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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.
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.
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.