News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

Five organizations aimed at helping children will benefit from a fundraiser held by Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp Friday night.

Saturday, 15 October 2016 15:18

Three arrested following Enfield raid

Three people described as known associates were arrested on drug counts in Enfield Friday evening.

Saturday, 15 October 2016 14:13

Photo gallery: Safety Saturday

Events promoting fire and home safety were held in Gaston and Roanoke Rapids today.

Friday, 14 October 2016 17:31

RRPD blotter: October 10-13, 2016

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

Friday, 14 October 2016 14:57

Lowe's, Gaston FD set Saturday events

Lowe’s Home Improvement in Roanoke Rapids and Gaston Fire and Rescue will hold events Saturday in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week.

The United States Attorney’s Office pushed for more stringent sentencing in the case of a Roanoke Rapids family charged with dogfighting while family members and friends asked for leniency.

Elton Gary was sentenced to 72 months of federal prison time for his role in a family-run dog fighting ring outside Roanoke Rapids.

Thursday, 13 October 2016 15:58

Man faces drug charges after Keener Dr. raid

A Roanoke Rapids man was arrested this morning and faces drug charges lodged by the City County Drug Task Force.

State Board of Education Chairman Bill Cobey and State Superintendent June Atkinson sent a letter to the Halifax County Schools Board of Education and Superintendent Eric Cunningham congratulating the district for moving out of low-performing status.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 20:34

Larceny attempt in RR leads to chase, crash

An attempted larceny call in Roanoke Rapids led to a chase which ended with the alleged suspect colliding with a tractor-trailer in Seaboard this evening.

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