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Police investigating morning shooting at motel

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a shooting which occurred this morning at Baymont Inn on Old Farm Road. It is the second shooting...

Cumulative positive cases surpass 1,900 mark in...

Health Director Bruce Robistow said today’s COVID-19 report “is a strong indicator that non-compliance with the Three Ws persists in...

Main Street launches Elfie Selfie drawing for Small...

With Small Business Saturday upcoming this weekend, Main Street Roanoke Rapids is holding a weekly $100 prize drawing through December 19....

New Vidant North visiting restrictions in place

Vidant North Hospital as of today has implemented new visiting regulations due to the novel coronavirus pandemic as an increased community...

Fifteen positives added to county coronavirus data

The Halifax County Health Department added 15 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus to its data today. The 15 new positives bring...

News

Police investigating morning shooting at motel

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a shooting which occurred this morning at Baymont Inn on...

December 1, 2020 Roanoke Rapids City Council...

The agenda for Tuesday's Roanoke Rapids City Council meeting is contained as an image in the photo...

Notice of city council retreat

Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold a retreat on Friday,...

HCC returning to virtual learning

The leadership of Halifax Community College (HCC) has decided to return to a virtual learning...

Cumulative positive cases surpass 1,900 mark in...

Health Director Bruce Robistow said today’s COVID-19 report “is a strong indicator that...

Main Street launches Elfie Selfie drawing for...

With Small Business Saturday upcoming this weekend, Main Street Roanoke Rapids is holding a weekly...

New Vidant North visiting restrictions in place

Vidant North Hospital as of today has implemented new visiting regulations due to the novel...

HCC staff members graduate from Homegrown...

Two Halifax Community College employees recently graduated from the NC Rural Center’s Homegrown...

Fifteen positives added to county coronavirus data

The Halifax County Health Department added 15 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus to its...

Two face heroin trafficking, other counts...

A Pendleton man and Woodland man face heroin trafficking and other drug counts following a stop...

Drive-through job fair set at fire station 2

The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce and NC Works Career Center have teamed up for a...

Man faces numerous counts after vehicle theft

A Weldon man faces numerous counts after reportedly stealing a victim’s vehicle Saturday morning....

Tripp announces bid for state House 27 seat

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp today released a statement today on his bid for the North...

Health department reports 35th death; 62...

As the number of total cumulative positive cases of COVID-19 head to the 1,900 mark, the Halifax...

Police seek assistance in electronics larceny

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is investigating the larceny of electronics which occurred...

Six graduate from Rural Center Homegrown Leaders...

Six Roanoke Valley residents recently graduated from the North Carolina Rural Center’s Homegrown...

Community Prayer Tree in honor of fallen linemen...

While the weight of grief continues to be present, Thomas and Jodie Barrett have chosen to...

Conway juveniles recovering after shooting

Two juveniles are reportedly recovering after being injured in a shooting Thursday evening in...

Cumulative positives surpass 1,800 in Halifax Co.

Total cumulative positive cases of the novel coronavirus in Halifax County have surpassed the...

Two wanted on felony drug warrants arrested

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Captain A.M. Harris: On...

Feed A Family raises funds for 43 families

Some Roanoke Rapids Graded School District families received a turkey with all the trimmings...

Downpours, heat don't deter scout from museum...

It was 366 hours of planning and labor and the work was done in downpours and intense summer heat....

Latest Halifax County related death brings total...

The number of deaths related to COVID-19 now stands at 34 as the Halifax County Health Department...

Weldon schools sets new deadline for...

The Weldon City Schools Board of Education has extended the deadline for the return of community...

Extension granted for responses in suit against...

Defendants in a lawsuit brought forth by a Roanoke Rapids police officer have been granted an...

Woman faces drug, weapon counts following stop

A Weldon woman was charged on drug counts Wednesday afternoon following a traffic stop in the...

Valley crime roundup: Marijuana, weapons counts;...

Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following: Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Captain...

City asks for compliance with 3Ws as positives...

As the Halifax County Health Department today added 31 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus...

Woman in Medicaid fraud case enters guilty plea

A woman charged in a multimillion dollar Medicaid fraud case with origins in Roanoke Rapids and...

Mill history, special needs adults at forefront...

While it pays homage to the city’s textile history, the newest restaurant on Roanoke Avenue pays...

Plan for middle, high school partial return OK'd

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District middle schoolers will return to partial face-to-face...

Carrier says lightning damage not enough for...

The city will end up replenishing its fund balance after receiving word from its liability...

Health department reports 33rd death related to...

The 33rd death related to COVID-19 was reported by the Halifax County Health Department today....

Man, accompanied by child, swipes lighters from...

Enfield police are looking for a person who walked into a store accompanied by a young child and...

Weldon PD roundup: Disorderly conduct; larceny...

The Weldon Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Christopher Davis: On...

Total cumulative positives surpass 1,700 in...

The cumulative number of total positive cases of the novel coronavirus in Halifax County have now...

News

Two face heroin trafficking, other counts following Woodland stop

A Pendleton man and Woodland man face heroin trafficking and other drug counts following a stop for a traffic violation in the Woodland area Monday...
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Front Page Sports

Roanoke Rapids Lady Jackets volleyball wins

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The Roanoke Rapids Lady Yellow Jackets volleyball team opened their season on the road with a win. Roanoke Rapids Girls Volleyball beat Granville Central in three sets Wednesday 25-22, 25-15 and...

Hudomint wins Cross Country 1A State Championship

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Halifax Academy's Morgan Hudomint won the 1A State Championship as the Halifax Academy Cross Country teams competed at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte, NC, on Thursday, October 29, 2020. On this...

Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day July 30th

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Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day July 30th. Merrritt Piping - Chase Hastey Monquer Mobil Homes - Jaxson Whitby Bushy Tail Fox - Georgie Manning D & D Garage - Emry Paris Wreen...

Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day July 28th

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Roanoke Rapids Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day for Tuesday July 28th. Moncure Mobil Homes - Harlen Grubb Merritt Piping - Leeson Collier D&D Garage - Hunter Coker Wrenn Sports...

Yellow Jackets midget football revised registration

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Registration for Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets Midget Football is underway. A revised registration form can be found at this link

Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day July 23rd

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Roanoke Rapids Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day for Tuesday July 23rd and photo gallery. Wrenn Sports Graphics & Screen Printing - Easton Short Rightmeyer Machine Rentals - Dean...

Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day July 21st

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Roanoke Rapids Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day for Tuesday July 21st. Bushy tail fox preserve - Avery Moseley D and D garage- Holden Wells Merrit Piping - Mason Davis Moncure...

Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day July 16th

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Roanoke Rapids Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day for Tuesday July 16th. Rightmyer Machine Rentals - Alvayah Barnes Wrenn Sports Graphics & Screen Printing - Camden Keeter Merritt...

Yellow Jackets midget football registration open

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Registration for Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets Midget Football is underway. The sign-up fees may be lower than what are printed on the registration form, which can be downloaded at this link .

Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day

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Roanoke Rapids Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day for Tuesday July 14th. Rightmeyer Machine Rentals - Daniel Johnston Wrenn Sports Graphics & Screen Printing - Kade Rightmeyer D...

RRHS Athletic Hall of Fame 2020 induction banquet update

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Due to the COVID 19 uncertainty, the Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will not host an induction banquet in 2020. They will be looking forward to scheduling an induction...

Optimist T-Ball - coach pitch 2020 sign-ups are open

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The Roanoke Rapids Optimist Club has announced, they will offer T-ball and Coach Pitch this 2020 Summer. Deadline for registration is June 22nd with games 2nd week of July. Registration forms can be...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Vick Barrett

Elizabeth Vick Barrett, 100 of Conway, North Carolina passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family....

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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...

RRPD investigates Saturday...

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Roanoke Rapids police are conducting a murder investigation following a shooting Saturday night in...

Opinion

Thoughts on gratitude from HCS superintendent

As we near the close of another year in Halifax County Schools during this pandemic, we are...

The Weldon Advocate: Great treasures downtown

For a while now, I have had this idea of promoting Downtown Weldon as a destination for treasuring...

Financial Focus: Year-end financial moves

We’re nearing the end of 2020 – and for many of us, it will be a relief to turn the calendar page...

Fifteen minutes and fear of dependency: A...

The worst fear should I have tested positive this morning was the fear of losing my independence...

Financial Focus: How to dodge financial missteps

When you retire, you’ve learned a lot about all sorts of things, helping you avoid some of the...

HCS turning challenges into opportunities

As a child growing up in a single-parent home, I know first-hand what it’s like to not have. My...

Financial Focus: Make the most of your 401(k)

You won’t see any greeting cards celebrating it, and it’s not likely to be on your calendar, but...

City could lose millions through Census...

Currently, Roanoke Rapids is severely undercounted in the 2020 Census. We are on track to lose...

Follow-up letter on Daniel's tablet

Editor’s note: According to the agenda for Monday morning’s upcoming Halifax County Board of...

Financial Focus: Create strategies to help...

Like most people, you probably have many financial goals: a comfortable retirement, long...

Collaboration yields robust testing capacity in...

When I first wrote about COVID-19 and its impending impact on our region in March , I shared it...

Patterson remembered as passionate educator

Friday, as a district, we mourn and share with deep sadness, the passing of Mr. Teicher Patterson,...

Family matters and laughing emojis: A pandemic...

Today, my mom told me she had been cleared from her 14-day quarantine. On July 3 a Spectrum...

Students offer RRGSD reopening plan

This is Michela Broadnax and Daniel Acree, we will be rising seniors at Roanoke Rapids High School...

15 months a diabetic: An Independence Day from...

Sunday I somehow managed to choke back tears. Sunday, as I said on my Facebook page, was my...

Move Weldon CSA statue to confederate cemetery

The county’s oldest Confederate memorial – Halifax is tied for third most in the state with six –...

Financial Focus: Questions to ask when...

The recent market volatility has affected just about everybody’s financial and investment...

Wearing mask in public a way to control COVID-19...

Many of us here in eastern North Carolina know and love someone who has a chronic disease like...