News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (4695)

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In the wake of a state Court of Appeals ruling last week that upholds the convictions of two people in Edgecombe County for violating a state ban on video sweepstakes, law enforcement in Halifax County and Roanoke Rapids are waiting on word from new 6B District Attorney Valerie Mitchell Asbell, who won't be sworn in until January 1, on how to proceed.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:46

Sheriff's office probes late night murder

Investigators with the Halifax County Sheriff's Office are assembling clues in a murder that occurred late Monday night in an area near P&J Mobile Home Park outside Roanoke Rapids off Highway 48.

Monday, 24 November 2014 22:01

Hasty named city police chief

Chuck Hasty, currently a captain with the Northampton County Sheriff's Office, has been named police chief of Roanoke Rapids.

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday there will be another designated national shopping day this weekend — Small Business Saturday.

The fourth house fire in two weeks in Weldon caused significant damage to the rear of a dwelling in the 700 block of Maple Street this afternoon.

Friday, 21 November 2014 18:11

Meinsen case heads to superior court

Proceedings in the case of William Meinsen, a minister charged with indecent liberties with a child, now head to Halifax County Superior Court after District Court Judge Teresa Robinson Freeman found probable cause to move the matter up.

Friday, 21 November 2014 02:31

4.5 acres of Patterson land sold to SECU

The Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools District Board of Education this evening unanimously approved the sale of 4.5 acres of land at the former Patterson Mill site to the State Employee's Credit Union.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 21:54

No changes following recount

With the exception of a 60-day audit, the 2014 election season is complete.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 20:58

Littleton police probe morning armed robbery

Littleton police have a person of interest in an armed robbery that occurred at the Minit Check store around 10:30 this morning.

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