News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

Antonio Tillmon could receive a maximum sentence of life in prison after a federal jury found him guilty on drug trafficking and bribery counts Monday.

A preliminary Roanoke Rapids Police Department report lists speed as a contributing factor in a fatal two-car collision on Hinson Street Saturday night.

A woman indicted in a case alleging racketeering charges among reputed United Blood Nation members has pled not guilty.

Four Roanoke Rapids High School seniors will have their four years of college education paid for through various scholarships.

Brett Noble, an 11th-grade English teacher at KIPP Gaston College Prep Pride High School has won The New Teacher Project’s 2017 Fishman Prize.

Monday, 22 May 2017 20:16

Jury finds Tillmon guilty in Rockfish

The only defendant in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case to demand a jury trial has been found guilty.

An Enfield man was arrested today for allegedly soliciting and assaulting a reputed Durham prostitute.

Monday, 22 May 2017 14:59

Arts on the Avenue returns Thursday

With the success of the premier event last year, Arts on the Avenue returns Thursday.

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

Two people wanted in the murder of a farm worker were last seen at McDonald’s on Roanoke Avenue Sunday.

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