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
The Roanoke Rapids Police Department Tuesday arrested a man for his alleged involvement in an October shooting in the 800 block of Marshall and Carolina streets.
Deputy Chief Adam Bondarek said Joseph Cordell Oglesby faces four counts of discharging a weapon in the city limits and a count of assault with a deadly with intent to kill. He was jailed on $100,000 bond and has an August 25 court date. There were no injuries in the shooting.
The city will not issue any fines as it comes up with ways to allow Roanoke Avenue merchants to display their wares on sidewalks.
A traffic stop today in Enfield resulted in the arrests of four people on marijuana charges.
Lieutenant Chuck Hasty of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Matt Brown was on routine patrol when he stopped the vehicle for an equipment violation.
Emporia and Greensville County have the distinction of having the only certified CSX mega site in Virginia. The distinction is an important one for CSX, which in recent years began a program designed to identify suitable locations for industrial development for large manufacturing operations.