Drainage issues temporarily close Chaloner pool

The city is currently trying to assess drainage problems at the Chaloner Recreation Center pool which have forced its temporary closure.

Tillmon jury selection slated in September

Jury selection in the Operation Rockfish trial of Antonio Tillmon, the only defendant in the police corruption case to not enter a guilty plea, begins September 19.

Robyne Barnes Memorial softball tourney set

Friends of the late Robyne St. Claire Barnes are planning a fundraiser adult softball tournament.

Warren competed in Powerade State games

Rising Roanoke Rapids High school senior Colby Warren was part of the 2016 NC PowerAde State game Region 1 High School baseball team earlier this month in Raleigh.

U10's in Area tourney Championship Monday

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 10 All-Star team are set for a rematch with West Raleigh Monday June 27th for the Eastern NC Area Cal-Ripken Tournament championship in Snow Hill.

Carolina Mixup photo gallery

This past Saturday BarnBurner Promotions held it's first Carolina Mixup where local artist come together and showcase their talent.

U10's fall in Area tourney, but still not out

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 10 All-Star team fall to loser bracket in Snow Hill for this weekends Eastern NC Area Cal-Ripken Tournament, but still in the hunt for the championship in the double elimination tourney.

Tractor-trailer driver in stable condition after crash

A tractor-trailer driver was listed in stable condition after his rig turned over on Interstate 95 early this morning.

U9, U11 and U12's all-stars are done in State tourney

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 9, Under 11 and Under 12 All-Star teams lost their second game today at their Eastern NC State Cal-Ripken Tournaments sending them back to Roanoke Rapids.

U11's still in hunt at State tourney

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 11 All-Star team are in Laurinburg for the Eastern NC State Cal-Ripken Tournament.
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Monday, 27 June 2016 16:00

The city is currently trying to assess drainage problems at the Chaloner Recreation Center pool which have forced its temporary closure.

Drainage issues temporarily close Chalon…

The city is currently trying to assess drainage problems at the Chaloner Recreation Center pool which have forced its temporary closure.

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Tillmon jury selection slated in Septemb…

Jury selection in the Operation Rockfish trial of Antonio Tillmon, the only defendant in the police corruption case to not enter a guilty plea, begins September 19.

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Carolina Mixup photo gallery

This past Saturday BarnBurner Promotions held it's first Carolina Mixup where local artist come together and showcase their talent.

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Tractor-trailer driver in stable conditi…

A tractor-trailer driver was listed in stable condition after his rig turned over on Interstate 95 early this morning.

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Complaint followup leads to drug seizure

A followup on neighborhood complaints by the Halifax County Sheriff's Office led to the seizure of 360 grams of marijuana Friday evening, the City County Drug Task Force reports.

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Chamber announces Small Business Awards

The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors Thursday announced the winners of the Business Awards for 2016.

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Journey for Justice: DA responds

While her office does not have investigative powers, District Attorney Valerie Asbell said today she has reached out to the State Bureau of Investigation and the FBI to assist local agencies...

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Journey for Justice: Never give up

They will never give up.

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Police identify pair wanted in fraud cas…

Roanoke Rapids police have identified two people wanted in an identity theft investigation.

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Two more arrested in Operation Fireball

Arrests in the Operation Fireball drug sting continued this week.

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Police seek two in ID theft case

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is conducting an investigation related to identity theft.

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HCSO investigating widespread vandalism …

Reports of widespread vandalism continue to come in from the Hollister area, the Halifax County Sheriff's Office says.

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HRMC makes history with delivery of trip…

Halifax Regional Medical Center on June 9 delivered three boys, believed to be the first triplet births in the hospital's more than 105 history.

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RRPD seeks help in uptown B&E attemp…

Roanoke Rapids police are seeking information about an attempted breaking and entering of a business in the uptown area of the city.

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Conway man charged in Scotland Neck B…

A Conway man who was sent to Halifax County upon his release from the Southampton County Detention Center in Courtland awaits a July 5 court date on several breaking and...

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Rally to call on DA for assistance in mi…

Officials from the Northampton and Halifax branches of the NAACP Friday will call on the district attorney's office to offer support and create a task force designated to focus on...

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Garner returned to custody after imprope…

Randal Tavaris Garner, a Halifax County Detention Center inmate who was mistakenly released, was taken into custody around 3 this morning.

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Council approves FY 2016-17 budget

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening approved its revenue and spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Council backs 'Chips' woodyard project

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening unanimously approved the Project Chips economic development funding proposal following a public hearing this evening.

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RRPD blotter: June 13-19, 2016

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

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Jail inmate sought after improper releas…

A county jail inmate who was improperly released is currently being sought, Halifax Sheriff Wes Tripp said.

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Medlin named 2017 Roanoke Valley DYW

Mira Medlin was named 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of the Roanoke Valley Saturday.

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County budget passes on 4-2 vote

Commissioners Carolyn Johnson and Marcelle Smith rejected the 2016-17 Halifax County fiscal year budget today.

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RRGSD goes own way with county schools c…

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District will go its own way in sharing sales and use tax revenues with the county school system after reaching an impasse with Weldon.

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Two dead following weekend shooting in P…

Few details are immediately forthcoming following the shooting deaths of two people in the Pendleton area Saturday night.

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Photo gallery: Revolutionary War Days

Revolutionary War Days continues through 4 this afternoon and resumes Sunday in Historic Halifax beginning at noon.

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Sheriff's report may open county pay dis…

The most likely chance for Halifax County commissioners to begin a serious discussion on across-the-board pay raises for employees is expected to come in the upcoming fiscal year.

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Phillips to remain on pretrial release f…

Kavon Phillips, the Operation Rockfish defendant who was charged with driving while impaired in Gates County, will be allowed to remain on pretrial release, according to an order filed in...

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Arrest Thursday may be just the beginnin…

The arrest Thursday of an Enfield funeral director wanted for reportedly bilking a widow out of insurance money may just be the beginning.

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Attempted murder charges lodged in Monro…

Attempted murder charges have been lodged in a Wednesday night shooting which occurred in the 200 block of Monroe Street.

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Solar module company to locate in county

The managing director of a manufacturing company which will produce solar modules says construction of the facility off Highway 561 outside Halifax will begin a month from now.

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Governor's office offers reward in '14 s…

Governor Pat McCrory has signed a proclamation offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for an August 17...

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Documents tie Project Chips to woodyard …

Documents filed within the Roanoke Rapids Planning and Development Department tie the Project Chips economic development project to the proposed operation of a chip mill at KapStone.

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Halifax woman dies in Weldon crash

A 76-year-old Halifax woman died in a two-vehicle collision near Weldon High School Wednesday night.

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Police investigate shooting into Monroe …

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a shooting which occurred around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Monroe Street.

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Moody gets 6-year federal sentence

Sterling Moody has been sentenced to six years in federal prison, the United States Attorney's Office said in a statement.

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Operation Fireball burns reputed street …

Two people were arrested this week on warrants stemming from an undercover narcotics operation spanning several months.

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Marshals, police arrest third person wan…

The third man wanted in a Colonial Heights, Virginia, child abduction was arrested Tuesday night, according to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department.

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Photo gallery: Council special recogniti…

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening recognized several employee milestones and achievements at its regular meeting.

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Mayor expresses future concerns as budge…

The Roanoke Rapids budget for the upcoming year drew no response from residents during a public hearing on the matter.

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Three RR men charged in Colonial Heights…

A Colonial Heights, Virginia, child was found safe in Weldon Monday night after she was abducted from her home.

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Funeral director sought for forging wido…

The Enfield Police Department has obtained felony warrants on a funeral home owner who reportedly forged a widow's insurance policy to pocket $8,000.

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Tillmon enters not guilty plea in Rockfi…

Antonio Tillmon, the only defendant in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case to not take a plea, pled not guilty today to all charges filed against him.

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Quast to enter principal preparation pro…

Chaloner Middle School science teacher and former Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Teacher of the Year Patrick Quast has been selected to participate in the Northeast Leadership Academy, which will...

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RRPD blotter: June 10-12, 2016

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

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Victim airlifted following morning shoot…

An early morning shooting has a left a victim in critical but stable condition, according to Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty.

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RRPD blotter: June 3-June 9, 2016

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

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Task force seeks out feds following Weld…

The City County Drug Task Force has already contacted federal authorities for possible adoption of a case which ended in an arrest in Weldon this morning.

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Complaints drive morning bust in Enfield

Continued citizen complaints about drug activity in Enfield led to an arrest this morning, the town's police department said.

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Police seek help in larceny from Verizon

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the individual in the photo below.

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Vincent, recorder of city's history, ret…

For more than 30 years, Lisa Vincent has recorded the history of Roanoke Rapids as enacted by city council.

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Tillmon may be sole Rockfish defendant t…

A failed motion requesting sentencing of several Operation Rockfish defendants occur this month indicates Antonio Tillmon may be the only person to stand trial in the police corruption case.

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City to also consider Project Chips

The city will consider joining in an economic development project which county commissioners approved Monday.

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43rd Annual Virginia Pork Festival photo…

A few photos from the 43rd Annual Virginia Pork Festival at the Ruritan Club Grounds in Emporia, VA on Wednesday June 8th, 2016 with over 30 pork dishes, beverages, and a...

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Robyne Barnes Memorial softball tourney …

Friends of the late Robyne St. Claire Barnes are planning a fundraiser adult softball tournament.

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Warren competed in Powerade State games

Rising Roanoke Rapids High school senior Colby Warren was part of the 2016 NC PowerAde State game Region 1 High School baseball team earlier this month in Raleigh.

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U10's in Area tourney Championship Monda…

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 10 All-Star team are set for a rematch with West Raleigh Monday June 27th for the Eastern NC Area Cal-Ripken Tournament championship in Snow Hill.

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U10's fall in Area tourney, but still no…

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 10 All-Star team fall to loser bracket in Snow Hill for this weekends Eastern NC Area Cal-Ripken Tournament, but still in the hunt for the championship in the...

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U9, U11 and U12's all-stars are done in …

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 9, Under 11 and Under 12 All-Star teams lost their second game today at their Eastern NC State Cal-Ripken Tournaments sending them back to Roanoke Rapids.

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U11's still in hunt at State tourney

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 11 All-Star team are in Laurinburg for the Eastern NC State Cal-Ripken Tournament.

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U10's continue to advance in area tourne…

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 10 All-Star team are in Snow Hill for this weekends Eastern NC Area Cal-Ripken Tournament.

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U9's fall in State tourney opener

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 9 All-Star team are in Wilmington preparing for this weekends Eastern NC State Cal-Ripken Tournament.

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RVST's 6.23.16 home meet photo gallery

The Roanoke Valley Swim Team (RVST) hosted their first 2016 home swim meet Thursday June 23rd at TJ Davis pool.

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U12's fall but still alive in State tour…

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 12 All-Star team are in New Bern for the Eastern NC State Cal-Ripken Tournament. 

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U11's fall in game one in State tourney

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 11 All-Star team are in Laurinburg for the Eastern NC State Cal-Ripken Tournament.

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U12's advance in State tourney

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 12 All-Star team are in New Bern for the Eastern NC State Cal-Ripken Tournament. 

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U10 baseball all-stars advance

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 10 All-Star team are in Snow Hill for this weekends Eastern NC Area Cal-Ripken Tournament.

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Under 9 State playoff game postponed

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 9 All-Star team are in Wilmington preparing for this weekends Eastern NC State Cal-Ripken Tournament.

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Southampton Motor Speedway in Virginia n…

Southampton Motor Speedway (SMS) in Capron Virginia Official announcement:

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Optimist coach pitch players of game 6.2…

Roanoke Rapids Optimist Club Thursday night T-ball and Coach Pitch players of the game.

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Under 10 all-stars are ready for Area to…

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association has named it's Under 10 All-Star team and they are preparing for this weekends Eastern NC Area Cal-Ripken Tournament in Snow Hill.

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RRHS softball camp complete

The Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation  and Roanoke Rapids High Softball Camp wrapped up last Thursday at the Roanoke Rapids softball Field.

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City adult softball scheduled for July 1…

The Adult Roanoke Valley Softball League is set to start on July 11th according to USSSA commission Butch Barber.

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Under 9 all-stars are ready for State to…

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association has named it's Under 9 All-Star team and they are preparing for this weekends Eastern NC State Cal-Ripken Tournament in Wilmington.

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Are you ready for youth football, regist…

The 2016 Halifax/Northampton Youth (Midget) Football League (7-12 years old as of July 1, 2016) does not kickoff until September, but the eight teams are now holding registrations;

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U11 all-stars are headed to State tourne…

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 11 All-Star team season was extended Tuesday with an invite to the Eastern NC State Cal-Ripken Tournament in Laurinburg this Friday.

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Optimist t-ball and coach pitch players …

Roanoke Rapids Optimist Club Tuesday night T-ball and Coach Pitch players of the game.

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RV Power 03 closes up Spring season stro…

The Roanoke Rapids based Travel Under 14 fast pitch softball team RV Power 03 wrapped up its Spring season this past weekend. 

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RVGSL U12 Regular Season Champs

RVGSL Under 12 Regular Season Champions, Enviva with a Regular season record:  12 wins 1 Tie and 1 Loss.

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Local U8 soccer team at PowerAde State g…

The RVYSA Sidekicks Gold U8 team recently competed in the Powerade State Games of NC in Raleigh.

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Local Teen Wins All American Kyokushin C…

Christian Buffaloe, 16,  recently competed in the "2016 All American Kyokushin International Karate Championships" in New York City on June 18th.

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Calling all 2016 William Davie football …

On Tuesday, June 21st at 5pm at William R Davie Middle School there will be a parents and players football interest meeting for the upcoming 2016 football season.

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June 18th Clary's Speedway results

Clary's Speedway June 18th Race Results:

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Three runners shine in Virgina meet

Three members of the Roanoke Valley Track Club traveled to Suffolk Virginia to participated in the 18th Atlantic Coast Invitational.

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Under 12's fall, but still headed to Sta…

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 12 All-Star team fall in the Eastern NC Area Cal-Ripken Tournament in Snow Hill, but with the fourth place finish are invited to the State...

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Optimist t-ball and coach pitch players …

Roanoke Rapids Optimist Club Thursday night T-ball and Coach Pitch players of the game.

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Lady Jackets reunited again

Several Roanoke Rapids High school Lady Jackets softball alumni reunited on the field again Saturday night in the RRspin.com Sports sponsored 2nd Annual Roanoke Rapids Lady Jackets alumni slow pitch softball game.

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U12's remain alive in area tourney

After three games the Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 12 All-Star team is still alive in the Eastern NC Area Cal-Ripken Tournament in Snow Hill.

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The U11 all-stars season comes to a clos…

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 11 All-Star team season came to a close Saturday in the Eastern NC Area Cal-Ripken Tournament in Winterville.

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Warriors champions

The Roanoke Rapids based 8th grade Roanoke Rapids Warriors AAU travel basketball team traveled to Rocky Mount Saturday to play in the Sonic Boom AAU basketball tournament. 

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