News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (4364)

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Tuesday, 22 June 2010 15:48

Lawmakers prepare spill response bill

Reprinted with permission from the Carolina Journal

State lawmakers are preparing a bill to make sure the state is ready in case oil from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico makes its way to North Carolina waters. The bill would lift a $75 million cap on damages and direct state agencies to review their response plans.

To view's full video report on the General Assembly's response to the BP oil spill, click on the link.

Reprinted with permission from the Carolina Journal

Cities and counties are deciding if they want North Carolina to join other states in suing the federal government over the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010 15:46

A taste of wine and the arts

Reprinted with permission from Lake Gaston Today

Artists, art lovers and wine aficionados from all around the lake area gathered at the Rosemont winery Saturday for the second annual Rosemont Wine and Art Festival and even though the temperatures hovered around 100 degrees, most spent hours perusing the artist booths and tasting wines.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010 15:44

July 4 events get national attention

The Halifax County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that the county’s many Independence Day celebrations are listed as some of the Best 4th of July Hometown Celebrations and Trips on the national family travel website

Reprinted with permission from the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald

Enrollment for the Fall 2010 inaugural semester of Chowan’s new School of Graduate Studies program in Elementary Education is now officially underway, and students are already lining up for a chance to earn their Master’s Degree diplomas.

Reprinted with permission from the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald

The construction of a new Northampton County Department of Social Services building is moving ahead as funding has now been secured.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010 15:41

An enthusiasm for Main Street

All Charles Williams asks for is patience.

He believes Roanoke Rapids has the buildings, tools and people to make the Main Street program work.

On June 10 at 7 p.m,, when officers were called to a residence on Halifax Street in reference to a damaged door, they thought they were answering just another property damage call -- but it was more to it than that.

Monday, 21 June 2010 15:40

Rewards for animal abuse tips

Halifax County Crimestoppers offers rewards for animal cruelty, abuse or neglect. If you should be aware of these type of crimes, you can call Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444 In addition to the Crimestoppers reward, the Humane Society offers rewards up to $5000.