News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

Jimmy Short never craved the power — he just wanted to give back.

Roanoke Rapids City Council will be asked to consider less restrictive measures for electronic gaming operations after the planning board voted on loosening the current regulations this evening.

Thursday, 15 December 2016 15:23

Chase ends in crash, arrest of man and woman

An early morning chase in Scotland Neck ended with a crash and the arrest of two people.

Thursday, 15 December 2016 14:07

Fire destroys Tanner Rd. home

Fire destroyed a doublewide home in the Darlington community late Wednesday afternoon.

BarnBurner Promotions closed the 2016 season with a packed venue Wednesday Night.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:48

Clanton returned to federal custody

Lann Clanton will be held in federal custody until his sentencing hearing after a judge revoked the conditions of his release today.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 13:02

Photo gallery: Here we come a-caroling

Children of the Gingerbread House visited Laurel Glen Apartments today and serenaded its residents with Christmas carols and other songs.

Heroin trafficking charges were lodged against one Roanoke Rapids man Tuesday night and another was charged with its possession, the City County Drug Task Force reported.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 21:10

Salanik sworn in; Brewer honored by board

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Board of Trustees honored outgoing board member Linda Brewer tonight for her 11 years of service.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 20:57

Avenue streetscape concepts unveiled

A Greenville engineering and planning firm presented three streetscape concepts to the public this evening as well two conceptual plans for the vacant property at 1026 Roanoke Avenue.

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