News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (4506)

News is found here throughout the day in an easy-to-read, easy-to-subscribe format by clicking the RSS button below. Feel free to comment on any post you read, keeping in mind youngsters may be reading, too. We value your input.

Saturday, 31 July 2010 13:23

Governor to speak at Davie

Governor Beverly Perdue will speak at Davie Middle School Monday at 10 a.m. in the school auditorium.

System spokesman Keith Hoggard said the governor’s visit is part of the system’s professional development seminar.

About the only complaints the Roanoke Rapids Police Department received about National Night Out was the heat.

Thursday, 12 August 2010 22:43

Weldon gas leak repaired

A natural gas leak in Weldon has been contained and an evacuation order rescinded. Incident Commander Jamie Warren of the Weldon Fire Department said crews repaired the rupture around 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, 12 August 2010 20:57

Roses grand opening in September

From company news release

 

Henderson based Variety Stores announced it will open a Roses store, a unit of the company’s retail division, in the former Maxway location at 1217Julian R.  Allsbrook Highway in the Great Falls Shopping Center.

Friday, 30 July 2010 20:58

Ricks pleads guilty

Former Manassas teacher Kevin Ricks was able to lure vulnerable teenage boys into his life for 32 years, leading to secret, drunken sexual attacks while deftly ducking police and school administrators. His international trail of abuse came to a halt in a Virginia courtroom Thursday with a guilty plea that ended his teaching career.

This Story

Ricks, 50, acknowledged in Prince William County Circuit Court that he took indecent liberties with a 16-year-old boy who had been his student at Osbourn High School. The conviction means Ricks must register as a sex offender, and he could face as many as 10 years in prison at his sentencing Oct. 28.

Thursday, 29 July 2010 20:52

Davis faces church burning count

Jacob Davis is now charged with the burning of Stanley White Presbyterian Church.

Thursday, 29 July 2010 20:49

Davis faces church burning count

Jacob Davis is now charged with the burning of Stanley White Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 20:47

rrspin.com redesign notice

rrspin.com will be undergoing a redesign which will make the online newspaper easier to navigate, load quicker and have many new features it currently doesn’t have.

Mayor Emery Doughtie hopes to have a meeting with the city manager and attorney this week to see what and how long it will take to get the Roanoke Rapids Theatre back in the city’s control.