News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (5503)

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Saturday, 03 September 2011 12:27

'Squirrel' treed by deputy and dog

A man who was on the lam since May was arrested Friday following a report of a trespasser in the Myrick Estates community on Lake Gaston.

Friday, 02 September 2011 20:13

Weldon, Irene featured in WSJ

A story on Hurricane Irene reported from Weldon was featured in the Wall Street Journal this week. The story can be found by clicking on the words Wall Street Journal in the first sentence.

Friday, 02 September 2011 20:06

Latest Halifax, Northampton storm statements

A disaster recovery center will open in Halifax County but a date and time has not been set.

Friday, 02 September 2011 19:47

Harvest will tell the tale of Irene damage

Some farmers can expect serious crop damage after Hurricane Irene stormed through Saturday, experts say, and for some it remains an unknown until harvest.

Friday, 02 September 2011 15:46

WFD must wait until Tuesday for station answer

Weldon Fire Chief Rusty Bolt will have to wait until Tuesday to discuss interim and long term plans on Fire Station 1 where the roof was damaged during Hurricane Irene Saturday.

Thursday, 01 September 2011 18:40

Latest Northampton storm statement

Tarps and Plastic: A limited supply of tarps and roll plastic is available to those who have experienced roof damage to their residences. Residents needing these supplies should call the Emergency Operations Center at 252-574-0209 to register for these supplies. Tarps and roll plastic will be available for pick-up from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. today (Thursday, September 1, 2011) at the Central Receiving and Distribution Point located at the Northampton County Schools Administrative Offices off NC-305, 100 Bagley Street, Jackson, NC. Again, residents must call 252-574-0209 to register for these supplies.


Thursday, 01 September 2011 18:24

Irene: 30 on a scale of 1 to 10

By all accounts, it has been the worst storm to hit the area in eight years. Five days later, its aftermath is still being felt.

Thursday, 01 September 2011 15:02

Boy charged with hit and run in July fatal

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with felony hit and run in a July 14 pedestrian fatality in Weldon, according to the state Highway Patrol.

Thursday, 01 September 2011 14:41

Whitakers man faces heroin counts

A Whitakers man faces possession of heroin and paraphernalia charges after he was stopped by a Halifax County Sheriff's Office major Tuesday night in Scotland Neck.

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