News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (7360)

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

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:42

Hobgood man charged following chase

A Hobgood man has been charged in a Monday night chase which required himself and the pursuing officer to be treated for minor injuries sustained in the aftermath.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 06:56

Officer, suspect injured in chase

Multiple charges are pending following a chase Monday night in which an alleged suspect and Scotland Neck police officer sustained minor injuries.

Monday, 12 June 2017 17:55

Weldon man faces attempted B&E counts

A 65-year-old Weldon man faces three counts associated with attempted residential break-ins, according to town police Chief James Avens.

Monday, 12 June 2017 13:51

Police seek two in weekend assault

Roanoke Rapids police are looking for two men wanted in a breaking and entering and assault in the Meadowbrook Mobile Home Park area off Fourth Avenue.

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following:

An effort is underway to rekindle Weldon’s longstanding railroad history with a push to bring an Amtrak depot to the town.

Two men charged in a sweeping racketeering probe among United Blood Nation members have entered not guilty pleas.

With support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Halifax County Public Health System will expand a program aimed at decreasing obesity by encouraging physical activity and healthy eating within the county’s three school districts.

United States Eastern District Attorney John Stuart Brice gives detailed reasoning for recommending proposed sentences to the defendants who accepted pleas in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case.

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