News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

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Saturday, 05 June 2010 14:35

The state of the streets

More than half of the streets in Roanoke Rapids need some maintenance, a 2009 pavement condition report notes.

Saturday, 05 June 2010 14:34

Raising miracle dogs

At a first glance, Saundra looks like your typical Labrador Retriever as she calmly rests at Becky Flynn’s feet.

Saturday, 05 June 2010 14:33

Northampton boards vow cooperation

Reprinted with permission from the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald


At their working group meeting on Wednesday, the Northampton County Board of Education and the Northampton County Board of Commissioners agreed they must work together.

Friday, 04 June 2010 14:32

Northampton ready for Farm Festival

Reprinted with permission from the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald


Good ol’ family fun will be found once again at the Northampton County Farm Festival.

Reprinted with permission from the Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer


Five members of the Army Corps of Engineers from the Corps' Lewisville, Texas. facility are working with local volunteers on Lake Gaston in an attempt to test a theory that native aquatic plants can drive out the lake's hydrilla infestation. Philip Edwards, Todd Sliger, Dr. Michael Smart, Gary Dick and Lynde Dodd spent May 25 and 26 surveying over one hundred wire enclosures placed in 18 locations around the lake.
The enclosures were set into the lake in 2006. Some were stocked with native plants and some were designed as controls to see if grass carp were effective in controlling the lake's hydrilla infestation.

Thursday, 03 June 2010 14:28

Man faces seven new fraud counts

A Roanoke Rapids man already facing three fraud counts now faces seven more after three additional victims came forward.

Thursday, 03 June 2010 14:27

A new twist to Weldon baseball program

This year there is a twist.

Boys and girls from 7 to 15 will still learn baseball and softball fundamentals but they will also learn about life as the Weldon Police Department begins its second year of the Badges for Baseball program.

Thursday, 03 June 2010 14:26

Two more additions to Pork festival

News that two new groups, the Petersburg Police Department and Taylors Mill Hunt Club will be among the participants in this year's 36th annual Virginia Pork Festival greeted volunteers May 26 at their annual dinner held at Greensville Ruritan Club.

Thursday, 03 June 2010 14:25

Answers sought on Warren non-renewals

Three days after the Warren County Board of Education failed to renew the contract of Warren County High School (WCHS) Principal Carolyn Faucette, more than 60 teachers, parents, students, alumni and others gathered outside the school system's central administrative office in Warrenton demanding answers about why the contract was not renewed.