News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

City fire and police officials believe the cause of a fatal fire Wednesday night to be smoking materials in and around the victim’s bed.

Thursday, 14 July 2016 06:46

Fire claims life of Becker Manor resident

The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department confirmed this morning fire claimed the life of a resident at Becker Manor.

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office continues to look for a man who ran from deputies following a traffic stop and reportedly dropped a bag containing cocaine and marijuana.

A tentative sentencing date of October 11 has been set for a Roanoke Rapids man federally charged with dogfighting along with his parents, according to court records.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:32

Photo gallery: Let the games begin

Thirteen youth baseball teams were welcomed to Ledgerwood Field this morning as the U-9 Cal Ripken Southeast Regional Baseball Tournament got under way.

Hubert Pope sees July 31 as a way for police and community to come together and get ahead of a problem plaguing other parts of the nation.

Weldon police are looking for two men who today robbed an elderly victim of their valuables, including jewelry and money through the promise of $42,000.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 12:18

National Night Out set for Aug. 2

The eleventh local edition of National Night Out, an evening which brings the community and law enforcement together, will be held August 2 at The Centre on the campus of Halifax Community College.

Monday, 11 July 2016 16:08

RRPD blotter: July 8-10, 2016

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

Yard sale enthusiasts Saturday will have an opportunity to hunt for bargains and help an area scout raise funds for his project to earn the rank of Eagle.

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