News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 09:12

Local man shot in hotel parking lot

A local man was shot in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express late Monday night.

Roanoke Rapids native Natalie English was named the president and CEO of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board.

Monday, 23 January 2017 15:14

Task force briefs: Sunday and Monday

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

Robert Smoot is hopeful his February 11 A Tribute to the Music of Motown concert will be the first of several he brings to the Roanoke Rapids Theatre throughout the year.

Sunday, 22 January 2017 21:05

MRAC opens with sold out show

The  Meherrin River Arts Council (MRAC) opened it's thirty-fourth anniversary season Saturday night January 21, 2017 with a sold out Beach Boys concert.

Friday, 20 January 2017 18:03

Elam signs contract to begin HCC presidency

Michael Elam signed a three-year contract today to become the fifth president of Halifax Community College.

Friday, 20 January 2017 16:47

Roanoke Valley crime briefs

Crime reports from across the Roanoke Valley:

Drug sweeps which occurred hours apart resulted in the seizure of trafficking amounts of cocaine as well as money and guns.

Goodwill Community Foundation donated $22,372 to Halifax County Schools to purchase and house commercial washers and dryers at all 10 schools in the district.

Roanoke Rapids police are looking for a man who allegedly fired gunshots in the area of the 700-800 blocks of Vance Street Wednesday night.

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