News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:15

Museum to honor Pulley

The Roanoke Valley Veteran’s Museum will honor Michael A. Pulley for the month of November.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 13:54

Two more sentenced in Cambridge murder

Two more men took guilty pleas today in the 2015 murder of Jarshamel Cambridge in Enfield.

Monday, 30 October 2017 16:46

SAR recognizes Eagle recipient

Harry Jonathan Crawford Jr. was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor held by Troop 144 of Roanoke Rapids.  

Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and Alprazolam were among the controlled substances collected Saturday as the City County Drug Task Force participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

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


A 19-year-old has been charged with obstruction of justice in a Tuesday night murder on the outskirts of Roanoke Rapids and a 17-year-old has been arrested for intimidating a state’s witness.

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


Friday, 27 October 2017 16:36

Man charged with elderly exploitation

On Thursday at approximately 8:30 a.m., Roanoke Rapids police Investigator G.L. Williams arrested and charged Shermartia Simmons, 31, of Roanoke Rapids, for exploitation of a disabled or elder person.  

Two men have been charged in a shooting which occurred Saturday afternoon on Carter Street.

Charged in the August murders of four elderly people in the Glenview community, Matthew Simms will return to court on November 15 so the North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services can determine whether he will retain attorneys assigned to his previous cases or be assigned new ones.

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