News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (4605)

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Tuesday, 07 October 2014 18:55

Two more sought in Gordon Dr. murder

Two more people are wanted for the Gordon Drive murder and shooting, Roanoke Rapids police said today.

Three contract employees for KapStone were treated at a local medical facility Monday afternoon, the company confirmed this morning.

A warehouse fire at Reser's Fine Foods this morning caused no structural damage but some products and property received smoke and water damage.

The Halifax County Public Health System today released information regarding the Ebola virus.

The three members of the Halifax County Board of Elections will have pay back a total of $4,725 after commissioners deadlocked on forgiving what administration called an over-compensation in their stipends.

Monday, 06 October 2014 18:26

Commissioners nix jail expansion

An expansion of the Halifax County Jail is off the table after commissioners today decided the project was too cost prohibitive and would most likely mean a tax increase of 7 cents when maintenance and operating costs were factored in.

A death investigation of a 22-year-old woman has led to charges that include dispensing medication without a license against a Henrico woman.

As two more people were taken into custody Thursday in last week's shooting death of Wilton Lee Shawn Cotton, Roanoke Rapids police say none of the five arrested thus far have admitted to gang ties.

Thursday, 02 October 2014 19:06

Fire Prevention Week observed at Harvest Days

The Halifax County Fire Marshal's Office will be hosting events at Harvest Days Friday and Saturday as a part of National Fire Prevention Week.