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Halifax EMC, New Dixie bring EV charging station to...

Halifax Electric Membership Cooperative is working with other co-ops in the state to expand a statewide cooperative electric vehicle...

Federal grand jury indicts man charged in I-95 chase

The man charged in a chase from the North Carolina state line near South Carolina to Emporia was named in a three-count indictment this...

Energy center launches STEM in the Park

To kick-off the Center for Energy Education’s STEM in the Park program coming to schools in October, William R. Davie STEM Academy hosted...

U.S. Cellular launches 5G network starting in...

U.S. Cellular customers in Halifax County are now able to access the company’s 5G network. This initial deployment covers parts of...

As total positives near 1,000, county reports 19th...

The Halifax County Health Department today reported the 19th death related to the novel coronavirus. The death, according to the North...

News

Halifax EMC, New Dixie bring EV charging station...

Halifax Electric Membership Cooperative is working with other co-ops in the state to expand a...

Federal grand jury indicts man charged in I-95...

The man charged in a chase from the North Carolina state line near South Carolina to Emporia was...

Energy center launches STEM in the Park

To kick-off the Center for Energy Education’s STEM in the Park program coming to schools in...

U.S. Cellular launches 5G network starting in...

U.S. Cellular customers in Halifax County are now able to access the company’s 5G network. This...

As total positives near 1,000, county reports...

The Halifax County Health Department today reported the 19th death related to the novel...

City council special meeting notice

The Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 5:15...

RRPD roundup: Traffic stops lead to drug charges

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Bobby Martin:...

The pandemic at six months: A Q&A with Bruce...

Friday will mark six months of data reporting by the Halifax County Health Department during the...

Man faces fentanyl counts following search...

A Roanoke Rapids man was charged on fentanyl counts Tuesday following the execution of a search...

County recovery rate at 92.5 percent

Halifax County’s recovery rate from the novel coronavirus now stands at 92.5 percent, the health...

Weldon honors beginning teachers; taps Cooper as...

On Tuesday Weldon City Schools Beginning Teacher Coordinator Krissy Pittman-Martin, hosted a...

Signature developing reopening plan

Signature HealthCARE is developing a reopening plan as news is being received over the past...

Thirteen positive cases added; state launches...

Thirteen new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported today by the Halifax County Health...

Man walks out of Walmart with four TVs, two...

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is looking for a man who walked out of Walmart last week with...

Commissioners grant extension for JBB incentive...

Halifax County commissioners Monday evening voted unanimously to extend the time JBB Packaging in...

Cumulative positive cases at 964

The Halifax County Health Department today added 14 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus...

Body of man who reportedly jumped from bridge...

Gaston Fire-Rescue-EMS this evening recovered the body of an elderly man who reportedly jumped...

Halifax County reports 18th COVID-19 related death

The Halifax County Health Department today reported the 18th death related to COVID-19. The death,...

RRFD going virtual with Oct. fire prevention...

The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department is monitoring the situation with the possibility of elementary...

RRGSD to survey parents on possible elementary...

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District will be conducting a parent-student survey to determine...

County reports 93.9 percent recovery rate

Of the now 942 total positive cases of the novel coronavirus reported today since testing began in...

P3 Tips app brings Crimestoppers into smartphone...

Halifax County Crimestoppers is making it easier to submit anonymous tips through the use of the...

Woman faces fentanyl counts after traffic stop

A Roanoke Rapids woman was charged Wednesday afternoon with fentanyl counts and cited for a...

Three positives added as trend continues downward

A downward trend in the number of positive COVID-19 cases since testing began in March continues...

Wicker, Green honored for service to canal...

Two men who have been longtime advocates of the Roanoke Canal Trail were honored with resolutions...

Chase suspect ordered to state custody pending...

A South Carolina man charged in a high-speed chase and shooting spree waived his rights to...

Miles gets 95-month sentence for fentanyl...

Deandre “DD” Miles will spend 95 months in federal prison for fentanyl distribution, court records...

Novel coronavirus continues to trend downward

The Halifax County Health Department today added five new positive cases of the novel coronavirus...

Fundraiser leaves enough for RRFD radio purchase

And the leftover total was — $9,753.43. That will be enough to allow the Roanoke Rapids Fire...

House fire victim charged with possession of...

The victim of a morning house fire has been charged with possession of a stolen firearm and...

RRFD, police deem Summit Ave. fire suspicious

The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department this morning handed the investigation of a fire on Summit...

Woman charged with DWI, other counts in fatal...

A Weldon woman faces several charges following a Monday crash in Weldon which claimed the life of...

County continues to see decrease in positive cases

In its report this afternoon the Halifax County Health Department said five new positive cases of...

HCS achieves record graduation rates

The Halifax County Schools Board of Education and Superintendent Eric L. Cunningham received news...

Medicine take back nets 130 pounds of pills

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division held a medicine take back on Saturday from...

Weldon man shot, killed on motel balcony

A 24-year-old Weldon man was shot and killed while he was outside on the balcony of a local motel,...

News

RRPD roundup: Traffic stops lead to drug charges

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Bobby Martin: Wednesday shortly before 2 a.m., Officer C. Batchelor...
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Front Page Sports

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...

2020 Summer sports update

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Will children be able to play youth sports this 2020 summer. Since NC Governor Cooper issued Executive Order No. 116 which declared a State of Emergency to coordinate the State's response and...

2020 Spring sports senior shout-out "McDermott"

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With the 2020 High School Athletic Spring sports season under postponement and not looking promising to return, we at RRspin.com Sports along with our sponsonsors we would like to recognize area...

Obituaries

Alton Keith Dickens

Alton Keith Dickens passed away Sept. 24, 2020 peacefully at home. He was born Jan. 23, 1930 to Maidie Frances Crawley Dickens and Henry Furgeson...

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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

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...

Marker honoring Confederate general should be...

As a social studies teacher, I have an obvious passion for history, but particularly that of local...

City should release body cam video

In the same spirit of transparency it released a statement , the city of Roanoke Rapids and its...

NC Black Elected Municipal Officials statement...

As our nation continues to struggle with overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic, we the members of the...

Financial Focus: Diversification can ease...

During your retirement, you will likely need to withdraw from your investment portfolio to help...

Need for pet food pantry observed

On my daily walk, I have been watching this large dog in an enclosure. It barks at me as I go by....