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

Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following:

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 14:03

RRPD announces promotions, upcoming events

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty Tuesday night recognized officer achievements, promotions and a new hire during city council’s meeting.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 18:49

Theater deed-signing set Monday

The deed-signing for the Roanoke Rapids Theater, which will give Thomas and Evon McLean ownership of the venue, will be held Monday at 1 p.m., City Manager Joseph Scherer told council this evening.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 15:26

RRPD roundup: Weekend reports

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

A man who the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division says has 27 pending charges was arrested today for heroin trafficking as well as counts associated with marijuana possession.

The emerald ash borer was found in Halifax County for the first time, making it the 36th county within the state where this invasive insect has been detected.  

Wade Carter III was indicted last week for a series of crimes he allegedly committed prior to a May 24 breaking and entering in which he was shot by the victim.

One man has been charged on drug counts following an investigation of a murder which occurred on Grant Drive this morning.

Monday, 16 July 2018 13:50

Task force disbands

The City County Drug Task Force has been officially disbanded, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp confirmed today.

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