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Police seek woman in wallet larceny

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is currently investigating a case involving a larceny that occurred Friday outside a business at...

Man wanted in Enfield shooting caught in Rocky Mount

A man wanted in a June 30 shooting in Enfield was arrested this morning in Rocky Mount, town police Chief Chuck Hasty said. Hasty...

Green surrenders in July 7 Madison St. drive-by

The last person wanted in a July 7 drive-by shooting on Madison Street surrendered to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department last week,...

Three-wheeler crash claims life of Rocky Mount woman

A Rocky Mount woman died in a single vehicle motorcycle crash on Interstate 95 Sunday morning, according to the North Carolina State...

Free mobile pharmacy event set August 6

NC MedAssist is hosting a local mobile free pharmacy event in partnership with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare on Friday, August 6. The...

News

Police seek woman in wallet larceny

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is currently investigating a case involving a larceny that...

Man wanted in Enfield shooting caught in Rocky...

A man wanted in a June 30 shooting in Enfield was arrested this morning in Rocky Mount, town...

Green surrenders in July 7 Madison St. drive-by

The last person wanted in a July 7 drive-by shooting on Madison Street surrendered to the Roanoke...

Three-wheeler crash claims life of Rocky Mount...

A Rocky Mount woman died in a single vehicle motorcycle crash on Interstate 95 Sunday morning,...

Judicial officials to discuss expungement...

Halifax Community College, the Northampton County NAACP, and NC Works are partnering to sponsor...

Free mobile pharmacy event set August 6

NC MedAssist is hosting a local mobile free pharmacy event in partnership with Cardinal...

Vaughan pastor to discuss revitalization at...

Ray Renn, pastor of Vaughan Baptist Church, is the special guest speaker at the bi-weekly...

July 23, 2021

July 23, 2021 J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station: 1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800...

One charged, two sought in Brigman St. B&E

One person has been charged and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two more in a...

Coughlin joins REC as broadband VP

Roanoke Electric Cooperative announced that Robert “Bo” Coughlin has joined its team as vice...

County's recovery rate at 97.22 percent

The Halifax County recovery rate for patients with COVID-19 is at 97.22 percent, the health...

Harvest Days returns in October

After an absence last year due to COVID-19, Halifax Harvest Days will return in October. The event...

RR council roundup: Inmate labor; 4-way stop;...

Roanoke Rapids City Council took the following action Tuesday night: Approved a budget amendment...

Budget surplus means raises for city employees

Full-time and part-time city employees will receive cost of living adjustments thanks to increased...

Traynham gets nod as interim city manager

Roanoke Rapids Planning Director Kelly Traynham was named interim city manager at Tuesday...

RRHS grad wins junior international...

A Roanoke Rapids teen took home the top prize in the 2021 National Auctioneers Association...

RR, Enfield municipal elections will be held in...

Municipal elections for Roanoke Rapids and Enfield will not be held until March 8, according to...

Wires loosened by falling tree sparks fire on...

Wires from a power line loosened by a falling tree Monday afternoon sparked a fire at a residence...

Vidant Medical joins American Trauma Society...

Vidant Medical Center has joined the American Trauma Society’s network. VMC is one of 130...

HCSO roundup: Fraud charges; drug take-back

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following: According to Chief Deputy Scott Hall,...

July 20, 2021 Roanoke Rapids City Council agenda

The agenda for the Tuesday Roanoke Rapids City meeting is as contained in the photo:...

RRPD, HCSO begin foot patrols as part of Enough...

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department Thursday evening began a campaign called Enough is Enough to...

Attempted murder counts lodged in July 7 Madison...

Two people have been served warrants and charged and another is wanted in a drive-by shooting...

Griffin HCC endowment reaches $100,000 mark

A scholarship established by the former president of Halifax Community College reached the...

Vidant North designated as primary stroke center

Vidant North Hospital announced it has been designated as a primary stroke center by The Joint...

Peta, Moses team up for Little Free Library...

On Saturday, PETA representatives, the family of the late Doris Majette of Majette’s Grocery, and...

Garysburg man denied pretrial release on weapon...

A Garysburg man indicted as a felon in possession of a weapon was denied pretrial release today by...

New positives bring county cumulative total to...

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases since March of last year in Halifax County is now at...

HCSO traffic stop part of Nash federal heroin,...

A Halifax County Sheriff’s Office stop for speeding was part of an investigation which on Tuesday...

HCSO investigates theft of tools from Littleton...

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a break-in that occurred June 17 at...

HCSO drug roundup: Undercover charges; traffic...

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

Harvey expected to take plea in cocaine...

Jacobi Harvey is expected to take a plea in his federal cocaine distribution case, according to...

Enrollment open for Emergency Broadband Benefit...

North Carolinians can get critical help to pay for high-speed internet from a $3.2 billion federal...

Shots fired into house on 200 block of Franklin

A shooting late Tuesday night in the 200 block of Franklin Street appears to be related to one of...

HCC sets open house Thursday

Halifax Community College will hold an open house Thursday from 5 p.m. 8 p.m. in room 108....

Cosmetology students donate wigs to hospital's...

Angela Williams, cosmetology department chair and instructor with Halifax Community College, along...

News

Vaughan pastor to discuss revitalization at Weldon Baptist

Ray Renn, pastor of Vaughan Baptist Church, is the special guest speaker at the bi-weekly complimentary lunch and prayer meeting of Weldon Baptist...
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Front Page Sports

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...

Chaloner football workouts and tryouts announced

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Chaloner football optional workouts will begin August 2nd-5th from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Chaloner football tryouts will be August 9th-13th from 7:00am-8:30am, and August 16th-20th from 7:00am-8:30am. To...

Lady Venom 12U win tournament

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Roanoke Rapids based girls fastpitch softball travel Lady Venom 12u team traveled to Kinston this past weekend for the Top Gun Sports Stars and Stripes Showdown tournament. The Rain and heat made it...

MacNichol part of NC win

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2021 Roanoke Rapids High school graduate Catherine MacNichol part of 11-0 NC win over SC. MacNichol scored 2 goals Saturday as she represented team North Carolina in the Clash of the Carolinas at...

Optimist Players June 17th game

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The following players were selected as Roanoke Rapids Optimist players of the game for June 17, 2021 Coach Pitch League J H Dixon construction - Mason Davis & Colby Thaxton Game two Hunter Blackmom...

Optimist Players June 15th game

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The following players were selected as Roanoke Rapids Optimist players of the game for June 15, 2021. Coach Pitch League Lake Country Animal Hospital - Glason Hunell & Waytt Iles Game #2 Jacob...

Optimist Players June 10th game

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The following players were selected as Roanoke Rapids Optimist players of the game for June 10, 2021. T-Ball League D & D Garage - Lidia Winstead & Nolan Tiwon Davis Body Shop - Avery Robinson &...

Optimist Players June 8th game

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The following players were selected as Roanoke Rapids Optimist players of the game for June 8, 2021. Coach Pitch Legue Dixon Construction - Ayden Dale & Mason Dale Game #2 Bently Walker & Merdith...

Obituaries

Mary Alice Rawls Tripp Jones

Mary Alice Rawls Tripp Jones, 76, of Weldon, passed away in the early evening hours of Friday, July 23, 2021, in Greenville, at Vidant Medical...

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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

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,...

Financial Focus: Investment lessons from 2020

As the year draws to a close, it’s fair to say that we’ve all learned something about the social,...

The Weldon Advocate: Photoshoot to promote the...

In late October, Kelly Barber, with the Small Business Center at Halifax Community College called...