RRHS anounces Cross-Country start date
The Roanoke Rapids High Sschool Cross Country team will start practice on Monday August 3rd at 9AM. READ MORE ...
Initial charges filed in Monday crash
Initial charges against a Knightdale man have been filed in a Monday fatal collision. READ MORE ...
Montfort lease returns to county
The lease for the Joseph Montfort Amphitheater in Halifax has been signed over to the county, a move that could help lead to renovations to the traditional home of the outdoor drama First for Freedom. READ MORE ...
Man wanted for water hose theft gives up
A man caught on surveillance cameras reportedly stealing a water hose from an elderly victim in Weldon surrendered to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office last week. READ MORE ...
Brothers charged in Franklin St. B&E
Two brothers have been charged in a July 24 residential break-in, according to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department. READ MORE ...
Valentines woman indentified as crash victim
The state Highway Patrol has released the name of a 22-year-old woman who was killed in a car crash Monday afternoon. READ MORE ...
Jackson adult softball scores 7/27/15
The Northampton County Recreation Adult Men's slow pitch softball season in Jackson. READ MORE ...
Woman killed; man seriously injured in crash
A woman died and a man is in serious condition following a crash this afternoon. READ MORE ...
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Tuesday, 28 July 2015 19:56

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Initial charges filed in Monday crash

Initial charges filed in Monday crash

Initial charges against a Knightdale man have been filed in a Monday fatal collision.

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Montfort lease returns to county

Montfort lease returns to county

The lease for the Joseph Montfort Amphitheater in Halifax has been signed over to the county, a move that could help lead to renovations to the traditional home of the...

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Man wanted for water hose theft gives up

Man wanted for water hose theft gives up

A man caught on surveillance cameras reportedly stealing a water hose from an elderly victim in Weldon surrendered to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office last week.

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Brothers charged in Franklin St. B&E

Brothers charged in Franklin St. B&E

Two brothers have been charged in a July 24 residential break-in, according to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department.

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Valentines woman indentified as crash vi…

Valentines woman indentified as crash victim

The state Highway Patrol has released the name of a 22-year-old woman who was killed in a car crash Monday afternoon.

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Woman killed; man seriously injured in c…

Woman killed; man seriously injured in crash

A woman died and a man is in serious condition following a crash this afternoon.

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Main Street presents awards; reviews acc…

Main Street presents awards; reviews accomplishments

Main Street Roanoke Rapids has made significant strides in the last fiscal year, its development director, Christina Caudle, said in her annual report this evening.

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More vehicle B&Es reported over week…

More vehicle B&Es reported over weekend

Roanoke Rapids police offers answered 16 calls of motor vehicle break-ins over the night and early morning hours of Saturday and Sunday.

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Cigarette vendor charged with larceny

Cigarette vendor charged with larceny

A Goldsboro cigarette vendor who reportedly tried to shortchange a local business on its supply Friday has been charged with larceny and possession of stolen goods.

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Purnell, Johnson surrender

Purnell, Johnson surrender

Trayvon Purnell and his his girlfriend, Jessica Denise Johnson, surrendered to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office Friday afternoon.

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Enfield murder: Cambridge was victim of …

Enfield murder: Cambridge was victim of circumstance

As investigators try to reel in the four remaining people wanted in the Enfield shooting death of Jarshamel Cambridge, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said the June 22 murder was...

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Balcony collapses at Weldon motel

Balcony collapses at Weldon motel

An approximately 20-foot section of balcony at the Weldon Econo Lodge collapsed this morning.

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Fire destroys Delta Dr. mobile home

Fire destroys Delta Dr. mobile home

Fire destroyed a mobile home on Delta Drive late this afternoon, according to the Davie Volunteer Fire Department.

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RRPD blotter: July 21-23

RRPD blotter: July 21-23

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

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Man charged in Thursday sexual assault

Man charged in Thursday sexual assault

A Roanoke Rapids man was charged Thursday in an alleged sexual assault of an underage girl.

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Three more face charges in Enfield murde…

Three more face charges in Enfield murder

Warrants have been issued for three more people in the June 22 shooting death of Jarshamel Cambridge, the Halifax County Sheriff's Office reported this afternoon.

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KapStone promotes Davis

KapStone promotes Davis

KapStone Kraft Paper Corporation recently announced the promotion of Pete Davis to the position of Process Manager III for Pulp and Utilities Training. Davis joined the Roanoke Rapids mill team...

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Owner of stolen safe offers reward

Owner of stolen safe offers reward

The owner of a safe stolen from an East Tenth Street is offering a reward for information leading to its recovery.

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Documents give further insight into Fish…

Documents give further insight into Fishel death

As the family of Leslie Fishel waits for a new trial date, court documents in the case of the man charged with second-degree murder and other counts in her death...

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July vehicle B&Es surpass 60

July vehicle B&Es surpass 60

Since July 1 there have been more than 60 motor vehicle break-ins in Roanoke Rapids, Investigator Bobby Martin of the police department said.

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Purnell, girlfriend sought on drug count…

Purnell, girlfriend sought on drug counts

The City County Drug Task Force is looking for Trayvon Purnell and his girlfriend after executing a search warrant today on Dickens Avenue just outside Roanoke Rapids.

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One arrested, one sought in food stamp f…

One arrested, one sought in food stamp fraud case

One man was arrested today and another is sought in an alleged food stamp fraud case, the Halifax County Sheriff's Office reports.

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RRPD seeks information on safe theft

RRPD seeks information on safe theft

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating the theft of a 600-pound safe stolen from an East Tenth Street business in June.

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Theater report given in council closed s…

Theater report given in council closed session

The city said in a statement today council was briefed in closed session Tuesday evening on the progress being made on Roanoke Rapids Theatre negotiations.

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City selected to host Cal Ripken Southea…

City selected to host Cal Ripken Southeast tournament

Roanoke Rapids will play host next year to the U-9 Cal Ripken Southeast Tournament at Ledgerwood Field.

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1026 demolition under way

1026 demolition under way

Demolition of 1026 Roanoke Avenue began today with future hopes of turning the green space left behind into a small venue site.

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Council gives green light to solar farm

Council gives green light to solar farm

Plans for a 70-acre solar farm on American Legion were granted this evening by Roanoke Rapids City Council.

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Councilman wants to give money back to d…

Councilman wants to give money back to departments

With projections for the current fiscal year showing the possibility of coming in or under the forecasted budget, Roanoke Rapids City Council is hopeful it can give back some of...

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Three awarded KapStone scholarships

Three awarded KapStone scholarships

Matthew Kessinger, Megan Kessinger and Landen Poole were recently awarded $5,000 scholarships by KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation.

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Government offers Whitaker plea

Government offers Whitaker plea

A plea arrangement is on the table for a Scotland Neck man facing federal heroin charges, according to court records filed in the matter.

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Another round of vehicle B&Es report…

Another round of vehicle B&Es reported in city

Another round of vehicle break-ins was reported in Roanoke Rapids overnight.

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Garysburg hosting National Night Out eve…

Garysburg hosting National Night Out event

Garysburg will play host to Northampton County's National Night Out event on August 4.

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Man charged in January firearm theft

Man charged in January firearm theft

A Roanoke Rapids man was charged last week in the January theft of a firearm from a residence off Highway 48.

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Medlin earns top tourism designation

Medlin earns top tourism designation

Lori R. Medlin, president and CEO of the Halifax County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has earned the Certified Destination Management Executive designation.

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Bryan part of humanitarian effort

Bryan part of humanitarian effort

Commander Cole Bryan, of Roanoke Rapids, is participating in Continuing Promise, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment.

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$32K in equipment stolen in T.J. storage…

$32K in equipment stolen in T.J. storage B&E

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is investigating a Sunday morning break-in where an estimated $32,000 in equipment was taken from storage buildings at T.J. Davis Recreation Center.

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Correction: Election filing story wrong

Correction: Election filing story wrong

We made two errors in our municipal election filing story Friday.

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RRPD blotter: July 13-16

RRPD blotter: July 13-16

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

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City council; RRGSD board to see contest…

City council; RRGSD board to see contested battles

Roanoke Rapids will see two contested battles — one for the school board and one for city council.

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Accessory count lodged in Enfield murder

Accessory count lodged in Enfield murder

The relative of a man charged Thursday in a June 22 murder in Enfield has been charged with accessory after the fact.

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HCSO seeks help in indentifying hose thi…

HCSO seeks help in indentifying hose thief

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person who stole a water hose from an elderly victim in the South Weldon area.

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Virginia fugitive caught in Gaston

Virginia fugitive caught in Gaston

The Northampton County Sheriff's Office Thursday arrested a Gaston man wanted by the Greensville County Sheriff's Office in a Sunday home invasion.

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Another served in Enfield murder

Another served in Enfield murder

Arrests in the June 22 murder of Jarshamel Cambridge continued with the service of a warrant Thursday to Taphil Jerome Yancey.

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Decommission condition added to solar fa…

Decommission condition added to solar farm proposal

Concerns about what happens in the future in the event a solar farm on American Legion Road is abandoned led the Roanoke Rapids Planning Board this evening to attach further...

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Planning board OKs Crestview expansion

Planning board OKs Crestview expansion

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board will send a recommendation of approval for the expansion of Crestview Cemetery to city council.

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Enfield seeks information on stolen trai…

Enfield seeks information on stolen trailer

The Enfield Police Department is trying to gather information about the theft of a refrigerated trailer and a Freightliner cab used to take it away.

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Smith tapped as director of foreign miss…

Smith tapped as director of foreign missions

Weldon native Gentry O. Smith was sworn in Tuesday as the director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Foreign Missions, a position that comes with the rank of...

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Enfield man charged in Cambridge murder

Enfield man charged in Cambridge murder

A 20-year-old Enfield man is the latest to be arrested in the June 22 murder of Jarshamel Cambridge, according to Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp.

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American Legion Rd. solar farm on table

American Legion Rd. solar farm on table

A California-based solar company has answered several questions ahead of Thursday night's Roanoke Rapids Area Planning Board meeting where it is requesting a conditional use permit to develop a solar...

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Gaming operations closed in county

Gaming operations closed in county

All Internet gaming establishments across Halifax County have been checked and have ceased operations, Sheriff Wes Tripp said in a statement today.

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Two nabbed in morning burglary

Two nabbed in morning burglary

A 16-year-old from Roanoke Rapids and a 20-year-old from Richmond have been charged in a morning burglary in the 600 block of Cleveland Street.

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Woman charged with pill possession after…

Woman charged with pill possession after stop

A Tarboro woman faces prescription drug charges following a traffic stop for speeding in Scotland Neck Friday night.

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Man arrested after chase

Man arrested after chase

A Scotland Neck man was arrested Monday night after fleeing the scene of a domestic disturbance.

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Crestview expansion on planning agenda

Crestview expansion on planning agenda

Three items tied to the expansion of Crestview Cemetery are on the agenda for consideration at Thursday's Roanoke Rapids Area Planning Board meeting.

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Jackson adult softball scores 7/27/15

Jackson adult softball scores 7/27/15

The Northampton County Recreation Adult Men's slow pitch softball season in Jackson.

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Clary's Speedway results & Points st…

Clary's Speedway results & Points standings

Robbie Emory takes home the victory Saturday night July 25th in our Late Model division at Clary's Speedway worth $2,000.

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Under 12's State runner-up

Under 12's State runner-up

The Roanoke Valley U12 all-stars came up a little short in the NC Little Tarheel League State Tournament Sunday in Smithfield.

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State Champions

State Champions

The Undefeated Roanoke Valley Under 10 all-stars beat the defending U10 Little Tarheel 2014 State Champion Wilkes County for the 2015 State Championship.

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Mustangs hosting football camp

Mustangs hosting football camp

The Roanoke Rapids based Halifax/Northampton Youth Football League team the Mustangs are holding a football camp/work-outs for free and still have room for players for the 2015 youth football season.

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Assault earns second place

Assault earns second place

The Roanoke Rapids based Under 16 travel basketball team Assault traveled to Butner Saturday for a one day tournament.

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Three games back to back to back pay tol…

Three games back to back to back pay toll on U8's

The Roanoke Valley Under 8 all-stars headed into day two of the EAC all-star tournament in Ahoskie.

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U12 girls also headed to State Champions…

U12 girls also headed to State Championship

The Roanoke Valley Under 12 all-star girls softball team are headed to the North Carolina Little Tarheel League State Championship Sunday.

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Halifax Academy releases Sports try-outs

Halifax Academy releases Sports try-outs

Halifax Academy releases it's Fall Sports try-out dates & times.

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U10 girls headed to State Championship

U10 girls headed to State Championship

The Roanoke Valley Under 10 girls all-star softball team are headed to the North Carolina Little Tarheel League State Championship Sunday.

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Edwards returns to Halifax sidelines

Edwards returns to Halifax sidelines

Longtime area coach returns to Halifax Academy sidelines this season.

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Fishers on a roll at Wood Bat World Seir…

Fishers on a roll at Wood Bat World Seires

The Roanoke Rapids based U10 Fishers travel baseball team open day one of the EC Nations 2015 Crystal Coast Wood Bat World Series with wins.

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Under 8 Softball all-stars win in Ahoski…

Under 8 Softball all-stars win in Ahoskie

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League Under 8 all-star team traveled to Ahoskie Friday to open the EAC U8 All-star Tournament.

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Northwest & Davie Athelete physicals…

Northwest & Davie Athelete physicals Saturday

Any Northwest Halifax High or William R. Davie Middle school athlete that wish a physical, they will be give Saturday.

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Clary's Speedway in action Saturday nigh…

Clary's Speedway in action Saturday night

Clary's Speedway Hosts $2,000 To Win Late Model Show And More July 25th

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Roanoke Valley U10 All-stars beat defend…

Roanoke Valley U10 All-stars beat defending State Champions

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League U10 all-stars are on a roll at the NC Little Tarheel State tournament in Smithfield.

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Roanoke Valley U12 girls win again

Roanoke Valley U12 girls win again

The Roanoke Valley Girls softball League Little Under 12 Tarheel League District 7 champions continued their winning streak in game two of the State Tournament Friday.

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Girls U10 win, U14 fall in State tourney

Girls U10 win, U14 fall in State tourney

The Roanoke Valley Girls softball League Little Under 10 & Under 14 opened play Thursday in the NC Little Tarheel League State Tournament in Smithfield.

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RRHS adds Basnight to football staff

RRHS adds Basnight to football staff

The Roanoke Rapids High school has added Derrick Basnight to it's football staff.

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Optimist Summer softball players of game

Optimist Summer softball players of game

The Summer pick-up softball players of the game for July 21, 2015.

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U12 softball all-stars advance

U12 softball all-stars advance

The Roanoke Valley Girls softball League Little Under 12 Tarheel League District 7 champions continued their winning streak in game one of the State Tournament today.

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Jackson adult softball scores 7/22/15

Jackson adult softball scores 7/22/15

The Northampton County Recreation Adult Men's slow pitch softball season in Jackson.

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New Day Fitness growing

New Day Fitness growing

New Day Fitness has expanded, like just across the road.

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Rapid fire: Hansbrough deal an empty one

Rapid fire: Hansbrough deal an empty one

The Hornets are reportedly going to acquire former UNC star Tyler Hansbrough from the Toronto Raptors.

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Pratt awarded Pilot Club scholarship

Pratt awarded Pilot Club scholarship

Pilot Club of Roanoke Valley awarded a $500 scholarship to Caleb Pratt.

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Coach Edward's East all-star team wins

Coach Edward's East all-star team wins

Southeast Halifax men's basketball head coach Larry Edwards co-coached the North Carolina East men's all-star team Monday night at the Greensboro coliseum.

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Optimist Summer softball players of game

Optimist Summer softball players of game

The Summer pick-up softball players of the game for July 21, 2015.

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Smith named Davie Middle new Athletic Di…

Smith named Davie Middle new Athletic Director

Terrence Smith has been names the new William R. Davie Middle School Athletic Director and head Middle school football coach as well.

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Ahoskie Aces have openings

Ahoskie Aces have openings

The East Carolina Aces 10U (Under ten) travel baseball team is looking 3 players to complete it's roster for the fall.

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Examining the Panthers

Examining the Panthers

The Carolina Panthers entered the 2015 NFL Draft with position needs at offensive tackle, wide receiver, defensive back, defensive line, and running back.

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Jackson adult softball scores 7/20/15

Jackson adult softball scores 7/20/15

The Northampton County Recreation Adult Men's slow pitch softball season in Jackson.

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RRYBA Fall baseball registrations are op…

RRYBA Fall baseball registrations are open

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association is now taking registrations for Fall youth baseball through August 31st, 2015.

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GCP & KIPP football coaches announce…

GCP & KIPP football coaches announced

New head coaches announced for the 2015-16 season at both Gaston College Preparatory (GCP Middle school) & KIPP High.

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Yellow Jacket volleyball try-outs

Yellow Jacket volleyball try-outs

Roanoke Rapids High school will be holding volleyball try-outs Monday & Tuesday August 3rd & 4th from 3-5 PM in the RRHS gym.

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Northampton's youth Summer football camp

Northampton's youth Summer football camp

The Northampton County Recreation Department held it's summer youth football camp last week at the Northampton Wellness Center.

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Softball night full of fun & memorie…

Softball night full of fun & memories

The Roanoke Rapids High School softball field was full of hugs, laughter, smiles, crying, memories remembered and even new ones made Saturday night.

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National night Out 2015 & Safety Pup

National night Out 2015 & Safety Pup

Come visit the Safety Pup at National Night Out 2015! This is going to be a great event....music provided by the Fantastic Shakers, great food, games for the kids, and a chance to meet the officers that help in our community. Learn several tips on public safety awareness and lets work together on making Halifax County a great place! Please share this event with all of your friends and family....its FREE and an event you don't want to miss! Please watch in HD for best results!

Posted by Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Wes Tripp on Monday, July 27, 2015

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