News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

Attempted murder charges have been lodged in a Wednesday night shooting which occurred in the 200 block of Monroe Street.

The managing director of a manufacturing company which will produce solar modules says construction of the facility off Highway 561 outside Halifax will begin a month from now.

Governor Pat McCrory has signed a proclamation offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for an August 17, 2014, shooting and murder.

Documents filed within the Roanoke Rapids Planning and Development Department tie the Project Chips economic development project to the proposed operation of a chip mill at KapStone.

Thursday, 16 June 2016 09:44

Halifax woman dies in Weldon crash

A 76-year-old Halifax woman died in a two-vehicle collision near Weldon High School Wednesday night.

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a shooting which occurred around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Monroe Street.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 14:44

Moody gets 6-year federal sentence

Sterling Moody has been sentenced to six years in federal prison, the United States Attorney's Office said in a statement.

Two people were arrested this week on warrants stemming from an undercover narcotics operation spanning several months.

The third man wanted in a Colonial Heights, Virginia, child abduction was arrested Tuesday night, according to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department.

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening recognized several employee milestones and achievements at its regular meeting.

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