News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

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Saturday, 04 December 2010 12:23

Reward offered in Blue Flame robbery

The owner of the Tenth Street Blue Flame is offering a $500 reward for information on the person who robbed the store last Saturday night.

Saturday, 04 December 2010 11:58

Plan for a chilly Christmas parade

Plans have been set and the last reminder from organizers of this year’s Roanoke Rapids Christmas Parade is to bundle up.

Friday, 03 December 2010 21:14

Warrants issued in Community House shooting

Arrest warrants have been issued for two men wanted in a Thursday evening shooting in Weldon.

Friday, 03 December 2010 20:30

Man shoots self while pulling up pants

A 19-year-old Weldon man shot himself while pulling his pants up, Thursday night, according to Captain James Avens.

Friday, 03 December 2010 00:45

Man shot at nuisance house in Weldon

A Weldon man was shot this evening while parked at a house at Ransome Circle the town’s police department is targeting for nuisance abatement.

Thursday, 02 December 2010 23:58

Virginia FOP lodge donates to Taylor

Editor's note: At the request of Officer Taylor, the original photo has been removed and replaced with the one supplied by the Roanoke Rapids Police Department.

Officer Keith Prince does in Emporia what John Taylor does in Roanoke Rapids — patrol Interstate 95.

Thursday, 02 December 2010 17:35

Weldon: Lee resigns, Crowder retires

Weldon Town Administrator Phyllis Lee has tendered her resignation while town Public Utilities Director Donald Crowder has announced his retirement.

Thursday, 02 December 2010 15:09

Rapids Jam tickets go on sale Friday

Tickets for Rapids Jam 2011 will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.  More than a dozen artists are scheduled to perform during the three-day outdoor festival, June 16 through 18, including Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, and Willie Nelson.

Thursday, 02 December 2010 14:53

Butler given $100K bond in murder

John Butler, charged in the stabbing death of a 31-year-old Roanoke Rapids man, was given a $100,000 bond following his first appearance in court Wednesday.