News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

As the countdown to the April 22 Roanoke Valley Relay for Life continues, several fundraising events are still planned.

With the retirement of Chief Deputy Bruce Temple set for the end of April, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp named Major Scott Hall as his successor.

For the past few years, Allen Ferguson has lived quietly on Marshall Street, without trouble.

A 17-year-old Weldon boy faces an attempted murder count along with other charges in an attempted armed robbery on Marshall Street this morning.

A 17-year-old is in the process of being booked and another person is sought in an armed robbery attempt in the 1100 block of Marshall Street this morning.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 18:52

Church St. patrol leads to marijuana counts

A Littleton man was arrested for intent to sell 24 grams of marijuana in the Church Street area of Roanoke Rapids today.

Gary Barrett's goal is to keep fishing on the Roanoke River going beyond shad and rockfish season.

A 37-year-old Roanoke Rapids man is in stable condition after being shot in the area of Three Flags store in Weldon this evening.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 16:44

Halifax Day set April 12

Halifax Day observances to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Halifax Resolves will be held on April 12 in Halifax.

Assistant Halifax County Manager Erris Dunston has submitted her resignation to take a position within the city of Wilmington, County Manager Tony Brown confirmed.

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