Wednesday, 16 August 2017 17:00

Tourism spending in county grows

Visit North Carolina announced today domestic visitors to and within Halifax County spent $91.78 million in 2016, an increase of 2.3 percent from 2015.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:30

RRPD roundup: Tire shine theft; identity theft

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in a case at Walmart.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 13:05

Highway 158 masterplan deserves consideration

We realize there is probably bitterness today, a lingering bad taste from months of debate on the Chaloner pool debacle.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:09

Butler: 'We're not getting rid of JROTC'

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Superintendent Dain Butler told concerned parents and JROTC cadets the program is not going away.

With possible funding options for a new Chaloner pool all but exhausted, Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening voted by a 3-2 margin to proceed with implementing the Highway 158 masterplan.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:28

Gingerbread House expansion in the works

An agreement is in the works for the Gingerbread House preschool to expand and open a second facility.

Monday, 14 August 2017 16:10

Comedy Explosion coming to theater

VitalSoul Group will present Michael Colyar and Friends: LOL Comedy Explosion at Roanoke Rapids Theatre October 14 at 8 p.m.

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

 

Thursday, 10 August 2017 20:50

Carolina Avenue drug probe continues

A continued probe into cocaine sales at a residence in the 900 block of Carolina Avenue led to more arrests today but investigation continues.

The newest member of the City County Drug Task Force, a dog named Tony, helped agents seize 77.3 grams of cocaine — a trafficking amount.

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