News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

A Sunday drowning victim at Lake Gaston has been identified as an Outer Banks high school senior, the Outer Banks Sentinel of Nags Head reports.

Roanoke Rapids City Manager Joseph Scherer this evening presented council a $16,525,626 budget for the upcoming fiscal year which will not raise taxes.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:14

Police probe Whitaker St. break-in

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a home invasion on Whitaker Street Friday in which one of the victims was struck in the head with a handgun.

Monday, 30 May 2016 11:17

Photo gallery: Decoration Day

Rain held off this morning as AMVETS posts 101 and 320 held their annual Memorial Day service in Cedarwood Cemetery.

Sunday, 29 May 2016 20:16

Teen drowns in Lake Gaston

A teenager drowned in Lake Gaston late this afternoon.

An unidentified Gaston man was flown to Greenville in critical condition this morning after a vehicle he was attempting to get off a trailer fell on him.

Saturday, 28 May 2016 11:57

Conway, RR set Memorial Day services

The town of Conway will host a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday in the Veterans Memorial Park located at 215 West Main Street.

The Roanoke Rapids High School Class of 2016 received more than $3.5 million in scholarships today at the annual Senior Awards ceremony.  

Halifax County voters will be voting on the state Supreme Court Associate Justice primary on June 7.

Roanoke Rapids police Thursday arrested a boy wanted by the Halifax County Sheriff's Office in an armed robbery and assault which occurred on April 5.

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