News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County
Thursday, 19 January 2017 22:17

Medlin set for state DYW competition

Mira Medlin was selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Roanoke Valley this past June, winning more than $7,500 in scholarships and prizes.

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board agreed this evening to continue deliberation of a proposed rezoning which could lead to a senior apartment complex in the Becker Drive area.

Some took to it quickly. Others had to be coaxed and one still has to be convinced there is nothing to fear.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 17:20

15-year-old charged in student stabbing

An 18-year-old was stabbed and a 15-year-old arrested in an assault which occurred in a boy’s restroom on the campus of Northwest Halifax High School Tuesday afternoon.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Chief Deputy Scott Hall:

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 15:23

Tillmon trial now scheduled for April

Antonio Tillmon’s Operation Rockfish trial in federal court has been moved to the April 24 term, court records show.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty honored several officers during Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 13:34

Beach Boys kick off MRAC season Saturday

The  Meherrin River Arts Council (MRAC) kicks off its thirty-fourth anniversary season starting this Saturday night January 21, 2017 with the Beach Boys.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 13:00

No makeup days for Roanoke Rapids students

Roanoke Rapids students will not have to make up the three days they missed from school because of last week’s snow storm.

The city has received a $300,000 bid for installment financing to make repairs to the pool at Chaloner Recreation Center.

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