News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

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Saturday, 10 July 2010 19:15

Northampton raises water, sewer rates

Northampton County passed on water and sewer rate increases for a small number of residents here Wednesday.

Saturday, 10 July 2010 19:14

Forum planned on health findings

An expert panel will be available Thursday, July 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to present and discuss the Halifax County Health Rankings published at No location has yet been given.

Mediation sessions between the Weldon school system and Halifax County commissioners are expected to begin the first week of August, County Manager Tony Brown said Friday.

Thursday, 08 July 2010 19:11

County, Weldon schools head to mediation

The county says it can’t give Weldon City Schools $1.3 million to pay an architect to design a new high school so now both boards will head to mediation.

A 20-foot pontoon boat with 12 persons on board struck the steel floodgate structure of the Lake Gaston Dam at approximately 1:30 a.m., July 4. The pontoon boat was moving fast enough to force its way up onto the floodgate. It became wedged between the top of the floodgate and the steel structure supporting it.

Thursday, 08 July 2010 19:05

Pierce: Reopening schools a bad idea

Halifax County Board of Commissioners Chairman James Pierce says he believes it is a bad idea to reopen two schools.

Thursday, 08 July 2010 19:04

Corn maze opens in new location

The Halifax County Corn Maze is now open in a new location, next to Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park.

Wednesday, 07 July 2010 19:03

Man charged with failure to register

The Weldon Police Department Tuesday night arrested a sex offender who failed to report an address change to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Wednesday, 07 July 2010 19:01

Drug raid: Five busted in 3rd 'Heat' wave

The third wave of Operation Summer Heat netted five arrests this morning — four for drugs and one for disorderly conduct.