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, 09 August 2013 10:18

Man charged in Wednesday shooting

A Wednesday night shooting on Sam Powell Dairy Road has led to the arrest of a 73-year-old Roanoke Rapids man.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 15:59

Ducky Derby has Friday lead-in this year

Ducky Derby will be a weekend event this year that starts Friday, September 20, with a block party in Weldon and ends with the traditional festivities on September 21 that lead up to the rubber duck race on the Roanoke River.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:31

Man wanted in coin box break-in

The Weldon Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly damaged a coin machine in an attempt to steal money from it.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 15:35

Pizza store heist thwarted by alarm

An armed robbery attempt at Papa Johns on Premier Boulevard was thwarted Tuesday night when the store alarm sounded.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 14:35

Littleton man dies in hit and run

A Littleton man died Tuesday night after he was struck by a motorist on Faulcon Road in the Littleton area.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:55

Rhoades named VP of HCC advancement

Dr. Dianne Rhoades has been named the vice president of institutional advancement at Halifax Community College and executive director of the HCC Foundation Inc.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:30

Tripp takes reins of sheriff's office

Wes Tripp took the oath of office as sheriff of Halifax County today while a courtroom-full of supporters, deputies and family and friends looked on.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 20:19

City pops a cap to prevent flooding

The city, with some help from a C.D. Williams crane today, popped a cap — on top of a pipe in Rochelle Pond to prevent flooding.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 19:38

Apartment developer pulls rezoning request

The developer of a high-end apartment complex on Cross Creek Parkway has withdrawn his rezoning request from further consideration by the city, Roanoke Rapids Planning and Development Director Kelly Lasky told council at its work session this evening.

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