Merritt strikes lottery gold again

Robert Merritt won the lottery – again.

Hathaway tenders resignation; Jackson tapped as interim

Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Thomas Hathaway tendered his resignation Wednesday, citing personal reas...

Reported AC thief identified as Edwin Branch

Tips and published media reports have led to the identification of a man who reportedly walked out o...

Briggs, Crew named KapStone foresters

KapStone Kraft Paper Corporation recently named Joe “Joey” H. Briggs, Jr. and S. Ellis Crew to the p...

Teen sought in U.S. Cellular B&Es

With three juveniles already arrested in break-ins at U.S. Cellular, Roanoke Rapids police are now l...

Alleged Madison St. shooting suspect ID'd

Roanoke Rapids police have identified the alleged Madison street shooting suspect as Motique D. Jack...

Caudle upbeat about Main Street progress

Christina Caudle is upbeat about the Main Street Roanoke Rapids program.

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Thursday, 24 July 2014 14:40

Robert Merritt won the lottery – again.

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Merritt strikes lottery gold again

Merritt strikes lottery gold again

Robert Merritt won the lottery – again.

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Hathaway tenders resignation; Jackson ta…

Hathaway tenders resignation; Jackson tapped as interim

Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Thomas Hathaway tendered his resignation Wednesday, citing personal reasons, City Manager Joseph Scherer confirmed today.

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Reported AC thief identified as Edwin Br…

Reported AC thief identified as Edwin Branch

Tips and published media reports have led to the identification of a man who reportedly walked out of Walmart with three window air conditioning units earlier this month.

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Briggs, Crew named KapStone foresters

Briggs, Crew named KapStone foresters

KapStone Kraft Paper Corporation recently named Joe “Joey” H. Briggs, Jr. and S. Ellis Crew to the position of forester at the Roanoke Rapids Mill.

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Teen sought in U.S. Cellular B&Es

Teen sought in U.S. Cellular B&Es

With three juveniles already arrested in break-ins at U.S. Cellular, Roanoke Rapids police are now looking for a fourth person.

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Alleged Madison St. shooting suspect ID…

Alleged Madison St. shooting suspect ID'd

Roanoke Rapids police have identified the alleged Madison street shooting suspect as Motique D. Jackson of Weldon.

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Caudle upbeat about Main Street progress

Caudle upbeat about Main Street progress

Christina Caudle is upbeat about the Main Street Roanoke Rapids program.

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Woman reportedly sold rental items to pa…

Woman reportedly sold rental items to pawn shop

A woman who allegedly cashed checks on a closed account and sold rental property to a pawn shop is being sought by the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

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Woman sought for bad checks surrenders

Woman sought for bad checks surrenders

A woman being sought for cashing checks on a closed account was arrested Monday, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

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Gaston investigates shooting into house

Gaston investigates shooting into house

Gaston police are investigating a shooting call where around 27 shots were fired at a house on Pleasant Hill Road.

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Plans for skate park move forward

Plans for skate park move forward

Plans for a skateboard-BMX park at T.J. Davis Recreation Center are moving forward, Parks and Recreation Director John Simeon told the recreation advisory committee this evening.

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Photos released of Dollar General suspec…

Photos released of Dollar General suspect

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office this evening released surveillance camera photos of a man who robbed the Dollar General store this afternoon.

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Sheriff's office investigating Dollar Ge…

Sheriff's office investigating Dollar General robbery

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General Store on Bolling Road.

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Judges working together on judicial merg…

Judges working together on judicial merger plan

District court judges who are currently presiding in the soon-to-be merged judicial districts of 6A and 6B are working together along with other officials to address concerns that might arise... Read more

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Woman sought for cashing bad checks

Woman sought for cashing bad checks

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Sabrina Dent in reference to 17 counts of worthless checks written on a closed account.

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Speed contributing factor in Sunday fata…

Speed contributing factor in Sunday fatal

Speed and possible alcohol use are believed to be contributing factors in a crash that claimed the life of a Littleton man Sunday morning.

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Sheriff's office probes Bacon Rd. shooti…

Sheriff's office probes Bacon Rd. shooting

A shooting occurred around 12:30 a,m. today on Bacon Road in the Littleton area.

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Man drowns at Lake Gaston

Man drowns at Lake Gaston

A 68-year-old man drowned this evening off a cove in the Eastern Shores subdivision of Lake Gaston.

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Warrant filed in Madison Street shooting

Warrant filed in Madison Street shooting

An alleged suspect has been identified and warrants are on file in a shooting that occurred in the 300 block of Madison Street Friday night.

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Pair charged in Dollar General larceny

Pair charged in Dollar General larceny

A boyfriend and girlfriend have been charged for allegedly stealing items from the Dollar General store on Bolling Road last week.

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Green was awaiting trial in drive-by

Green was awaiting trial in drive-by

The man Roanoke Rapids police charged with obstructing officers Thursday night was out on bond and awaiting a court date stemming from a drive-by shooting in Garysburg last year.

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Khai arrested on weapon counts

Khai arrested on weapon counts

A convicted felon and man who faces an attempted murder charge were arrested Thursday night following a disturbance call on Old Farm Road.

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Weldon's violent day began with Communit…

Weldon's violent day began with Community House shooting

A day of violence in Weldon Thursday began with an attempted shooting and pistol-whipping at 209 Ransome Circle — a trouble spot that has already been in the news two... Read more

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Weldon seeks clues in Thursday murder

Weldon seeks clues in Thursday murder

Weldon police are investigating a murder that occurred late Thursday night on Ransome Circle in the Scoco Park Community at the County Road intersection.

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Davis captured in Virginia

Davis captured in Virginia

Kevin Lee-Andre Davis, wanted in a Tuesday night shooting on Carter Street, was captured early this morning in Henrico County, Virginia.

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2014 Ducky Derby set

2014 Ducky Derby set

The 2014 Ducky Derby tickets are available now for a chance to win a $2,000 grand prize.

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Library gets grant for science, health b…

Library gets grant for science, health books

In the photo below, Parks and Recreation Director John Simeon and Head Librarian Jeff Watson stand beside science and health books for children and young adults purchased with grant proceeds... Read more

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Minister's case continued until July 30

Minister's case continued until July 30

A Roanoke Rapids minister facing a count of indecent liberties with a child had his first appearance in Halifax County District Court continued Wednesday.

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Partnership seeks input from children on…

Partnership seeks input from children on river use

The Roanoke River means many things to different people.

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Dollar General larceny suspects ID'd

Dollar General larceny suspects ID'd

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office has identified two people wanted for allegedly stealing items from the Dollar General Store on Bolling Road last week.

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Lemonade stand: Realizing the fruits of …

Lemonade stand: Realizing the fruits of their labor

After realizing the fruits of their labor through a lemonade stand, the owner of Blessed Assurance Summer Camp plans to return the kindness the community showed her daycare.

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ID of purported suspects sought in store…

ID of purported suspects sought in store larceny

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help in identifying two people possibly involved in a larceny at Dollar General on Bolling Road.

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Warrant filed, man sought in Carter St. …

Warrant filed, man sought in Carter St. shooting

A Roanoke Rapids man is wanted in a shooting that occurred on Carter Street around 8:30 Tuesday night.

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RRGSD staff changes include new football…

RRGSD staff changes include new football coach; AD

The Roanoke Rapids Board of Education approved several personnel changes this evening for the 2014-15 academic year including a new principal at Chaloner Middle School, athletic director, and coach at... Read more

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Charter senior discount now in effect

Charter senior discount now in effect

The Roanoke Rapids Charter Communications office was not aware that a 10 percent senior citizen discount was supposed to be applied following approval of the last franchise agreement with the... Read more

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Skateboard-BMX plans discussed for TJ

Skateboard-BMX plans discussed for TJ

Plans for a skateboard and BMX park are in the works for T.J. Davis Recreation Center, city council was told this evening.

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Police seeks leads in Walmart AC theft

Police seeks leads in Walmart AC theft

Roanoke Rapids police are a looking for a man who loaded a Walmart shopping cart with three window air conditioning units and left without paying.

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Man wanted for bigamy surrenders

Man wanted for bigamy surrenders

A man wanted for two counts of bigamy turned himself into the Halifax County Sheriff's Office Monday.

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Police seek info on church break-in

Police seek info on church break-in

Roanoke Rapids police are seeking information on a break-in reported July 1 at Chockoyotte Baptist Church.

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Man faces multiple counts in Scotland Ne…

Man faces multiple counts in Scotland Neck B&Es

Multiple warrants have been filed and more are expected against a Scotland Neck man for break-ins and larcenies that occurred from April through May.

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Second Thelma Road robbery suspect surre…

Second Thelma Road robbery suspect surrenders

The second person wanted in a May robbery in the Thelma Road area surrendered over the weekend.

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Abandoned vehicle probe leads to heroin …

Abandoned vehicle probe leads to heroin find

A vehicle found in a ditch Saturday night off Thelma Road led to an investigation in which 66 bindles of heroin was seized.

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Faulty wiring believed to be Sunday fire…

Faulty wiring believed to be Sunday fire cause

The State Bureau of Investigation has determined a fire at 206 Robinson Drive Sunday appears to have been caused by firing wiring.

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SBI notified after fourth fire at same a…

SBI notified after fourth fire at same address

The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to determine the cause of a fire at 206 Robinson Drive outside Roanoke Rapids Sunday.

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Enfield man wanted on bigamy counts

Enfield man wanted on bigamy counts

An Enfield man is wanted by the Halifax County Sheriff's Office on two counts of bigamy.

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COP honored for service; welcome back Hu…

COP honored for service; welcome back Hux

Citizens on Patrol, a group that assists the Roanoke Rapids Police with community events, was honored by the department and welcomed back an original member recovering from an injury.

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Pilgrim charged with assault and battery…

Pilgrim charged with assault and battery in RR

A man charged late Thursday with an attack and robbery in Thelma Road area in May was originally arrested by Roanoke Rapids police with assault and battery.

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Leads cold in pizza driver heist attempt…

Leads cold in pizza driver heist attempts

Leads in two pizza delivery driver robbery attempts in May have turned cold, Roanoke Rapids Police Department detectives said today.

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Man on probation charged in Halifax B…

Man on probation charged in Halifax B&E

A Scotland Neck man already in jail for a probation violation was served a warrant today for a breaking and entering in Halifax that occurred late last month.

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One arrested, one sought in Thelma Road …

One arrested, one sought in Thelma Road assault

A man wanted for allegedly assaulting a victim and then using his financial card at Walmart in Rocky Mount has been arrested.

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RR man gets fed time for pot, gun counts

RR man gets fed time for pot, gun counts

A Roanoke Rapids man has been sentenced to 100 months in federal prison on drug and gun charges, according to United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker.

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Night Out aims to bring community, polic…

Night Out aims to bring community, police together

Three law enforcement agencies are coming together again this year for the annual National Night Out celebration.

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Webb set for Costa Rican exchange experi…

Webb set for Costa Rican exchange experience

A lifelong dream for one Roanoke Rapids High School Student is about to come true this summer.

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Sorensen joins cancer center team

Sorensen joins cancer center team

Roanoke Valley Cancer Center announces that board certified radiation oncologist Michael Sorensen is joining the practice.

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Roanoke Valley Sports

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U15 All-stars Babe Ruth ENC State runner…

U15 All-stars Babe Ruth ENC State runner-ups

U15 Jackets never gave up.

 

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July 22 RR Adult softball results

July 22 RR Adult softball results

Roanoke Rapids Adult Softball
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Roanoke Rapids Football conditioning

Roanoke Rapids Football conditioning

All Roanoke Rapids 2014 football players.

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U15 American League divisions Champions

U15 American League divisions Champions

RR U15 All-stars headed to

ENC State Championship.

 

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Women's league beats weather

Women's league beats weather

Brief showers almost wins second try.
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Allen's bat was hot in Raleigh

Allen's bat was hot in Raleigh

Not 1 or 2 or 3, but 4.

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Valley Cheer having school supply drive

Valley Cheer having school supply drive

Valley Cheer Cheerleaders Cheerful Givers

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Fundraiser for RV Swimmer

Fundraiser for RV Swimmer

Help Support Bella.
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Rain wins opening night of adult softbal…

Rain wins opening night of adult softball

Mother Nature postpones opening night.
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RR U15 All-stars rain delayed Monday

RR U15 All-stars rain delayed Monday

All games rained out
Monday in Pembroke.
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Littleton duo win Wake Board competition…

Littleton duo win Wake Board competitions

Wake Board Weekend Champions.
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U8 Sluggers are World Series Champions

U8 Sluggers are World Series Champions

Travel baseball team win 
the rings and trophy.
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U13 boys All-stars season comes to a clo…

U13 boys All-stars season comes to a close

The Roanoke Rapids U13
All-stars finish State Tourney
with a 1-2 record.
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U15 advance to American League Champions…

U15 advance to American League Championship

One game away from the

Babe Ruth Baseball

Eastern NC State

Championship game. 

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Sluggers win Challenges

Sluggers win Challenges

Golden Arm and Home-run 
derby winners.
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Carolina Sluggers 1-1 at East Coast Worl…

Carolina Sluggers 1-1 at East Coast World Series

Sluggers Travel baseball in 
Rocky Mount.
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U15 advance in State Tourney

U15 advance in State Tourney

First round bye and second round win.

 

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U13 All-stars fall in game two

U13 All-stars fall in game two

A Late night start pays a toll.
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RR U15 All-stars head to State tourney

RR U15 All-stars head to State tourney

U15 All-stars open State tourney Saturday.

 

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Valley swim team wins at home

Valley swim team wins at home

The T.J. Davis pool was 
overtaken with swimmers.
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U13 All-stars advance

U13 All-stars advance

U13 All-stars still alive in State tourney.

 

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Mustangs still have room

Mustangs still have room

Still time for Pee Wee 
football with Mustangs.
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Discount Tire donates to Mustangs

Discount Tire donates to Mustangs

Purchase a tire and help 
football team.
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Softball camp wrapping up

Softball camp wrapping up

Roanoke Rapids Recreation Softball camp is a hit.

 

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Powers lands game hit to remember

Powers lands game hit to remember

A game, ball players dream of.
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City youth Flag football sign ups

City youth Flag football sign ups

The Roanoke Rapids Parks 
and Recreation is currently
accepting youth flag football
registrations for ages 7-9.
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RR U13 baseball All-stars ready for Stat…

RR U13 baseball All-stars ready for State

No District and straight to State Tournament.

 

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Downeast Panthers champions

Downeast Panthers champions

The Downeast Lady  Panthers 
won the National Championship
in Myrtle Beach,SC July 11,2014.
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U8 girls fall in district

U8 girls fall in district

Roanoke Valley drops two games on opening day.

 

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CSL coming to life in Gaston

CSL coming to life in Gaston

Community Softball League starts Summer 2014.

 

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Could RRHS have a new football coach

Could RRHS have a new football coach

 

No Official Release made.

 

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RR U9 All-stars season over

RR U9 All-stars season over

Roanoke Rapids U9 finish 1-2 at State Tourney.

 

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RR U10 All-stars season comes to an end

RR U10 All-stars season comes to an end

Roanoke Rapids eliminated fro State Tourney.

 

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U10 Boy All-stars fall in opening game

U10 Boy All-stars fall in opening game

no looking to move up through the loser bracket.

 

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RR U9 Boys fall in game two

RR U9 Boys fall in game two

 

Roanoke Rapids U9 Baseball All-stars still 1-1 overall.

 

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RR U9 All-stars open with a win at State…

RR U9 All-stars open with a win at State tourney

U9 boys worked for a win Friday.

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