Jackets golf team conference champions third year in row

The Roanoke Rapids High school golf team finished conference playas the 2017 Northern Carolina Conference Champions.

Coles scheduled for sentencing in Raleigh

Ian Barkley Coles will be sentenced on federal weapons charges in Raleigh on May 11, court records show.

Macon submits resignation as chief, town administrator

Weldon police chief and Town Administrator Mark Macon tendered his resignation from both positions Monday.

Harley Jones Selected as ODAC Softball Player of the Week

FOREST, Va. – Junior softball player Harley Jones (Brodnax, Va./ Brunswick) was named the ODAC Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Optimist t-ball and coach pitch registration still open

The Optimist club is taking registrations for T-ball and coach pitch league.

Nationals can't quite erase five run deficit in loss to Red Socks

Despite a five-run deficit in the fifth inning, the Nationals almost came all the way back, eventually falling 9-8 to the Red Socks on Saturday in the Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association (RRYBA) opening day tourney.

Davis honored by Governor's Highway Safety Program

Lieutenant Christopher Davis of the Weldon Police Department was recently recognized by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program as Law Enforcement County Coordinator of the Year for Region 4.

Police continue probe of Friday shooting

Roanoke Rapids police continue to investigate a shooting which left two with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

'Like having a million bucks' — Groups get share of festival proceeds

Eight organizations helping youngsters in the county received their share of proceeds from Sheriff Wes Tripp’s Halifax County Seafood Festival.

Local sports rained out today April 24th

The following sporting events have been reported to RRspin Sports canceled for today April 24th due to rain and the weather.
Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County News from RRSpin

A local funeral director has been charged today with multiple sex offenses which reportedly span over the course of six years.

State-sponsored private school scholarships are opening to low-income families in greater numbers than ever before, reports Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina.

Three people, including one of the cast of a cancelled reality show, were arrested Friday and have been charged on counts associated with allegedly scamming an elderly victim.

Monday, 30 January 2017 19:55

Police seek info on sexual battery case

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is currently investigating a case involving sexual battery which occurred last Monday around 10:30 p.m. inside a business.

Monday, 30 January 2017 14:13

RRPD blotter: January 27-29, 2017

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

Monday, 30 January 2017 12:33

Enfield seeks man wanted in Jan. 18 robbery

The Enfield Police Department is looking for a man who earlier this month allegedly robbed a victim at gunpoint, taking his wallet, cell phone and jewelry.

Saturday, 28 January 2017 18:00

Child bitten by dog at Ledgerwood playground

A child was bitten by a dog at the Ledgerwood Field playground and required hospitalization, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department confirmed this afternoon.

Friday, 27 January 2017 14:19

RRPD blotter: January 20-26, 2017

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Deputy Chief Andy Jackson and Chief Chuck Hasty:

Friday, 27 January 2017 10:55

Police investigating Thursday night assault

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating an assault which occurred in the parking lot of the Carolina Inn on Jackson Street Thursday night.

Friday, 27 January 2017 09:15

Juvenile charged in father's murder

A juvenile has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his father Thursday night in the Darlington community.

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Coles scheduled for sentencing in Raleig…

Ian Barkley Coles will be sentenced on federal weapons charges in Raleigh on May 11, court records show.

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Macon submits resignation as chief, town…

Weldon police chief and Town Administrator Mark Macon tendered his resignation from both positions Monday.

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Davis honored by Governor's Highway Safe…

Lieutenant Christopher Davis of the Weldon Police Department was recently recognized by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program as Law Enforcement County Coordinator of the Year for Region 4.

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Police continue probe of Friday shooting

Roanoke Rapids police continue to investigate a shooting which left two with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

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'Like having a million bucks' — Groups g…

Eight organizations helping youngsters in the county received their share of proceeds from Sheriff Wes Tripp’s Halifax County Seafood Festival.

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Williamston men charged in Enfield heist

Three Williamston men were charged in a Thursday night home invasion in Enfield.

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Photo gallery: All the RAGE in Roanoke R…

RAGE Wrestling Warriors made its debut in Roanoke Rapids this evening as a fundraiser for Christmas for Kids.

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Police respond to morning burglary; Thur…

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a burglary reported early this morning as well as a shots fired call which occurred late Thursday night.

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Task force makes arrest during complianc…

City County Drug Task Force agents assisting a sex offender registry compliance check this morning made a marijuana arrest during the operation.

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Morning rounds: HCSO, state probation ma…

On the cusp of daybreak, sheriff’s office and state probation officers combed Halifax County to verify its 115 to 120 registered sex offenders were where they were supposed to be.

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Northwest alum named state director of p…

A Northwest Halifax alumni has been chosen as director of prisons, the state Department of Public Safety announced today.

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Tillmon trial continued to May

United States Senior Judge Malcolm J. Howard signed an order today moving the Operation Rockfish trial of Antonio Tillmon to May 15.

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Hobgood teen charged after cutting victi…

A Hobgood teen was charged late Tuesday night after allegedly cutting a victim with a knife.

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Gaston man charged after crashing into b…

A Gaston man was charged Wednesday afternoon after he struck a building in the 600 block of Julian R. Allsbrook Highway and reportedly claimed the vehicle he was driving was...

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Evidence of indoor grow operation found …

Roanoke Rapids police Tuesday seized items consistent with an indoor marijuana growing operation and continue their investigation.

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Jackson honored by SAR

The Halifax Resolves Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored a longtime officer for his community policing efforts during Tuesday’s city council meeting.

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Sheriff's office continues investigation…

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a morning home invasion in which the victim shot at the alleged suspects.

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Council approves restructuring plan to s…

In a move demonstrating an underlying confidence the theater will eventually be sold, Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening agreed to send a refinancing proposal to the Local Government Commission...

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Missing man found safe in Emporia

A man reported missing today was found by his family in Emporia.

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Police seek information on missing man

Roanoke Rapids police are looking for a man reported missing by family members.

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Weldon man faces statutory rape count

A 23-year-old Weldon man was charged today with statutory rape following an investigation by the Roanoke Rapids Police Department.

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Missing woman found safe in Rocky Mount

A woman who was reported missing Sunday was found safe in Rocky Mount, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department reports.

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Woman in Waffle House outburst charged

A woman who reportedly caused an outburst and damaged items at Waffle House last week is scheduled to appear in court next month to answer to charges lodged by the...

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State attorney general to speak at HCC c…

State Attorney General Josh Stein will be the commencement speaker at Halifax Community College’s May 13 graduation exercises.

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Special Olympics 2017: Photo gallery

The Halifax County Special Olympics were held today with students across the county as well as Northampton.

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Women face heroin counts following stop

Two women face heroin counts following a traffic stop for a motor vehicle violation this afternoon.

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Attempted murder, other counts lodged fo…

A Seaboard area man is in jail on $1.25 million bond after surrendering in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in which the victim was shot numerous times with a handgun.

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April 12, 2017: Halifax Day photo galler…

More than 300 students attended Historic Halifax today to mark the 241st anniversry of the signing of the Halifax Resolves.

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Buffaloe sentenced after accepting plea …

A former law enforcement officer and rescue squad leader threw himself on the mercy of the court Monday in Jackson.

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Ready to rumble: Wrestling event benefit…

After seeing the success RAGE Wrestling Warriors had with events at Northeast Academy, Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty decided to bring the bouts to the high school as a...

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Police respond to fraud call; stabbing

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported officers responded to the following calls Monday:

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Detention hearing testimony details Rock…

Recently redacted transcripts of detention hearings for four defendants in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case show in addition to a warehouse in Rocky Mount, the Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport was...

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Police seek help in trailer theft attemp…

Roanoke Rapids police are attempting to locate a truck and its owner who reportedly tried to steal a utility trailer from parks and recreation over the weekend.

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RRPD seeks information on missing woman

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is looking for a Northampton County woman reported missing on Sunday.

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Here's your sign: Jo Story gets donation…

The Jo Story Senior Center will have a better way to promote its events thanks to a sign donation by East Tenth Church of Christ.

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Following positive ID, family, friends h…

At the site where his remains were found last month, family and friends of Gary Joe Youngblood returned Sunday to light candles and release balloons in his honor.

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Woman under evaluation after outburst, d…

Charges are pending an evaluation after a woman broke items, blocked employees from exiting and customers from entering a Weldon restaurant early this morning.

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1st Annual 'Tribute to the Armed Forces…

Country music recording artist Colton James has announced his 1st Annual 'Tribute to the Armed Forces'  Country Jam featuring Colton James & Moonshine Band on May 20th, 2017 12 noon -...

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Remains found last month identified as Y…

Human remains found behind a vacant building off Highway 158 last month have been identified as Gary Joe Youngblood.

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Man faces cocaine trafficking counts in …

Cocaine trafficking charges were lodged against a Weldon man this morning following execution of a search warrant in the 300 block of Elm Street.

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Westside shooting suspect caught on trai…

A Roanoke Rapids man was charged following a shooting outside Westside Grocery Thursday afternoon.

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One in custody following shooting outsid…

One person was shot and one in custody following a fray outside Westside Grocery this afternoon.

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Duri getting protective vest through don…

Canines working in law enforcement are just as susceptible to assaults as their handlers, Chief Deputy Scott Hall of the Halifax County Sheriff’s says.

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Ella Baker Day events set Friday

Friday will mark the celebration of Ella Baker’s legacy in the field of civil rights.

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Resolves commemorations set Saturday and…

April 12, 1776, will be celebrated with two events this year — one Saturday and one Wednesday on the date of the signing of the Halifax Resolves.

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Sponsorships rise for Tripp's second ann…

Sheriff Wes Tripp has 43 sponsors for the second annual Halifax County Seafood Festival, surpassing the sponsorship numbers for the last event.

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Four arrested following Weldon chase

The City County Drug Task Force today arrested four men following a chase in Weldon.

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City to take theater debt restructuring …

The city will go before the Local Government Commission next month with a resolution which is the first formal step in reducing its current debt on the Roanoke Rapids Theatre.

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Cook, Mallory sentenced in '14 murder, s…

Factors favoring the last two defendants in a 2014 murder and shooting outweighed those aggravating, a judge ruled this morning.

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Weekend arrest roundup

Weekend arrests reported by the Roanoke Rapids Police Department and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office:

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Short takes plea in toddler's murder; Mo…

Semaj Short and Jamonte Moody were both sentenced today in the 2014 murder of a 2-year-old girl and the shooting of her grandmother in Weldon.

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Judge revokes Whitmore's bond

A superior court judge today revoked the bond of Marquise Whitmore and remanded the Roanoke Rapids man to custody without opportunity for bond pending his trial set for the May...

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NCSHP reports two traffic deaths

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reported two traffic deaths today — one a hit and run of a pedestrian and the other a single-vehicle crash on Sledge Road. Pedestrian death

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Enfield to DC: Local company makes White…

For the last 13 years, an Enfield company has been part of a White House tradition which began in the late 1800s — the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

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Jackets golf team conference champions t…

The Roanoke Rapids High school golf team finished conference playas the 2017 Northern Carolina Conference Champions. 

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Harley Jones Selected as ODAC Softball P…

FOREST, Va. – Junior softball player Harley Jones (Brodnax, Va./ Brunswick) was named the ODAC Player of the Week for the second time this season.

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Optimist t-ball and coach pitch registra…

The Optimist club is taking registrations for T-ball and coach pitch league. 

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Nationals can't quite erase five run def…

Despite a five-run deficit in the fifth inning, the Nationals almost came all the way back, eventually falling 9-8 to the Red Socks on Saturday in the Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball...

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Local sports rained out today April 24th

The following sporting events have been reported to RRspin Sports canceled for today April 24th due to rain and the weather.

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Team Mike softball tourney cut short by …

Eleven adult softball teams stepped to the plate this past Saturday in Jackson to honor the late coach Mike Newsome.

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Youth baseball opening day photo gallery

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association kicked off it's 2017 season this past Saturday at Ledgerwood baseball park with opening day tournaments.

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Chaloner wins Halifax tourney and finish…

The Chaloner Middle baseball team went undefeated (15-0) this season winning the Roanoke Middle School Athletic Conference for the 2017 season and won the 2017 Halifax Academy Easter Tournament.

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Northampton County Jaguars fight back in…

Northampton County Jaguars 's effort to come back from down ten runs in the fourth inning came up just short, as they fell 18-16 to KIPP Pride on Friday.

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RVYSA's Sokolinsky awarded NCYSA's award

Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Association (RVYSA) member Bob Sokolinsky was recently awarded the Tom and Linda Mosier Award at the 2017 NCYSA (North Carolina Youth Soccer Association) Annual General Meeting.

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Chaloner beats Cornerstone on high schoo…

Thanks to the generosity of Coach Mark Snead and staff of the Roanoke Rapids High Baseball Team, the Chaloner Middle School Jackets got an opportunity to play at Doyle Field...

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Williams still earning awards post seaso…

WINCHESTER, Va. – Freshman women's basketball player Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./ Halifax Academy) added to her post season accolade list the VaSID College Division Rookie of the Year and All-State...

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Jackets earn tourney Championship

The Roanoke Rapids High School Varsity Yellow Jackets Baseball team captured the Ray Avery Easter Tournament Championship by defeating Pamlico County by a score of 13-11 in 8 innings Tuesday night.

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Jags fall to Eagles

Northampton County Jaguars Drops Game to Northeast Academy After Late Score

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Jackets Shearin homers in Mondays win

The Roanoke Rapids High School Varsity Yellow Jackets Baseball team defeated Farmville Central by a score of 10-0 in the second round of the Ray Avery Easter Tournament at Ayden-Grifton High...

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Roanoke Rapids Elite teams shine in Burl…

The Roanoke Rapids based travel basketball teams 8th and 10th grade Roanoke Rapids Elite teams traveled to Burlington this past weekend to play in the NTBA Mid-East spring slam.

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Clary's race results and April 29th race…

Clary's Motor Speedway Race Results from Saturday April 15th. 

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Jackets baseball win in day one of tourn…

The Roanoke Rapids High School Varsity Yellow Jackets Baseball team won their opening round game in the Ray-Avery Easter Tournament at Ayden-Grifton High School on Saturday afternoon. 

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Warrior Champions

The Warriors, a Roanoke Rapids based NTBA travel 9th grade travel basketball team traveled to Durham North Carolina on Saturday April 15th for the NC Wildcats Easter Classic.

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Virginia Vikings take Battle of the Bord…

Courtney Walton throws a shutout as the Brunswick Academy Lady Vikings softball team (Virginia) defeats the Roanoke Rapids Lady Yellow Jackets (North Carolina) in the 2017 Battle of the Border...

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Homerun derby and fellowship meal at 201…

The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletics and RRspin.com Sports sponsored Friday's 2017 Battle of the Border Home Run Derby, speaker and fellowship hotdog meal.

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Lady Vikings win VA side of 2017 "B…

The Roanoke Rapids Lady Yellow Jackets kicked of it's 2017 Battle of the Border High school softball two day tournament Friday and in game two of the day Brunswick Academy...

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Lady Jackets win NC side of 2017 "B…

The Roanoke Rapids Lady Yellow Jackets kicked of it's 2017 Battle of the Border High school softball two day tournament Friday morning.

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Halifax softball beats Lawrence Tuesday …

Halifax Academy Lady Vikings softball team traveled to Lawrence Academy Tuesday afternoon.

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Dre' "Hawk" Terry headed to be…

Senior Roanoke Rapids High school Yellow Jackets football player Dre’ Terry finalized his plans for the next level on Thursday morning in the RRHS media center.

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Chaloner baseball earns wins Monday and …

Chaloner Middle school baseball team earned wins Monday and Tuesday. 

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New Life Two are 2017 season and tourney…

The 2017 Roanoke Valley Church league Basketball season has come to a close.

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JV Jackets beat Tarboro

The Roanoke Rapids High School JV Yellow Jackets baseball hosted the Tarboro Vikings Monday afternoon at Doyle field.

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Clary's April 15th schedule

Clary's Motor Speedway Schedule For Saturday April 15th race.

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East Gaston High School wins TBF High Sc…

HENDERSON, N.C. – The East Gaston High School duo of Conner Usher of Stanley, North Carolina, and Garrett Smith of Mount Holly, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the...

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Halifax earns seventh straight win

The Halifax Academy Vikings women's soccer team continues their winning ways with their 7th straight victory by winning over Ridgecroft School Monday by a score of 8-1.

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Lady Jackets soccer wins at home Monday

The Roanoke Rapids High School Lady Yellow Jackets Soccer team hosted Northeastern Monday night a Hoyle field.

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Christian Buffaloe headed to Tokyo Japan…

Christian Buffaloe recently won the Japan sponsored "Kyokushin Karate AAOC Championships" in New York in the 17 year old category, he gained entry into a world event in Japan this...

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Northampton County t-ball and coach pitc…

Northampton County Recreation Coach Pitch and T-ball registration has been extended until Friday, April 21.

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Eliminators undefeated tourney Champions

The Washington/Roanoke Rapids based Under 12 girls travel fast pitch softball team Carolina Eliminators traveled to Kenly for a one day tournament.

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RV Power U14 wins weekend championship

The Roanoke Rapids based RV Power 03 Under 14 girls fast pitch travel softball team traveled to Oxford NC the past weekend to play in the USA Softball NC's Bunn's...

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