News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (7138)

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

A Scotland Neck man chose the wrong path today and allegedly surrendered his crack cocaine and glass pipe to a Halifax County Sheriff's Office narcotics agent.

Friday, 11 October 2013 16:52

Local dog takes national spotlight

The nation’s top therapy dog, a pit bull named Elle from Roanoke Rapids, was named American Hero Dog during this past weekend's American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

Friday, 11 October 2013 16:30

Edwards gets Odom superintendent post

Claudette Edwards has been named the new superintendent at Odom Correctional Institution.

The Halifax County Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched a new website:

Friday, 11 October 2013 15:21

Ramble on: Paddle event set

Roanoke River Partners and Halifax County Tourism will host the sixth annual Roanoke River Ramble Saturday, November 2.

Friday, 11 October 2013 13:42

Scherer responds to report

City Manager Joseph Scherer today responded to a report published by and read widely locally on Yahoo, listing Roanoke Rapids as the third poorest city in the country.

Thursday, 10 October 2013 15:43

Two RRHS students nominated for Morehead-Cain

Two Roanoke Rapids High School seniors have been nominated for the oldest, most prestigious merit scholarship program in the United States, The Morehead-Cain.


Wednesday, 09 October 2013 21:43

Marijuana, crack found during warrant service

Service of an outstanding order for arrest in Enfield today led to the arrest of two people on marijuana and cocaine charges.

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 17:41

State superintendent also warned school system

State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson also warned Halifax County Schools of decisions that could lead to “dire consequences” and have a “detrimental fiscal impact” on the system and its students.


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