News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band celebrated 50 years in the music business tour with a stop in the Roanoke Valley Saturday night.

BarnBurner Promotions announced Saturday night that two new concert dates had been signed and 38 Special and Jamey Johnson would return to Roanoke Rapids.

Blaine Given hopes to see it become a tradition — feeding first responders at the Mormon church on Park Avenue.

Roanoke Rapids High School Senior Aurora Myers was named as one of the 50 winners of the Goodnight Scholars Program at North Carolina State University and will receive a full scholarship to study biology there.

A meeting set Wednesday will give the public an overview of solar farms being built in Halifax County.

Friday, 03 March 2017 06:40

Vincent sentencing moved to June

The sentencing of Wardie Vincent Jr., the first defendant in Operation Rockfish to take a plea, has been moved to the court’s June 13 term.

A $1 million Ruby Red 7’s scratch-off ticket purchased in Roanoke Rapids was claimed Tuesday, the North Carolina Education Lottery confirmed in a statement today.

As his sentencing date draws close, the attorney for the first Operation Rockfish defendant to plead guilty in the case is seeking a variance in his client’s punishment.

Separate search warrants targeting the same person resulted in cocaine trafficking charges against a Roanoke Rapids man and his alleged associates Wednesday.

A hitchhiker’s campfire got out of control sparking a 30-acre brush fire in the woods off Country Club Road in Weldon this afternoon.

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