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Financial Focus: Social Security benefits still...

Here’s something to think about: You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. To meet your income needs for all those years,...

2021 Roanoke Rapids Athletic Hall of Fame inductees...

The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame Foundation is honored to announce its Class of 2021 who will be inducted into the...

McFee joins Roanoke Electric as VP of member services

Following a 12-year tenure at Yazoo Valley Electric in Mississippi, Dennis McFee will join Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s team as its new...

Single related death reported as county sees...

The Halifax County Health Department today reported a new death related to COVID-19 along with a surge in new positives and a nearly 3.5...

Harris surrenders to face charges in Monday shooting

Katoe Wardell Harris Jr. surrendered to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office this morning to face charges stemming from a shooting Monday...

News

McFee joins Roanoke Electric as VP of member...

Following a 12-year tenure at Yazoo Valley Electric in Mississippi, Dennis McFee will join Roanoke...

Single related death reported as county sees...

The Halifax County Health Department today reported a new death related to COVID-19 along with a...

Harris surrenders to face charges in Monday...

Katoe Wardell Harris Jr. surrendered to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office this morning to face...

REC solar program could help ease some...

Roanoke Electric Cooperative has begun identifying nearly 40 low-and- moderate income recipient...

RRGSD continues to weigh mask requirements

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Board of Trustees decided Tuesday night to wait until...

J316 RR center opens Friday; ribbon-cutting...

The John 3:16 Community Resource Center in Roanoke Rapids will open on Friday. On Thursday at 4...

Two wanted in Brigman St. B&E surrendered last...

Two people wanted in a June 21 break-in which occurred on Brigman Street in June surrendered to...

Katoe Harris Jr. wanted in Monday night shooting

A man with numerous pending cases is now wanted in a shooting which occurred on Heritage Lane...

Police seek woman in wallet larceny

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is currently investigating a case involving a larceny that...

Man wanted in Enfield shooting caught in Rocky...

A man wanted in a June 30 shooting in Enfield was arrested this morning in Rocky Mount, town...

Green surrenders in July 7 Madison St. drive-by

The last person wanted in a July 7 drive-by shooting on Madison Street surrendered to the Roanoke...

Three-wheeler crash claims life of Rocky Mount...

A Rocky Mount woman died in a single vehicle motorcycle crash on Interstate 95 Sunday morning,...

Judicial officials to discuss expungement...

Halifax Community College, the Northampton County NAACP, and NC Works are partnering to sponsor...

Free mobile pharmacy event set August 6

NC MedAssist is hosting a local mobile free pharmacy event in partnership with Cardinal...

Vaughan pastor to discuss revitalization at...

Ray Renn, pastor of Vaughan Baptist Church, is the special guest speaker at the bi-weekly...

July 23, 2021

July 23, 2021 J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station: 1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800...

One charged, two sought in Brigman St. B&E

One person has been charged and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two more in a...

Coughlin joins REC as broadband VP

Roanoke Electric Cooperative announced that Robert “Bo” Coughlin has joined its team as vice...

County's recovery rate at 97.22 percent

The Halifax County recovery rate for patients with COVID-19 is at 97.22 percent, the health...

Harvest Days returns in October

After an absence last year due to COVID-19, Halifax Harvest Days will return in October. The event...

RR council roundup: Inmate labor; 4-way stop;...

Roanoke Rapids City Council took the following action Tuesday night: Approved a budget amendment...

Budget surplus means raises for city employees

Full-time and part-time city employees will receive cost of living adjustments thanks to increased...

Traynham gets nod as interim city manager

Roanoke Rapids Planning Director Kelly Traynham was named interim city manager at Tuesday...

RRHS grad wins junior international...

A Roanoke Rapids teen took home the top prize in the 2021 National Auctioneers Association...

RR, Enfield municipal elections will be held in...

Municipal elections for Roanoke Rapids and Enfield will not be held until March 8, according to...

Wires loosened by falling tree sparks fire on...

Wires from a power line loosened by a falling tree Monday afternoon sparked a fire at a residence...

Vidant Medical joins American Trauma Society...

Vidant Medical Center has joined the American Trauma Society’s network. VMC is one of 130...

HCSO roundup: Fraud charges; drug take-back

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following: According to Chief Deputy Scott Hall,...

July 20, 2021 Roanoke Rapids City Council agenda

The agenda for the Tuesday Roanoke Rapids City meeting is as contained in the photo:...

RRPD, HCSO begin foot patrols as part of Enough...

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department Thursday evening began a campaign called Enough is Enough to...

Attempted murder counts lodged in July 7 Madison...

Two people have been served warrants and charged and another is wanted in a drive-by shooting...

Griffin HCC endowment reaches $100,000 mark

A scholarship established by the former president of Halifax Community College reached the...

Vidant North designated as primary stroke center

Vidant North Hospital announced it has been designated as a primary stroke center by The Joint...

Peta, Moses team up for Little Free Library...

On Saturday, PETA representatives, the family of the late Doris Majette of Majette’s Grocery, and...

Garysburg man denied pretrial release on weapon...

A Garysburg man indicted as a felon in possession of a weapon was denied pretrial release today by...

New positives bring county cumulative total to...

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases since March of last year in Halifax County is now at...

News

J316 RR center opens Friday; ribbon-cutting Thursday

The John 3:16 Community Resource Center in Roanoke Rapids will open on Friday. On Thursday at 4 p.m. the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce will...
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Front Page Sports

2021 Roanoke Rapids Athletic Hall of Fame inductees announced

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame Foundation is honored to announce its Class of 2021 who will be inducted into the RRHS HOF. The purpose of the Roanoke Rapids High School...

GIANTS "Boys of Fall" football camp photo gallery

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There is a new local youth football team in the area this Fall. The Roanoke Rapids Giants have formed a JV and Varsity team and are joining the Halifax/Northampton County Midgit Football League this...

15U All-Stars win in state tournament

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The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association 15U All-Stars open BabeRuth State tournament with win. The Roanoke Rapids team won 14-4 against winterville in Greenville at guy Smith stadium. "It was...

Spirit Elite sets cheer camp

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Spirit Elite Cheerleaders will hold its second annual summer cheer camp on July 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 118 Washington Avenue in Weldon. The camp is for ages 5 to adult and attendees will learn...

Lady Venom 14u wins gold bracket in Clayton tourney

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The '07 Lady Venom 14u team played in a tournament last weekend in Clayton, coming in first place in the gold bracket. The team was led to victory with the pitching of Shaelyn Johnson and Madison...

15U All-Stars win in state tournament

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The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association 15U All-Stars open BabeRuth State tournament with win. The Roanoke Rapids team won 14-4 against winterville in Greenville at guy Smith stadium. "It was...

Chaloner football workouts and tryouts announced

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Chaloner football optional workouts will begin August 2nd-5th from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Chaloner football tryouts will be August 9th-13th from 7:00am-8:30am, and August 16th-20th from 7:00am-8:30am. To...

Lady Venom 12U win tournament

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Roanoke Rapids based girls fastpitch softball travel Lady Venom 12u team traveled to Kinston this past weekend for the Top Gun Sports Stars and Stripes Showdown tournament. The Rain and heat made it...

MacNichol part of NC win

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2021 Roanoke Rapids High school graduate Catherine MacNichol part of 11-0 NC win over SC. MacNichol scored 2 goals Saturday as she represented team North Carolina in the Clash of the Carolinas at...

Optimist Players June 17th game

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The following players were selected as Roanoke Rapids Optimist players of the game for June 17, 2021 Coach Pitch League J H Dixon construction - Mason Davis & Colby Thaxton Game two Hunter Blackmom...

Optimist Players June 15th game

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The following players were selected as Roanoke Rapids Optimist players of the game for June 15, 2021. Coach Pitch League Lake Country Animal Hospital - Glason Hunell & Waytt Iles Game #2 Jacob...

Optimist Players June 10th game

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The following players were selected as Roanoke Rapids Optimist players of the game for June 10, 2021. T-Ball League D & D Garage - Lidia Winstead & Nolan Tiwon Davis Body Shop - Avery Robinson &...

Obituaries

Billy Edward Strickland

Billy Edward Strickland, 55, of Halifax died Wednesday July 28, 2021. He was a member of Good News Baptist church and was employed at Halifax Linen....

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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...

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...

Woman faces cocaine counts...

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A Roanoke Rapids woman faces cocaine counts following a traffic stop Wednesday in the area of...

Opinion

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...

What legacy are you leaving?

I never met Jesse Abel Francis. To my knowledge, he never visited the campus of Halifax Community...

Financial Focus: When risk tolerance is tested

When you begin investing, you’ll generally assess your comfort with risk, as your investment...

Let's talk real estate: Financially prepare to...

So, you are ready to buy a new home, but you are not sure of where to start. While it can be an...

Continue to remember the principles set by Dr....

As we approach the celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we cannot help...

Remain safe while remaining warm

Picture yourself around a warm fire in your fireplace on a cold winter day. This is normally a...

Twenty-one months a diabetic: A Christmas carol

When people ask me what’s on my Christmas gift list I honestly and sincerely say nothing. And,...

Financial Focus: Investment lessons from 2020

As the year draws to a close, it’s fair to say that we’ve all learned something about the social,...