NEA and Hobgood split on basketball court

Just over two weeks ago Northeast and Hobgood Academy's combined schools football team won a State Title, both schools basketball teams opened their conference play Tuesday.

Viking boys fall on road Tuesday

The Halifax Academy boys Vikings basketball team fell on the road Tuesday night.

Lady Vikings improve to 4-0

The Halifax Academy Varsity Lady Vikings basketball team continued their winning streak Tuesday night on the road at Kenston Forest School.

Mother presents commendations to firefighters who rescued her son

Felisha Sexton has already expressed her appreciation to the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department.

Council approves resolution accepting theater bid

The prospective owners of the Roanoke Rapids Theatre will have a 120-day due diligence period before they sign a contract to take over the building.

Williams named D3 National Player of the week

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The United States Basketball Writers Association has named sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C. / Halifax Academy) as its Division III National Player of the Week.

RRPD roundup: Sexual battery; drug charges

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following:  

Mayor to recommend selling theater after no upset bids received

Mayor Emery Doughtie this evening will make a recommendation for city council to approve a contract to sell the Roanoke Rapids Theatre.

Halifax Academy boys fall at home

The Halifax Academy boys Vikings basketball team had it's first loss of the season Monday night.

Williams conference player of the week

FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has named sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C. / Halifax Academy) for the first week of women's basketball action in the conference this season. Williams began the season with a double-double in each of the Yellow Jackets' first three games.
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Mother presents commendations to firefig…

Felisha Sexton has already expressed her appreciation to the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department.

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Council approves resolution accepting th…

The prospective owners of the Roanoke Rapids Theatre will have a 120-day due diligence period before they sign a contract to take over the building.

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RRPD roundup: Sexual battery; drug charg…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following:  

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Mayor to recommend selling theater after…

Mayor Emery Doughtie this evening will make a recommendation for city council to approve a contract to sell the Roanoke Rapids Theatre.

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Tape's tale: 'A lot of kids are going to…

They had $3,552 to spend.

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Clara Hearne welcomes hands-on learning …

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District has created a new space for hands-on learning at Clara Hearne Pre-K Center.

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Roanoke Valley crime roundup: Armed robb…

Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following:  

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I-95 stop results in cocaine trafficking…

A stop for speeding on Interstate 95 late Friday night and a subsequent search at the Halifax County Detention Center led to cocaine trafficking and marijuana charges against a husband...

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Man charged in trap house probe cited du…

A man who was arrested last week on drug charges in a second raid at a reputed trap house off Zoo Road was cited for possession of Percocet on Church...

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No upset bids submitted as deadline on t…

As a Monday deadline looms, there have been no upset bids filed on a $3 million offer to buy the Roanoke Rapids Theatre, City Manager Joseph Scherer confirmed today.

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Weldon house destroyed in morning fire

A house on West Second Street in Weldon is believed to be a total loss following a fire this morning.

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PD seeks assistance in gaming controller…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department seeks the assistance of the public in identifying two men who stole several electronic items from Walmart.

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Photo gallery: Lake Gaston Auto & RV…

Mark Perkins, his wife Shawn, family, friends, employees, distributors and dealers celebrated the grand opening of Lake Gaston Auto & RV today.

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Man charged in 300-pound wire theft

A Roanoke Rapids man was charged Wednesday in the alleged theft of more than 300 pounds of copper wire from an American Legion Road construction site.

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ATM tampering discovered in Enfield

Evidence of ATM tampering has been uncovered in Enfield and photos shown to town police Chief Tyree Davis indicate one of the people possibly involved matches photos and videos from...

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First wave of coats from Deputy Drive co…

The first wave of coats from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office second Deputy Coat Drive were delivered to Angel’s Closet today.

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County selects new DSS director

The Halifax County Department of Social Services Board has named Dora Ann Carter as its new director.

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Simms probable cause hearing postponed u…

A probable cause hearing for Matthew Simms, charged in the August murders of four elderly people in the Glenview community, has been postponed until the first of 2018.

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Man fraudulently attempting to collect c…

A local man is seeking funds which are purportedly going to help the family of a recent car crash victim although police and those legitimately raising funds for the girl...

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Video shows Weldon skimmer installation

Further investigation of placement of a keypad cover with a camera attached and a card reader in a Weldon ATM shows the devices were installed Friday between 8 p.m.and 8:03...

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Roanoke Valley crime roundup: Enfield an…

Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following:  

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Given eyes more improvements at cinema

Blaine and Janelle Given are excited about the future of Roanoke Cinemas.

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RRPD roundup: Armed robbery; stolen cred…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following:  

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SAR honors friends, officers, first resp…

The Halifax Resolves Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored friends, officers and first responders at a meeting in Halifax last week.

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Card skimmer, keypad cover with camera f…

Weldon police are investigating the placement of a skimmer in a CashPoints machine on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway which was discovered by a customer.

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Photo gallery: Veterans Day service

AMVETS post 101 with support from Valley Community Church honored Veterans Day this morning with a program in Roanoke Rapids at Veterans Park.

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Simms returned to prison after probation…

Matthew Simms was sent to prison last week for violating terms of his probation, court records show.

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Woman sought for prescription drug fraud

A Roanoke Rapids woman with ties to the Murfreesboro area is being sought for prescription drug fraud.

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Man with pending court dates arrested fo…

A high-speed chase Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a Roanoke Rapids man who already has pending court dates on drug charges.

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RRPD roundup: Assault charges; public's …

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reports the following:  

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Agents return to reputed trap house

The City County Drug Task Force and Roanoke Rapids police investigators returned to a reputed trap house on Zoo Road North today.

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Prospective theater buyers make down pay…

The prospective buyers of the Roanoke Rapids Theatre Tuesday gave the city its $150,000 down payment

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Alleged armed robbery suspect shot self …

An arrest has been made in an armed robbery attempt which occurred Friday in the area of Fourth and Summit avenues.

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Meacham retains mayor's seat; challenger…

Weldon Mayor Julia Meacham will keep her seat and three new town commissioners will be sworn in, according to unofficial municipal election results in Halifax County.

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Weldon PD getting hairy for cancer aware…

The Weldon Police Department is hoping by growing their beards, they can help get the word out on men’s cancer.

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Veterans Day service Saturday

AMVETS POST 101 will sponsor a Veterans Day service in Roanoke Rapids Saturday at 11 a.m.

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Hughes gets 75 months in cocaine, weapon…

Ervin Hughes will spend 75 months in federal prison following sentencing by United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle in Raleigh today.

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Moseleys, DIRT selected as parade grand …

Herman and Ruth Moseley and volunteers from DIRT Ministries will be honored as grand marshals of the 2017 Roanoke Rapids Christmas Parade.

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City receives $3 million offer on theate…

A $3 million offer has been made to buy the Roanoke Rapids Theatre.

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Board backs naming portion of 301 in Jon…

Halifax County commissioners today unanimously approved a resolution naming a portion of Highway 301 in honor of the late Edward Jones, a 30-year veteran of the state Highway Patrol and...

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Third person charged in Carter, Oak stre…

A third person has been charged in shootings which occurred on Carter Street and the Gordon Drive area on October 26.

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Roanoke Rapids Police Club's "Chris…

Saturday's RAGE Wrestling Warriors' "Eternal Consequences" photo gallery.

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Blood sample ties man to April crash

Blood sample analysis has tied an April 12 crash to a man now being sought by Weldon police.

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RRPD roundup: Marijuana counts; identity…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:  

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Task force levies trafficking counts in …

Two major drug busts Thursday ended with trafficking arrests.

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Alcohol used suspected in early morning …

Alcohol use is suspected and powdered cocaine was found in a vehicle involved in a crash on Highway 46 in Gaston early this morning.

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Two charged in Carter, Oak street shooti…

Two people have been arrested for shootings which occurred on Carter and Oak streets last week.

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State to proceed with first-degree murde…

Two people charged in the May murder of a Littleton area farmhand will be prosecuted on first-degree murder charges, the state announced today in Halifax County Superior Court.

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Simms, Yancy won't get same plea deal as…

Matthew Simms and Taphil Yancy will not receive the same plea deal four other defendants in the 2015 murder of Jarshamel Cambridge have received.

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Teen succumbs to injuries sustained in W…

A 19-year-old Enfield girl died this morning from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash outside Jackson Wednesday.

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Council meeting Monday to consider theat…

Roanoke Rapids City Council Monday will consider an offer to purchase the theater.

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Photo gallery: Halloween '17

From Doyle Field to Chaloner Recreation Center, the city helped children and their parents celebrate Halloween this evening with a trunk-or-treat and party.

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Museum to honor Pulley

The Roanoke Valley Veteran’s Museum will honor Michael A. Pulley for the month of November.

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Two more sentenced in Cambridge murder

Two more men took guilty pleas today in the 2015 murder of Jarshamel Cambridge in Enfield.

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NEA and Hobgood split on basketball cour…

Just over two weeks ago Northeast and Hobgood Academy's combined schools football team won a State Title, both schools basketball teams opened their conference play Tuesday.

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Viking boys fall on road Tuesday

The Halifax Academy boys Vikings basketball team fell on the road Tuesday night.

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Lady Vikings improve to 4-0

The Halifax Academy Varsity Lady Vikings basketball team continued their winning streak Tuesday night on the road at Kenston Forest School. 

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Williams named D3 National Player of the…

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The United States Basketball Writers Association has named sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C. / Halifax Academy) as its Division III National Player of the Week.

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Halifax Academy boys fall at home

The Halifax Academy boys Vikings basketball team had it's first loss of the season Monday night.

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Williams conference player of the week

FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has named sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C. / Halifax Academy) for the first week of women's basketball action in the conference this...

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Lady Vikings tipping season off 3-0

The Halifax Academy Varsity Lady Vikings basketball team win at home Monday night against Community Christian. 

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U12 Twisters win season final tourney

The Roanoke Rapids based Lady Twisters 12under travel softball team earn 1st place in their final tournament of the season.

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Williams named R-M Tip-off Classic Most …

ASHLAND, Va. – Randolph-Macon defended its home court with a win Saturday during the second day of the R-MC Tip-Off Classic presented by Riesbeck Contracting, taking the game 72-41 over...

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2017 RRHS men's soccer awards released

The 2017 Roanoke Rapids High School men's soccer awards have been released for All Conference and All Region teams.

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Chaloner regular season and play-off Cha…

The Chaloner Jackets went undefeated for the 2017 season in their conference and made it to the Championship Game. The Jackets beat Enfield Middle 6 to 0 to win the...

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Viking JV boys win, both varsity teams f…

The Northwest Halifax Vikings basketball teams opened their 2017-18 season off Friday night on the road at the Warren County Eagles.

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Halifax boys earn second win of season

The Halifax Academy boys Vikings basketball team had it's 2017-18 home opener Thursday night hosting Kenston Forest.

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Lady Vikings win in home opener

The Halifax Academy Varsity Lady Vikings basketball team win their home opener Thursday night. 

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Pratt breaks own ECU season record

East Carolina University football Pirates Junior student Caleb Pratt, a Roanoke Rapids native and former Yellow Jacket football standout breaks his own ECU school regular season record.

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Williams career high in season opener at…

ASHLAND, Va. – Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C. / Halifax Academy) had the best performance of her career thus far, tallying 34 point and 22 rebounds – a career high...

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Herr's Chips city flag football champion…

The Herr’s Chips sponsored youth flag football team are the 2017 Roanoke Rapids Parks & Recreation Youth Flag Football Champions.

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Viking boys close night with win

The Halifax Academy boys Vikings basketball team opened their 2017-18 season Tuesday night on the road at Lawrence and closed the night with a win.

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Lady Vikings tip-off season with win

The Halifax Academy Varsity Lady Vikings basketball team opened their 2017-18 season Tuesday night on the road.

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GCP closes regular season with win over …

The Gaston College Prep football team ended their 2017-18 regular season Monday by beating William R. Davie Middle  22-0 and ending with a 6-2 record.

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Jackets fall, Trojans advance

In Friday night's 1st round of the NCHSAA state football playoffs, the Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets fell while the Southeast Halifax Trojans advanced.

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NHA wins State Championship

Northeast-Hobgood Academy football team won the NCISAA 1A State Championship Saturday afternoon.

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Former Jackets, Heels battle in NFL toni…

Former Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets and former University of North Carolina Tar Heel teammates Nazair Jones and Kareem Martin will see each other from opposite NFL sidelines.

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Catch a ride with the Jackets

The RRHS Athletic Department, along with the Yellow Jackets Sports Club, will provide a second chartered bus to Randleman on Friday night, November 10 for the 1st round of the...

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Jackets give great effort, but fall shor…

The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets men's soccer team fell short to the Dixon Bulldogs Tuesday night in the third round of the 2A NCHSAA State Championship play-offs.

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Jackets Cross-country runner MacNichol h…

On Saturday November 4th, Roanoke Rapids High school freshman Catherine MacNichol competed in the NCHSAA 2A State Cross Country Championship meet.

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Yellow Jackets soccer play-off match mov…

The #6 seed Roanoke Rapids High school Yellow Jackets Men's soccer (21-0-1) match against the #3 seed Dixon High Bulldogs(21-2-1)in the 3rd round in the 2A NCHSAA State Championship play-offs will be...

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Jackets magical season continues to 3rd …

The Roanoke Rapids High school Yellow Jackets Men's soccer team improves to 21-0-1 and advances to the 3rd round in the 2A NCHSAA State Championship play-offs. 

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Three Area high school teams earn NCHSAA…

The NCHSAA has released the finalized 2017-18 North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Football Championship Play-off Bracket.

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Northwest Halifax game stats

Northwest Halifax Vikings final 2017-18 season game stats from Friday November 3rd's 56-32 loss against KIPP High.

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2017-18 final regular season "Frida…

The Final Regular season Friday Night Lights High School football scores reported to RRspin for November 3rd.

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Halifax headed to State Championship to …

The #1 seed Halifax Academy and the #2 seed Northeast-Hobgood are headed to the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) 8 man football 1A State Championship.

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What a year ECU's Pratt is having

East Carolina University football Pirates Junior student Caleb Pratt, a Roanoke Rapids native and former Yellow Jacket football standout has moved a top of his game.

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Randolph-Macon preseason reanked 4th wit…

SALEM, Va. – The Randolph-Macon Women's Basketball ranks 4th coming into the 2017-2018 campaign, in voting by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference head coaches and as announced by the league...

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Middle school football results from Nove…

The Chaloner Yellow Jackets defeated Gaston Middle School by a score of 34 to 16 Wednesday

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Men's soccer Yellow Jackets advance in S…

The Roanoke Rapids High School Men's soccer team advances in the first round of the 2A NCHSIAA State Soccer Championship Wednesday night at Hoyle field.

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