News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (7359)

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

Halifax County law enforcement agencies reported the following:

Friday, 23 June 2017 10:15

Massey dies after lengthy illness

Longtime local funeral director and country gospel singer Harold Massey died this morning, his attorney confirmed.

The victim of an early morning shooting today is in critical condition, Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty confirmed.

Thursday, 22 June 2017 16:25

NCSO gets new addition to canine family

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has a new addition to its canine family.

Faced with two counts of murder in a United Blood Nation federal racketeering indictment, Tyquan Powell is eligible for the death penalty, according to an order signed today denying his pretrial release.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 16:25

Tommy getting protective vest

Handled by Deputy C. Hamm, Tommy will receive a bullet and stab protective vest from the nonprofit Vested Interest in K9s through an anonymous donation.

Debris from a demolished house discovered on property in February has resulted in a felony littering count against a Halifax man.

Tyquan Powell is scheduled for his arraignment and detention hearing Thursday in Charlotte after his indictment in a sweeping United Blood Nation racketeering conspiracy last month.

With approval of its upcoming fiscal year budget this evening, Mayor Emery Doughtie sees the possibility of a brighter economic future for the city.

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