News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

Intensive investigation led to arrests by multiple agencies into a metal theft ring involving local people.

A 19-year-old man has been charged in armed robberies which occurred in Weldon and Roanoke Rapids overnight.

Three men linked to the theft of 4,000 pounds of copper wire from a Highway 903 construction site were arrested Monday, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 19:36

Council approves Chaloner pool repairs

Significant savings expected to be realized from refinancing Roanoke Rapids Theatre debt played a part in council’s decision to move forward with $300,000 in repairs to the Chaloner Recreation Center pool.

The victims in a February 26 fatal crash have been identified as a Gaston man and woman, according to the State Highway Patrol.

Halifax County commissioners agreed to a more streamlined version of regulations to present to landowners and hunt clubs.

After several rounds of an upset bid process, a vacant industrial building in Littleton is now in the hands of a long-time auto mechanic and his son.

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department has contacted the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for possible adoption of the case involving a man who reportedly robbed Sheetz Sunday night.

Social services was notified and children turned over to family members after they were caught inside a residence with their grandmother during a break-in Sunday.

A group marching against the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline began the second day of their journey this morning, coming through Highway 301 in Weldon.

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