Jury finds Tillmon guilty in Rockfish

The only defendant in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case to demand a jury trial has been found guilty.

Man faces solicitation, assault counts

An Enfield man was arrested today for allegedly soliciting and assaulting a reputed Durham prostitute.

Clary's Motor Speedway in action this Saturday

Clary's Motor Speedway Returns To Racing Saturday June 3rd With Pure Stock V8 Special

Davis part of bronze winning cheer team

Twelve year old Susannah Davis, of Roanoke Rapids, who cheers with Raleigh based Cheer Extreme Raleigh’s SMOEX competed in the 2017 Cheerleading Worlds Competition held April 29-May1, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. SMOEX won 3rd place/bronze medal in their Medium Coed Level 5 division out of 26 teams. The Cheerleading Worlds Competition is an international event held annually in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. It is sponsored by the US All Star Federation (USASF). Over 9,000 teams competed in the Worlds Competition this year, where teams can win World Champion titles. Cheerleading teams compete all season, for…

Arts on the Avenue returns Thursday

With the success of the premier event last year, Arts on the Avenue returns Thursday.

RRPD roundup: B&E assistance; traffic stop

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

Pair wanted in murder of farm worker seen in RR

Two people wanted in the murder of a farm worker were last seen at McDonald’s on Roanoke Avenue Sunday.

Three more charged in pizza delivery robbery

Three men were charged Sunday in the armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver on Vine Street last week.

Country Jam 2017 photo gallery

The City of Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County tourism presented the 1st Annual 'Tribute to the Armed Forces' Country Jam featuring Colton James this past Saturday night at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre.

Move Your Feet 2017 photo gallery

Given's Dance Studio in Roanoke Rapids held it's 2017 Move you Feet dance recital Saturday evening at The Center in Weldon.
Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County News from RRSpin

A man with a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1990 was arrested this week on felony habitual larceny counts.

Starting Sunday at 5 p.m., the main lobby at Halifax Regional Medical Center will be closed to begin a safety improvement project for the installation of a new sprinkler system.

A Roanoke Rapids man who had 2011 charges against him dropped following the discovery of an indoor marijuana growing operation surrendered to police Wednesday after evidence of a new operation was reportedly found at his residence on Williams Street earlier this month.

An autopsy of a woman found deceased on Davie Smith Street Wednesday came back as initially undetermined regarding the cause of her death.

Roanoke Rapids will be the starting point for a run in which some 10 women will advocate and raise awareness of mental health issues.

Thursday, 27 April 2017 14:48

Police seek ID in vehicle B&E

Roanoke Rapids police are looking for a man involved in a vehicle breaking and entering which occurred April 16 in the parking of an undisclosed convenience store.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:58

Relay for Life starts Friday

Roanoke Valley Relay for Life begins Friday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:22

Festival to celebrate history of canal

The Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail will be the site of a May 6 festival.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 33-year-old Virginia woman at a residence on Davie Smith Street in the Roanoke Rapids area.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:20

Coles scheduled for sentencing in Raleigh

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

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Jury finds Tillmon guilty in Rockfish

The only defendant in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case to demand a jury trial has been found guilty.

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Man faces solicitation, assault counts

An Enfield man was arrested today for allegedly soliciting and assaulting a reputed Durham prostitute.

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Arts on the Avenue returns Thursday

With the success of the premier event last year, Arts on the Avenue returns Thursday.

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RRPD roundup: B&E assistance; traffi…

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

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Pair wanted in murder of farm worker see…

Two people wanted in the murder of a farm worker were last seen at McDonald’s on Roanoke Avenue Sunday.

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Three more charged in pizza delivery rob…

Three men were charged Sunday in the armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver on Vine Street last week.

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Country Jam 2017 photo gallery

The City of Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County tourism presented the 1st Annual 'Tribute to the Armed Forces' Country Jam featuring Colton James this past Saturday night at the Roanoke...

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Move Your Feet 2017 photo gallery

Given's Dance Studio in Roanoke Rapids held it's 2017 Move you Feet dance recital Saturday evening at The Center in Weldon.

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Man, woman sought in death of farm worke…

A man and woman are wanted for the murder of farm worker who was found dead at a mobile home in the Airlie Road area of Littleton Saturday morning.

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Two die in Hinson St. collision

An adult and child died in a two-vehicle collision on Hinson Street in front of the Roanoke Rapids Public Works Department Saturday night.

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Country Jam to help build veterans retre…

Country singer Colton James and American Builder Brian Gurry have a common bond — a love of country and a respect for the men and women who protect it.

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Indictment ties Scotland Neck murder to …

Gang ties to a 2016 murder in Scotland Neck have been uncovered in a sweeping indictment of United Blood Nation members following a federal investigation.

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Man charged in pizza delivery robbery

A Roanoke Rapids man has been arrested in the Wednesday night robbery of a pizza delivery driver on Vine Street.

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Agents serve warrants in RR, Weldon

The City County Drug Task Force served three warrants today, one in Weldon and two in Roanoke Rapids.

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Planning board endorses mall gaming oper…

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board on a 5-2 vote this evening agreed to pass on a recommendation of approval for a conditional use permit which could lead to an electronic...

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Pizza driver robbed at gunpoint

A pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night on Vine Street after a call was placed for an order.

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Police seek ID in second Family Dollar l…

With two identified in a Monday larceny at Family Dollar on Highway 158, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department seeking information on one which occurred Tuesday at the same location.

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Ollie's opens to big crowds, Harvick app…

Nearly five months after submitting plans to the city, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet opened its doors to the public today.

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Coles gets 60 months in federal weapons …

Ian Barkley Coles will serve a 60-month sentence in federal prison after taking a plea in his weapons case.

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No tax increase expected as city plans b…

City Manager Joseph Scherer says he will not recommend a tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year as council begins to deliberate its financial plan later this month.

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Council gets final presentation on stree…

Roanoke Rapids City Council will be asked next month to approve a streetscape master plan for Roanoke Avenue.

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Seventy-eight heroin bricks seized in Ri…

A reputed Rich Square drug dealer was arrested on heroin and cocaine trafficking charges Friday as a result of an investigation by the Down East Drug Task Force.

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PD seeks assistance in Family Dollar lar…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects in the larceny of various items from Family Dollar.

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A career milestone: Appointment gives Av…

In September, James Avens will celebrate 16 years in law enforcement.

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RRPD roundup: Assault charge; identity t…

A domestic disturbance call Sunday led to kidnapping and assault charges against a Roanoke Rapids man.

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Sheriff encourages caution after black t…

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of black tar heroin, which has been seized in the north end of the county.

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Attorney general gives send-off to HCC g…

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein lauded Halifax Community College graduates, parents and staff during the school’s 50th commencement exercises today.

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Stein: Overdose deaths now outnumber fat…

State Attorney General Josh Stein says North Carolina is “in a state of crisis” as it faces an overwhelming opioid addiction problem.

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Photo gallery: Fallen officers ceremony

Roanoke Rapids police and officers from other jurisdictions paused to honor fallen comrades this evening at a ceremony moved to LLoyd Andrews City Meeting Hall due to inclement weather.

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4-H camps set

The 4-H Rural Life Center in Halifax is offering its annual camp experience — a summer of outdoor recreation, crafts, swimming, and of course camp songs — along with other...

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Enfield stabbing fueled by alcohol, argu…

Enfield police Chief Tyree Davis said a stabbing last week was fueled by alcohol use and an argument between two women over a male friend.

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Deputy lodges trafficking, other counts …

A Littleton man faces cocaine trafficking and other charges following a vehicle stop in Weldon Thursday evening.

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Police investigate restaurant heist

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating the Thursday night armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant off Julian R. Allsbrook Highway.

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Warrenton man charged with stealing iPad…

A Warrenton man was charged Wednesday night for allegedly stealing an iPad and teddy bear after breaking into a county school.

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Termination of original theater bond pac…

The completion of terminating the city’s original bond package which led to the construction of the Roanoke Rapids Theatre is expected to fill a nearly $400,000 gap of a loss...

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Task force serves marijuana warrants on …

City County Drug Task Force agents Wednesday served three search warrants, two on Duke Street and one on Roanoke Avenue.

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Man in custody following chase which beg…

A Nash County man with a past federal record was taken into custody after a chase which was initiated in Halifax County ended in Southampton County, Virginia.

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Belfield takes plea on two counts

Michael Rakim Belfield Tuesday entered a guilty plea on his federal drug trafficking and weapon case, an entry in the court record confirms.

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PD sets claim deadline for abandoned bik…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department has set a June 10 claim deadline for several bikes and an ATV currently designated as lost and found.

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Thaxton surrenders with attorney present

A man wanted in a March cocaine transaction surrendered to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department Tuesday morning with his attorney.

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Task force roundup: Weed on a train; blu…

Amtrak stopped a train in Halifax County Monday due to a domestic onboard and the City County Drug Task Force cited one of the people involved.

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Three sought in AC unit thefts

Three people are sought for stealing air conditioning units from Walmart Monday night.

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With indictments returned, Cherry, Reams…

With true bills of indictment returned last month, Henry Cherry and Tony Reams now await their arraignment and trial on federal heroin trafficking charges in New Bern.

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One wanted in March cocaine deal surrend…

One man wanted for allegedly selling cocaine to a City County Drug Task Force agent in March surrendered at the Roanoke Rapids magistrate’s office this afternoon.

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RRPD roundup: Fraud; weapon charges

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

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Iconic restaurant partners with RRHS exc…

In the lunchtime rush, orders are taken, refills are requested and runners are asked to serve the meals customers have requested.

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Rich Square man dies in Saturday morning…

A Rich Square man died Saturday morning in a single-vehicle crash.

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Myrick School of Dance 2017 Tapping Toes…

Photos by Randy Wrenn of Myrick's School of Dance recital Tapping Toes 2017.

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Photo gallery: Regency Day

Regency Day gave visitors to the state historic site in Halifax today a chance to fast forward to the Regency Period as it was known in Great Britain or the...

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Pills, pot and crack seized in Enfield r…

Enfield police continue a drug probe of a South McDaniel Street house its detective called a “one-stop shop for everything.”

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RRPD roundup: Abuse charge; traffic stop…

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

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Task force seeks two after cocaine trans…

City County Drug Task Force agents are looking for two men involved in a deal to sell cocaine in March.

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Vigil set Saturday for missing Scotland …

Friends, family and those searching for clues in the case of a woman missing since February of 2010 will honor her in Scotland Neck Saturday.

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Filling the hunger void: Letter carriers…

Last year the Bethlehem Food Pantry of First United Methodist Church in Roanoke Rapids gave out 2,490 bags of food.

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Clary's Motor Speedway in action this Sa…

Clary's Motor Speedway Returns To Racing Saturday June 3rd With Pure Stock V8 Special

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Davis part of bronze winning cheer team

Twelve year old Susannah Davis, of Roanoke Rapids, who cheers with Raleigh based Cheer Extreme Raleigh’s SMOEX competed in the 2017 Cheerleading Worlds Competition held April 29-May1, 2017 in Orlando...

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RVGSL Friday U8 results

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

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2017 State Champions

The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings softball team beat Lawrence Academy 7-6 Saturday afternoon to earn the title of 2017 1A NCISAA State Softball Champions.

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Four Lady Vikings named to All-State tea…

NCISAA 1A All State softball awards were announced after the championship game played Saturday at The Oakwood School in Greenville.

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Halifax's George and George named All-St…

NCISAA 1A All State soccer awards were announced after the championship match played Saturday at Campbell University.

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Halifax soccer 2017 1A NCISAA State Runn…

The Halifax Academy women's soccer team falls in the 2017 NCISAA 1A State Soccer Championship match by a score of 1-0 to Kerr Vance Academy from Henderson.

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Several 1A track athletes earn bronze me…

The Roanoke Valley schools 2017 NCHSAA 1A State Track and Field Championship results from Friday May 20th at North Carolina A&T State University

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Vann earns bronze medal in State Champio…

Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jacket sophomore Anna Vann tied for third place in the 2A NCHSAA State Championship Track Meet Friday at NC A&T State University in Greensboro.

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Fireman's Club raising funds for Telliga…

The Rapids Fireman's Club is teaming up with Herman Mosley and D.I.R.T. with a Barbeque sandwich bag sale Friday June 2nd from 11am-1pm at ProBuild parking lot.

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Smith homers as Halifax softball wins St…

The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings softball team beat Lawrence Academy 7-6 Saturday afternoon to earn the title of 2017 1A NCISAA State Softball Champions.

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RRYBA Minor league photo gallery May 19t…

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Minor League action at Ledgerwood Park Friday night.

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Lady Vikings softball headed to State Ch…

The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings softball team is headed to the 1A NCISAA State Championship Saturday at noon in Greenville. Drew Rose for Halifax hit a two run homerun in...

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Halifax Lady Vikings softball advances t…

The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings are at Oakwood School in Greenville for the 1A NCISAA double elimination Softball State Championship playoffs.

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Optimist pitching league players of game

The Roanoke Rapids Optimist Pitching Machine league players of game Thursday night at Emory Park.

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AAU Hurricanes earn weekend hardware

The Garysburg Hurricanes AAU travel basketball team recently earned three weekend tournament wins.

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RVGSL Wednesday U8 results

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

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Nationals jump out to early lead in vict…

The Nationals jumped out to an early lead over Rays and took home a 10-5 victory on Monday night at Ledgerwood.

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Williams wins Junior division shotgun Ch…

Halifax Academy eight grader Heath Williams recently won the Junior Division Shotgun State Championship at the 2017 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament.

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Jackets baseball season comes to a close…

The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets Baseball team's season came to an end Tuesday night with a 2-1 loss at Edenton in the 3rd round of the NCHSAA 2A State...

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Davie 2016-17 Athletes of the Year

Halifax County William R. Davie Middle School announce their 2016-2017 Male and Female Athletes of the year.

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Optimist pitching league players of game

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

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Halifax soccer headed to State Champions…

The #5 seeded Halifax Academy women's soccer team advances to Saturday's NCISAA 1A State Championship match by advancing over #9 seed Hickory Christian in penalty kicks by a score of 4-3 Tuesday...

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Halifax Lady Vikings win in three inning…

Halifax Academy softball's last 2017 regular season game was canceled, so the 2017 senior night was moved to Tuesday nights 1st round of the NCISAA 1A State playoffs.

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RVGSL Monday U8 results

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

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Two Jackets qualify for State track meet

Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets Track members Anna Vann and Quincy Vann placed this past weekend in the 2A Northern Carolina Conference track meet and qualified for the 2A NCHSAA Track...

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Halifax soccer set to play Tuesday at ho…

The #1 seed Halifax Academy Lady Vikings soccer team will be hosting #9 seed Hickory Christian (10-3-3) Tuesday May 16th in the 3rd round of the 1A NCISAA State Championship Playoffs...

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Halifax golf team headed to State playof…

Halifax Academy's Vikings small golf team has improved over the last couple of years and finished 3rd in their conference just two strokes behind Epiphany (2nd) and Rocky Mount Academy (Conf...

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Jackets shutout Panthers to advance to 3…

The #11 seed Roanoke Rapids High school Varsity Yellow Jackets Baseball team defeated the #24 seed East Duplin Panthers in the 2nd Round of the NCHSAA 2A State Playoffs by a score...

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Optimist pitching league players of game

The Roanoke Rapids Optimist Pitching Machine league players of game Thursday night at Emory Park.

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Halifax Lady Vikings soccer team advance…

The 5th seeded Halifax Academy (14-5) women's soccer team advances to the semi-final round of the NCISAA 1A state playoffs with a 3-2 win over the 4th seed Neuse Christian...

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Jackets baseball postponed

Because of the continuing inclement weather , East Duplin @ R Rapids 2nd round NCHSAA baseball game scheduled for tonight has been postponed until Tomorrow night , 5/13 @ 6:00...

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Jackets baseball 2nd round state playoff…

The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets (19-3) baseball team advance to the second round of the NCHSAA 2A State Playoffs and will host East Duplin(13-10) who beat Midway 8-7 in the first round, at...

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Lady Jackets soccer team falls in 1st ro…

The Roanoke Rapids Lady Yellow Jackets soccer team lost to Clinton 7-0 in the 2017 North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) girls soccer state playoffs.

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A big night of racing postponed for Clar…

After careful consideration of the weather forecast for May 13th, Clarys Motor Speedway Officials in conjunction with The Ultimate Super Late Model Series officials have made the decision to postpone...

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Yellow Jackets sting Bulldogs and advanc…

The #11 seeded Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets Varsity Baseball team defeated the #25 seeded Trinity High School in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A State Playoffs by a...

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