News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 17:55

Litter complaint leads to drug counts

Investigation of a litter complaint in Enfield Tuesday led to the arrest of a man and his girlfriend on felony marijuana counts, town police Chief Tyree Davis said.

Roanoke Rapids kicks off the Christmas season with its annual tree lighting ceremony in Veterans Park Thursday night and its parade Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:13

Woman faces multiple counts of prescription fraud

A Roanoke Rapids woman was charged Tuesday for obtaining 1,800 Oxycodone pills and 50 Hydrocodone pills through fraudulent means.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 11:25

Weldon seeks info on wire theft

The Weldon Police Department is seeking information on the larceny of copper wire taken from a business on Mulberry Street November 14.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 17:36

RRPD offers vehicle B&E prevention tips

With at least 80 vehicle break-ins reported in the city since the first of September, Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Chuck Hasty offered some tips on how to prevent becoming a statistic.

An 18-year-old was arrested early this morning after Roanoke Rapids police responded to the Long Circle area on a vehicle breaking and entering call.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 11:16

Drug complaints net two arrests, citation

A complaint of drug activity on Brigman Street Monday led to the arrests of a boyfriend and girlfriend as well as the issuance of a citation for drug paraphernalia for another man.

Monday, 28 November 2016 18:02

One still sought in Three Flags shooting

Only one person has yet to be served warrants in a March 29 shooting in the area of a Weldon convenience store, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Monday, 28 November 2016 17:30

RRPD blotter: November 19-November 28, 2016

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

Monday, 28 November 2016 15:03

Fire on high: Locals help in mountain blazes

When the call went out for help in the mountains of North Carolina, four firefighters from Halifax County answered the call and one county ranger was dispatched.

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