Settlement reached in '11 stun gun death

A stun gun death case in Scotland Neck has been dismissed without prejudice to either party after it...

Domestic investigation leads to B&E charges

A Washington man was arrested for breaking a domestic violence protective order and in the process w...

Bullseye hits Roanoke Rapids dealers

Three more people have been arrested in Operation Bullseye, a countywide drug campaign targeting str...

Man arrested in Enfield gun theft

An Enfield man was arrested Monday for reportedly stealing a firearm from a residence on Alsop Stree...

Fly-in set Saturday

The 2015 Roanoke Valley Veteran's Center Wings and Wheels Fly-in is set for Saturday from 10 a.m.to ...

RRPD to continue using Safetypup

Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Chuck Hasty has committed continued use of the Safetypup mascot in its c...

City has meeting set with BOA

Much of the discussion during a Roanoke Rapids City Council work session this evening centered on th...

Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County News from RRSpin
Friday, 29 May 2015 21:50

A stun gun death case in Scotland Neck has been dismissed without prejudice to either party after it was announced to a United States magistrate judge they had reached a settlement.

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Settlement reached in '11 stun gun death

Settlement reached in '11 stun gun death

A stun gun death case in Scotland Neck has been dismissed without prejudice to either party after it was announced to a United States magistrate judge they had reached a... Read more

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Domestic investigation leads to B&E …

Domestic investigation leads to B&E charges

A Washington man was arrested for breaking a domestic violence protective order and in the process was charged with a residential break-in. Read more

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Bullseye hits Roanoke Rapids dealers

Bullseye hits Roanoke Rapids dealers

Three more people have been arrested in Operation Bullseye, a countywide drug campaign targeting street-level dealers. Read more

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Man arrested in Enfield gun theft

Man arrested in Enfield gun theft

An Enfield man was arrested Monday for reportedly stealing a firearm from a residence on Alsop Street. Read more

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Fly-in set Saturday

Fly-in set Saturday

The 2015 Roanoke Valley Veteran's Center Wings and Wheels Fly-in is set for Saturday from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. at the Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport. Read more

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RRPD to continue using Safetypup

RRPD to continue using Safetypup

Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Chuck Hasty has committed continued use of the Safetypup mascot in its child safety and drug education campaigns. Read more

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City has meeting set with BOA

City has meeting set with BOA

Much of the discussion during a Roanoke Rapids City Council work session this evening centered on the theater and what to do with it now that the lease agreement with... Read more

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Parker named interim school superintende…

Parker named interim school superintendent

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Board of Trustees named John Parker today the interim superintendent. Read more

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RRPD holiday patrol nets 64 violations

RRPD holiday patrol nets 64 violations

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department along with help from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, Weldon Police Department and North Carolina State Highway Patrol conducted check points and saturated patrols over... Read more

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Third person in Holly Court shooting cau…

Third person in Holly Court shooting caught

A man wanted in a February botched robbery attempt in Weldon was captured last week by the Roanoke Rapids Police Department. Read more

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RRPD blotter: May 20-25

RRPD blotter: May 20-25

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

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Explosives counts lodged in domestic cas…

Explosives counts lodged in domestic case

Already in custody, a Valentines, Virginia, man now faces new charges in a domestic violence case that indicates probable cause of the intent to maliciously use an explosive device to... Read more

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Collaborative sets fifth annual performa…

Collaborative sets fifth annual performances

The Roanoke River Regional Collaborative will host its fifth Cultural Awareness And Arts Performances on Saturday. Read more

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Griffin receives leadership award

Griffin receives leadership award

Halifax Community College President Ervin V. Griffin Sr. received the North Carolina Community Action Association’s Hall of Fame Award on May 7 at the organization’s luncheon and ceremony held at... Read more

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Man faces two indecent liberties counts

Man faces two indecent liberties counts

A Roanoke Rapids man has been charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child following an initial investigation by Roanoke Rapids police. 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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Roanoke Valley Sports

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RRYBA Senior League 5.28.15 action

RRYBA Senior League 5.28.15 action

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

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Baseball in Honor of Geary

Baseball in Honor of Geary

EC Nations baseball & the Roanoke Valley Fishers Under 10 travel baseball team are hosting a weekend of travel baseball this weekend in Roanoke Rapids. Read more

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RRHS softball players alumni game set

RRHS softball players alumni game set

The Roanoke Rapids softball team will be holding a girls alumni fundraiser slow-pitch softball game July 18, 2015. Read more

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Chad Geary memorial softball benifit

Chad Geary memorial softball benifit

A memorial benefit softball game will be held Saturday for the late coach Chad Geary's family. Read more

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Roanoke Rapids 2014-15 top Athletes anno…

Roanoke Rapids 2014-15 top Athletes announced

The 2014-15 Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Awards announced Wednesday night. Read more

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RRYBA Major League 5.26.15 action

RRYBA Major League 5.26.15 action

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

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RRHS holding sports physicals

RRHS holding sports physicals

There will be a Sports physicals offered to RRHS and Chaloner athletes Thursday May 28th at 5 PM. Read more

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Optimist pitching machine 5.25.15

Optimist pitching machine 5.25.15

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

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ECU club baseball eleminated from World …

ECU club baseball eleminated from World Series

Roanoke Rapids native still shines though his ECU team falls short in the 2015 D1 National Club Baseball Association World series. Read more

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Allen receives 2nd annual Carleen Goodwi…

Allen receives 2nd annual Carleen Goodwin Scholorship

Scholarship honors coach & student at same time. Read more

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I-95 Late Model Challenge dirt race for …

I-95 Late Model Challenge dirt race for $2,000

Clary's Speedway located in Halifax County will return to racing action on Friday May 29th hosting the I-95 Late Model Challenge paying $2,000 to win. Read more

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RRYBA Minor League 5.20.15 action

RRYBA Minor League 5.20.15 action

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

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Jackets sports awards night set

Jackets sports awards night set

The Roanoke Rapids High school awards night will be Wednesday May 27th. Read more

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Newsome Flag pole dedication set

Newsome Flag pole dedication set

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League pregame includes flagpole dedication in honor of late coach. Read more

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Davie Youth football sign-ups

Davie Youth football sign-ups

The Davie Midget Vikings youth football team will be accepting applications starting this week for the upcoming football season starting Tuesday May 26th at Northwest Halifax High school at 6pm. Read more

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RRYBA Senior League 5.22.15 action

RRYBA Senior League 5.22.15 action

The Durham Bulls (Big Time Pawn) remained undefeated Friday night by beating the Charlotte Knights 15 to 9 at Doyle Field.  Read more

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Travel softball back on radar

Travel softball back on radar

With High school softball season over, the love for the game continues for many Roanoke Rapids Jackets, one is sophomore Breanna Allen. Read more

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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

Hits:229

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

Hits:207

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

Hits:287

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

Hits:282

RVGSL 5.20.15 action

RVGSL 5.20.15 action

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

Hits:288

RVGSL 5.19.20 action

RVGSL 5.19.20 action

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

Hits:242

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

Hits:210

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

Hits:292

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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