News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (4088)

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Tuesday, 08 June 2010 14:48

Northampton proposes tax hike

Reprinted with permission from the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald

The budget that will come before the Northampton County Board of Commissioners for their final decision in two weeks will include a nine-cent tax increase and no new county staff positions.

Tuesday, 08 June 2010 14:47

Council approves health insurance plan

City employees will get new health insurance but one council member said it will end up costing employees more.

Tuesday, 08 June 2010 14:47

Budget hearing draws three speakers

Two of the three people who spoke at tonight’s public hearing on the proposed budget for Roanoke Rapids spoke against a proposed fitness center and the cemetery selling monuments.

Tuesday, 08 June 2010 14:46

Council nixes fitness center, monuments

The city will have to find $103,489 to balance the proposed budget after council tonight scrubbed a proposal for a fitness center and monument sales and left in a full time position in planning and development proposed to be cut.

Monday, 07 June 2010 14:45

Detention officer finds pot in sock

A detention officer found five bags of marijuana in a sock while processing an inmate who later Saturday allegedly swiped a can of tobacco off a detective’s desk, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Monday, 07 June 2010 14:44

Man beaten with bat treated, released

A Hollister man was treated and released from Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount after he was beaten with a bat Sunday.

Monday, 07 June 2010 14:44

Phase X contractor OK'd

A Kinston construction company will be the contractor for the Phase X water project.

Monday, 07 June 2010 14:42

Commissioners back fly in

Halifax County commissioners today supported a resolution endorsing the June 19 fly in for the Dallas Jones Roanoke Valley Veterans Center.

Monday, 07 June 2010 14:41

Minton won't support proposed budget

Halifax County Commissioner Gene Minton says he cannot support the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year until staff finds a way to not dip into the fund balance.