News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (6970)

The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue — Edward R Murrow

Friday, 20 January 2017 18:03

Elam signs contract to begin HCC presidency

Michael Elam signed a three-year contract today to become the fifth president of Halifax Community College.

Friday, 20 January 2017 16:47

Roanoke Valley crime briefs

Crime reports from across the Roanoke Valley:

Drug sweeps which occurred hours apart resulted in the seizure of trafficking amounts of cocaine as well as money and guns.

Goodwill Community Foundation donated $22,372 to Halifax County Schools to purchase and house commercial washers and dryers at all 10 schools in the district.

Roanoke Rapids police are looking for a man who allegedly fired gunshots in the area of the 700-800 blocks of Vance Street Wednesday night.

Thursday, 19 January 2017 22:17

Medlin set for state DYW competition

Mira Medlin was selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Roanoke Valley this past June, winning more than $7,500 in scholarships and prizes.

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board agreed this evening to continue deliberation of a proposed rezoning which could lead to a senior apartment complex in the Becker Drive area.

Some took to it quickly. Others had to be coaxed and one still has to be convinced there is nothing to fear.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 17:20

15-year-old charged in student stabbing

An 18-year-old was stabbed and a 15-year-old arrested in an assault which occurred in a boy’s restroom on the campus of Northwest Halifax High School Tuesday afternoon.

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