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Northampton adult softball championship set
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Youth football jamboree set
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Halifax falls in conference opener
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Labor Day traffic enforcement under way
The Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Labor Day holiday. According to AAA, 35.5 million people are expected travel during the Labor Day period. READ MORE ...
Ducky Derby entertainment lineup set
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Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County News from RRSpin
Thursday, 03 September 2015 18:36

The Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Labor Day holiday. According to AAA, 35.5 million people are expected travel during the Labor Day period.

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Labor Day traffic enforcement under way

Labor Day traffic enforcement under way

The Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Labor Day holiday. According to AAA, 35.5 million people are expected travel during the Labor Day period.

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Ducky Derby entertainment lineup set

Ducky Derby entertainment lineup set

The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the entertainment lineup for its annual Ducky Derby.

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Bond of brothers: Plate sale to help wou…

Bond of brothers: Plate sale to help wounded vet

The bond between the two brothers is deep.

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HCSO seeks tips in July 22 robbery

HCSO seeks tips in July 22 robbery

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a July 22 armed robbery at a business on Knight Road in Hollister.

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Six more Rockfish defendants allowed pre…

Six more Rockfish defendants allowed pre-trial release

The six remaining defendants scheduled for detention hearings today in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case were allowed to be released from federal custody on special conditions, court records filed...

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Pleas taken in Peterson, Pierce murders

Pleas taken in Peterson, Pierce murders

Co-defendants in the Brandon Peterson murder case took pleas recently, the Halifax County Clerk of Courts Office confirmed.

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18-year-old charged in weekend vehicle B…

18-year-old charged in weekend vehicle B&E spree

An 18-year-old Roanoke Rapids man has been charged in a string of weekend car break-ins.

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Council OKs Barrett Street closure

Council OKs Barrett Street closure

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening approved a street-closing order which will help in the eventual construction of a new Manning Elementary.

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Man arrested in June break-in

Man arrested in June break-in

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a larceny from an address on Highway 158 in Roanoke Rapids in June.

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NCSO reports sex offense, BE&L arres…

NCSO reports sex offense, BE&L arrests

A Capron, Virginia, man has been arrested on a count of indecent liberties with a minor and four counts of assault on a child under 12.

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Six Rockfish defendants released from fe…

Six Rockfish defendants released from fed custody

Six defendants in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case were released from federal custody today, according to documents filed in the court record.

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Lonesky, Medlin among the Great 100 nurs…

Lonesky, Medlin among the Great 100 nurses

Halifax Regional Medical Center reports Hope Lonesky, clinical supervisor, and Tracy Medlin, labor and delivery nurse, will be recognized among The Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina for 2015.

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Man wanted in burglary, breaking and ent…

Man wanted in burglary, breaking and entering

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Steven Webster Carpenter, 48, of Littleton.

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Memos lay out detention arguments for th…

Memos lay out detention arguments for three in Rockfish

Three of the Operation Rockfish defendants have specifically asked the court to be released from federal custody and into other arrangements the court sees fit.

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Man sought on indecent liberties counts

Man sought on indecent liberties counts

Roanoke Rapids police are looking for Wesle Ja'won Pugh, who is wanted for three counts of indecent liberties with a minor.

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School zone enforcement nets violations

School zone enforcement nets violations

The opening of schools in Roanoke Rapids last week saw extra patrols around those zones and bus routes.

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The Colonial: Life where the ghosts of V…

The Colonial: Life where the ghosts of Vaudeville walked

Roanoke Rapids resident Doug Wright is living out his dream at South Hill's Colonial Theatre.

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Checkpoint yields 44 grams, arrest

Checkpoint yields 44 grams, arrest

A Friday night checking station at the Zoo Road North and West Tenth Street intersection yielded 44 grams of marijuana.

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Teen with child in vehicle charged after…

Teen with child in vehicle charged after high-speed chase

A 17-year-old girl who was driving with a child in the car was arrested following a chase Friday in which speeds reached more than 100 miles per hour.

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Weldon seeks info on store heist

Weldon seeks info on store heist

The Weldon Police Department is seeking information on three people, one of them who went behind the counter of the New Dixie Mart and took a drop containing $300.

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Woman charged with child sex offense

Woman charged with child sex offense

A Roanoke Rapids woman was charged Thursday with first-degree sex offense involving a child under the age of 6.

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RRPD blotter: August 24-27

RRPD blotter: August 24-27

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

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Woman charged with bogus BE&L call

Woman charged with bogus BE&L call

A Weldon woman has been charged with filing a false police report in an apparent attempt to get out of paying debt, the Halifax County Sheriff's Office reports.

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Cousins charged in larcenies

Cousins charged in larcenies

Cousins face larceny charges in cases reported earlier this month.

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Couple charged in task force raid

Couple charged in task force raid

A boyfriend and girlfriend were charged with possession of a 22-gram rock of cocaine following a City County Drug Task Force raid today.

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Speakers touch on education, goals at lu…

Speakers touch on education, goals at luncheon

With the county still studying its options after a lawsuit was filed against it Monday, board of commissioners Chairman Vernon Bryant said education is the key to make the county...

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Scott faces more charges after Weldon pr…

Scott faces more charges after Weldon probe

A man already charged with stealing a water hose from an elderly victim faces more charges lodged by the Weldon Police Department.

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Man injured after construction site fall

Man injured after construction site fall

A man was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after falling from the roof of a two-story modular being assembled at Wesley's Housing Center on East Tenth Street.

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State high court likely to appoint judge…

State high court likely to appoint judge in school lawsuit

Halifax County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Alma L. Hinton says another judge will most likely be assigned to the bench in the Silver versus the Halifax County Board of...

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Drug drop on Strip results in pot pop

Drug drop on Strip results in pot pop

A followup on drug complaints in the South Weldon area known as The Strip resulted in the confiscation of five bags of marijuana packaged for sale today.

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No posts Tuesday

No posts Tuesday

I will not be publishing Tuesday as I am attending funeral services for the mother of my best friend from college who is flying in from California.

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RRPD blotter: August 21-23

RRPD blotter: August 21-23

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

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Lawsuit challenges three-district school…

Lawsuit challenges three-district school system

A 38-page lawsuit filed today on behalf of students in the Halifax County School System claims the maintenance of three separate systems “obstructs Halifax County's students from securing the opportunity...

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Conway seeks help in trailer theft

Conway seeks help in trailer theft

The Conway Police Department is investigating the theft of a 20-foot Better Built trailer taken from a parking lot at 301 West Main Street.

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Sweepstakes probe to continue following …

Sweepstakes probe to continue following DA conference

After what he said was a productive meeting today, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said investigation of two Internet sweepstakes businesses which reopened in Roanoke Rapids will continue.

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RRPD blotter: August 17-20

RRPD blotter: August 17-20

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

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'Smurf' takes plea in Tann murder

'Smurf' takes plea in Tann murder

Herman Lee “Smurf” Edwards has been admitted to Central Prison in Raleigh after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Lorenzo Tann Jr.

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No day at the beach after pot discoverey

No day at the beach after pot discoverey

A couples plans for a trip to Virginia Beach became dashed Thursday when a Weldon police officer observed a man fall while trying to get into a vehicle and about...

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HCSO investigating reopening of 2 sweeps…

HCSO investigating reopening of 2 sweepstakes businesses

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp confirmed this morning two Internet sweepstakes-type businesses are operating in Roanoke Rapids.

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NCSO seeks clues in Garysburg shooting

NCSO seeks clues in Garysburg shooting

A victim was shot once in the shoulder after telling a man who approached him he didn't have cigarettes, a lighter or money.

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Man arrested on outstanding pot warrant

Man arrested on outstanding pot warrant

City County Drug Task Force Agents D. McKeel and D. Radford located and arrested Andrew Patrick Pierce 51, of Little Deep Creek Road, today.

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From father to son, patriotic roots run …

From father to son, patriotic roots run deep

They are cut from the same mold, Patsy Daniels says of her son, Brian, and her grandson, Hunter.

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Elderly victim loses money in grand priz…

Elderly victim loses money in grand prize scam

An elderly victim in Roanoke Rapids was taken for what city police Chief Chuck Hasty said was thousands of dollars in a scam grand prize drawing.

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Court sets new detention hearings for 12…

Court sets new detention hearings for 12 Rockfish defendants

In light of appeals filed in their previous detention orders, new hearings will be held in the cases of 12 defendants in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case.

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Two arrested on Va. governor's warrants

Two arrested on Va. governor's warrants

The City County Drug Task Force today arrested two people on governor's warrants issued from the state of Virginia.

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Weldon investigating sexual assault at p…

Weldon investigating sexual assault at park

The Weldon Police Department is seeking information on a call of a sexual assault occurring Tuesday evening at River Falls Park.

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Vincent to take plea in Operation Rockfi…

Vincent to take plea in Operation Rockfish

Wardie Vincent Jr. has entered a plea agreement with the federal government for his crimes in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case.

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Council gives nod to Crestview expansion

Council gives nod to Crestview expansion

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening approved all procedures which will lead to the expansion of Crestview Cemetery.

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Man sought in two afternoon shootings

Man sought in two afternoon shootings

Roanoke Rapids police and Halifax County Sheriff's Office investigators have issued warrants for the arrest of a man wanted in two drive-by shootings occurring five minutes apart this afternoon.

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Barking up the wrong trees: Timber damag…

Barking up the wrong trees: Timber damage counts lodged

A Woodland couple surrendered to the Northampton County Sheriff's Office today following an investigation in which they were charged with cutting down trees on property they were renting.

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Trooper arrests Ga. fugitive following s…

Trooper arrests Ga. fugitive following stop

A state Highway Patrol trooper today arrested a Georgia fugitive who escaped from a work detail last week.

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Girl scouts achieve Silver Award

Girl scouts achieve Silver Award

For five members of Girl Scout Troop 377, their Silver Award project was made of work, education and even a few hugs.

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RRPD blotter: August 14-15

RRPD blotter: August 14-15

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

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Three-year-old B&E, assault case end…

Three-year-old B&E, assault case ends in arrest

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office has solved a more than three-year-old breaking and entering case which involved the assault of the victim.

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KIPP losses on road

KIPP losses on road

KIPP High football fall on road trip to Hobbton Thursday night 6-33.

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Northampton adult softball championship …

Northampton adult softball championship set

Northampton adult end of season slow pitch softball tournament.

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Youth football jamboree set

Youth football jamboree set

The Halifax - Northampton Youth Football League has set September 12th as league jamboree.

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Halifax falls in conference opener

Halifax falls in conference opener

Halifax Academy volleyball team traveled to Kerr-Vance Academy to open conference play Thursday.

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Soccer players saftey main concern durin…

Soccer players saftey main concern during storm

Officials called Wednesday's Roanoke Rapids vs KIPP soccer match after storm pops up.

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Yellow Jackets cross-scountry action Tue…

Yellow Jackets cross-scountry action Tuesday

The Roanoke Rapids High School Cross Country Teams traveled to Durham on Tuesday for a Northern Carolina Conference Meet. 

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City youth flag football deadline Saturd…

City youth flag football deadline Saturday

Roanoke Rapids Parks & Recreation is now taking registrations for Youth Flag football.

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USSSA Roanoke Valley softball 9.1.15

USSSA Roanoke Valley softball 9.1.15

The 2015 USSSA Roanoke Valley Industrial & Church League slow pitch softball scores.

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Halifax cross-country saw action Monday

Halifax cross-country saw action Monday

Halifax Academy Cross Country ran against CIC opponents in Wake Forest this past Monday.

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Northampton extends Co-ed softball sign-…

Northampton extends Co-ed softball sign-ups

The Northampton County Recreation Department has extended accepting team registrations for it's open men & women co-ed slow pitch softball league through September 11, 2015.

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Northampton adult softball tournament re…

Northampton adult softball tournament results 9.1.15

The Northampton County Recreation Adult Men's slow pitch softball season end tournament.

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Jackets earn conference opener on road

Jackets earn conference opener on road

The Roanoke Rapids lady Jackets volleyball team opened the 2A Northern Carolina conference play on the road at DSA.

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Halifax volleyball continues to win

Halifax volleyball continues to win

Halifax Academy Lady Vikings volleyball team hosted Cape Fear Christian Academy Tuesday afternoon.

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Friday Night Lights September 4, 2015 sc…

Friday Night Lights September 4, 2015 schedule

Friday Night Lights Local High School Football Match-ups week three .

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Lady Jackets volleyball wins at home

Lady Jackets volleyball wins at home

Roanoke Rapids wins  non-conference at home in 5 sets.

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Pratt set to start in ECU season opener

Pratt set to start in ECU season opener

East Carolina released their depth chart for starters this Saturday's season opener in Greenville against Towson.

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Rain wins tonight in the Northampton adu…

Rain wins tonight in the Northampton adult softball tournament

Northampton Parks & Recreation staff Robby Birdsong stated tonight's August 31 games have been moved to Tuesday September 1.

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RRHS game two stats 2015

RRHS game two stats 2015

Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets football players & stats Roanoke Rapids 21 - Brunswick County VA 26.

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KIPP game two stats 2015

KIPP game two stats 2015

KIPP High Pride football stats: KIPP High  30  vs North East Carolina Prep   48

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Halifax Academy game two stats 2015

Halifax Academy game two stats 2015

Halifax Academy Vikings football player stats in game two August 28st 56-14 win over Hobgood Academy Raiders.

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Kareem Martin Night

Kareem Martin Night

Roanoke Rapids Alumnus Kareem Martin honored Friday night.

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Friday Night Lights results August 28, 2…

Friday Night Lights results August 28, 2015

Friday Night Lights Local High School Football Match-ups week two.

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USSSA Roanoke Valley softball 8.27.15

USSSA Roanoke Valley softball 8.27.15

The 2015 USSSA Roanoke Valley Industrial & Church League slow pitch softball scores.

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Jackets soccer shuts out KIPP

Jackets soccer shuts out KIPP

Roanoke Rapids soccer earned their first win of the season Thursday night at Hoyle field

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JV Jackets football wins

JV Jackets football wins

Roanoke Rapids JV football Yellow Jackets traveled to Brunswick County Thursday night.

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Halifax beats Wilson Christian on the co…

Halifax beats Wilson Christian on the court

Halifax Academy volleyball team hosted Wilson Christian Thursday afternoon.

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Friday Night Lights August 28, 2015 sche…

Friday Night Lights August 28, 2015 schedule

Friday Night Lights Local High School Football Match-ups week two .

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Northampton adult softball tournament re…

Northampton adult softball tournament results

The Northampton County Recreation Adult Men's slow pitch softball season end tournament.

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Halifax Vikings pull off win in five set…

Halifax Vikings pull off win in five sets

Halifax Academy Lady Vikings volleyball team hosted Parrott Academy Wednesday afternoon.

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Halifax Softball for Holt Gordon

Halifax Softball for Holt Gordon

Still looking for former Halifax Academy lady Vikings softball players for the 1st Annual Viking Alumni Slow-Pitch softball game that will benefit Senior Holt Gordon.

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Friday is Kareem Martin Night at RRHS

Friday is Kareem Martin Night at RRHS

The Roanoke Rapids High School Varsity Yellow Jackets will host the Brunswick County Virginia Bull Dogs Friday night at Hoyle field.

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Local business offers free pizza Friday

Local business offers free pizza Friday

Discount Tire of Roanoke Rapids loves their community and appreciate the support everyone shows them everyday!

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3rd Annual Brotherhood Bash set

3rd Annual Brotherhood Bash set

Make your plans to be part or even just watch the 3rd Annual Brotherhood Bash softball Tournament hosted by the Roanoke Rapids Fireman's Club.

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Rooker released

Rooker released

Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jacket Jake Rooker released from HRMC.

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USSSA Roanoke Valley softball 8.25.15

USSSA Roanoke Valley softball 8.25.15

The 2015 USSSA Roanoke Valley Industrial & Church League slow pitch softball scores.

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Jackets fall on road trip

Jackets fall on road trip

The Roanoke Rapids men's soccer team traveled to Rocky Mount Tuesday night for a rematch of last weeks season opener against Rocky Mount.

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