News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (4868)

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Wednesday, 12 January 2011 03:28

Branham briefs council; Contract updated

With a new contract approved by a 4-1 vote tonight to allow Elizabeth Branham to run the day to day operations of the Roanoke Rapids Theatre, a strong push is being made to have more events at the venue.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 20:09

PETA offers reward in dog case

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the death of a dog found New Year's Eve in a ditch along Highway 48 between Gaston and Pleasant Hill.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 15:20

Weather statement from Halifax County

The National Weather Services stated that Halifax County will receive two additional bands of freezing rain not ending until this afternoon. 911 Center reports sections of I95 closed due to wrecks areas near Exit 176 and 173. The overpass at Hwy 125 near the highway patrol station is closed until DOT can improve conditions on overpass. Numerous wrecks on icy roadways at the present time. According to the National Weather Service none if little melting will occur today with refreezing when sunsets.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 14:56

Interstate 95: A slippery mess

Interstate 95 is icy and treacherous this morning, according to the state Highway Patrol.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 02:44

Crowder recognized by Weldon board

The Weldon town board tonight recognized the retirement of Donald Crowder, the public utilities director for the past 24 years.

Monday, 10 January 2011 16:36

Man faces MV break-in charges

An investigation into a December 2 motor vehicle break-in resulted in the Sunday arrest of a Roanoke Rapids boy.

Monday, 10 January 2011 15:15

Indoor grow operation seized in city

A Roanoke Rapids man was charged with several counts Sunday night after officers found an elaborate indoor marijuana operation at his house.

Friday, 07 January 2011 19:03

Fire damages welding business

A fire at a welding shop on Thirteenth Street caused considerable damage Thursday morning but some of the equipment was salvaged.

Friday, 07 January 2011 17:44

Doggy doubts II: The dog is willing

The dog is willing but the human still isn't.