News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (7360)

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

Lann Clanton and Ikeisha Jacobs are expected to get the most time of defendants in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case who took plea deals.

Thursday, 08 June 2017 09:52

Report notes swimmer appeared to panic

A Roanoke Rapids police report identifies an apparent drowning victim as 16-year-old Bin Jin Guo of Roanoke Rapids.

A 16-year-old boy died after apparently drowning in Roanoke Rapids Lake this afternoon.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 12:45

Lift Camp sees growth in three years

Going into its third year, Chris Martin’s Project Lift has grown.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 08:22

City honors scholars, officers

The city’s Benevolent Awards and Recognition Committee recognized its 2017 scholarship recipients and the police department honored two officers for lifesaving Tuesday night.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 20:45

Council backs Gold Mine CUP

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening approved the plans of a mother-daughter team to open an electronic gaming business in the former Gold Mine arcade at Becker Village Mall.

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Deputy Chief Andy Jackson:

A Whitakers farmer was sentenced today to six months in prison in a fraudulent tobacco-selling scheme, the United States Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

A man speeding on Interstate 95 Monday on his way to Massachusetts had his THC-infused Fruity Pebbles bar confiscated after he was stopped near the 173 exit.

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