Teen drowns in Lake Gaston

A teenager drowned in Lake Gaston late this afternoon.

WWIA tourney winners

USSSA Wounded Warriors In Action Memorial Tournament was held this past Saturday at the Northampton Wellness Sports Complex in Jackson.

Undefeated one day Champions

The Roanoke Rapids based U12 travel girls fast pitch team RV Power 04 traveled to Kinston Saturday for the one day "USSSA Queen of the Hill" tournament.

M.A.D.E. Men Mentoring 1st annual 3 on 3 winners

The RRspin Sports and Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation sponsored M.A.D.E. Men Mentoring 3 on 3 basketball tournament was a big success for founder Nazair Jones.

Roanoke Valley girls softball photo gallery

Photos from Friday nights RVGSL U8 softball games.

Man flown to Vidant after car topples on him

An unidentified Gaston man was flown to Greenville in critical condition this morning after a vehicle he was attempting to get off a trailer fell on him.

Conway, RR set Memorial Day services

The town of Conway will host a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday in the Veterans Memorial Park located at 215 West Main Street.

Photo gallery: Made Men Mentoring basketball tourney

The Made Men Mentoring 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament got under way today at T.J. Davis.

RRHS 2016 class receives more than $3.5 million in scholarships

The Roanoke Rapids High School Class of 2016 received more than $3.5 million in scholarships today at the annual Senior Awards ceremony.  

June 7 associate high court justice primary set

Halifax County voters will be voting on the state Supreme Court Associate Justice primary on June 7.
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A teenager drowned in Lake Gaston late this afternoon.

Teen drowns in Lake Gaston

A teenager drowned in Lake Gaston late this afternoon.

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Man flown to Vidant after car topples on…

An unidentified Gaston man was flown to Greenville in critical condition this morning after a vehicle he was attempting to get off a trailer fell on him.

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Conway, RR set Memorial Day services

The town of Conway will host a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday in the Veterans Memorial Park located at 215 West Main Street.

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RRHS 2016 class receives more than $3.5 …

The Roanoke Rapids High School Class of 2016 received more than $3.5 million in scholarships today at the annual Senior Awards ceremony.  

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June 7 associate high court justice prim…

Halifax County voters will be voting on the state Supreme Court Associate Justice primary on June 7.

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17-year-old charged in April robbery, as…

Roanoke Rapids police Thursday arrested a boy wanted by the Halifax County Sheriff's Office in an armed robbery and assault which occurred on April 5.

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RRPD blotter: May 24-26, 2016

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Captain Bobby Martin:

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Juvenile in secure detention following s…

A juvenile who was released to the custody of a guardian for an attempted vehicle breaking and entering Monday is now in juvenile detention after he was charged with similar...

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HCSO roundup: More wanted in Three Flags…

A March shooting in the parking lot of a Weldon convenience store appears to be tied to a previous dispute, the detective investigating the case said today.

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The bear: Wildlife, police steer cub tow…

Shortly past 11 a.m., after a little more than a mile chase by a sergeant with the state Wildlife Resources Commission, a bear cub went back into the woods around...

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Belmont students honor RRHS graduating c…

Members of the 2016 graduating class of Roanoke Rapids High School got an early practice run on their commencement march Wednesday.

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Loan option could help to fulfill police…

Several major capital expenses within the city's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year may be funded through loans, documents and discussion during Wednesday's work session show.

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Enfield police seek man in evening shoot…

Enfield police are looking for a 35-year-old man who this evening fired shots following a dispute.

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T.J. supervisor, city planner back on ta…

A T.J. Davis supervisor and city planner are back on the table for consideration after a Roanoke Rapids City Council budget work session today.

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Photo gallery: Pomp, ceremony, support

Students at Belmont Elementary School this afternoon cheered on members of the 2016 graduating class of Roanoke Rapids High School.

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BarnBurner bringing Soul to Roanoke Rapi…

BarnBurner Promotions announce their next event at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre will be "Southern Soul"

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Weldon investigating morning armed robbe…

Weldon police are investigating an armed robbery in which the victim was struck several times before wresting a gun away from the suspect.

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RRPD blotter: May 20-May 22, 2016

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

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County budget available for inspection

With little discussion this morning, Halifax County commissioners laid its 2016-2017 fiscal year budget on the table for public scrutiny.

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Man sought for questioning in Hobgood fi…

An ongoing dispute has led to warrants and the Halifax County Sheriff's Office seeking a Hobgood area man for questioning in two fires.

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Store clerk charged in April beating of …

An Enfield store clerk who reportedly beat a customer with brass knuckles was charged Saturday by the town's police department.

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BarnBurner Promotion announce lip sync b…

BarnBurner announces lip sync sign ups for July battl.

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BarnBurner Promotions to showcase local …

BarnBurner Promotions has announce a new concert series called "Carolina Mixup" to showcase local talent.

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Brown to present budget with 5-cent tax …

Monday, Halifax County Manager Tony Brown will present commissioners with a proposed budget for the next fiscal year which calls for a 5-cent tax increase.

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Woman charged for letting 11-year-old dr…

A woman who in April posted a video to social media of her 11-year-old driving a vehicle in the roadway was charged Thursday by Enfield police.

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RRPD blotter: May 16-18, 2016

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

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Scotland Neck man sought in Thursday nig…

Warrants have been obtained for the arrest of a Scotland Neck man wanted in a Thursday night shooting.

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Seaboard man accepts plea deal in case l…

A Seaboard man whose brother is awaiting sentencing on federal drug charges has pled guilty and is also awaiting a federal sentencing, court records show.

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Bears inside city limits a common occure…

A bear sighting inside the city limits Wednesday night created a social media stir, but it's not the first time they have been spotted, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission...

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Disturbance call leads to rape charges

A Roanoke Rapids man has been charged on sexual assault counts following a report of a disturbance call Wednesday night in the 1000 block of Vance Street.

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Man escapes injury in Garysburg fire

A morning house fire in Garysburg was determined to be unintentional, according to a statement from Gaston Fire and Rescue.

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VFW honors BarnBurner

VFW Post 3072 Tuesday night presented plaques of appreciation to BarnBurner Promotions for a donation it made to the post.Pictured, from left, are: Buford White, Doug Pittard, Julie Powell of...

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County 4-Hers shine in district competit…

There are all kinds of statistics explaining how speaking in front of an audience is one of the population’s greatest fears.

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Man charged in Nov. standoff scheduled f…

A Roanoke Rapids man who held officers at bay during a November standoff is scheduled for federal arraignment in New Bern on June 14, court records show.

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Two arrested in chase ending at Mills St…

Two people were arrested Tuesday evening after the driver of a vehicle refused to stop when a Roanoke Rapids police officer witnessed a traffic violation.

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SECU has plans to save, display veteran …

State Employees' Credit Union has agreed to build a decorative fence to display the banners honoring veterans on Tenth Street when it builds its new branch.

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Lindsay joins Rural Health lake practice

Dr. Carlotta Lindsay has joined Rural Health Group's Lake Gaston family practice, replacing Dr. Richard Gross who retired.

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Littleton man sentenced for mailing hero…

A Lake Gaston area man was sentenced in Wilmington federal court for shipping heroin through the mail.

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Recovery summit: Sheriff open to jail pr…

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said he is open to discussing the possibilities of an addiction recovery program at the county detention center.

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Recovery summit: Addiction stories

Recovery can happen.

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Photo gallery: Celebrating recovery

Approximately 200 people attended this evening's Recovery Summit held at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre.

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RRPD blotter: May 13-15, 2016

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

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Vehicle impoundment leads to arrest warr…

The impoundment of a vehicle last week in Weldon has now led to a warrant for the arrest of the man reportedly linked to it.

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ACP awards Rural Life Center $10K grant

The Halifax County Rural Life Center will discuss with county management the best way to use a $10,000 grant awarded it by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Friday.

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Travis Tritt rocks sold out show

Grammy and CMA award winner Southern Rock/Country singer Travis Tritt rocked the sold out crowd Friday night at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre.

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RRPD blotter: May 9-11, 2016

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

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Task force impounds vehicle following dr…

The City County Drug Task Force impounded a vehicle today after receiving complaints drugs were being sold from it.

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Four face charges in April check larceny

Four people have been arrested on forgery and uttering counts stemming from an April 29 investigation by the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

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Canine sweep led to discovery of RR-boun…

A routine check by a Wilson police dog handler alerted authorities to a package containing nearly 12 pounds of marijuana which was destined for a Roanoke Rapids business, a search...

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Summit to celebrate addiction recovery

Monday night will celebrate addiction recovery and attempt to peel off the layers of stigma attached to it.

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Avenue business owner charged with marij…

A Roanoke Avenue business owner was arrested on marijuana trafficking counts today following a tip from Wilson police.

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Couple charged with insurance fraud foll…

A Roanoke Rapids couple has been charged with insurance fraud and conspiracy after reportedly filing an insurance claim on a car they reported stolen.

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LaChance named '16 RRGSD Teacher Ambassa…

Students lined the hallways and cheered this morning at Belmont Elementary for one of their own.

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Three teens charged in school fray

Three teens have been charged in a fight which broke out at Northwest Halifax High School Wednesday, arrest records show.

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Roanoke Valley Sports

WWIA tourney winners

USSSA Wounded Warriors In Action Memorial Tournament was held this past Saturday at the Northampton Wellness Sports Complex in Jackson.

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Undefeated one day Champions

The Roanoke Rapids based U12 travel girls fast pitch team RV Power 04 traveled to Kinston Saturday for the one day "USSSA Queen of the Hill" tournament.

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M.A.D.E. Men Mentoring 1st annual 3 on …

The RRspin Sports and Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation sponsored M.A.D.E. Men Mentoring  3 on 3 basketball tournament was a big success for founder Nazair Jones.

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Roanoke Valley girls softball photo gall…

Photos from Friday nights RVGSL U8 softball games.

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Photo gallery: Made Men Mentoring basket…

The Made Men Mentoring 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament got under way today at T.J. Davis.

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Clary's Speedway off this week

Clary's Speedway is off this weekend for the Memorial Day Holiday.

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Halifax Academy 2015-16 Athletic awards

Halifax Academy held it's 2015-16 Athletic Awards banquet Thursday night and the following athletes won awards:

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Halifax Academy retires Williams #51 jer…

Halifax Academy held it's 2015-16 Athletic Banquet Thursday and Senior Kelly Williams had her #51 basketball jersey retired.

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Hammack closes season with 6th HR

Braxton Hammack finishing up the season on the Wahoos with his 6th out if the park home run. 

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Northeast Academy 2015-16 athlete winner…

Northeast Academy recently held its 2015-16 Athletic awards Banquet and presented it's athlete students with awards.

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Teens test at Clary's Speedway

Clary's Speedway, the 3/10 mile oval dirt track located in Brinkleyville was invaded Tuesday by teenagers.

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Optimist players of game 5.24.16

Tuesday night Optimist pitching machine division players of the game.

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Optimist players of game 5.23.16

Monday night Optimist pitching machine division players of the game.

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McClenny receives 3rd annual Carleen Goo…

Scholarship honors coach & student at same time.

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Given's big city lightz shine

Given's Dance Studio of Roanoke Rapids held it's annual recital this past Saturday night at "The Center" on the Halifax Community College campus in Weldon.

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McClenny and Snyder named 2016 Athletes …

The 2015-16 Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Awards were announced at Monday night's Athletic Banquet.

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Swarm basketball finish 2nd in MB

Roanoke Rapids based travel basketball team Swarm traveled to Myrtle Beach to play in the South Carolina State championship tournament this past weekend.

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2016 Canal Marathon and 8K results and p…

The rain didn't stop the 7th annual Roanoke Canal Half Marathon and 8k Saturday morning in Roanoke Rapids.

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Warriors back to their winning ways

The Roanoke Rapids youth travel basketball team Warriors headed to Chesapeake VA to participate in the Xplosion Beach Classic Saturday.

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Three Vikings selected to All-State

The NCISAA announced the 1A women's soccer All-State team with three Halifax Academy Lady Vikings earning honors.

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Jessica Norman place 2nd in State meet

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association held the 1A Track and Field Championships at Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University

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Optimist players of game 5.19.16

Thursday night Optimist pitching machine division players of the game.

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Halifax ladies finish 3rd in State

The #4 seed Halifax Academy fell short Friday in the Softball 1A NCISAA State Championship play-offs to the #1 seed Cape Fear Christian Academy.

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Week long rain cancels Saturday's race

Clary's Speedway cancels for Saturday Night

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Coach Tickel holding Volleyball camp

2016 Summer Volleyball Clinics for rising 8th-12th grade only.

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Vikings fall to loser bracket but still …

The #4 seed Halifax Academy Lady Vikings (12-4) upset the #1 seed Cape Fear Christian Academy (8-7-1) Thursday morning in the NCISAA 1A State Championship play-offs, then fell to #3...

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Lady Vikings upset #1 seed at State Play…

The #4 seed Halifax Academy Lady Vikings (11-4) has upset the #1 seed Cape Fear Christian Academy (8-6-1) Thursday morning in the NCISAA 1A State Championship play-offs.

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Halifax recognized 2016 baseball seniors

Halifax Academy last home baseball game was cancelled due to rain, so the 2016 senior baseball class was recognized Wednesday night at their home softball game.

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Halifax advances in State play-offs

Halifax Academy (10-4) #4 seed hosted Pungo Christian Academy (14-5) #5 seed Wednesday, one day later due to the weather in the opening round of the 1A NCISAA State Softball...

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Vikings lose heartbreaker in state play-…

The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings soccer team traveled to Community Christian Tuesday for the second round of the NCISAA 1A Soccer State Championship play-offs.

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RVGSL U8 softball action 5.16.16

In Monday night U8 RVGSL action reported to RRspin Sports, A.M Customs defeated Bounce n Bounce 10-5.

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ECU's Hernandez named NCBA "POW…

First year ECU Club Baseball member Roanoke Rapids High graduate and ECU Junior Abel Hernandez earned  his 2nd National "Player of Week" award for 2016 for his performance this past weekend...

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Northampton adult men and women softball…

  The Northampton County Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its Open Men and Women Slow Pitch Softball Leagues through June 15, 2016.

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Northampton youth baseball sign-ups

The Northampton County Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for Boys Baseball Program ages 8 - 15.

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Halifax softball game postponed until We…

Due to the forecasted weather the game moved back one day.

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Jones hosting 3 on 3 for his program

Roanoke Rapids High Alumnus and current UNC Defensive football player Nazair Jones is coming home to host a High school level three on three basketball tournament as a fundraiser for...

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