Man faces more trouble after pot plant discovery

The City County Drug Task Force is looking for a man with outstanding warrants who is now in more trouble after Halifax County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered a marijuana plant growing near his residence Thursday.

HCC receives $1 million in workforce development grant funds

Halifax Community College has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal grant funds from the United States Department of Labor as part of a strategic workforce development initiative involving three other North Carolina community colleges, according to HCC President Ervin V. Griffin Sr.

Weldon police blotter: June 14-22, 2016

The Weldon Police Department reported the following:

Sheriffs encourage safe, responsible holiday fun

The sheriff’s offices of Halifax and Northampton counties are encouraging residents to enjoy a safe and responsible Fourth of July weekend.

Roanoke Rapids police blotter: June 27-30, 2016

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

The Monk Clary Memorial Friday & Saturday Night July 1st & 2nd

The 4th Annual Racing Event Honoring Monk Clary The Speedways Namesake, Family Man, Championship Late Model Driver, Businessman And Was A Friend To All!

Summer soccer camp wraps up

The Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation along with the Roanoke Rapids High School held a Soccer Camp for 3rd-7th graders at the TJ Davis Recreation Department.

BarnBurner Lip Sync set for July

It's time to battle it out. Join BarBurner Promotions for a Lip Sync Battle on The Roanoke Rapids Theatre's stage Saturday, July 23rd.

Softball tourney for Gaston Rescue

The Gaston Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting a fundraising Coed slow-pitch softball tournament/raffle on August 6th, 2016, at Dwight Hall Field in Gaston.

Enfield man charged with possession of stolen hunt club items

An Enfield man arrested Wednesday allegedly had items in his possession which were stolen from an area hunting club, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reports.
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The City County Drug Task Force is looking for a man with outstanding warrants who is now in more trouble after Halifax County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered a marijuana plant growing near his residence Thursday.

Man faces more trouble after pot plant d…

The City County Drug Task Force is looking for a man with outstanding warrants who is now in more trouble after Halifax County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered a marijuana plant...

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HCC receives $1 million in workforce dev…

Halifax Community College has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal grant funds from the United States Department of Labor as part of a strategic workforce development initiative involving three...

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Weldon police blotter: June 14-22, 2016

The Weldon Police Department reported the following:

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Sheriffs encourage safe, responsible hol…

The sheriff’s offices of Halifax and Northampton counties are encouraging residents to enjoy a safe and responsible Fourth of July weekend.

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Roanoke Rapids police blotter: June 27-3…

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

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BarnBurner Lip Sync set for July

It's time to battle it out. Join BarBurner Promotions for a Lip Sync Battle on The Roanoke Rapids Theatre's stage Saturday, July 23rd.

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Enfield man charged with possession of s…

An Enfield man arrested Wednesday allegedly had items in his possession which were stolen from an area hunting club, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reports.

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Valley launches July 4 events Saturday

Several Independence Day events are scheduled throughout the Roanoke Valley this weekend starting with a parade in Littleton Saturday and ending Monday with fireworks shows in Halifax, Hobgood and Jackson.

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Third person charged in armed robbery ov…

A Garysburg man who is listed as an absconder by the state Department of Public Safety was charged today in Emporia for warrants related to a February armed robbery over...

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Man wanted in November B&E brought b…

A man wanted in a November breaking and entering was brought back to Halifax County Monday to face charges in the case.

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Three charged in Cedar St. robbery

Three teens were charged in a late Tuesday night robbery in the 400 block of Cedar Street.

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Butler sworn as city school superintende…

New Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools Superintendent Dain Butler was sworn in by Judge W. Turner Stephenson III this evening at the city school board's monthly meeting.

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Fields taken into custody in mill villag…

Trevon Fields, who was wanted in a June 23 breaking and entering, has been taken into custody, Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Chuck Hasty confirmed.

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Man sought in June 23 B&E

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of an 18-year-old in a breaking and entering in the 300 block of Henry Street last week.

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Virginia man arrested in April wallet th…

An April wallet theft from Roanoke Rapids High School has been tied to a Petersburg, Virginia, man currently in custody in Dinwiddie County.

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Stansbury, Woodley cases granted inclusi…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department will be allowed to include the cases of Shonda Stansbury and James “Peanut” Woodley in a special FBI repository it believes will provide more resources...

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New catheter system 'game-changer' for H…

Halifax Regional Medical Center is the first and only hospital in North Carolina, as well as Virginia and South Carolina, to currently use a new catheter system to restore blood...

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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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The Monk Clary Memorial Friday & Sat…

The 4th Annual Racing Event Honoring Monk Clary The Speedways Namesake, Family Man, Championship Late Model Driver, Businessman And Was A Friend To All!

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Summer soccer camp wraps up

The Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation along with the Roanoke Rapids High School held  a Soccer Camp for 3rd-7th graders at the TJ Davis Recreation Department.

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Softball tourney for Gaston Rescue

The Gaston Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting a fundraising Coed slow-pitch softball tournament/raffle on August 6th, 2016, at Dwight Hall Field in Gaston.

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Warren headed to Georgia thanks to suppo…

Rising Roanoke Rapids High school senior Colby Warren is headed to Atlanta today for baseball thanks to many Roanoke Valley supporters. 

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"Touch a Truck" event set for …

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp, Ross McKinney & friends are in the planning stages of a "Touch a Truck" event for July 30th.

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RVGSL all-stars Area tourney set

The Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League 2016 All-stars Little Tarheel Area softball tournament has been set for July 8-12th in Camden.

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Are you ready for a big weekend at Clar…

The 4th annual Monk Clary Memorial race event takes place this Friday and Saturday, July 1st and 2nd at Clary's Speedway in Brinkleyville, North Carolina.

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Gaston Buckeyes host registration night

The 2016 Halifax/Northampton Youth (Midget) Football League (7-12 years old as of July 1, 2016) Gaston Buckeyes are accepting registrations.

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Under 10's finish 2nd in Area tourney, n…

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association's Under 10 All-Star team lost for the second time to West Raleigh in the Eastern NC Area Cal-Ripken Tournament in Snow Hill.

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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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