Jackets softball and baseball move Senior night

The Roanoke Rapids Lady Jackets and the Jackets baseball team were scheduled to host Southern Vance and have Senior night Tuesday, but due to the weather both have been moved to Wednesday May 4th at 4 PM.

Man charged in crash claiming life of 5-year-old

A Benson man has been charged in a Monday morning collision which claimed the life of a 5-year-old Roanoke Rapids child.

Softball action before the rain

Monday night photos from the Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League games before the rain moved in.

Candles lit, prayers sent for missing man

The flickering candles underneath a picnic shelter this evening should serve as light to illuminate Nelson Person's way back home, Reverend Horace Johnson told families and friends of the missing man.

Jackets golf place 3rd now eyes on State

The Men's Roanoke Rapids High School Golf Team placed 3rd in Regionals in Whiteville Monday and now move on to the State Tournament in Pinehurst. 

Lady Jackets soccer win with one regular season match remaining

Lightening causes Jackets at Wildcats soccer match called with 16 minutes remaining in the match.

Passenger faces heroin counts after Sunday stop

A Roanoke Rapids man was arrested Sunday after a Halifax County Sheriff's Office corporal found 50 dosage units of heroin in the vehicle where he was a passenger.

Sex offense counts dropped against RR man

Sex offense counts have been dismissed against a Roanoke Rapids man charged in February, according to his attorney.

Majority of commissioners back off tax increase proposal

Four Halifax County commissioners have backed off a budget option calling for a 6 ½-cent property tax rate increase.

Clary's Speedway April 30 event full recap

Fans and Race Teams are looking forward to kicking off the May racing schedule at Clary's Speedway with this coming weekends Double Down Racing event.
Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County News from RRSpin
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:58

A Benson man has been charged in a Monday morning collision which claimed the life of a 5-year-old Roanoke Rapids child.

Man charged in crash claiming life of 5-…

A Benson man has been charged in a Monday morning collision which claimed the life of a 5-year-old Roanoke Rapids child.

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Candles lit, prayers sent for missing ma…

The flickering candles underneath a picnic shelter this evening should serve as light to illuminate Nelson Person's way back home, Reverend Horace Johnson told families and friends of the missing...

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Passenger faces heroin counts after Sund…

A Roanoke Rapids man was arrested Sunday after a Halifax County Sheriff's Office corporal found 50 dosage units of heroin in the vehicle where he was a passenger.

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Sex offense counts dropped against RR ma…

Sex offense counts have been dismissed against a Roanoke Rapids man charged in February, according to his attorney.

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Majority of commissioners back off tax i…

Four Halifax County commissioners have backed off a budget option calling for a 6 ½-cent property tax rate increase.

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Sheriff's office seeks missing Littleton…

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is searching a wide area between Ringwood Road around Enfield and Bowers Road around Littleton for a 95-year-old man who has been reported missing.

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Ten days after: Task force returns to bu…

A drug bust 10 days ago did little to slow down complaints from the Littleton residence of Matthew “Speedy” Garner and his mother, City County Drug Task Force Captain A.M...

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Police seek info on RRHS wallet theft

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is currently investigating a larceny from the high school where the person pictured below entered the school and took a wallet from an office Thursday.

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Law firm assistant charged with forging …

An assistant at an Enfield law office has been charged with forging court documents associated with a divorce case.

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RRPD roundup: Armed robbery, blotter

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

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Juvenile, teen charged in Enfield shooti…

A 14-year-old juvenile has been charged with allegedly shooting at a victim and a 17-year-old has been charged with aiding and abetting in the matter.

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Fire destroys house of retired HA teache…

An early morning fire destroyed the house of a retired Halifax Academy teacher, described by former students as a favorite at the school.

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Elite Fleet at 50: Davie celebrates anni…

What started out 50 years ago with two used trucks is now a volunteer fire department known as the Elite Fleet.

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Court eyes May 12 sentencing for 14 Rock…

Fourteen of the so-called Rockfish 15 are scheduled for sentencing on May 12, federal court records show.

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City recognizes new museum director; cel…

With a celebration held earlier in Weldon to officially launch the Roanoke Canal Trail bike loan program, officials and the public Tuesday celebrated the program in Roanoke Rapids.

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Planner, T.J. supervisor slated for poss…

Two previously frozen positions could be filled in the upcoming fiscal year depending on results of analysis by Roanoke Rapids City Manager Joseph Scherer and the finance department.

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Alamance-Burlington school administrator…

An intense search to find a replacement for former Superintendent Dennis Sawyer has led the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District to name an Alamance-Burlington school system administrator to lead the...

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Tax increase on table as commissioners d…

Halifax County commissioners are considering a budget recommendation which calls for a 6 ½ cents tax increase and pulls $2,298,778 from the county's fund balance.

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RRPD blotter: April 23-24, 2016

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

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Enfield announces new hire, promotions

The Enfield Police Department has hired Willie Murphy Jr. to be its new detective sergeant, Chief Tyree Davis announced.

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Three escape lake plane crash uninjured

Three people, including the pilot, escaped uninjured from a plane crash on Lake Gaston this afternoon.

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Ahoskie man charged in Rich Square home …

An Ahoskie man was charged in a late night home invasion Thursday in Rich Square.

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Photo gallery: Rainy Relay

Rain forced Roanoke Valley Relay for Life indoors at Halifax Community College this evening.

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HCSO seeks info on stolen grain drill

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a 2013 Great Plains grain drill.

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Five-mile 158 resurfacing project begins…

The state Department of Transportation has contracted Barnhill Contracting to resurface Highway 158 from Highway 48 to State Road 1432 near William R Davie.

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RRPD blotter: April 18-21, 2016

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

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Police probe shots fired into homes; arm…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking help in cases where two homes were shot into as well as an attempted armed robbery, both which occurred late Thursday night.

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Two charged in assault, robbery of pizza…

Two men sought in the April 10 assault and robbery of pizza delivery driver in Roanoke Rapids were arrested this week, the police department reports.

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Weldon PD, Hannah's Place issue challeng…

The Weldon Police Department and Hannah's Place are looking for a few good men to put on women's shoes and walk a mile Wednesday evening.

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Shooting probe leads to drug charges

Investigation into a Thursday night shooting led to the filing of drug charges against the person in whose house the matter occurred, the City County Drug Task Force reports.

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Dickens named Northeast headmaster

The Northeast Academy Board of Trustees announce Leon Dickens has accepted the position of headmaster for the coming academic year after serving in an interim capacity since January.

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City planners recommend approval of Cros…

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board, after a nearly 2 ½-hour public hearing this evening, unanimously agreed to send to city council a recommendation for approval of a revised conditional use...

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Man charged in 2009 murder arrested for …

A man whose 2012 murder trial ended in a mistrial was arrested today on marijuana counts.

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Joint public hearing to focus on latest …

Roanoke Rapids City Council and the city's planning board will hold a joint public hearing Thursday as a developer makes another request for a conditional use permit to develop land...

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Police seek information in New Dixie lar…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is currently investigating a larceny which occurred at the Highway 125 New Dixie Mart on March 29.

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Photo gallery: Earth Day garden

U.S. Cellular employees from across the region this afternoon helped children at the Boys & Girls Club of Halifax County get a jump on Earth Day, which is Friday.

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Sergeant's quick response foils Garysbur…

A Garysburg police sergeant is credited for bringing a residential breaking and entering to quick closure Saturday night.

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Man reputedly dealing from mom's house a…

A man reportedly selling drugs from his mother's house in Littleton was arrested today on marijuana counts as well as an outstanding warrant for allegedly selling cocaine to an undercover...

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Three die in Warren County collision

The state Highway Patrol Monday responded to a two-vehicle head-on collision in Warren County near the city of Warrenton which resulted in three fatalities.

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RRPD blotter: April 15-17, 2016

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

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Woodland man charged in '14 B&E

A Woodland man was arrested Tuesday for a residential breaking and entering which occurred in the Scotland Neck area in 2014.

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Northampton lawmen achieve milestones

Officers within the Northampton County Sheriff's Office, including Sheriff Jack Smith, recently reached milestones within their careers.

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HCC receives Advancing Diversity award

Halifax Community College was awarded the 2016 American Association of Community Colleges Advancing Diversity Award at the 96th annual convention recently held in Chicago.

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Groups receive proceeds from seafood fes…

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp today presented checks to the organizations his first Seafood and Shag Festival were slated to benefit.

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County sticking with ad valorem distribu…

Halifax County commissioners will not change the way the sales and use taxes are distributed and will instead rely on officials from the three school systems to forge a plan...

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Police reviewing killing of hog turned f…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department says a case Sunday in which one of its officers shot and killed a hog which had become a family pet is under review.

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Task force makes early morning cocaine b…

A Weldon woman was arrested on cocaine counts early this morning while others residing at her house on East Seventh were either served outstanding orders for arrest or citations, according...

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Partnerships lead to Canal Trail bike lo…

Partners from across the Roanoke Valley joined today to unveil the Roanoke Canal Trail bike loaner program.

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Pair charged on heroin, prescription cou…

A stop for a speeding violation Wednesday afternoon resulted in the seizure of three bindles of heroin and a syringe.

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Atkinson praises graduation rate improve…

State Department of Public Instruction Superintendent June Atkinson spoke to members and guests of the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce today, meeting with school officials and chamber members.

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RRPD blotter: April 8-14, 2016

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

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Photo gallery: 2016 Halifax County Speci…

Manning Elementary School hosted Halifax County Special Olympics today.

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Police probe Madison St. armed robbery

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred on Madison Street late Thursday night.

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NCSO continues GMS bomb threat probe

The Northampton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Tuesday morning bomb threat called in to Gaston Middle School.

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Roanoke Valley Sports

Jackets softball and baseball move Senio…

The Roanoke Rapids Lady Jackets and the Jackets baseball team were scheduled to host Southern Vance and have Senior night Tuesday, but due to the weather both have been moved...

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Softball action before the rain

Monday night photos from the Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League games before the rain moved in.

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Jackets golf place 3rd now eyes on State

The Men's Roanoke Rapids High School Golf Team placed 3rd in Regionals in Whiteville Monday and now move on to the State Tournament in Pinehurst. 

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Lady Jackets soccer win with one regular…

Lightening causes Jackets at Wildcats soccer match called with 16 minutes remaining in the match.

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Clary's Speedway April 30 event full rec…

Fans and Race Teams are looking forward to kicking off the May racing schedule at Clary's Speedway with this coming weekends Double Down Racing event.

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Given's dancers close out season big

Given's Dance Studio's Dance Extreme Teams have taken things to a whole new level this year!

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Warriors go 3-0 Saturday

The Warriors, a Roanoke Rapids based travel basketball team traveled to Winston Salem to participate in the 7th annual Fast Break Challenge this past Saturday.

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Clary's Speedway winners 4.30.16

Clary's Speedway winners from Saturday April 30, 2016.

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Milliken wins World of Outlaws event

Team Wild Child with driver Willie Milliken wins the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series race at Fayetteville Motor Speedway Saturday night.

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Two former Jackets homer in win

Former Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets baseball teammates were Big hitters Saturday for ECU Club Basesball. Kyle Pratt and Abel Hernandez both hit home runs against App. State in the 8-0...

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Sadler wins wild Dega race

In a wild final lap block and wreck, Emporia Virginia native driver Elliott Sadler earned his first XFINITY Series win of the 2016 season at Talladega Superspeedway Sparks Energy 300 on Saturday.

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Hayes ready for action

Tyler Hayes of the Rockhounds is set and ready in left field for action Friday night in the Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association league play between the Blue Rocks and the...

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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Ni…

Tickets for the Federated Auto Parts 400 are On Sale Now

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Harlem Globetrotter "Ant" comi…

Anthony Atkinson aka Ant is coming to speak at Liberty PH Church on June 12th at 6pm.

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Halifax JV baseball closed their 2016 se…

Halifax Academy JV baseball closed their 2016 season Wednesday on the road against Ridgecroft.

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Ruble and Smith win 2nd Annual Team Mike…

The second annual Team Mike cornhole tournament in honor of the late coach Mike Newsome was held Saturday April 16th.

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Jackets base earn another win Wednesday

The RRHS Varsity Baseball team picked up their second win in two days with a 17-8 road win at the North Carolina School of Science and Math. 

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RRHS soccer game changes announced

The Roanoke Rapids High School has announced today's away Lady Jackets soccer game against Hertford has canceled and will not be made up.

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Halifax shuts out St Thomas early

Halifax Academy soccer beat St Thomas More Academy Tuesday 9-0 just nine minutes into the second half.

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Allen pitches a no hitter for the Lady J…

No-hitter leads Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets Varsity past NCSSM 19-0 in four innings.

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Local teens need your vote

SCOTLAND NECK — Two local teens are in the finals of a national competition to help better their community, and they’re requesting votes from area people.

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One special senior reconized Wednesday a…

Even with severe weather, one recognition went on as planned Wednesday night at Hoyle field. 

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Halifax Academy softball three game reca…

Halifax Academy softball past three game info reported to RRpsin.com Sports.

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JV Vikings win two in a row

Halifax Academy JV baseball earned their second win in a row Tuesday afternoon.

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Four locals raising funds for Summer Nat…

Local baseball players Ethan Dixon, Ethan Vincent, Colin Long and Cameron Medlin are raising funds to help them travel with their Emporia based U14 TopHand travel baseball team travel to...

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Jackets honor heroes with a win

The Roanoke Rapids softball team honored the local heroes Tuesday night before their varsity game.

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JV Jackets shutout Rams

Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets JV jumps on Franklinton early and coasts to 15-0 win.

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Jackets baseball back with a win

The RRHS Varsity Baseball team got back in the win column with a 14-2 win against Franklinton at Doyle Field Tuesday night.

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Soccer Jackets shutout Raiders

The Roanoke Rapids Lady Yellow Jackets soccer team shutout the Sothern Vance Raiders 9-0 Tuesday night at Hoyle field eight minutes into second half.

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RVGSL Late games canceled

The Roanoke Rapids Girls Softball League has announced tonight's 7:30PM games have been canceled. 

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Jackets golf team wins 2nd straight conf…

The Roanoke Rapids men's golf team completed their second straight undefeated conference season Monday.

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2nd Annual Lady Jackets alunmi game set

RRspin.com Sports & the Roanoke Rapids High school Lady Jackets softball team are hosting the 2nd Annual Roanoke Rapids Lady Jackets alumni slow pitch softball game Saturday June 18th.

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Optimist tee ball and coach pitch opens …

The Roanoke Rapids Optimist Club are now taking registrations for tee ball coach pitch and pitching machine and are available at the T J Davis Recreation Center in Roanoke Rapids.

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Cornerstone Christian closes softball se…

Cornerstone Christian softball team beat Northeast Academy Monday 23-11 to close out their season.

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Lady Vikings soccer fall

Halifax Academy Lady Vikings soccer team lost Monday 6-3 to Community Christian.

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Lady Jackets hero night

Join the Roanoke Rapids Lady Yellow Jackets softball team honor the Roanoke Valley Heroes Tuesday April 26th.

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