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Motion shows threats made in case tied to HCSO...

A protective order was approved last month in a case which tied a Halifax County Sheriff’s Office traffic stop to a reputed Rocky Mount...

Northampton school board OKs virtual option

With concerns about COVID-19 still prevalent, Northampton Schools Superintendent Pamela Chamblee presented a proposal to the county board...

Police seek person who stole items from customer's...

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is investigating a crime in which a person went through a customer’s purse and took items. Captain...

Harvey takes plea in cocaine distribution case

Jacobi Gewayne Harvey has taken a plea in his federal cocaine distribution case and his sentencing is expected December 6 in Raleigh. Last...

2021 RRHS Athletics Hall of Fame activities postponed

The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee would like to announce with the current Covid-19 circumstances, the...

News

Motion shows threats made in case tied to HCSO...

A protective order was approved last month in a case which tied a Halifax County Sheriff’s Office...

Northampton school board OKs virtual option

With concerns about COVID-19 still prevalent, Northampton Schools Superintendent Pamela Chamblee...

Police seek person who stole items from...

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is investigating a crime in which a person went through a...

Harvey takes plea in cocaine distribution case

Jacobi Gewayne Harvey has taken a plea in his federal cocaine distribution case and his sentencing...

New Jersey man dies in I-95 crash

A New Jersey man died Friday in a collision with another vehicle on Interstate 95, according to...

Photo Gallery: 20 years after

The 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks was observed today outside the Roanoke...

Joint Care Center gets re-certification

Vidant North Hospital has received re-certification for its Joint Care Center, an acknowledgement...

September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021 J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station: 1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800...

Halifax health department limiting clinic visits...

Beginning Monday, all visits to the Halifax County Health Department clinic will be limited to...

Branch honored with DAISY Award for nursing

Patricia Branch, a registered nurse in Vidant North’s Behavioral Health Unit, was honored with the...

Last two wanted in Monroe St. shooting death in...

The last two men wanted in a May 13 shooting death on Monroe Street are in custody, the Roanoke...

HCC Founders' Day, manufacturing center...

Halifax Community College is hosting a series of community events on the campus Monday. The...

Additional related Halifax Co. death brings...

An additional death related to COVID-19 was reported by the Halifax County Health Department today...

Three in custody, two sought in May shooting death

Three people are in custody and two are being sought in a shooting death which occurred in the 300...

Lighters, cigarettes taken during Hollister...

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in which occurred at the Hollister...

Golden LEAF responds to county action on ROVA...

The president and CEO of the Golden LEAF Foundation responded in an email to Halifax County...

Traffic stop yields stolen weapon, Lortab pills

A Roanoke Rapids man was charged this morning with a weapon and drug violation following a traffic...

First United Methodist and RRGSD partner again...

First United Methodist Church’s Feed a Family project brought food and joy to 127 families in the...

City begins exploring uses for rescue plan funds

Roanoke Rapids City Council will begin exploring ways to use $2,281,874 in American Rescue Plan...

Stainback takes council seat

Rex Stainback became an official member of Roanoke Rapids City Council Tuesday night after...

County will have to spend $350,000 on energy...

Halifax County will have to use its own funding sources to pay a portion of the demolition costs...

Man charged in Medicaid fraud gets 144 months

Timothy Mark Harron, who with his wife bilked North Carolina Medicaid out of millions of dollars,...

Vidant opens booster scheduling for the...

Moderately or severely immunocompromised community members can now schedule a third dose COVID-19...

Special meeting notice and Tuesday agendas

Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold a Special Meeting on...

Education a calling, family tradition for...

For Juliana Thompson, education is a calling and a family tradition. This week, in the wake of the...

January jury trial set for man charged in '19...

After entering a not guilty plea to all counts lodged against him in a 2019 robbery spree, a trial...

Five related deaths, 286 new positives added to...

The Halifax County Health Department today added five deaths related to COVID-19 and 286 new cases...

Centennial Park 9/11 commemoration set

AMVETS Post 101 and the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department will host its 20th annual 9/11 service on...

Butler: 'Proud of the accomplishments and...

Outgoing Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Superintendent Dain Butler said he is appreciative...

RRGSD board accepts resignation of Butler

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Board of Education this evening unanimously accepted the...

RR First United Methodist raises $25,000 in...

The memory of Reverend Samuel W. Dixon is strong and at work in the First United Methodist Church...

Crash claims life of Roanoke Rapids woman

A Roanoke Rapids woman died Saturday following a crash on Sam Powell Dairy Road. Sergeant A.S....

Former power facility stacks come down as...

Demolition at the former Roanoke Valley Power Facility in Weldon continued Tuesday as two...

HCS names principal of the year; employee of the...

Steve Hunter has been named the 2021-2022 Halifax County Schools Principal of the Year. He serves...

Brown retiring as Halifax County manager

Halifax County Manager Tony Brown has announced his retirement effective December 1. His last day...

County school system to continue twice-weekly...

The Halifax County Schools Board of Education Monday voted 7-0 to continue twice-weekly COVID-19...

News

Photo Gallery: 20 years after

The 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks was observed today outside the Roanoke Rapids Theatre. Pentagon survivors Evelyn and...
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Front Page Sports

2021 RRHS Athletics Hall of Fame activities postponed

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee would like to announce with the current Covid-19 circumstances, the decision has been made to post-pone the 2021 RRHS Hall of Fame...

Roanoke Rapids High Athletics schedule for week of September 6th

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletics scheduled for week of September 6, 2021 are: Tuesday 9/7 1. JV and Varsity Volleyball at Northern Nash. JV match starts at 4pm with the Varsity to follow. 2....

Jackets open soccer season with win

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Men's soccer team kicked off their 2021 season with a win Monday night. RRHS 3 Vance County 2 Goals- Coleman Neal 2, Jacob Edenbeck 1 Assists: Doug Merritt 1, Balmoris...

Roanoke Rapids High Athletics schedule for week of August 23rd

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletics scheduled for week of August 23, 2021 are: Monday 8/23 Men's Soccer at Vance County at 6pm Tuesday 8/24 Women's Tennis at Franklinton at 3:30pm Wednesday...

Looking Up soccer registration dates

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Looking Up Sports Fall Soccer registration will be held Saturday and again on August 14. Time is 10 a.m. to noon inside the fellowship hall of Good News Baptist Church located at 714 Highway 125....

Boys 2 Men host coed softball game, family event

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Boys 2 Men Inc. Community Focus and Deborah Lee James will host Live, Laugh, Love, a free family event for all September 5 from noon to 6 p.m. at Dwight Hall Park in Gaston. There will be bounce...

2021 Roanoke Rapids Athletic Hall of Fame inductees announced

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame Foundation is honored to announce its Class of 2021 who will be inducted into the RRHS HOF. The purpose of the Roanoke Rapids High School...

GIANTS "Boys of Fall" football camp photo gallery

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There is a new local youth football team in the area this Fall. The Roanoke Rapids Giants have formed a JV and Varsity team and are joining the Halifax/Northampton County Midgit Football League this...

15U All-Stars win in state tournament

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The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association 15U All-Stars open BabeRuth State tournament with win. The Roanoke Rapids team won 14-4 against winterville in Greenville at guy Smith stadium. "It was...

Spirit Elite sets cheer camp

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Spirit Elite Cheerleaders will hold its second annual summer cheer camp on July 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 118 Washington Avenue in Weldon. The camp is for ages 5 to adult and attendees will learn...

Lady Venom 14u wins gold bracket in Clayton tourney

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The '07 Lady Venom 14u team played in a tournament last weekend in Clayton, coming in first place in the gold bracket. The team was led to victory with the pitching of Shaelyn Johnson and Madison...

15U All-Stars win in state tournament

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The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association 15U All-Stars open BabeRuth State tournament with win. The Roanoke Rapids team won 14-4 against winterville in Greenville at guy Smith stadium. "It was...

Obituaries

Lois Glasgow

Lois Glasgow, 93, passed away peacefully on 10/5/2020, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. Lois was born and raised in Weldon,...

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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...

Woman faces cocaine counts...

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A Roanoke Rapids woman faces cocaine counts following a traffic stop Wednesday in the area of...

Opinion

Financial Focus: Bitcoin — investment or...

Many people have decided that bitcoin is the next big thing – and they are backing up their...

Financial Focus: Social Security benefits still...

Here’s something to think about: You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. To...

Zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom

All I wanna do is Zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom. No, I’m not talking about doing the Rump Shaker, I’m...

Financial Focus: How to deal with inflation

For more than a decade, inflation has been essentially dormant. In recent months, though,...

Financial Focus: Managing withdrawals can...

Throughout much of your working life, you contribute to your 401(k), IRA and other investment...

Southern culture on the ice

Back about the time the Hartford Whalers decided to head South and move to Raleigh to become the...

For the officers — a reaffirmation of support

I understand the social climate of this country today is not very positive toward police officers...

Financial Focus: What to expect from a financial...

The COVID-19 pandemic may have unsettled many aspects of your life — including your financial...

Shutdown of debt settlement would hurt many...

As Financial Literacy Month comes to a close, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the...

Scholarship created in healthcare worker's honor

Early on during the pandemic, healthcare worker Beth Blanchard started a Facebook page called...

Financial Focus: Investment risk and retirement

If you’re already retired or planning to in just a few years, I'm sure you're excited about this...

Financial Focus: Estate planning for blended...

If you’re in a blended family, you’re already aware of the emotional and financial issues involved...

What legacy are you leaving?

I never met Jesse Abel Francis. To my knowledge, he never visited the campus of Halifax Community...

Financial Focus: When risk tolerance is tested

When you begin investing, you’ll generally assess your comfort with risk, as your investment...

Let's talk real estate: Financially prepare to...

So, you are ready to buy a new home, but you are not sure of where to start. While it can be an...

Continue to remember the principles set by Dr....

As we approach the celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we cannot help...

Remain safe while remaining warm

Picture yourself around a warm fire in your fireplace on a cold winter day. This is normally a...

Twenty-one months a diabetic: A Christmas carol

When people ask me what’s on my Christmas gift list I honestly and sincerely say nothing. And,...