News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (4418)

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Friday, 20 August 2010 00:40

Cotton clarifies academic proposal

Weldon City Schools Board of Education Chair Pattie Cotton tonight clarified a proposed academic policy discussed at a forum last week.

Thursday, 19 August 2010 20:34

Crimestoppers most wanted

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office is looking for Alvin Laron Johnson, 38 from Roanoke Rapids for assault on a female, communicating threats, larceny, domestic protective order violation and a probation violation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

Thursday, 19 August 2010 17:37

Derby to offer family events

The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce 2010 Ducky Derby will have plenty of offerings for families.

Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:39

Police probe credit card theft


This man is wanted for using a stolen credit card at the Marathon store.


The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is investigating separate reports of people using stolen debit cards to pay for merchandise.

Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:02

Man faces child abuse, assault counts

A Roanoke Rapids man was charged this morning with child abuse and assault with a deadly weapon for feigning to stab a nine-year-old child with a knife.

Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:35

Three charged after crashing gate


Avent, left, and Richardson


Three people were charged Wednesday night after they crashed through a gate at Roanoke Valley Auto works and attempted to steal vehicles from the business on Hinson Street.

Thursday, 19 August 2010 08:23

Jefferson arrested without incident


A man wanted for allegedly chasing a child who wouldn’t give him a hug with a knife and for inappropriately touching another child was arrested this morning without incident.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010 19:13

Thieves targeting riding mowers

Secured and unsecured riding lawn mowers are being targeted by thieves, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010 18:51

RR man to serve fed time for child porn

A Roanoke Rapids man who illegally downloaded more than 11,000 photos of minors engaged in sexual activity will spend more than 12.5 years in federal prison.