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While Roanoke Rapids was spared from the ravages of Hurricane Florence, others weren’t.

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office has been activated by the North Carolina Sheriff's Association and deployed to assist Sheriff Asa Buck and the Carteret County Sheriff's Office.

Friday, 14 September 2018 20:39

County lifting state of emergency Sunday

Due to Hurricane Florence having minimal impact on Halifax County, three shelters have now closed.

The turn of Hurricane Florence has made for minimal impacts in the Roanoke Valley, officials said.

Friday, 14 September 2018 00:18

Northampton, Halifax evening storm updates

The Northampton County Emergency Operations Center advises county residents to make immediate preparations for potentially severe weather resulting from Hurricane Florence.

The most likely potential for the Roanoke River to crest at Roanoke Rapids or Scotland Neck is below minor, the National Weather Service reported in its latest morning briefing.

The city has amended its state of emergency proclamation issued Wednesday and lifted a curfew, prohibition of alcohol sales and restrictions on possession, transportation and transfer of weapons and substances.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:45

Pet-friendly shelter to open at HCC Thursday

The shelter at Kirkwood Adams Community Center will close at 5 p.m. this evening.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:33

HRMC sets clinic schedules ahead of storm

Preparation for the potential impacts of a hurricane is no easy task, but that responsibility is even greater for hospitals and healthcare systems.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:39

City prepared for Florence

The city has already taken steps in the wake of Hurricane Florence, Roanoke Rapids City Manager Joseph Scherer said at a press briefing today.

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