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Reprinted with permission from the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald


A Northampton County Board of Education member dismissed herself from a regular meeting Monday night after fellow board members did not move on a resolution placing sanctions on Lafayette Majette and civility policy she presented to them.

Thursday, 17 June 2010 15:10

Sheriff's says be wary of meat sales

With the economy so bad, everyone is looking for a deal, especially on expensive meats.
Greensville County Sheriff Jimmie Edwards is cautioning county residents to call his office and have the salesmen checked out. Some individuals selling meat are legitimate. They buy meat from a packer then sell it to the public.

Saturday, 12 June 2010 15:07

Three charged following argument

Three people were arrested Friday after a dispute with others, according to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department.

Saturday, 12 June 2010 15:07

No one injured in bread store crash

Roanoke Rapids police continue to investigate a crash in which a car smashed through the Sunbeam Discount Bakery Store on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway Friday.

Deputy Chief Adam Bondarek said the 87-year-old driver may have become confused when the 1994 Honda went inside the store. Two employees were working at the time. No one was injured.

The crash destroyed the front of the building.

Lee Carter is already an hour and a half behind on his canned vegetable and fruit run. So the trucker coming from Charleston, South Carolina, on his way to Greencastle, Pennsylvania, takes this attitude about the 45 minutes it will take Trooper Russell Taylor to inspect his rig at the Halifax County weigh station: “They have a job to do to keep us safe, make sure our trucks are in good shape so we can run it down the road. We get this from time to time.”

Friday, 11 June 2010 15:04

RRFD eyes August for swivel repair

The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department will most likely send its ladder truck to Pennsylvania in August to have the swivel repaired.

Friday, 11 June 2010 15:03

The reasons behind hydrant flushing

There are 620 fire hydrants in Roanoke Rapids and the fire department is testing and flushing everyone.

Friday, 11 June 2010 15:03

Chamber to get 95 toll briefing

The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce will get an update from the state Department of Transportation on Interstate 95 tolling at its governmental affairs committee meeting Friday, June 18.

Thursday, 10 June 2010 15:02

WES to get $100,000 from Lowe’s

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation will present Weldon Elementary School a $100,000 check Friday at 1 p.m.