhance its annual...

Sheriff's office appears close to getting gang officer

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office appears on track to receive a Governor's Crime Commission grant ...

Gangs: Something like a church

The OG is the pastor who preaches the scripture known as folklore. The parishioners come to an altar...

RRPD blotter: April 23

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

RRPD blotter: April 22-23

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

Chamber launches Biggest Loser challenge

The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce today unveiled its plans for The Biggest Loser Community Chal...

Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County News from RRSpin
Saturday, 25 April 2015 15:16

A search effort is under way on the Roanoke Rapids Lake side of the Gaston Dam for a man apparently thrown from his boat while bait casting early this morning.

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Search in process for missing fisherman

Search in process for missing fisherman

A search effort is under way on the Roanoke Rapids Lake side of the Gaston Dam for a man apparently thrown from his boat while bait casting early this morning. Read more

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Library gets grant for summer program

Library gets grant for summer program

The Roanoke Rapids Public Library Thursday received help from Roanoke Electric to enhance its annual summer reading program. Read more

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Sheriff's office appears close to gettin…

Sheriff's office appears close to getting gang officer

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office appears on track to receive a Governor's Crime Commission grant that will fund a gang officer for two years. Read more

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Gangs: Something like a church

Gangs: Something like a church

The OG is the pastor who preaches the scripture known as folklore. The parishioners come to an altar with the icons of colored bandannas, ball caps, sneakers, six-pointed stars and... Read more

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RRPD blotter: April 23

RRPD blotter: April 23

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

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RRPD blotter: April 22-23

RRPD blotter: April 22-23

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

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Chamber launches Biggest Loser challenge

Chamber launches Biggest Loser challenge

The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce today unveiled its plans for The Biggest Loser Community Challenge at its annual Business Expo. Read more

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Molly seized in morning raid

Molly seized in morning raid

A search warrant execution on Patsy Albritton Street this morning resulted in the seizure of Molly, crack and Alprazolam. Read more

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Smithfield man charged in Northampton se…

Smithfield man charged in Northampton sexual assault

The Northampton County Sheriff's Office Monday arrested a man who in 2013 reportedly sexually assaulted an underaged relative. Read more

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RRPD blotter: April 20-22

RRPD blotter: April 20-22

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department and City County Drug Task Force reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty: Read more

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Man made 432 harassing calls to victim

Man made 432 harassing calls to victim

A Virginia man who made 432 phone calls to the woman he had children with was served with warrants today for stalking and other crimes related to the domestic case. Read more

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City now goes into preparing proposed bu…

City now goes into preparing proposed budget

The task awaiting Roanoke Rapids City Manager Joseph Scherer is to now come up with a proposed budget for next fiscal year where early projections show expenditures outweigh revenues. Read more

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Trial expected next year for Garner murd…

Trial expected next year for Garner murder defendants

Defendants in the shooting death of 15-year-old Keyuon Garner will not face trial until sometime next year. Read more

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Main Street gets national accreditation

Main Street gets national accreditation

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening recognized the Main Street program for its designation as an accredited National Main Street Program. Read more

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Four charged in Zoo Road B&Es

Four charged in Zoo Road B&Es

An off-duty Halifax County Sheriff's Office lieutenant's observance led to the arrests of four people wanted in two Zoo Road break-ins. Read more

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Murder charge lodged in Enfield stabbing

Murder charge lodged in Enfield stabbing

A 48-year-old Enfield man died Monday in what Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp described as a stabbing-cutting at a convenience store on Highway 561. Read more

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County budget to contain tax rate adjust…

County budget to contain tax rate adjustment

Halifax County Manager Tony Brown this evening presented to commissioners a $36.288 million budget proposal that will include a tax rate adjustment. Read more

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RRPD blotter: April 18-19

RRPD blotter: April 18-19

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

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Asbell to deliver keynote at HCC commenc…

Asbell to deliver keynote at HCC commencement

District 6 District Attorney Valerie Asbell will be the featured speaker at Halifax Community College’s commencement exercises slated for 10 a.m. at May 9, in The Centre’s auditorium. Read more

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Zaxby's opens

Zaxby's opens

Zaxby's opened today on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway, paving the way for another dining option in Roanoke Rapids. Read more

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RRPD blotter: April 16-17

RRPD blotter: April 16-17

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

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PD reports robbery attempt; sales scam

PD reports robbery attempt; sales scam

Roanoke Rapids police report the attempted armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver Thursday night. Read more

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Parks, public works present budgets

Parks, public works present budgets

Parks and recreation and public works faced Roanoke Rapids City Council today to give their proposed budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. Read more

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Manager told to keep budget at $14 milli…

Manager told to keep budget at $14 million or less

Based on the numbers presented by department heads in work sessions, it appears the projected 2015-2016 budget for the city could top the current financial plan by $3 million. Read more

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Heroin seized in Heights raid

Heroin seized in Heights raid

The City County Drug Task Force today seized 36 bindles of heroin and a half-gram of crack from a residence on Dickens Avenue in the Lincoln Heights community. Read more

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Man wanted for computer thefts nabbed

Man wanted for computer thefts nabbed

A Roanoke Rapids man wanted for computer thefts from Walmart was arrested Wednesday during a City County Drug Task Force checking station. Read more

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Third person wanted in March purse snatc…

Third person wanted in March purse snatching

Roanoke Rapids police continue to look for a third person wanted in a purse snatching that has been under investigation since March 6. Read more

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Williams surrenders in employee theft ca…

Williams surrenders in employee theft case

A man wanted in an employee theft ring at Walmart surrendered to police Wednesday night. Read more

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Drivers cited in task force checking sta…

Drivers cited in task force checking station

Seven driving or motor vehicle-related citations were issued in a 45-minute time span in Littleton today. Read more

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Two still sought in employee theft consp…

Two still sought in employee theft conspiracy

Nine instances of employee theft at Walmart have resulted in the issuance of warrants for five people. Read more

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RRPD Blotter: April 14

RRPD Blotter: April 14

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

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Response: City followed guidelines on pe…

Response: City followed guidelines on permit denial

The city contends council followed all guidelines and requirements when it turned down a conditional use permit for an apartment complex at Villages at Cross Creek. Read more

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Johnson & Johnson: Task force charge…

Johnson & Johnson: Task force charges father, son

A man awaiting court proceedings in a February armed robbery and his father who was released from prison in January were charged by the City County Drug Task Force today. Read more

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Sledge arrested on Carver St.

Sledge arrested on Carver St.

A routine patrol in the Lincoln Heights community today resulted in the arrest of Semaj Montaque Sledge, who had been wanted by City County Drug Task Force since last week. Read more

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PD seeks more body cameras, fingerprinti…

PD seeks more body cameras, fingerprinting equipment

The biggest items in Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Chuck Hasty's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year include equipping the rest of the department with body cameras, electronic fingerprinting equipment... Read more

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Fire department eyes air packs; pay stud…

Fire department eyes air packs; pay study

The immediate needs of the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department are relatively few. Read more

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Precinct consolidation focus of May hear…

Precinct consolidation focus of May hearing

The Halifax County Board of Elections is deliberating whether to consolidate three precincts and will hold a public hearing on the matter May 5. Read more

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RRPD blotter: April 10-13

RRPD blotter: April 10-13

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

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Carnivorous crime: Man charged with meat…

Carnivorous crime: Man charged with meat theft

What gave Jeffrey Abdul Battle away was he left the Rich Square Dollar General appearing bigger than he was when he originally came in over the weekend. Read more

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Pork Festival's 42nd edition set

Pork Festival's 42nd edition set

The 42nd Virginia Pork Festival is set for June 10 at the Ruritan Club Grounds in Emporia. Read more

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Rheasville honors Smith's 45 years of se…

Rheasville honors Smith's 45 years of service

To the younger members of the Rheasville Volunteer Fire Department, Wade Smith's 45 years of experience serve as inspiration. Read more

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Thomas recipient of Resolves Award

Thomas recipient of Resolves Award

Reid Thomas was not only the keynote speaker, he was the recipient of this year's Halifax Resolves Award Sunday for his work in historic preservation.   Read more

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Felon charged with weapon possession

Felon charged with weapon possession

A man with a past criminal record for cocaine sales was arrested on a weapons charge by the City County Drug Task Force today. Read more

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Families of missing get pledges for help

Families of missing get pledges for help

Law enforcement pledged support and cooperation today to help intensify the search for six missing people in Halifax and Northampton counties. Read more

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Fallen tree blamed for widespread outage

Fallen tree blamed for widespread outage

A huge tree that fell across the main line on Vepco Street is behind a widespread power outage in Roanoke Rapids. Read more

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Heights man sought by task force

Heights man sought by task force

The City County Drug Task Force is looking for a Lincoln Heights man who has warrants for cocaine sales. Read more

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Planning department eyes vehicle purchas…

Planning department eyes vehicle purchase; streetscape plan

The city's Planning and Development Department is looking to fix immediate vehicle needs while it also looks for ways to improve the Roanoke Rapids streetscape for the future. Read more

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Tax increase likely up for discussion in…

Tax increase likely up for discussion in budget process

Discussion of raising taxes is something that can't be discounted in the city's budget deliberations for the upcoming fiscal year, Roanoke Rapids City Councilman Wayne Smith said following this evening's... Read more

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Officers scuffle with man posing as cabl…

Officers scuffle with man posing as cable guy

A man claiming to be a cable repair person got into a scuffle with two Roanoke Rapids police officers Wednesday morning. Read more

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Fire destroys Union Mission dryer

Fire destroys Union Mission dryer

Fire destroyed an industrial dryer at the Union Mission on Roanoke Avenue this afternoon. Read more

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HCSO investigating new wave of vehicle B…

HCSO investigating new wave of vehicle B&Es

A new spate of car break-ins involving unlocked vehicles has prompted the Halifax County Sheriff's Office to encourage motorists to take items of value out. Read more

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Man charged with assaulting child

Man charged with assaulting child

A Roanoke Rapids man was charged Tuesday with assaulting a child under his care. Read more

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City heads into 2015-16 budget planning

City heads into 2015-16 budget planning

Headed into its first budget work session for the upcoming fiscal year, Roanoke Rapids City Manager Joseph Scherer told council this evening he is still awaiting key revenue projections from... Read more

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Kearney surrenders; on $1 million bond

Kearney surrenders; on $1 million bond

Terry Louis Kearney Jr., wanted in a Sunday afternoon shooting, surrendered to Roanoke Rapids police today. Read more

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Roanoke Valley Sports

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Stateline Outlaws win tourney

Stateline Outlaws win tourney

Stateline Outlaws adult softball team traveled to Emporia Saturday. Read more

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JV Jackets fall to Bunn

JV Jackets fall to Bunn

Tommy Bradley at bat for the jackets against Bunn. RR was defeated by Bunn, 6-1. Read more

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Bunn tops RRHS in eight innings

Bunn tops RRHS in eight innings

The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets lost to the Bunn Wildcats, 5-4, in the bottom of the 8th inning on a walk-off single by Nick Sanders Friday night in an away... Read more

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KIPP baseball beats Weldon

KIPP baseball beats Weldon

KIPP Pride varsity baseball team beat Weldon in 3 innings Thursday. Read more

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Hearp & Allen homer in win

Hearp & Allen homer in win

The Lady Yellow Jackets sting Wildcats on coaches birthday. Read more

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Halifax Softball gets shut-out at home

Halifax Softball gets shut-out at home

Halifax Lady Vikings had just beat Oakwood last week in Greenville, but Oakwood came to Halifax to win Thursday. Read more

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Halifax Varsity baseball comes up short

Halifax Varsity baseball comes up short

The Halifax Academy Vikings varsity baseball lose at home to conference rival Kerr-Vance 7-3. Read more

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Lady Jackets soccer team fall in double …

Lady Jackets soccer team fall in double OT

The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets women's soccer team fell to second place in the 2A NCC Thursday. Read more

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Halifax Soccer still hot with two to go

Halifax Soccer still hot with two to go

Halifax Academy lady Vikings are 15-0 after win Thursday. Read more

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Varsity Jackets baseball fall on road

Varsity Jackets baseball fall on road

RRHS lost to South Granville in Varsity Baseball action by a score of 10-0 on Wednesday night. Read more

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Lady Jackets fall

Lady Jackets fall

Little B and Big B Allen's get only hits for the Lady Jackets Wednesday. Read more

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RRHS JV baseball fall at home

RRHS JV baseball fall at home

The JV Jacket baseball team hosted South Granville at home Wednesday night. Read more

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RVGSL T-ball & U8 opening night

RVGSL T-ball & U8 opening night

Rain canceled Monday night opening of RVGSL T-ball & Under 8 league, but action started tonight. Read more

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Roanoke Valley Girls Softball opening ni…

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball opening night

Mondays games were a washout, so Tuesday night was opening season night for the RVGSL girls recreation softball. Read more

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Jackets baseball win on road

Jackets baseball win on road

The RRHS Varsity Baseball team defeated DSA by a score of 10-5 in Northern Carolina Conference action on Tuesday night.  Read more

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Southeast Halifax beats KIPP on diamond

Southeast Halifax beats KIPP on diamond

KIPP Pride baseball falls at home to Southeast Halifax Tuesday. Read more

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Halifax baseball beats Crossroads

Halifax baseball beats Crossroads

Halifax Academy Vikings baseball beat Crossroads Christian School 10 -0 in 6 innings Tuesday. Read more

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Lady Jackets shutout DSA

Lady Jackets shutout DSA

The Roanoke Rapids Lady Jackets traveled to Durham school of the Arts (DSA) Tuesday. Read more

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Halifax soccer now 14-0 with 3 to go

Halifax soccer now 14-0 with 3 to go

Halifax Academy women's soccer continues to win, today on the road. Read more

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Lady KIPP Pride shine against Trojans

Lady KIPP Pride shine against Trojans

KIPP Pride High hosed Southeast Halifax on the diamond Tuesday afternoon. Read more

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Halifax soccer owns CCS

Halifax soccer owns CCS

Halifax Academy Lady soccer team host nonconference match Monday. Read more

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Chelsea's Angels

Chelsea's Angels

Chelsea's Angels, Progressions Dance Center competion team finished their best competition season yet! Read more

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An interview with Keion Crossen

An interview with Keion Crossen

The 2015 Western Carolina University Purple/Gold Spring Football Game ended Saturday with the Purple team winning 21-14. Read more

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1st Annual Kickin’ it in Roanoke Rapids …

1st Annual Kickin’ it in Roanoke Rapids Kickball Tournament

Come have fun playing kick ball while helping raise money for local scholarships to help offset costs for Competition Cheer, Year Round Swim, Travel Softball, basically any sport kids can... Read more

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Statline Outlaws Virginia win in Gaston

Statline Outlaws Virginia win in Gaston

The men's adult team "Stateline Outlaws Virginia" earn one day slow pitch softball tournament championship in Gaston. Read more

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Too Legit girls go undefeated Saturday

Too Legit girls go undefeated Saturday

The adult women's team "Too Legit" earn one day slow pitch softball tournament championship in Gaston. Read more

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RV Power "04" action in Glenda…

RV Power "04" action in Glendale

RV Power "04" played in Glendale in the "Reecey Cup" USSSA Tournament this past weekend. Read more

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RV Power "03" finish second

RV Power "03" finish second

The Roanoke Rapids based RV Power "03" under 12 travel softball team traveled to Selma this weekend. Read more

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Under 15 Sidekicks win in Rocky Mount

Under 15 Sidekicks win in Rocky Mount

The RVYSA U15 Sidekicks travel soccer team traveled to Rocky Mount Saturday. Read more

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JV & Varsity Halifax baseball fall

JV & Varsity Halifax baseball fall

Vikings Varsity baseball lose a heart-breaker at Faith Christian Friday in extra innings 2-3. Read more

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Jacket baseball improves to 6-4

Jacket baseball improves to 6-4

The RRHS Varsity Baseball team won 11-1 over Warren County in Northern Carolina Conference action on Friday night.  Read more

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KIPP sweeps Weldon

KIPP sweeps Weldon

KIPP hosted Weldon Friday in Gaston Read more

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JV Jackets comeback Friday

JV Jackets comeback Friday

Roanoke Rapids JV Yellow Jackets baseball team hosted Warren County Friday evening. Read more

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Lady Jackets sting Eagles yet again

Lady Jackets sting Eagles yet again

The Roanoke Rapids Lady Jackets hosted Warren County Eagles Friday night. Read more

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GCP girls earn first win of season

GCP girls earn first win of season

Gaston College Prep played Enfield Middle Friday afternoon. Read more

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Halifax Soccer still on fire

Halifax Soccer still on fire

Halifax Academy Lady Vikings soccer team continue to win. Read more

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