County crime roundup: Weldon traffic stop; HCSO arrest

Halifax County law enforcement agencies reported the following:

2017 Summer baseball camp in the books

The Joint Roanoke Rapids High and Roanoke Rapids Recreation Department Baseball Camp ran this week and was a big success for all involved.

Massey dies after lengthy illness

Longtime local funeral director and country gospel singer Harold Massey died this morning, his attorney confirmed.

Morning shooting victim in critical condition

The victim of an early morning shooting today is in critical condition, Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty confirmed.

Optimist league players of game June 20th

The Roanoke Rapids Optimist Coach Pitch and T-ball league players of game Thursday night June 20th at Emory Park.

NCSO gets new addition to canine family

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has a new addition to its canine family.

Order: Powell eligible for death penalty in racketeering case

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 pretrial release.

Citizens Community Bank U18 softball results

The RVGSL Citizens Community Bank U18 softball results reported to RRspin Sports.

Tommy getting protective vest

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.

HCSO roundup: Felony littering; cell phone larceny

Debris from a demolished house discovered on property in February has resulted in a felony littering count against a Halifax man.
Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County News from RRSpin

The city is expected to enter formal negotiations later this week to restructure its current debt on the Roanoke Rapids Theatre which, if successful, will significantly reduce its payments on the venue.

Monday, 27 February 2017 12:45

Infant flu death reported in Halifax County

An infant flu death has been reported in Halifax County.

Applications are being accepted for a pilot program to grow industrial hemp for research in North Carolina.

Monday, 27 February 2017 11:10

Gray Street standoff ends with arrest

Roanoke Rapids police early Saturday morning coaxed a man from a house on Gray Street after he reportedly fired shots inside.

Have you purchased your tickets for Saturday's March 4th Nitty Gritty Dirt Band concert at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre, sponsored by White Motors of Roanoke Rapids and presented by BarnBurner Promotions, yet?

Sunday, 26 February 2017 09:33

Two perish in early morning vehicle fire

Gaston Fire and Rescue says two people died following a crash on Highway 46 near Hickory Hollow Road outside Gaston early this morning.

Saturday, 25 February 2017 10:40

Bolling Road Bobby's sells $1 million scratcher

Bobby’s Number 2 on Bolling Road sold a $1 million Ruby Red 7s scratch-off ticket this morning.

True bills of indictment were returned against another alleged suspect charged in the Operation First Wave roundup in Northampton County.

Continued investigation in the Music City area of Highway 48 led to marijuana charges against a Roanoke Rapids man.

A Roanoke Rapids man surrendered Thursday and will face a charge of attempted murder in a January shooting at a hotel parking lot.

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County crime roundup: Weldon traffic sto…

Halifax County law enforcement agencies reported the following:

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Massey dies after lengthy illness

Longtime local funeral director and country gospel singer Harold Massey died this morning, his attorney confirmed.

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Morning shooting victim in critical cond…

The victim of an early morning shooting today is in critical condition, Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty confirmed.

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NCSO gets new addition to canine family

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has a new addition to its canine family.

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Order: Powell eligible for death penalty…

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...

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Tommy getting protective vest

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.

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HCSO roundup: Felony littering; cell pho…

Debris from a demolished house discovered on property in February has resulted in a felony littering count against a Halifax man.

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Powell set for arraignment in Blood Nati…

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.

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City budget passes with hopes of brighte…

With approval of its upcoming fiscal year budget this evening, Mayor Emery Doughtie sees the possibility of a brighter economic future for the city.

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Responders to lake park drowning receive…

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...

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RRPD roundup: Suspicious person call; ID…

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

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Va. company seeks to upgrade RR Georgia-…

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.

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Surviving Smith Church Rd. crash victim …

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.

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Severn man dies in Saturday crash

A Severn man died Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash in Northampton County.

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A Night of Blues photo gallery

Robert Smoot of BRENCORE Entertainment presented "A Night of Blues" at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre this past Saturday night.

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One dies in Smith Church Rd. crash

One man died and another was transferred to a trauma unit for further treatment following a crash on Smith Church Road Friday night.

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Both Meadowbrook assault suspects accoun…

Both men wanted in a Meadow Mobile Home Park assault are now accounted for.

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NAACP to honor essay winners

The Halifax County Branch of the NAACP will present awards to the 12 winners of the 2017 essay contest at 7 p.m. Monday.

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RRPD roundup: Assault suspect surrenders…

One of two men wanted in a Meadow Mobile Home Park assault surrendered to Roanoke Rapids police Thursday afternoon.

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Couple charged in morning bust

A boyfriend and girlfriend were arrested on cocaine and marijuana counts this morning in Weldon.

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In a day of remorse, 10 more Rockfish de…

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.

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44th Virginia Pork Festival photo galler…

Photos by Randy Wrenn from the 44th Virginia Pork Festival Wednesday 14, 2017 in Emporia.

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Rockfish defendants apologize as sentenc…

The first four defendants in Operation Rockfish to face sentencing after their pleas apologized to the court, saying they accepted responsibility for their actions.

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Pedestrian struck on Highway 158

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a pedestrian collision Tuesday night at the intersection of Highway 158 and Daniels Street.

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Fire causes minimal damage to apartment

A fire which originated in and around a linen closet at Laurel Glen Apartments Tuesday is under investigation to determine a cause.

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Welcome to the occupation: Historic Site…

In 1781 Cornwallis’s army was making its way from Wilmington to Yorktown, the site of their ultimate surrender.

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Hobgood man charged following chase

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.

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Officer, suspect injured in chase

Multiple charges are pending following a chase Monday night in which an alleged suspect and Scotland Neck police officer sustained minor injuries.

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Weldon man faces attempted B&E count…

A 65-year-old Weldon man faces three counts associated with attempted residential break-ins, according to town police Chief James Avens.

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Police seek two in weekend assault

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.

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Valley crime roundup: Drug charges; assa…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following:

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Officials look to rekindle Weldon's rail…

An effort is underway to rekindle Weldon’s longstanding railroad history with a push to bring an Amtrak depot to the town.

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Lloyd, Watson enter not guilty pleas in …

Two men charged in a sweeping racketeering probe among United Blood Nation members have entered not guilty pleas.

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Kate B. Reynolds awards more than $400K …

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...

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U.S. attorney: Clanton the 'corrupt root…

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.

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Government lays out Rockfish sentencing …

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.

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Report notes swimmer appeared to panic

A Roanoke Rapids police report identifies an apparent drowning victim as 16-year-old Bin Jin Guo of Roanoke Rapids.

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16-year-old dies in apparent lake park d…

A 16-year-old boy died after apparently drowning in Roanoke Rapids Lake this afternoon.

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Lift Camp sees growth in three years

Going into its third year, Chris Martin’s Project Lift has grown.

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City honors scholars, officers

The city’s Benevolent Awards and Recognition Committee recognized its 2017 scholarship recipients and the police department honored two officers for lifesaving Tuesday night.

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Council backs Gold Mine CUP

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.

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RRPD roundup: Burglary attempt; car brea…

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

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Whitakers farmer sentenced in tobacco-se…

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.

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Yabba dabba done: THC treat seized after…

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.

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Allen seeks continuance; Tillmon seeks n…

One Operation Rockfish defendant is seeking a continuance in his sentencing next week and one found guilty is asking for a new trial.

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County finance office lauded for reporti…

For the past 18 years the Halifax County Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting.

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Commissioners request research of gaming…

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...

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Speakers address education during county…

Two spoke on school funding issues today during a public hearing on Halifax County’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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38 Special concert photo gallery

Photos from Friday nights BarnBurner Promotions 38 Special concert at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre.

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PD seeks assistance in phone larceny

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.

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Blues show set for theater

Coming off his successful Motown Revue, Robert Smoot is bringing the blues to Roanoke Rapids for Father’s Day weekend.

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JustSave closing at end of month

The Roanoke Rapids JustSave grocery store will be closing at the end of the month.

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Woman cited after collision with motorcy…

A Roanoke Rapids woman was cited following a Thursday night crash which resulted in a motorcyclist being airlifted for treatment of serious injuries.

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Task force makes Enfield rounds

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...

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Roanoke Valley Sports

2017 Summer baseball camp in the books

The Joint Roanoke Rapids High and Roanoke Rapids Recreation Department Baseball Camp ran this week and was a big success for all involved. 

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Optimist league players of game June 20t…

The Roanoke Rapids Optimist Coach Pitch and T-ball league players of game Thursday night June 20th at Emory Park.

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Citizens Community Bank U18 softball res…

The RVGSL Citizens Community Bank U18 softball results reported to RRspin Sports.

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Piedmont Services finishes as U8 tourney…

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League held it's end of the season tournament recently at Newsome Fields.

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Optimist league players of game June 15t…

The Roanoke Rapids Optimist Coach Pitch and T-ball league players of game Thursday night June 15th at Emory Park.

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RVYSA U8 Fury takes Runner Up honors at …

The Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Association (RVYSA) U8 Fury soccer team recently traveled to Winston Salem to participate in the 2017 Powerade State Games and came away with runner up...

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Monk Clary race event set at Clary's

The 5th Annual Racing Event Honoring Monk Clary The Speedways Namesake, Family Man, Championship Late Model Driver, Businessman And Was A Friend To All!

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Smith named Confernce Player of Year

Halifax Academy Lady Vikings junior softball pitcher Sydney Smith named 2017 Carolina Independent Conference Player of the Year.

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Barton’s Kelly honored with selection to…

WILSON, N.C. – Barton College senior Megan Kelly has been named to the 2017 NCCSIA College Division All-State Softball Team, the organization announced Thursday.

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It's youth baseball camp time

It is still time to sign up and attend the Roanoke Rapids Baseball Camp.

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Optimist league players of game June 13t…

The Roanoke Rapids Optimist Coach Pitch and T-ball league players of game Tuesday night June 13th at Emory Park.

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Northampton youth football camp

The Northampton County Recreation Department is partnering with the Northampton County Schools to host a summer football camp.

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Lynch's Signs and Graphics U10 regular s…

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League 2017 regular season has come to a close and in the Under 10 division Lynch's Signs and Graphics finished 1st as Champions in the regular season.

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Citizens Community Bank U18 girls on win…

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League Under 18 action Sunday and Monday.

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Don Poncho U10 tourney champions

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League held it's end of the season tournament this past weekend at Newsome Fields.

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Clary's action returns Saturday June 17t…

Clary's Motor Speedway Returns To Racing Saturday June 17th With Limited Sportsman Special.

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G2 Utilities beats Resers Sunday in U18 …

In Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League Under 18 action Sunday at Newsome Fields the Northampton County G2 Utilities girls beat Resers  6-2.

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Anytime Party Rentals tourney champs

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League held it's end of the season tournament this past weekend at Newsome Fields.

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Enfield Cotton Gin finishes 3rd in tourn…

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League held it's end of the season tournament this past weekend at Newsome Fields.

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Kapstone U12 regular season champions

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League 2017 regular season has come to a close and in the Under 12 division Kapstone finished with a 9-4-1 finishing 1st as Champions in...

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RVGSL photo gallery June 10th

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League end of season tournament Saturday June 10th photo gallery by Randy Wrenn.

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Optimist league players of game June 8th

The Roanoke Rapids Optimist Coach Pitch and T-ball league players of game Thursday night June 8th at Emory Park.

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RVGSL Thursday June 8th U18 results

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League U18 results reported to RRspin.com Sports.

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Optimist pitching machine season ending …

The Roanoke Rapids Optimist Pitching Machine league 2017 season came to an end Wednesday night at Emory Park and the players of game were.

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RVGSL Wednesday June 7th U18 results

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League U18 results reported to RRspin.com Sports.

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Optimist league players of game

The Roanoke Rapids Optimist Coach Pitch and T-ball league players of game Tuesday night June 6th at Emory Park.

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RVGSL Tuesday June 6th U18 results

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League U18 results reported to RRspin.com Sports.

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Optimist ball field photo gallery

Roanoke Rapids Optimist Club kicked off it's 2017 t-ball league season along with coach pitch league Tuesday night at Emry Park.

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ABC2 World Changers Summer Fitness Resea…

ABC2 presents Making Healthy Cool Summer Fitness Research Program

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Optimist pitching league players of game

The Roanoke Rapids Optimist Pitching Machine league players of game Tuesday night May 30th at Emory Park.

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2017 RRYBA Major league champions

The Givens Nationwide sponsored Red Sox youth baseball team  wins the 2017 Major League (Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball League) regular season championship title this year going 8-4.

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Northwest Host Parent forum and athletic…

Northwest Halifax High School will host a parent forum Thursday June the 8th.

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Clary's June 3rd results

CLary's Motor Speedway Results for June 3rd event.

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RVGSL Wednesday May 31st U8 results

Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League results reported to RRspin.com Sports.

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Former Jacket Hernandez part of Pirates …

Roanoke Rapids Alumnus and East Carolina University senior Abel Hernandez added a National Championship to his resume this past Thursday.

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Southeast Trojan Jones committed as a Ja…

Southeast Halifax senior Stephanie Jones signed her "Letter of Intent" to advance her basketball to the next level.

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