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Etheridge takes helm as Ahoskie town manager

The Leigh Etheridge era in Ahoskie is officially underway. The Roanoke-Chowan News Herald reported Etheridge, a native of Roanoke Rapids...

Davis appointed to house ag, armed forces committees

United States Congressman Don Davisr has been named to serve on the United States House Committee on Agriculture and Committee on Armed...

Speakers at C4EE reflect on service, King's legacy

Speakers invited to the Center for Energy Education’s Community Service Program Thursday shared their thoughts on the day’s theme — a day...

Two shootings, one caught on body camera, under...

Two shootings Thursday night in Enfield, including one which was recorded on a Halifax County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s body camera, are...

C4EE honors five for community service

The Center for Energy Education Thursday honored five members of the community during a program which also remembered the legacy of the...

News

Etheridge takes helm as Ahoskie town manager

The Leigh Etheridge era in Ahoskie is officially underway. The Roanoke-Chowan News Herald reported...

Davis appointed to house ag, armed forces...

United States Congressman Don Davisr has been named to serve on the United States House Committee...

Speakers at C4EE reflect on service, King's legacy

Speakers invited to the Center for Energy Education’s Community Service Program Thursday shared...

Two shootings, one caught on body camera, under...

Two shootings Thursday night in Enfield, including one which was recorded on a Halifax County...

C4EE honors five for community service

The Center for Energy Education Thursday honored five members of the community during a program...

Groundbreaking in Weldon celebrates new hotel

Officials along with representatives of North Carolina-based Carolina Star Hotels broke ground...

Seven county schools recognized for meeting,...

For the 2021-2022 academic year, Halifax County Schools had seven out of 11 schools either meet or...

HCS names November, December employees, students...

Halifax County Schools recognized Sharon Arrington as the November Employee of the Month....

Two sought in November diesel fuel theft

Two Vance County men are wanted in the November 1, 2022 theft of 1,110 gallons of diesel fuel from...

Smith to speak about experiences in his...

Weldon native Gentry O. Smith, assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, will speak...

Closure of ECU North behavioral unit among...

Among the changes announced today by ECU Health due to a $46 million loss at the end of the fiscal...

C4EE's King commemoration Thursday

The Center for Energy Education will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....

HCSO roundup: Checking station; blotter entries

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Lieutenant Shane Guyant:...

ECU Health officials discuss Medicaid expansion...

ECU Health joined community officials and business and health leaders at a Medicaid expansion...

RV SDA church sets clothes distribution Saturday

The Roanoke Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church will hold a free clothing and shoes distribution...

Toy train sale, show set in Nashville

A toy train show and sale will be held at The Oak Level Ruritan on Saturday February 18 from 9...

Conservation reserve programs set in Weldon,...

Landowners in eastern North Carolina who want to explore participation in the U.S. Department of...

Fourth armed robbery since Jan. 13 occurs at...

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at The Store Next Door on...

Meherrin River Arts Council kicked off their...

The Meherrin River Arts Council kicked off its 2023 concert series Saturday night in Emporia with...

RR man faces numerous drug counts following Va....

A 50-year-old Roanoke Rapids man faces numerous drug charges following the execution of a search...

Wilkie, Harris earn RV board of realtors sales...

The Roanoke Valley Board of Realtors announced recently that Wilkie Real Estate earned first place...

First UMC donates $20,000 to ECU North council

First United Methodist Church in Roanoke Rapids donated $20,000 to the ECU Health North Hospital...

Order details judge's ruling on 911 funding...

An order filed Thursday explains in detail a superior court judge’s ruling regarding 911 funding...

Sheriff's office probes three armed robberies

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three separate armed robberies which have...

Radiant Rays take part in state MLK program

To support its mission of exploring, educating and championing climate change and social justice,...

Wray tapped as finance, ethics co-chair

State House Speaker Tim Moore, a Cleveland County Republican, has named Democratic Representative...

New sentencing dates set in unrelated cases

New federal sentencing dates have been set for two defendants in separate cases, according to...

Weldon wastewater discharge notice

The town of Weldon issued the following notice, per North Carolina General Statute 143-215.1C,...

New officers introduced to city council

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department Tuesday introduced four new officers to city council. Captain...

Incentive grant will aid in renovations to...

The McCrory building at the intersection of Roanoke Avenue and Tenth Street is being rehabilitated...

Photo gallery: King Day observances

The Roanoke Valley Southern Christian Leadership Conference held its ninth M.L.K. Wreath Laying...

Washington Co. student places first in Legion...

Washington County Early College High School student Josiah Price placed first in the American...

After 61 days, HCSO still seeks help in Enfield...

Rewards of up to $16,000 are available for information in the November shooting death of a Roanoke...

Former RR finance director offered Ahoskie town...

Ahoskie’s elected town officials have made an offer to the former Roanoke Rapids finance director...

May sentencing date sought for man tied to gang...

The lawyer for one of two men who court documents tie to a reputed Rocky Mount gang leader...

Weekend Menu: January 14

The Weekend Menu from the Halifax County Convention and Visitors Bureau:...

News

Groundbreaking in Weldon celebrates new hotel

Officials along with representatives of North Carolina-based Carolina Star Hotels broke ground today for the upcoming construction of the Fairfield...
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Front Page Sports

Chaloner boys and girls basketball teams beat Gaston Monday

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Both the Chaloner Middle boys and girls basketall teams wo Monday afternoon at home. The Chaloner Lady Yellow Jackets advanced to 5-0 with a 30-17 win over Gaston. Leading scorers for Chaloner were...

Roanoke Rapids High Athletics schedule for week of January 23rd

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletics Schedule for the week of January 23, 2023 Tuesday 1/24 1. Basketball at HOME vs. Southern Nash. The JV Boys game will start at 4:30pm with the Varsity games...

Jackets wrestlers headed to conference tournament Saturday

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The Roanoke Rapids Wrestling Team will travel to Franklinton High School for the Big East Conference Wrestling Tournament this Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m.. The following Wrestlers are 120 lbs....

RRHS swimmers excel at Goldsboro meet

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Roanoke Rapids High School boys and girls swimmers took first place overall at a meet held at the Goldsboro Family YMCA last week. The overall team results can be viewed in the gallery image while...

Roanoke Rapids High Athletics schedule for week of January 16th.

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletics Schedule for the week of January 16, 2023. Tuesday 1/17 1. Basketball at HOME vs. Nash Central. The JV Boys game starts at 4:30pm with the Varsity games to...

Halifax Academy hosted Southampton Raiders Wednesday

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The Halifax Academy Vikings hosted the Virginia Southampton Academy Raiders basketball teams Wednesday. The girls Middle School Lady Vikings started the day off with a win, beating the Raiders 37-7....

Chaloner girl's and boy's basketball teams top Enfield

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Both the Chaloner Middle School boys and girls basketball teams earned home wins Wednnesday afternoon. The Chaloner girls defeated Enfield 44-16. Sofie Wade led the Lady Jackets with 18 points....

Chaloner teams beat RMP on road Monday

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The Chaloer Middle School baskeball teams both eared wins Monday afternoon on the road against Rocky Mount Prep. The Chaloner girls won 33-28 against Rocky Mount Prep. Chaloner leading scorers were:...

Roanoke Rapids High school Athletics weekly schedule for January 2nd

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Week of January 2nd schedule for RRHS Athletics. Tuesday 1/3 1. Basketball at Rocky Mount. The JV Boys game starts at 4:30pm with the Varsity Games to follow. Wednesday 1/4 1. Wrestling at...

Chaloner boys improved to 2-0

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Chaloner Middle school boys basketball team beat Weldon 56-30 Monday. Chaloner scoring: AJ Roberts 26 points Khamorae Wood 10 points Nazir Yellorday 10 points Jessie Duke 4 points Wes Jenkins 2...

Roanoke Rapids High swim team opens season

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The Roanoke Rapids High School swim team traveled to Rocky Mount Thursday December 8th. for their first swim meet of the season. As a combined team, the men and women won with an overall score of...

Chaloner Basketball teams open season with wins

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The Chaloner Middle School Yellow Jackets opened their 2022-23 season of Wednesday afternoon on the road against Gaston Middle. Both the girls and boys team earned the win. The Chaloner boys won...

Obituaries

Trilby Floyd Sledge

Trilby Floyd Sledge, 89 of Roanoke Rapids, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023 in Signature HealthCare. Mrs. Sledge attended New Testament...

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Police investigate two...

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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is investigating two robberies which occurred Tuesday — one a...

Truck driver shot, killed in...

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A Halifax truck driver was shot and killed late Monday night in the parking lot of the Gaston...

Tasty tacos offered for...

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The incentive is tacos but the real point is getting children outside.

Opinion

Financial Focus: Investment resolutions to...

It’s that time of year when many of us promise ourselves we’ll go to the gym more, or learn a new...

Thanks to those keeping community spirit alive

From Thanksgiving weekend to the 12 days that have made up December thus far, I have witnessed the...

Local A&T alumni chapter celebrates 50 years of...

The Halifax-Northampton Alumni Chapter of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State...

Financial Focus: Taste of SS COLA increase could...

If you receive Social Security, you’ve probably already heard that your checks in 2023 will be...

RAGE Wrestling a success for Christmas for Kids

The 2022 RAGE Wrestling Fundraiser was an enjoyable and successful event. The event was held...

Financial Focus: A recession checklist

It’s unfortunate, but recessions are a fairly normal part of the economic landscape. When a...

Three years, 7 months, 5 days a diabetic:...

Three years, seven months and five days. That’s how long it’s been now since a bacterial infection...

Webb sets record straight on taxes, merger

I am attorney Sammy D. Webb. I am a candidate for Halifax County Commissioner. I want to let the...

Financial Focus: When should you adjust your...

There are no shortcuts to investment success. You need to establish a long-term strategy and stick...

Financial Focus: Responding to a bear market

So far, 2022 has not been a good year for investors. In fact, we’re moving into bear market...

Dear Water Hose Thief...

Dear Water Hose Thief, I hope this letter finds you well and I trust you are making good use of...

Dead Letter Office (Or columns I haven't written)

One of the fans of my columns, probably one of the few, asked me a couple of weeks ago if...

A letter of thanks to supporters

Supporters and citizens of Halifax County, the votes have been counted, the votes have been...

Volunteerism: A way of life at ECU North Hospital

What is Volunteerism? Volunteerism is the donation of a person's time and talents without pay to...

Financial Focus: What a financial advisor can do...

If you know how important it is to invest for your future, but you’re unsure of the road to...

Hearts of Halifax County with Texas educators,...

A horrific tragedy occurred yesterday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Our hearts are...

Financial Focus: What investors can — and can't...

As an investor, you can easily feel frustrated to see short-term drops in your investment...

Addressing the budget elephant in the room

We watched and listened Wednesday night as Roanoke Rapids City Council skirted and dodged the...