News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011 03:03

Taylor 2010 Unsung Hero

Even tonight’s other nominees wanted him to have it, so by acclimation Roanoke Rapids Police Officer John Taylor was named 2010 Unsung Hero by the First Carolina Agency.

Monday, 21 February 2011 17:14

Sales tax public hearing location changed

The city has changed the location of its March 8 meeting which includes a public hearing on the proposed 1 cent sales tax increase.

Monday, 21 February 2011 17:01

Weekend sheriff's office arrests

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following crimes over the weekend:


Monday, 21 February 2011 16:14

Fire marshall issues burn ban

The Halifax County Fire Marshall has issued a burning ban immediately.

Monday, 21 February 2011 16:03

Gaston man arrested for pot in school zone

Editor's note: Computer problems forced delays in posting this story. We apologie.

A Gaston man was arrested Thursday for allegedly selling marijuana within a school zone.

Monday, 21 February 2011 15:57

Business owners have sales tax concerns

Editor's note: Computer problems over the weekend forced delays in posting this story. We apologize.

Roanoke Rapids business owners shared their views on a proposed 1 cent sales tax increase with city staff and council members Friday.

Councilwoman Suetta Scarbrough believes there should be a referendum on the proposed solid waste transfer station.

Friday, 18 February 2011 03:15

Retreat II: No capital expenditures

The fund balance was low before the theater and it is back to where it was before those days, City Manager Paul Sabiston told council during its retreat today.

Friday, 18 February 2011 01:53

Retreat I: Tough choices, tough times

As the city faces tough choices for the upcoming fiscal year’s financial plan, City Manager Paul Sabiston’s advice to department heads during a retreat today was direct.