News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (7288)

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

Country singer Colton James and American Builder Brian Gurry have a common bond — a love of country and a respect for the men and women who protect it.

Gang ties to a 2016 murder in Scotland Neck have been uncovered in a sweeping indictment of United Blood Nation members following a federal investigation.

Friday, 19 May 2017 14:43

Man charged in pizza delivery robbery

A Roanoke Rapids man has been arrested in the Wednesday night robbery of a pizza delivery driver on Vine Street.

Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:30

Agents serve warrants in RR, Weldon

The City County Drug Task Force served three warrants today, one in Weldon and two in Roanoke Rapids.

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board on a 5-2 vote this evening agreed to pass on a recommendation of approval for a conditional use permit which could lead to an electronic gaming operation at Becker Village Mall.

Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:31

Pizza driver robbed at gunpoint

A pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night on Vine Street after a call was placed for an order.

With two identified in a Monday larceny at Family Dollar on Highway 158, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department seeking information on one which occurred Tuesday at the same location.

Nearly five months after submitting plans to the city, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet opened its doors to the public today.

Ian Barkley Coles will serve a 60-month sentence in federal prison after taking a plea in his weapons case.

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