Halifax County law enforcement agencies reported the following:
Longtime local funeral director and country gospel singer Harold Massey died this morning, his attorney confirmed.
The victim of an early morning shooting today is in critical condition, Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty confirmed.
The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has a new addition to its canine family.
Faced with two counts of murder in a United Blood Nation federal racketeering indictment, Tyquan Powell is eligible for the death penalty, according to an order signed today denying his...
Handled by Deputy C. Hamm, Tommy will receive a bullet and stab protective vest from the nonprofit Vested Interest in K9s through an anonymous donation.
Debris from a demolished house discovered on property in February has resulted in a felony littering count against a Halifax man.
Tyquan Powell is scheduled for his arraignment and detention hearing Thursday in Charlotte after his indictment in a sweeping United Blood Nation racketeering conspiracy last month.
With approval of its upcoming fiscal year budget this evening, Mayor Emery Doughtie sees the possibility of a brighter economic future for the city.
First responders who made initial efforts to locate a boy who drowned in Roanoke Rapids Lake earlier this month were honored by the Roanoke Rapids Police Department during this evening’s...
The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:
Halifax County commissioners approved a resolution today which seeks to grant a Virginia-based wood treatment company funds to upfit the former Georgia-Pacific building off West Tenth Street in Roanoke Rapids.
Roanoke Rapids police are still trying to determine who was driving a vehicle in which one person died and one was seriously injured Friday night, Chief Chuck Hasty said.
A Severn man died Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash in Northampton County.
Robert Smoot of BRENCORE Entertainment presented "A Night of Blues" at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre this past Saturday night.
One man died and another was transferred to a trauma unit for further treatment following a crash on Smith Church Road Friday night.
Both men wanted in a Meadow Mobile Home Park assault are now accounted for.
The Halifax County Branch of the NAACP will present awards to the 12 winners of the 2017 essay contest at 7 p.m. Monday.
One of two men wanted in a Meadow Mobile Home Park assault surrendered to Roanoke Rapids police Thursday afternoon.
A boyfriend and girlfriend were arrested on cocaine and marijuana counts this morning in Weldon.
In a repeat of proceedings Wednesday, United States Judge Malcolm Howard today sentenced the remaining Operation Rockfish defendants who took pleas in the police corruption case to serve prison time.
Photos by Randy Wrenn from the 44th Virginia Pork Festival Wednesday 14, 2017 in Emporia.
The first four defendants in Operation Rockfish to face sentencing after their pleas apologized to the court, saying they accepted responsibility for their actions.
Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a pedestrian collision Tuesday night at the intersection of Highway 158 and Daniels Street.
A fire which originated in and around a linen closet at Laurel Glen Apartments Tuesday is under investigation to determine a cause.
In 1781 Cornwallis’s army was making its way from Wilmington to Yorktown, the site of their ultimate surrender.
A Hobgood man has been charged in a Monday night chase which required himself and the pursuing officer to be treated for minor injuries sustained in the aftermath.
Multiple charges are pending following a chase Monday night in which an alleged suspect and Scotland Neck police officer sustained minor injuries.
A 65-year-old Weldon man faces three counts associated with attempted residential break-ins, according to town police Chief James Avens.
Roanoke Rapids police are looking for two men wanted in a breaking and entering and assault in the Meadowbrook Mobile Home Park area off Fourth Avenue.
The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following:
An effort is underway to rekindle Weldon’s longstanding railroad history with a push to bring an Amtrak depot to the town.
Two men charged in a sweeping racketeering probe among United Blood Nation members have entered not guilty pleas.
With support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Halifax County Public Health System will expand a program aimed at decreasing obesity by encouraging physical activity and healthy eating...
United States Eastern District Attorney John Stuart Brice gives detailed reasoning for recommending proposed sentences to the defendants who accepted pleas in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case.
Lann Clanton and Ikeisha Jacobs are expected to get the most time of defendants in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case who took plea deals.
A Roanoke Rapids police report identifies an apparent drowning victim as 16-year-old Bin Jin Guo of Roanoke Rapids.
A 16-year-old boy died after apparently drowning in Roanoke Rapids Lake this afternoon.
Going into its third year, Chris Martin’s Project Lift has grown.
The city’s Benevolent Awards and Recognition Committee recognized its 2017 scholarship recipients and the police department honored two officers for lifesaving Tuesday night.
Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening approved the plans of a mother-daughter team to open an electronic gaming business in the former Gold Mine arcade at Becker Village Mall.
The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Deputy Chief Andy Jackson:
A Whitakers farmer was sentenced today to six months in prison in a fraudulent tobacco-selling scheme, the United States Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
A man speeding on Interstate 95 Monday on his way to Massachusetts had his THC-infused Fruity Pebbles bar confiscated after he was stopped near the 173 exit.
One Operation Rockfish defendant is seeking a continuance in his sentencing next week and one found guilty is asking for a new trial.
For the past 18 years the Halifax County Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting.
Halifax commissioners today directed the county manager and attorney to begin looking at electronic gaming regulations following a presentation from two residents concerned about an establishment being readied for the...
Two spoke on school funding issues today during a public hearing on Halifax County’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Photos from Friday nights BarnBurner Promotions 38 Special concert at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre.
The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying individuals who reportedly stole a cell phone from Cato’s off Premier Boulevard.
Coming off his successful Motown Revue, Robert Smoot is bringing the blues to Roanoke Rapids for Father’s Day weekend.
The Roanoke Rapids JustSave grocery store will be closing at the end of the month.
A Roanoke Rapids woman was cited following a Thursday night crash which resulted in a motorcyclist being airlifted for treatment of serious injuries.
A woman who has been arrested in the past for drug dealing has arranged to give up to the City County Drug Task Force after agents executed a search warrant...