News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (7487)

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 Roanoke Rapids Fire Departments holds its third Safety Fair Friday in an coinciding with the last Fridays in the Park concert later that evening.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty confirmed a white nationalist stayed in a hotel and broke no laws and had no organizational meetings while in the city.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 14:05

RRHS band to preview halftime show Friday

The Roanoke Rapids High School Marching Yellow Jackets will preview its halftime performance for the year Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Aker’s Field.

A federal detainer has been placed on a Columbus County pair who were stopped in Scotland Neck Wednesday night, a stop which led to the seizure of 102 bricks of heroin.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 17:00

Tourism spending in county grows

Visit North Carolina announced today domestic visitors to and within Halifax County spent $91.78 million in 2016, an increase of 2.3 percent from 2015.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:30

RRPD roundup: Tire shine theft; identity theft

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in a case at Walmart.

A notice filed by United States Attorney John Stuart Brice ties one of the defendants in a March heroin trafficking case to a recent indictment of seven reputed Blood members from Scotland Neck.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:09

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 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.

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