News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

Halifax Community College has provided interview opportunities for the six candidates chosen for the chance to be its next president.
Today’s interview was with Dr.Joyce Johnson.
There will be one interview Tuesday. The HCC board of trustees will convene at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hampton Inn in Roanoke Rapids where a new college president is expected to be chosen.

Hot coals blown from a towed pig cooker caused a series of wildfires in Nash and Halifax counties, state Forest Service rangers said this evening.

Saturday, 19 November 2016 09:00

David Allan Coe concert Photo Gallery

Photo gallery from Friday November 18th concert at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre presented by BarnBurner Promotions.

Saturday, 19 November 2016 06:14

Tip ends man's time on the lam

A Crimestoppers tip led the Enfield Police Department this week to arrest a man who had been on the run for about a year from state probation and parole officers.

The City Drug Task Force reported the following, according to Captain A.M. Harris:

Friday, 18 November 2016 16:10

RRPD blotter: Nov. 7-16, 2016

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

Friday, 18 November 2016 14:28

Missing man safely returned home

A Littleton man reported missing has been found, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said.

Friday, 18 November 2016 14:06

Search under way for missing Littleton man

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a 78-year-old man reported missing late this morning.

United States Congressman G.K. Butterfield criticized Governor Pat McCrory for what he described as voter intimidation throughout several counties in the state.

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board began discussions this evening which could lead to recommending to city council less stringent regulations on electronic gaming operations while possibly tightening rules for nightclubs.

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