Halifax Academy varsity sweep Kerr-Vance

Halifax Academy basketball hosted Kerr-Vance Academy Friday night in Halifax.

Youth baseball sign-ups have began

RR Youth Baseball Association - Registration for the 2017 spring baseball season is now underway.

Lady Jackets remain undefeated in conference play

The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets basketball teams traveled to North Carolina School of Science and Math Friday night.

NEA at Pungo results

Northeast Academy basketball teams traveled to Pungo Thursday night.

Middle school basketball action 1-19-17

The RMSAA (Roanoke Middle School Athletic Association) basketball conference boys and girls basketball results from Thursday January 19th reported to RRspin.com/Sports

Elam signs contract to begin HCC presidency

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

Roanoke Valley crime briefs

Crime reports from across the Roanoke Valley:

Littleton drug raids result in cocaine trafficking counts

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

Donation allows clean approach to school attendance

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.

Warrants filed, man sought in Wednesday shooting

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

Elam signs contract to begin HCC preside…

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

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Roanoke Valley crime briefs

Crime reports from across the Roanoke Valley:

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Littleton drug raids result in cocaine t…

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

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Donation allows clean approach to school…

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.

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Warrants filed, man sought in Wednesday …

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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Medlin set for state DYW competition

Mira Medlin was selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Roanoke Valley this past June, winning more than $7,500 in scholarships and prizes.

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Planning board to continue deliberation …

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board agreed this evening to continue deliberation of a proposed rezoning which could lead to a senior apartment complex in the Becker Drive area.

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Leading them to water: Program helps con…

Some took to it quickly. Others had to be coaxed and one still has to be convinced there is nothing to fear.

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15-year-old charged in student stabbing

An 18-year-old was stabbed and a 15-year-old arrested in an assault which occurred in a boy’s restroom on the campus of Northwest Halifax High School Tuesday afternoon.

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HCSO roundup: Armed robbery arrest, drug…

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Chief Deputy Scott Hall:

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Tillmon trial now scheduled for April

Antonio Tillmon’s Operation Rockfish trial in federal court has been moved to the April 24 term, court records show.

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Chief honors officers, city employee at …

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty honored several officers during Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

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Beach Boys kick off MRAC season Saturday

The  Meherrin River Arts Council (MRAC) kicks off its thirty-fourth anniversary season starting this Saturday night January 21, 2017 with the Beach Boys.

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No makeup days for Roanoke Rapids studen…

Roanoke Rapids students will not have to make up the three days they missed from school because of last week’s snow storm.

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Council seeks installment financing brea…

The city has received a $300,000 bid for installment financing to make repairs to the pool at Chaloner Recreation Center.

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City gaming regs to remain unchanged

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening voted to not make any changes to its electronic gaming regulations.

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County school system sets make-up days

Halifax County Schools students will attend school on the following dates to make up for days missed due to last week's inclement weather:

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RRPD blotter: January 13-16, 2017

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

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Photo gallery: Giving back, giving warmt…

More than 300 coats were collected during a drive over the Christmas holiday season as part of a charitable endeavor between the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and Oak Grove Baptist...

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HCSO seeks clues in Essex sweepstakes ro…

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery which occurred last Friday at Diamond City Sweepstakes which is located in the Essex Plaza off Highway 561.

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MLK Day events set in Halifax, Northampt…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events will be held in Halifax and Northampton counties.

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Edmonds faces county charges

A man who faces numerous charges mainly related to vehicle break-ins filed by the Littleton Police Department now faces charges from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

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RRPD blotter: January 10-12, 2017

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

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Littleton man arrested in weekend B&…

A Littleton man was charged today with 13 counts of breaking and entering motor vehicles as well as other related counts, the town’s police department reported this evening.

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Another delay possible in Tillmon trial

A possible delay in the trial of Operation Rockfish defendant Antonio Tillmon could be in the offing after his new attorney filed a motion for a continuance in the police...

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Chamber president candidate interview: J…

The executive committee and the search committee of the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce has narrowed its choice of candidates for the president/CEO position to two finalists.

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Possible gang ties investigated followin…

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and City County Drug Task Force is investigating the possibility of gang ties to a man who already faces a charge stemming from a 2016...

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Thursday delays

Here are the known delays for Thursday:

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Pair with pending court dates face more …

A man and woman who already have pending court dates are scheduled for court appearances in February after their arrests Tuesday on breaking, entering and larceny counts related to the...

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Chamber president candidate interview: W…

The executive committee and the search committee of the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce has narrowed its choice of candidates for the president/CEO position to two finalists.

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Wednesday closings and delays

Here are the known closings and delays for Wednesday:

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City gets clean audit, but must look at …

While the city is not in financial trouble, it can’t afford to keep using significant amounts of reserve funds to balance its budget.

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Weldon man charged in Monday robbery

A Weldon man was charged Monday in an afternoon armed robbery.

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Tuesday closings and delays

Here are the known closings and delays for Tuesday:

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Police investigating possible illegal tr…

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating the possible illegal transportation of cigarettes after 150 cartons were discovered on a charter bus which broke down in the city this morning.

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RRPD blotter: January 6-7, 2017

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

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Morning fire consumes Scotland Neck hous…

Fire destroyed a house on East Tenth Street in Scotland Neck this morning.

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Monday closings and delays

Here are known closings and delays for Monday:

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Extremely cold temperatures to follow in…

The National Weather Service says snow should be tapering off by late this afternoon or early this evening.

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RR public works: Snowfall total could be…

The Roanoke Rapids Public Works Department has treated roads with some 18,000 gallons of brine as it awaits a winter storm which could bring as much as a foot of...

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Weldon seeks info on beer theft

The Weldon Police Department is investigating a larceny which occurred at New Dixie Mart located at 1617 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway in Weldon on December 31 around 10:45 pm.

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RRPD blotter: December 30, 2016-January …

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

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NWS: Valley at risk for heaviest amounts…

The Roanoke Valley is one of the areas in Central North Carolina which is at risk for heaviest amounts of snowfall, the National Weather Service in Raleigh reported at its...

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HCSO roundup: Beer theft; cocaine arrest

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following:

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Car stuck, drugs flushed in Faulcon Rd. …

Drugs were found in a septic tank and two men were detained after their car got stuck following an afternoon raid in the Faulcon Road area Wednesday.

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County men, one identified as alleged sh…

Two Halifax County men are among four people who have been charged in a murder and armed robbery in Burlington.

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2016 task force stats released

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp released the 2016 statistics for the City County Drug Task Force.

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Murder charge lodged in Monday shooting

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office is still trying to determine motive in the Monday morning murder of a 19-year-old Como man.

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Three RRHS students charting course for …

Three Roanoke Rapids High School students have received the Global Navigator Scholarship for summer study abroad programs in France, Italy, and the Dominican Republic.

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Proposed amendments to hunting regs on t…

Proposed amendments to hunting regulations are on the table in Halifax County.

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Man with past fed conviction charged in …

An Enfield man with a past federal conviction was arrested on marijuana charges following a Monday evening raid.

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Scores of pills seized in New Year's Eve…

Painkillers, amphetamines, penicillin and prednisone were part of a New Year’s Eve seizure by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

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RRGSD continues push for early college

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District today received an allocation of its state lottery funds for construction of a building that could become an early college.

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Commissioners recognize Hux and her fami…

Halifax County commissioners today paid respects to the family and honored the memory of the late Rachel Hux.

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Halifax Academy varsity sweep Kerr-Vance

Halifax Academy basketball hosted Kerr-Vance Academy Friday night in Halifax.

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Youth baseball sign-ups have began

RR Youth Baseball Association - Registration for the 2017 spring baseball season is now underway.

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Lady Jackets remain undefeated in confer…

The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets basketball teams traveled to North Carolina School of Science and Math Friday night.

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NEA at Pungo results

Northeast Academy basketball teams traveled to Pungo Thursday night.

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Middle school basketball action 1-19-17

The RMSAA (Roanoke Middle School Athletic Association) basketball conference boys and girls basketball results from Thursday January 19th reported to RRspin.com/Sports

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Middle school basketball action 1-18-17

The RMSAA (Roanoke Middle School Athletic Association) basketball conference boys and girls basketball results from Wednesday January 18th reported to RRspin.com/Sports.

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Halifax varsity sweeps Ridgecroft Wednes…

Halifax Academy hosted Ridgecroft Academy Wednesday night.

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Vikings fall to Bears

The Northwest Halifax Vikings traveled to battle the Hertford County Bears Tuesday night.

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Hobgood basketball action at NEA

Northeast Academy hosted Hobgood Academy in Lasker Tuesday night.

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Patriot boys earn first win of season

Cornerstone Christian swept TEACH Tuesday at their home gym in Gaston. The Cornerstone Patriots boys 43-30 win was their first win of the season and the Lady Patriots 63-25 win improve their...

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NEA falls to Lawrence

Northeast Academy traveled to Lawrence Academy Friday night.

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Varsity Chargers sweep Vikings Saturday

The Weldon Chargers basketball teams traveled to Northwest Halifax Saturday afternoon.

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Jackets and Jaguars split Saturday

The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets basketball teams traveled across the river bridge Saturday to play the Northampton County Jaguars.

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Lady Jaguars beat Tarboro

The Northampton County Lady Jaguars beat Tarboro Vikings 54-27 Friday night.

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Northwest sweeps Oxford Prep

Northwest Halifax Vikings traveled to Oxford for a Tar Roanoke matchup against Oxford Prep.

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Jacket wrestlers improved to 8-0

The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets wrestling team improved to 8-0 Friday after defeating North Johnston 57-17.

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Jackets split conference game on road

The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets varsity basketball teams returned to the court Friday night on the road for a conference matchup against Franklinton Rams.

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Halifax Academy varsity sweeps Epiphany

Halifax Academy traveled to New Bern to battle Epiphany Friday night.

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RAGE sets up ring at NEA

"RAGE Bowl 2017" 

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NEA basketball action at TCCS

The Northeast Academy Eagles basketball team traveled Thursday for a conference game against Terra Ceia Christian.

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RRHS updated remaining basketball schedu…

The Roanoke Rapids High school Remaining Basketball schedule: 

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Middle school basketball returns to acti…

The RMSAA (Roanoke Middle School Athletic Association) basketball conference boys and girls basketball teams were back in action Thursday afternoon.

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Sadler set to race Daytona 500

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) announced today that the team will compete in the 59th running of the Daytona 500 with Elliott Sadler behind the wheel of the No.7...

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Williams earns player of week award

St. Louis, Mo. - Freshman women’s basketball player Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./ Halifax Academy) was named the USBWA (US Basketball Writers Association) Division III National Player of the Week for...

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Halifax Academy alumni Williams continue…

EMORY, Va. - Freshman Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) recorded her ninth double-double with 13 rebounds and a season-high 25 points, while junior Amber Lee (Rockville, Va./Patrick Henry) had nine...

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Adult kosmic dodgeball tournament Champi…

The Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Department held an Adult Kosmic Dodgeball Tournament Friday at the TJ Davis Recreation Center.

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NEA Thursday results hosting Pungo

Northeast Academy hosted Pungo Thursday in Lasker.

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Jackets sweep KIPP in "HIVE"

The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets basketball teams hosted KIPP High at the "HIVE" Thursday night.

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William R. Davie sweeps Rocky Mount Prep

William R. Davie Middle school faced Rocky Mount Prep Thursday afternoon.

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Chaloner sweeps Gaston on court

Chaloner Middle played Gaston Middle in basketball Thursday afternoon.

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Halifax varsity girls improve to 11-1

Halifax Academy traveled to Lawrence Academy Thursday night.

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City recreation youth basketball results…

The Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Youth basketball league results and unofficial standings.

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Roanoke Rapids athletics canceled for Fr…

Due to the threat of severe weather all Roanoke Rapids High School athletic activities scheduled for Friday January 6th and Saturday January 7th have been canceled. 

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Jacket Wrestlers remain undefeated

The Roanoke Rapids wrestlers defeated the North Carolina School of Science and Math 48-34 and Durham Hillside 78-6 Wednesday.

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Wednesday 1-4-17 Middle school basketbal…

 Wednesday January 4th Roanoke Middle School Athletic Association conference basketball game results reported to RRspin Sports

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KIPP boys edge out Weldon on court

KIPP High traveled to Weldon Tuesday night.

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