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Chaloner basketball teams winning in 2022

The Chaloner Middle School Girls and Boys basketball team have won the last three games since returning from Christmas break. Chaloner...

Photo gallery: Snow scenes

A Friday night and early morning snow blanketed the Roanoke Valley and brought families out to T.J. Davis Recreation Center for sledding....

Halifax County job postings: January 21, 2022

JOB POSTINGS Social Worker II (Day Care Services) Posting # 631105-2443 Description: This position provides services available through...

Second wave of winter storm expected to bring snow

After a dusting of snow Thursday night and early this morning, the National Weather Service Raleigh bureau has extended a winter storm...

Man wanted in Thursday domestic assault

A Roanoke Rapids man is wanted in a Thursday afternoon assault on his estranged wife, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office....

News

Photo gallery: Snow scenes

A Friday night and early morning snow blanketed the Roanoke Valley and brought families out to...

Notice of special meeting: January 25, 2021

Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold a Special Meeting on...

Second wave of winter storm expected to bring snow

After a dusting of snow Thursday night and early this morning, the National Weather Service...

HCC stamp dedication kicks off Black History...

Halifax Community College will host its 15th Annual Stamp Dedication Ceremony in conjunction with...

HCC sets Black History Month programs for February

Halifax Community College has set its Black History Month activities that are a part of the...

Man wanted in Thursday domestic assault

A Roanoke Rapids man is wanted in a Thursday afternoon assault on his estranged wife, according to...

Known closings, delays and online instruction...

Here are the known closings, delays and remote learning announcements for Friday: Closings Halifax...

Sheriff's office sees uptick in catalytic...

Within the last two months the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office has investigated around 20...

Percentage of positive COVID cases show slight...

The percentage of new positive cases of COVID-19 has increased in Halifax County to 40.8 percent...

Winter storm warning goes into effect at 7 p.m.

The Roanoke Valley and other locations east of Interstate 95 will be under a winter storm warning...

Theater testing clinic closes at noon Thursday;...

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the COVID-19 testing event held at the Roanoke Rapids...

Morning crash claims life of Pleasant Hill man

A Pleasant Hill man died this morning following a collision with a tractor-trailer on Highway 186...

RRGSD enters new reading program; HCS continues...

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District teachers will join other districts across the state next...

Board OKs new commissioner electoral boundaries

Halifax County commissioners Tuesday night approved new electoral district lines for the...

Board extends property tax listing deadline to...

Halifax County commissioners agreed Tuesday night to extend the property tax listing period from...

Daily drive-through COVID testing clinic starts...

The Halifax County Health Department has partnered with Radeas Labs to provide drive-through...

NCSO responding to increased vehicle break-ins

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has been responding to an increased number of vehicle...

Roanoke Rapids City Council evening meeting...

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, the Roanoke Rapids City Council meeting...

MLK wreath-laying ceremony moved to Jan. 23

The eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. wreath-laying at King Park in Roanoke Rapids has been...

Keys case challenged standing 1896 Plessy ruling

The Keys v. Carolina Coach Company case was the first in decades to challenge the 1896 Plessy v....

Marker honoring Keys unveiled at site where she...

Officials and organizers this afternoon stood at the former bus station where Sarah Keys Evans was...

Shenandoah concert photo gallery

Barnburner Promotions presented 1991 Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year,...

Freezing rain expected to turn to rain Sunday...

The National Weather Service Raleigh bureau is predicting multiple inches of snow along and north...

District courts in District 6 remaining open...

District courts in District 6 — Bertie, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton — will remain open under...

Roanoke Rapids City Council Jan. 18, 2022...

Due to the increase in COVID-19 numbers, we encourage the public to join via Zoom at this link...

January 14, 2022

January 14, 2022 J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station: 1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800...

Henrico man faces stolen vehicle counts in RR,...

A Henrico area man faces charges by the Emporia and Roanoke Rapids police departments after he was...

SAR presents commendation medals to HCSO deputies

The Halifax Resolves Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored three Halifax County...

Charges against two in Weldon double murder...

Charges against two men who were being held in a double murder in Weldon last year have been...

Four additional deaths related to virus added as...

The Halifax County Health Department today added 1,326 new positive cases of COVID-19 as well as...

Police seek person in vehicle larceny

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a person...

Man wanted in Nations Rd. shooting death caught...

A man wanted in the shooting death of a Garysburg man last week was apprehended in New York City...

NCSO conducts homicide probe following December...

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting death which occurred last...

Rail crossing in Halifax to be closed Tuesday

The railroad crossing in Halifax off Highway 301 near West Pittsylvania Street will be closed to...

Candidate filing to resume February 24

Filing for political offices in Halifax County will resume February 24, board of elections...

Missing Garysburg man sought

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing...

News

Percentage of positive COVID cases show slight increase

The percentage of new positive cases of COVID-19 has increased in Halifax County to 40.8 percent compared to last week’s percentage of 39.3. Halifax...
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Front Page Sports

Chaloner basketball teams winning in 2022

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The Chaloner Middle School Girls and Boys basketball team have won the last three games since returning from Christmas break. Chaloner Middle Girls beat Warren County away 31 to 26 January 10th....

Former NASCAR Driver Sadler, Virginia Senator Stanley Join Forces for SMART Tour Campaign

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Former NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year and FOX Sports analyst Hermie Sadler, a Emporia Virginia native, is teaming up with Virginia State Senator Bill Stanley to form a team that will compete...

Roanoke Rapids High Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2021 inducted

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame inducted it's Class of 2021 this past Saturday night during it's banquet at the Roanoke Rapids High School, The purpose of the Roanoke Rapids...

Northwest, Southeast to stream games on NFHS

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The Halifax County School System has invested in technology in which fans of the Northwest Vikings and Southeast Trojans can follow their teams through live streaming. The NFHS Network will air...

RR Pirates seek linemen for upcoming season

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The Roanoke Rapids Pirates Semi Pro football team is looking for some linemen ages 18 and up to help hold down the trenches for its Spring season. If you are interested please call 252-297-5591 or...

Chaloner basketball teams return from Holiday break with wins

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The Chaloner Middle school basketball teams returned to the court Wednesday afternoon at home after Holiday break. Both girls and boys team returned with wins. Chaloner girls beat Enfield 36 to 21....

Johnston representing RRHS in weekend showcase game

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Roanoke Rapids High School will be represented in Saturday’s inaugural 252v919 Showcase Bowl in Greenville. Jonathan Johnston, a 6-3, 280-pound tackle and guard for the Jackets was one of several...

2021 Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame rescheduled date set

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee would like to announce the rescheduled dates for the 2021 RRHS Hall of Fame activities which now will be Friday January 14 and Saturday...

Jacket wrestlers open season with win

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The Roanoke Rapids Wrestling Team beat Louisburg Wedn night 38-18. Starting at 138 lbs. Braden Marshall (R) pin Jayden Alston (L) 3:22 145 Brian Currin (L) pin Even Painter (RR) 3:36 152 Wallace...

Chaloner girls win while boys fall

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The Chaloner Middle school basketball teams traveled to Weldon Wednesday afternoon. The Chaloner girls team beat Weldon 30-8. Chaloner leading scorers: Morgan Pearson 10 Emery Jean 8 Lilly Sweeley 6...

Chaloner girls basketball open season with win

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The Chaloner Middle School basketball 2021-22 season tipped off Monday afternoon at home. The Chaloner girls won40 to 6 over Conway. Chaloner Leading scorers were: Emery Jean 24 Morgan Pearson 11...

Chaloner boys basketball open season with win

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The Chaloner Middle School basketball 2021-22 season tipped off Monday afternoon at home. The Chaloner boys team beat Conway 54-17. The leading scorers for Chaloner were: Quentez Richardson &...

Obituaries

Gene Russell Conner

Gene Russell Conner, 66, passed away Wednesday January 19, 2022. He was born September 18, 1955, in Halifax County to the late Emmitt Conner and...

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Police investigate two...

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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is investigating two robberies which occurred Tuesday — one a...

Tasty tacos offered for...

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The incentive is tacos but the real point is getting children outside.

Truck driver shot, killed in...

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A Halifax truck driver was shot and killed late Monday night in the parking lot of the Gaston...

Opinion

Financial Focus: Responding to inflation

As you know, inflation heated up in 2021 following years of pretty stable — and low — numbers. And...

Learning from the three spirits of Christmas

Thinking of the Ghost of Christmas Past and the memory of childhood takes shape, the mystery, the...

Financial Focus: Planning legacy goals

You might contribute to your IRA for decades to help pay for your retirement. But if you don’t...

Financial Focus: Ranking your financial goals

Like most people, you may have several financial goals. But can you reach them all? It would be...

Financial Focus: Are trust services right for you?

If you’re extremely busy with your career and family and you’ve accumulated a fair amount of...

Two-plus years a diabetic: The race

I expected my just over 3-mile jaunt on the Roanoke Canal Trail Saturday to be one where my mind...

Financial Focus: Bitcoin — investment or...

Many people have decided that bitcoin is the next big thing – and they are backing up their...

Financial Focus: Social Security benefits still...

Here’s something to think about: You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. To...

Zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom

All I wanna do is Zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom. No, I’m not talking about doing the Rump Shaker, I’m...

Financial Focus: How to deal with inflation

For more than a decade, inflation has been essentially dormant. In recent months, though,...

Financial Focus: Managing withdrawals can...

Throughout much of your working life, you contribute to your 401(k), IRA and other investment...

Southern culture on the ice

Back about the time the Hartford Whalers decided to head South and move to Raleigh to become the...

For the officers — a reaffirmation of support

I understand the social climate of this country today is not very positive toward police officers...

Financial Focus: What to expect from a financial...

The COVID-19 pandemic may have unsettled many aspects of your life — including your financial...

Shutdown of debt settlement would hurt many...

As Financial Literacy Month comes to a close, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the...

Scholarship created in healthcare worker's honor

Early on during the pandemic, healthcare worker Beth Blanchard started a Facebook page called...

Financial Focus: Investment risk and retirement

If you’re already retired or planning to in just a few years, I'm sure you're excited about this...

Financial Focus: Estate planning for blended...

If you’re in a blended family, you’re already aware of the emotional and financial issues involved...