News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (4596)

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Tuesday, 06 October 2009 19:28

City to study officer pay

The city will begin an in-house study of police officer pay.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:42

Arrest made in Shelby Salmon murder

A nearly four-year-old murder mystery has been solved and a Roanoke Rapids man is in custody under no bond for the Feb. 2, 2006, shooting of Roanoke Avenue businessman Shelby Salmon.

Thursday, 01 October 2009 18:41

Sheriff’s office roundup - October 1, 2009

Editor’s note: This roundup reflects all the stories posted to our Facebook page during the time the site was down. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thursday, 01 October 2009 18:40

Elite Fleet getting elite building

The back of their trucks have the words Elite Fleet written on them. This afternoon, the Elite Fleet broke ground on an elite fire station to replace a 50-year-old building that has been home to the Davie Volunteer Fire Department.

Wednesday the schooling begins as members of the city’s Main Street program team travel to Salisbury to learn what is expected of them as they work to improve Roanoke Avenue.

Monday, 19 October 2009 18:39

Man arrested in second break-in

A man already charged in a September breaking and entering has now been charged in one in April, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Detective Rich Somogyi said in a news release the September break-in occurred in Roanoke Rapids and Thomas Martin, 19, was charged.

Further investigation allegedly connected Martin to another residential break-in which occurred in the dame area.

Martin, of Roanoke Rapids, was located by Deputy Joe Sealey and charged. He was jailed on $25,000 bond and has a Dec. 16 court date.

Sunday, 18 October 2009 18:38

Man arrested in firearms thefts

An 18-year-old Scotland Neck man has been arrested for a May 21 break-in where firearms were stolen from a house on Shields Commissary Road.

Friday, 16 October 2009 18:37

Man charged for pot possession

An Enfield man was charged on marijuana counts Thursday morning after two deputies saw him and another man walking in the South Dennis Street Extension area around 2:45.

Thursday, 15 October 2009 18:33

Candidate forum Part 2: General questions

Editor’s note: This is the second part of the candidate forum coverage tonight at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre, which was sponsored by the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Daily Herald. The questions were those of the Daily Herald.

What have you done to improve the quality of life in Roanoke Rapids?