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News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue — Edward R Murrow

The National Weather Service reported in its morning briefing confidence continues to increase life-threatening impacts will be felt across the Carolinas with the arrival of Hurricane Florence.

Roanoke Rapids paused to remember the 17th anniversary of 9-11 terrorist attacks this morning at Centennial Park.

Halifax County government today released a statement encouraging residents to prepare and gather emergency supplies ahead of Hurricane Florence.

Monday, 10 September 2018 15:47

HCSO roundup: Friday; September 1 reports

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

As part of its bicentennial celebration, the North Carolina Supreme Court will be presiding in the town of Halifax on October 1.   

As the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Thursday agreed conditionally to extend the deadline for 44 boards of election across the eastern part of the state to turn in documents requested in a federal subpoena, United States Congressman G.K. Butterfield and other Democratic lawmakers called for an investigation into the matter.

Friday, 07 September 2018 13:19

Temple named Belmont SRO

Another veteran law enforcement officer has been hired as the new school resource officer at Belmont Elementary.  

The city has issued a building permit for a senior apartment complex which will be located at Becker Drive and Hunting Ridge Road.

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

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