News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

The National Weather Service is predicting heat index values to approach or exceed 100 degrees beginning Saturday and extending through Monday.

A Littleton man came forward today and has been charged in a fatal hit and run collision which occurred Saturday morning.

The planning board this evening passed to city council a recommendation for approval of two proposals — one a rezoning which could lead to a retail development and the other a conditional use permit for a U.S. Cellular tower.

Roanoke Rapids High School principal Tammie Williams won the Outstanding LDC-MDC School Principal Award from the Southern Regional Education Board.

The state Highway Patrol has filed charges against two men in a fatal hit and run collision which reflect crimes allegedly committed prior to the victim being run over early Saturday morning.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office has received a $40,000 grant to fight Internet crimes against children.

A rezoning request could bring a retail development to the Highway 48 area pending approval by city council while a separate conditional use permit request could fill in coverage gaps for a cellular service provider.

Despite the Roanoke Rapids Theatre being up for sale as well as being listed on an auction site, shows will go on in the event of a sale.

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening made several special recognitions during its meeting.

The Chaloner Recreation Center pool will remained closed throughout the summer as the parks and recreation department prepares a plan for what maintenance and repairs will be needed to have the facility ready for next year.

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