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Monday, 20 July 2009 14:38

City man shot in Myrtle Beach

South Carolina media reports today a man vacationing on the Grand Strand is in the hospital after he was shot at a North Myrtle Beach car wash. Local law enforcement sources confirmed the man is from Roanoke Rapids, although his name was not immediately available. According to news accounts quoting North Myrtle Beach Police, the shooting occurred just before 1 a.m. today at the Jiffy Carwash just off Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach. Officers arrived on the scene to find the man shot, but still conscious. The victim was transported to an area hospital for surgery and is in stable condition. Investigators say the shooter fled the scene on foot and has not yet been found.
Thursday, 29 July 2010 14:16

Citizen Elle: Pit bull earns high mark

Elle is a good citizen and her behavior may mean helping others.

At 2.5 years old, Elle is an American Pit Bull Terrier and has already been recognized as a Canine Good Citizen by the American Kennel Club.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 15:31

Man arrested in 2009 shooting

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department Tuesday arrested a man for his alleged involvement in an October shooting in the 800 block of Marshall and Carolina streets.

Deputy Chief Adam Bondarek said Joseph Cordell Oglesby faces four counts of discharging a weapon in the city limits and a count of assault with a deadly with intent to kill. He was jailed on $100,000 bond and has an August 25 court date. There were no injuries in the shooting.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 14:59

Dan, canine officer, dies

A canine officer with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office has died.

Dan, a German shepherd trained in explosives detection, was apparently hit by a car after he was let out of pen sometime Monday, Major Mike Casey said.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 14:48

Davis in custody for county crimes

The man wanted for questioning in the Stanley White Presbyterian Church fire last week is in custody on $40,000 bond for charges filed by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 11:53

Can’t keep playing the kid card

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You can’t keep playing the kid card.

We believe in the importance of a quality education and we also know even a public education isn’t free, someone is paying and that is the taxpayers.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 11:52

Urging attendance to cultural seminar

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The Roanoke River Region is an area rich in history, heritage and culture. Our region will only be as strong and vital as individuals and groups are willing to decide to listen and learn from one another and our varied life experiences. One means of accomplishing this goal is to attend the next Cultural Awareness Seminar sponsored by the Roanoke River Regional Collaborative on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Tillery Community Center on 321 Community Center Road in historic Tillery. The seminar of “Race, Power, & Illusion” will give participants an opportunity to share experiences and perspectives and listen to others thus building our community. I encourage everyone to avail themselves of the opportunity to make a definitive difference in bringing all in our region closer together as a community. (For more information about the next seminar or to register, please call 252-826-3017.)


Jeff Watson - Roanoke Rapids

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 11:51

Good Samaritans in Oxford

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Monday I was taking my wife from Roanoke Rapids to Duke University Medical Center to consult with an orthopedic surgeon. We were early so we decided to stop at the McDonald’s, just off Interstate 85, in Oxford.

When we got back in the car it would not start. I opened the hood and within a minute a young boy came running over to ask if I needed jumper cables. I walked back to his car with him and asked the lady driving if she would be willing to jump start my car using hers. She was in the McDonald’s Drive Through Lane but she said she would help me as soon as she picked up her order.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 11:49

Where are the pitchforks and torches?

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I’ve been reading and listening to comments about the city proposals to start a fitness center and sell monuments.

Am I the only one who disagrees with arguments against these proposals?