News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

A local funeral director has been charged today with multiple sex offenses which reportedly span over the course of six years.

State-sponsored private school scholarships are opening to low-income families in greater numbers than ever before, reports Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina.

Three people, including one of the cast of a cancelled reality show, were arrested Friday and have been charged on counts associated with allegedly scamming an elderly victim.

Monday, 30 January 2017 19:55

Police seek info on sexual battery case

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is currently investigating a case involving sexual battery which occurred last Monday around 10:30 p.m. inside a business.

Monday, 30 January 2017 14:13

RRPD blotter: January 27-29, 2017

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

Monday, 30 January 2017 12:33

Enfield seeks man wanted in Jan. 18 robbery

The Enfield Police Department is looking for a man who earlier this month allegedly robbed a victim at gunpoint, taking his wallet, cell phone and jewelry.

Saturday, 28 January 2017 18:00

Child bitten by dog at Ledgerwood playground

A child was bitten by a dog at the Ledgerwood Field playground and required hospitalization, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department confirmed this afternoon.

Friday, 27 January 2017 14:19

RRPD blotter: January 20-26, 2017

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Deputy Chief Andy Jackson and Chief Chuck Hasty:

Friday, 27 January 2017 10:55

Police investigating Thursday night assault

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating an assault which occurred in the parking lot of the Carolina Inn on Jackson Street Thursday night.

Friday, 27 January 2017 09:15

Juvenile charged in father's murder

A juvenile has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his father Thursday night in the Darlington community.

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