Butler: 'We're not getting rid of JROTC'

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Superintendent Dain Butler told concerned parents and JROTC cadets the program is not going away.

With pool funding options spent, council backs Highway 158 masterplan

With possible funding options for a new Chaloner pool all but exhausted, Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening voted by a 3-2 margin to proceed with implementing the Highway 158 masterplan.

Jackets season opener moved up

Lookout Roanoke Valley, the Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets 2017 season just moved up one day earlie.

Three teens charged in Hollister robbery attempt

Two 17-year-olds and a 19-year-old were arrested following an alleged armed robbery attempt at Dollar General in Hollister Monday night.

Gingerbread House expansion in the works

An agreement is in the works for the Gingerbread House preschool to expand and open a second facility.

Comedy Explosion coming to theater

VitalSoul Group will present Michael Colyar and Friends: LOL Comedy Explosion at Roanoke Rapids Theatre October 14 at 8 p.m.

RRPD roundup: Domestic disturbance; habitual larceny

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

Eagles and Raiders team-up for 2017 football season

Northeast Academy and Hobgood Academy are excited to announce that they have been given an opportunity to participate in a pilot co-op 8 man football program.

RVL softball updated schedule

**SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR RVL**

Friends gather for #TEAMTREY

Friends gather at Northeast Academy football filed Thursday night to hold a prayer service for Trey Futrell.
Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County News from RRSpin

For the last 13 years, an Enfield company has been part of a White House tradition which began in the late 1800s — the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

Roanoke Rapids police made two drug arrests Tuesday and made arrests in an indecent exposure and assault case Thursday.

Drug arrests

A United States magistrate judge found probable cause today to move forward with the heroin trafficking case against Herbert Cherry and Tony Reams.

City County Task Force agents will continue investigating a reputed street-level dealer following the execution of a search warrant in the 100 block of Wilkins Street this morning.

A Halifax County attorney surrendered his license to practice law in the wake of a pending complaint against him before the Disciplinary Hearing Commission of the North Carolina State Bar.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 14:10

Weldon seeks help in attempted store B&E

The Weldon Police Department is investigating the attempted breaking and entering of Weldon Supermarket on Washington Avenue.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 13:54

Enfield PD, SBI continue murder probe

Enfield police Chief Tyree Davis says detectives with his department and the SBI continue to investigate a Monday night murder.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 13:28

Thompson joins RV Surgical Associates

General surgeon Jacqueline Thompson has joined Roanoke Valley Surgical Associates.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reported the following:

Pedestrian fatality

A Roanoke Rapids man and woman face charges of reportedly sending pornographic images to a child.

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Butler: 'We're not getting rid of JROTC'

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Superintendent Dain Butler told concerned parents and JROTC cadets the program is not going away.

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With pool funding options spent, council…

With possible funding options for a new Chaloner pool all but exhausted, Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening voted by a 3-2 margin to proceed with implementing the Highway 158...

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Three teens charged in Hollister robbery…

Two 17-year-olds and a 19-year-old were arrested following an alleged armed robbery attempt at Dollar General in Hollister Monday night.

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Gingerbread House expansion in the works

An agreement is in the works for the Gingerbread House preschool to expand and open a second facility.

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Comedy Explosion coming to theater

VitalSoul Group will present Michael Colyar and Friends: LOL Comedy Explosion at Roanoke Rapids Theatre October 14 at 8 p.m.

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RRPD roundup: Domestic disturbance; habi…

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

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Sheriff's office forming Explorer post

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp is in the planning stages of forming a Junior Deputy Explorer post.

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Reputed Scotland Neck Blood members indi…

Members of a Scotland Neck Blood set have been charged in a 15-count indictment alleging heroin sales of 100 grams or more, the North Carolina Eastern District United States Attorney’s...

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Man reported missing is OK; went to visi…

A man who was reported missing Thursday morning is OK. Captain Bobby Martin reported in a statement this morning Kenneth Arrington contacted the Roanoke Rapids Police Department and advised he went...

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Carolina Avenue drug probe continues

A continued probe into cocaine sales at a residence in the 900 block of Carolina Avenue led to more arrests today but investigation continues.

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First day on the job: Tony sniffs out tr…

The newest member of the City County Drug Task Force, a dog named Tony, helped agents seize 77.3 grams of cocaine — a trafficking amount.

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RPO recommends Amtrak project be include…

The Peanut Belt Rural Planning Organization Technical Advisory Council has recommended a proposed Amtrak station in Weldon be put on the state’s Transportation Improvement Plan.

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Police seek info on missing man

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a missing person.

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Women charged with passing, possessing p…

Two Roanoke Rapids women have August 16 court dates on counterfeit bill counts.

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Man arrested on cocaine, resisting count…

A Roanoke Rapids man was arrested this evening after the captain of the City County Drug Task Force reportedly observed a hand-to-hand drug transaction while following up on a drug...

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HCC returns to its roots with Patriot ma…

Halifax Community College is returning to its roots as the Patriots and in the spring will be seeking input of the faculty, staff, students and the community to give its...

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Westmoreland reaches agreement to sell W…

Westmoreland Coal Company has entered into an agreement to sell the Roanoke Valley Power Facility in Weldon, it said in a news release on its website.

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Sheriff to expand next year's junior dep…

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp will expand his Junior Deputy Camp next summer to five days and broaden its scope to include first responders beyond law enforcement.

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Police seek help in Sunday larceny

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the people in the photos below.

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Roanoke Rapids man hits $1 million ticke…

James Varnedore of Roanoke Rapids is celebrating his good fortune after winning the first top prize of $1 million in the new Million Dollar Fever scratch-off game.

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Pair wanted in March murder surrender

Two men wanted in a March drive-by shooting in which one man died surrendered Monday.

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RRPD investigates Monroe St. shooting

A gunshot victim is in critical but stable condition after a shooting in the 100 block of Monroe Street Monday night.

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RRPD traffic enforcement campaign underw…

A traffic enforcement campaign by the Roanoke Rapids Police Department netted two DWIs over the weekend.

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Suspects developed in March murder; gang…

The Enfield Police Department and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation have developed suspects in a March 27 murder and linked it to gang activity.

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College, two school systems get funding …

Halifax County commissioners today endorsed a request from Halifax Community College on how the school intends to use its $6.519 million Connect NC Bond award.

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Man faces pill trafficking counts; agent…

A Wright Road community man faces pill trafficking charges after reportedly selling to a confidential source and agents finding differing types of pain medication inside his residence following a search.

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Weldon responding to spate of B&Es, …

The Weldon Police Department has responded to seven breaking and entering and larceny calls in the downtown area.

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College SBC sets seminars for business o…

Throughout the month of August, the Halifax Community College Small Business Center will host several seminars to help small business owners.  

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Roanoke Valley crime roundup: Agencies r…

Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following drug arrests:  

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EPAC to host Enfield Riot Film Festival

Enfield Performing Arts Center will host a two-day Enfield Riot Film Festival on Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7, highlighting North Carolinian filmmakers, in addition to independent films from...

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RRPD roundup: Drug charges

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

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Attempted murder charges against Enfield…

An Enfield man who skipped bond on a 2015 murder charge and was wanted in an attempted murder last month was apprehended today.

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Open wide: Man with crack in mouth charg…

A Halifax man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and crack cocaine was found in his mouth following a Tuesday night stop.

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RRPD roundup: Assault suspect; flee to e…

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

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Duke Energy gifts $10K to energy educati…

The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded a gift of $10,000 to the Center for Energy Education, a non-profit organization committed to providing energy education and training in Northeastern North Carolina.

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Man dies from injuries sustained in stab…

A 34-year-old man died this morning from injuries sustained in a Tuesday night stabbing.

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2017 National Night Out photo gallery

Photos from Halifax County Sheriff, Roanoke Rapids and Weldon Police Departments 2017 National Night Out at the Center on Halifax Community College campus Tuesday night August 1st.

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Stabbing victim sustains life-threatenin…

A male victim was flown to a trauma center this evening for treatment of life-threatening injuries following a stabbing on Love Street.

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Scotland Neck man faces charges in Satur…

A Scotland Neck man faces murder and other charges in the Saturday morning shooting of his friend.

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More problems uncovered with People's Th…

More problems are emerging at the former People’s Theater building, City Manager Joseph Scherer told council this evening.

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Woman faces five counts of credit card f…

A Roanoke Rapids woman Monday surrendered to the investigating Roanoke Rapids police detective on warrants alleging she deposited fraudulent checks and then withdrew funds from an ATM machine over a...

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Aman returns to open Southern Smiles Ort…

Dr. Courtney Aman of Roanoke Rapids is excited to return to her hometown where she will be opening a new, full-time orthodontic practice named Southern Smiles Orthodontics.  

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Roanoke Valley crime roundup: Beer theft…

Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following:  

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RRPD roundup: Shooting, domestic counts;…

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

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2017 RRHS Athletic Hall of Fame inductee…

The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame Foundation is honored to announce its Class of 2017.

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Man killed following argument with frien…

A 35-year-old man was shot and killed early this morning following an argument with a friend.

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Deputy toy drive gets boost from Civic a…

Hubert Vester Auto Group and Honda of Roanoke Rapids made a major contribution to Sheriff Wes Tripp’s Benefiting the Children of Halifax County Christmas deputy toy drive today.

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NNO events planned in Enfield, Garysburg…

Besides the event at The Centre, National Night Out celebrations are also planned in Enfield, Garysburg and Littleton Tuesday night.  

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National Night Out to have raffle for Ca…

Visitors to National Night Out Tuesday at Halifax Community College will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Carolina Kickoff at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville.

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RRPD roundup: Possible hit and run; coca…

The Roanoke Rapids Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Captain Bobby Martin:

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Morning raids yield vest, surveillance e…

City County Drug Task Force agents visited Maria Avenue and Melody Lane this morning.

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RRPD roundup: Master of his domain; Narc…

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

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Baird faces more sex offense counts; bon…

A 19 -year-old already facing sex offense charges involving a minor now faces new counts, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

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Green space at 1026 to feature Hill mura…

Murals to be placed at the urban green space at 1026 Roanoke Avenue will pay tribute to the city’s rail, river and textile history.

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Jackets season opener moved up

Lookout Roanoke Valley, the Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets 2017 season just moved up one day earlie.

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Eagles and Raiders team-up for 2017 foot…

Northeast Academy and Hobgood Academy are excited to announce that they have been given an opportunity to participate in a pilot co-op 8 man football program.

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RVL softball updated schedule

**SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR RVL**

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Friends gather for #TEAMTREY

Friends gather at Northeast Academy football filed Thursday night to hold a prayer service for Trey Futrell.

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Halifax football jamboree photo gallery

Halifax Academy Vikings football held it's 2017 8-man season opening football jamboree Friday night at Halifax Academy field.

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Jackets and Vikings football photo galle…

The "Boys of Fall" are back. The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets hosted the Northwest Halifax Vikings Thursday night in some head to head football in a scrimmage.

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Halfax hosted Roanoke Rapids in volleyba…

Fall school sports seasons are about to kick-off and Thursday afternoon Halifax Academy lady Vikings hosted the Roanoke Rapids lady Yellow Jackets to a volleyball scrimmage.

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RV Powers earn one day title

The Roanoke Rapids based travel girls softball team traveled to Kenly this past Saturday to play in the WFC Summers Heat Series tournament.

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Honoring Robyne on the diamond

Adult softball teams and friends of the late Robyne St. Claire Barnes of Conway came together this past Saturday on the softball diamond at the Northampton Wellness Center ball field...

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Jackets vs Vikings scrimmage moved to Th…

The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets football scrimmage against the Northwest Halifax Vikings has been moved up a day.

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Roanoke Valley NCISAA 8-Man football sch…

The Roanoke Valley area 2017-18 NCISAA 8-Man Football schedule. (Halifax Academy,          Northeast Academy and Hobgood Academy teamup) 

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Jarret Williamson fundraiser planned

Jarret Williamson, 2016 graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School, suffered life threating injuries while working on a farm on July 18.

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Help #TEAMTREY

Fundraising and prayers service for 2015 Northeast Academy graduate Trey Futrell. 

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HNMFL registration fee announced

Halifax/Northampton Midget Football League announce registration fees for the HNMFL. 

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RVL adult softball results for 8/3/17

RVL Church and Industrial results for Thursday 8/3/17.

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RVL Men's Open division results 8/2/17

RVL Open Men's Division results for Wednesday 8/2/17.

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RRYBA Fall baseball registration open

RRYBA - Registration for Fall Baseball starts Monday August 7th and will run through September 1st.

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Optimist Fun days players of day

Roanoke Rapids Optimist Club Summer Fun days players of the day Thursday 7/20/17.

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NBA veteran Wilcox speaks to youth baske…

The Halifax Community Basketball League held it's 2017 end of season banquet Friday night at Kirkwood Community Center in Roanoke Rapids.

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2017 Washington Redskins training camp i…

The 2017 Washington Redskins training camp completed it sixth day of training camp practice at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va.

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RVL adult softball results for 8/1/17

RVL Church and Industrial results for Tuesday 8/1/17.

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RVL Men's Open division results 7/31/17

RVL Open Men's Division results for Monday 7/31/17.

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RVYSA opens Fall soccer registration

Registration for the Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Association (RVYSA) Fall season is now open.

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Locals part of gold and silver in AAU to…

Several Roanoke Valley area young basketball players help their AAU basketball teams win top spots in two different NCAA live showcase events.

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Yellow Jackets Youth football registrati…

The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets Youth Football team is accepting registrations and you can register at their first practice which is on Monday Aug 7th at 5:30 PM at the TJ Davis field. 

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Jackets kicks off 2017 season photo gall…

The Roanoke Rapids High School football team kicked off NCHSAA first day of official High School football practice Monday afternoon.

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Hornets youth football registration open

The Roanoke Rapids Hornets JV and Varsity Halifax/Northampton Youth Football League teams are officially getting their season kicked off in the next 2 weeks.

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RRHS women's tennis practice announced

Roanoke Rapids High Women's tennis begins on Tuesday August 1st at 6:00 pm at the T.J. Davis Rec. courts.

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Chaloner football tryout date announced

Chaloner Middle school 2017 Football tryouts will begin August 21st from 7:00am-8:30am at Chaloner.  

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RRHS soccer tryouts set

The RRHS men's soccer tryouts start Monday 7/31 @4PM at Belmont field.

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Summer soccer camp concluded

The Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Department along with Roanoke Rapids High soccer coach Craig Jean held it's summers youth soccer camp this past week at TJ Davis.

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RVL adult softball results for 7/27/17

RVL adult softball results for Thursday 7/27/17.

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2017 RRHS Athletic HOF banquet tickets o…

The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame Foundation is honored to announce its Class of 2017.

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RRHS Cross Country practice date and tim…

The Roanoke Rapids High School Cross Country team will start practice on Monday July 31st. 

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RVL adult softbal results 7.25.17

RVL results for Tuesday 7/25/17

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Under 8 all-star girls are State runner-…

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League Under 8 all-star team finished their season as 2017 Tar Heel League State Runner-ups this past weekend in Smithfield.

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