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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, 16 June 2017 15:44

NAACP to honor essay winners

The Halifax County Branch of the NAACP will present awards to the 12 winners of the 2017 essay contest at 7 p.m. Monday.

One of two men wanted in a Meadow Mobile Home Park assault surrendered to Roanoke Rapids police Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, 15 June 2017 19:32

Couple charged in morning bust

A boyfriend and girlfriend were arrested on cocaine and marijuana counts this morning in Weldon.

In a repeat of proceedings Wednesday, United States Judge Malcolm Howard today sentenced the remaining Operation Rockfish defendants who took pleas in the police corruption case to serve prison time.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 23:02

44th Virginia Pork Festival photo gallery

Photos by Randy Wrenn from the 44th Virginia Pork Festival Wednesday 14, 2017 in Emporia.

The first four defendants in Operation Rockfish to face sentencing after their pleas apologized to the court, saying they accepted responsibility for their actions.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 09:07

Pedestrian struck on Highway 158

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a pedestrian collision Tuesday night at the intersection of Highway 158 and Daniels Street.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:50

Fire causes minimal damage to apartment

A fire which originated in and around a linen closet at Laurel Glen Apartments Tuesday is under investigation to determine a cause.

In 1781 Cornwallis’s army was making its way from Wilmington to Yorktown, the site of their ultimate surrender.

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