News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (7288)

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

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 11:27

NCSO, SBI conduct death investigation

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are conducting a death investigation after the body of a woman was found in a field near the roadway off Macon Price Road.

Roanoke Rapids police on Saturday and Sunday made arrests at an annual spring carnival held in the parking lot of Becker Village Mall.

One victim was at unease in her own home. The second was broken.

A former state Department of Public Safety probation officer pled guilty today to four counts of second-degree rape, charges which reflect he abused his power to intimidate two women he was assigned to guide through their post-release cases.

A man with a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1990 was arrested this week on felony habitual larceny counts.

Starting Sunday at 5 p.m., the main lobby at Halifax Regional Medical Center will be closed to begin a safety improvement project for the installation of a new sprinkler system.

A Roanoke Rapids man who had 2011 charges against him dropped following the discovery of an indoor marijuana growing operation surrendered to police Wednesday after evidence of a new operation was reportedly found at his residence on Williams Street earlier this month.

An autopsy of a woman found deceased on Davie Smith Street Wednesday came back as initially undetermined regarding the cause of her death.

Roanoke Rapids will be the starting point for a run in which some 10 women will advocate and raise awareness of mental health issues.

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