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Tuesday, 16 November 2010 18:14

Rapids Jam: A chance to revitalize Crossroads

The potential revitalization of the outdoor venue at Carolina Crossroads comes with new owners, a new name and new event, a three day country music festival with some of the top names in the industry.

Monday, 15 November 2010 17:18

Media conference Tuesday on outdoor venue

A media conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre to discuss future plans for the outdoor entertainment venue.

The new owners of the outdoor venue at Carolina Crossroads located behind the Roanoke Rapids Theatre will discuss plans for future live entertainment programming beginning in 2011.


Monday, 15 November 2010 16:17

ATF assists in July gun theft

As the Weldon Police Department continues to investigate the theft of guns from Halifax Community College in July, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has announced as much as a $2,500 reward for information in the case.

Monday, 15 November 2010 15:26

SAR honors Royster with medal

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During the Halifax Resolves Chapter NCSSAR meeting on November 10, the chapter presented Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua B. Royster with the National Society Sons of the American Revolution Law Enforcement Commendation Medal for his service to the local community and to recognize exceptional work and accomplishment in the field of law enforcement. This award can only be presented to an individual once.

Monday, 15 November 2010 14:59

Christmas parade to honor special kids

This year, there will not be one grand marshal of the Roanoke Rapids Christmas Parade, there will be several.

Friday, 12 November 2010 14:43

Man charged in Southern Bank robbery

A Maryland man who is believed to have robbed at least eight banks between Georgia and Pennsylvania is in custody in Baltimore and will be prosecuted federally. That includes the February 9 Southern Bank robbery in Roanoke Rapids.

Friday, 12 November 2010 14:04

Coles back in Halifax County

Ian Barkley Coles is back in Halifax County where he is jailed on $508,000 bond.

Friday, 12 November 2010 05:25

A personal invitation from the band

During a show where nearly 80 percent of the seats were filled and fans danced in the aisles and rushed the stage, there was probably no one happier than Tre Fromal.

Thursday, 11 November 2010 20:56

Local man remembers once unknown solider

Three crosses at the front of the podium at today’s Veterans Day ceremony at Becker Village Mall represented the tombs of unknown soldiers.