News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

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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

As his sentencing date draws close, the attorney for the first Operation Rockfish defendant to plead guilty in the case is seeking a variance in his client’s punishment.

Separate search warrants targeting the same person resulted in cocaine trafficking charges against a Roanoke Rapids man and his alleged associates Wednesday.

A hitchhiker’s campfire got out of control sparking a 30-acre brush fire in the woods off Country Club Road in Weldon this afternoon.

A woman visiting an inmate in the county detention center was arrested Tuesday for taking a cell phone into the visitation room.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 10:09

Man wanted in Tuesday stabbing arrested

A man wanted in an early Tuesday morning stabbing was arrested by Roanoke Rapids police later that day on warrants filed by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

The city is expected to enter formal negotiations later this week to restructure its current debt on the Roanoke Rapids Theatre which, if successful, will significantly reduce its payments on the venue.

Monday, 27 February 2017 12:45

Infant flu death reported in Halifax County

An infant flu death has been reported in Halifax County.

Applications are being accepted for a pilot program to grow industrial hemp for research in North Carolina.

Monday, 27 February 2017 11:10

Gray Street standoff ends with arrest

Roanoke Rapids police early Saturday morning coaxed a man from a house on Gray Street after he reportedly fired shots inside.

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