RRPD blotter: April 16-17

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

PD reports robbery attempt; sales scam

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

Parks, public works present budgets

Parks and recreation and public works faced Roanoke Rapids City Council today to give their proposed...

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 2015-2...

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 re...

Man wanted for computer thefts nabbed

A Roanoke Rapids man wanted for computer thefts from Walmart was arrested Wednesday during a City Co...

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 ...

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Friday, 17 April 2015 17:31

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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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RRPD blotter: April 6-7

RRPD blotter: April 6-7

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

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19-year-old sought in Madison St. shooti…

19-year-old sought in Madison St. shooting

Roanoke Rapids police are looking for Terry Louis Kearney Jr., a 19-year-old who victims say fired shots at them Sunday afternoon. Read more

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Former Yellorday murder suspect charged …

Former Yellorday murder suspect charged in shooting

A man charged in the April 3, 2008 murder of Jerry Yellorday, a case in which no probable cause was found for all those charged, was placed on $1 million... Read more

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RRPD blotter: April 1-5

RRPD blotter: April 1-5

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

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Commissioners OK RRGSD; Forest Service r…

Commissioners OK RRGSD; Forest Service requests

Halifax County commissioners today approved the release of state lottery funds to continue facilitating an athletic complex for Roanoke Rapids High School on the former Patterson Mill site. Read more

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County accepting applications for rec pa…

County accepting applications for rec panel

The county has started taking applications to form a recreation advisory board as a follow-up to the commissioners' acceptance of a master plan in January. Read more

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Madison St. house sustains serious damag…

Madison St. house sustains serious damage

A house on Madison Street sustained significant fire damage late Sunday night. Read more

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Molly, pills, weed seized in morning rai…

Molly, pills, weed seized in morning raid

A Roanoke Rapids man was charged by the City County Drug Task Force today on counts related to possession of Molly and other drugs. Read more

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Ahoskie man arrested in Conway B&E

Ahoskie man arrested in Conway B&E

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Duane Boone, 23, of Ahoskie. Read more

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Woodland man charged with crack possessi…

Woodland man charged with crack possession

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office narcotics division arrested Byron Joyner, 40, of Woodland during a routine traffic stop for a window tint violation. Read more

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Richardson receives state SGA award

Richardson receives state SGA award

Halifax Community College Industrial Systems Technology student DeAntré Richardson, who serves as the college’s Student Government Association president,was awarded the Dr. Michael Taylor Award for Servant Leadership. Read more

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Man charged with stealing items from RRH…

Man charged with stealing items from RRHS

A man already awaiting a court date in Northampton County for attempting to fire a gun at the Gaston Boat Landing now faces trouble in Roanoke Rapids for stealing items... Read more

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Ellis faces new counts in fraudulent med…

Ellis faces new counts in fraudulent med thefts

A woman who Roanoke Rapids Police say used two identities to get a job and federally controlled substances from local pharmacies now faces additional counts. Read more

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Two phone scams in play in county

Two phone scams in play in county

Two phone scams have been reported in Halifax County over the last two days, according to Sheriff Wes Tripp. Read more

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Affidavit: Jackson tied to Blood 'Godfat…

Affidavit: Jackson tied to Blood 'Godfather'

Described in an FBI affidavit as the main heroin supplier for the reputed “Godfather” of the Imperial Gangsta Bloods, Ricky Weldon “Sosa” Love Jackson has family ties in Northampton County... Read more

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RRPD arrests man wanted in Emporia bomb …

RRPD arrests man wanted in Emporia bomb threat

Roanoke Rapids police Monday arrested a Uniondale, New York, man wanted in a Friday Emporia hospital bomb threat. Read more

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RRPD investigates morning stabbing

RRPD investigates morning stabbing

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a stabbing that occurred around 3 a.m. today involving a man who said he was assaulted while he was walking. Read more

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Preliminary report backs earlier derailm…

Preliminary report backs earlier derailment findings

A preliminary report on a March 9 Amtrak collision in Halifax backs earlier statements given by the state Highway Patrol on how the crash happened. Read more

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Two charged in shooting face stolen vehi…

Two charged in shooting face stolen vehicle counts

Two men already facing charges in a botched robbery attempt — one of them currently at large — have more counts lodged against them in a motorcycle theft in Garysburg... Read more

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Man charged in Sunday evening domestic

Man charged in Sunday evening domestic

A boyfriend-girlfriend dispute led to charges against a Halifax man Sunday evening. Read more

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Roanoke Valley Sports

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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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Team Mike bag lunch a success

Team Mike bag lunch a success

Flagpole to honor the late coach Mike Newsome coming to life. Read more

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Lady Jackets win in 5

Lady Jackets win in 5

The Lady Jackets host the Lady Raiders of Southern Vance Thursday night. Read more

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KIPP baseball falls

KIPP baseball falls

KIPP High battled Northwest Halifax Thursday Read more

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Jackets shut out the Radiers

Jackets shut out the Radiers

RRHS picks up an 11-0 conference win over Southern Vance in Varsity Baseball action. Read more

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Roanoke Rapids outlast DSA

Roanoke Rapids outlast DSA

Roanoke Rapids women's soccer traveled to Durham School of the Arts Thursday night. Read more

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Halifax soccer still perfect

Halifax soccer still perfect

Halifax Academy lady Vikings control Rocky Mount Academy at Halifax Wednesday afternoon. Read more

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Halifax Lady Vikings finally a home game

Halifax Lady Vikings finally a home game

Halifax Academy Lady Viking softball team saw their first home game of the season & stay perfect in the conference with a 3-0 record  & 3-3 overall record. Read more

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Chaloner baseball rebound with win

Chaloner baseball rebound with win

Chaloner Middle baseball team defeated William R. Davie by a score of 22-0 Monday.  Read more

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Adult basketball tournament starts tonig…

Adult basketball tournament starts tonight

Monday night the Roanoke Rapids Parks & Recreaction Adult Industrial basketball regular season came to a close & tournament play begings tonight at TJ Davis. Read more

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Viking Baseball fall Monday

Viking Baseball fall Monday

The Halifax Academy Varsity Viking baseball team fell at home Monday to Oakwood. Read more

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RRYBA ready for Spring baseball

RRYBA ready for Spring baseball

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association (RRYBA) would like to thank all the board members, coaches and parents of the players for another record-breaking registration process. Read more

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Jackets soccer wins on road

Jackets soccer wins on road

Shearin's hat trick and Wilson's 2 goals take care of Wildcats. Read more

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Time for Roanoke Valley softball

Time for Roanoke Valley softball

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League teams are set and schedules made. Read more

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CMS girls win over Davie

CMS girls win over Davie

Chaloner Middle School battled William R. Davie on the softball field Monday afternoon. Read more

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Cornerstone girls shut out New Life

Cornerstone girls shut out New Life

Cornerstone Christian girls softball team are playing ball Read more

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George hat trick keeps Vikings perfect

George hat trick keeps Vikings perfect

Halifax Academy soccer hosted Oakwood Monday afternoon. Read more

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Pratt all time leader at ECU club baseba…

Pratt all time leader at ECU club baseball

Roanoke Rapids native and East Carolina University senior Kyle Pratt recently reached a milestone and still not finished. Read more

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Blackman hits grand-slam in Friday's Vik…

Blackman hits grand-slam in Friday's Vikings win

Halifax Academy varsity baseball team finish Easter showcase tournament in Goldsboro Friday. Read more

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Halifax & Chaloner fall in day two, …

Halifax & Chaloner fall in day two, RMA plays 5 games

Not a good day for host Halifax & Chaloner in day two of Halifax Academy JV Easter tournament. Read more

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Sidekicks pick up win Saturday

Sidekicks pick up win Saturday

The RVYSA Under 15 travel soccer Sidekick team earned a home win Saturday at Chockeyotte Park. Read more

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Chaloner girls win Easter tourney

Chaloner girls win Easter tourney

Chaloner Middle girls softball team had a Halifax Academy Easter Tournament opening game rematch against Southampton Academy for the Championship Saturday afternoon. Read more

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Chaloner & Halifax fall in 1st round…

Chaloner & Halifax fall in 1st round HA Easter Tourney

Halifax Academy's 2015  JV Easter tournament baseball games started a day and two hours late Friday Read more

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Chaloner girls headed to SHIP

Chaloner girls headed to SHIP

Chaloner Middle girls softball advance two rounds Friday in Halifax Academy's Easter tournament to head to the Championship game Saturday Read more

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Varsity Vikings fall in tourney

Varsity Vikings fall in tourney

The Varsity Halifax Academy Vikings baseball team traveled to Goldsboro Thursday for Wayne County Day School Easter Tournament Read more

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Rain wins day 1 Halifax Tourney

Rain wins day 1 Halifax Tourney

Halifax Academy's baseball & softball 2015 JV Easter tournament was set to kick off today Thursday April 9th, but rain has postponed the start Read more

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Throwback Thursday at RRspin.com Sports

Throwback Thursday at RRspin.com Sports

Throwback from NASCAR NEXTEL CUP. Where and when was this photo taken. Emporia's Elliott & Hermie Sadler. Who know why the drivers were resting? Read more

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HA JV Easter Tourney kicks off Thursday

HA JV Easter Tourney kicks off Thursday

Halifax Academy's baseball & softball 2015 JV Easter tournament is set to kick off Thursday April 9th Read more

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Jackets fall in 3rd round

Jackets fall in 3rd round

RRHS Baseball loses to East Carteret in the third round of the Ray Avery Easter Tournament by a score of 13-11 Read more

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First Media Celebrity golf tournament se…

First Media Celebrity golf tournament set

Local FIRST MEDIA RADIO STATIONS including WPTM 102.3, WTRG Great 98 97.9, 99.5 Jamz & WSMY AM1400 help local Babe Ruth baseball Read more

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Varsity Jackets advance in Easter tourne…

Varsity Jackets advance in Easter tourney

On Monday afternoon the Roanoke Rapids Baseball team competed in the 2nd Round of the Ray Avery Easter Tournament at Ayden-Grifton High School Read more

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JV Jackets comeback in win

JV Jackets comeback in win

The JV Jacket baseball team traveled back to Bunn High in their Easter tournament Monday afternoon Read more

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Emporia's U10 top hand weekend runner-up…

Emporia's U10 top hand weekend runner-ups

Roanoke Valley players part of Emporia's U10 Tophand travel baseball team Read more

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HA searching for football coach

HA searching for football coach

Halifax Academy is taking applications for a Varsity Head football coach for the 2015-16 season. Read more

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