News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

Halifax County commissioners today approved two economic development projects which between them could bring 171 jobs to the area.

As Halifax County's three school systems continue to grapple with the question of equitable funding, commissioners today approved a petition from the Halifax County Board of Education which will put a referendum on the November 8 general election ballot requesting voter approval of a supplemental school tax.

The man charged in the December 20, 2014, traffic death of Leslie Fishel is in jail on $2 million secured bond after he was arrested on drug counts by the Halifax County Sheriff's Office Saturday.

Citizen complaints of drug activity in the Nash Street area of Enfield led to a search warrant execution this morning and the arrest of a 30-year-old man on marijuana counts.

Saturday, 04 June 2016 11:24

Three charged in Rich Square assault

Three people were charged Friday in a May 21 assault which occurred in Rich Square.

Law enforcement from the Roanoke Valley today met in Jackson for the final call of Auburn Darrell Williams, a longtime captain with the Halifax County Sheriff's Office and civil division deputy with the Northampton County Sheriff's Office.

Two television production crews used the authentic structures of the Historic Halifax State Historic Site during the fall and spring for an upcoming Fox News docudrama Legends and Lies and an NBC special on Alexander Hamilton.

Friday, 03 June 2016 14:44

Morning crash leads to drug charges

A vehicle crash on Heathsville Road this morning led to the arrest of an Enfield man on drug charges.

Four employees from the Department of Transportation’s Equipment and Maintenance Division in Halifax were honored Thursday by Secretary Nick Tennyson for their role in assisting in a recent house fire.

A Saturday chase in the Scotland Neck area resulted in the arrest of a Pinetops man who reportedly threw marijuana and cocaine from the vehicle during the pursuit.

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