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For the officers — a reaffirmation of support

I understand the social climate of this country today is not very positive toward police officers and is reflected by some questionable...

Six new positives added to HCHD data

The Halifax County Health Department today added six new positive cases of COVID-19 to its data. The latest cases bring the total number...

Photo gallery: Honoring the fallen

The Northampton County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 47 and the Roanoke Rapids Police Department held a law enforcement memorial service...

Halifax wins, host State Championship this weekend

The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings beat Lawerence Academy Tuesday afternoon in the semifinal round of the NCISAA 1A State Softball Play-off...

Jackets baseball improve to 5-0

The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets Varsity team traveled to South Granville on Tuesday night and came away with a 13-2 win over...

News

Six new positives added to HCHD data

The Halifax County Health Department today added six new positive cases of COVID-19 to its data....

Photo gallery: Honoring the fallen

The Northampton County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 47 and the Roanoke Rapids Police Department...

Man, 30, found fatally shot at Monroe St....

A 30-year-old Roanoke Rapids man was fatally shot late Thursday night, according to police Chief...

Death related to COVID-19 brings HC total to 112

The Halifax County Health Department today added an additional death related to COVID-19. The...

Court accepts plea of indicted prison case manager

A federal court judge in Wilmington Wednesday conditionally approved a plea agreement entered on...

Missing RR woman located

A Roanoke Rapids woman reported missing by her family was located early this morning and is safe...

Three new positives added; vaccination schedules

Today the Halifax County Health Department added three new positive cases of COVID-19 to its data,...

Weldon man faces meth trafficking counts

A Weldon man has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine following a four-month joint...

HCSO seeks missing RR woman

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 27-year-old Roanoke Rapids woman who was...

Goble named new Belmont principal

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Superintendent Dain Butler and the board of trustees have...

Update: Majority of New Dixie stores without fuel

In an afternoon update, the president of New Dixie Oil said the majority of stores are without...

Police seek person in financial card theft

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is looking for a person involved in the larceny of a...

Single new positive case of COVID-19 reported in...

A single new positive case of COVID-19 was reported by the Halifax County Health Department today....

Energy center sets camps; seeks teachers

Registration is now open for June and July summer camps at the Center for Energy Education....

Pipeline hacking impacts trickle down locally

New Dixie Oil President T. Scott Aman said today all company trucks are out attempting to get...

HCC honors faculty, staff, and student...

Halifax Community College recently recognized students, faculty, and staff members for excellent...

HCHD adds 17 new positives; begins health needs...

The Halifax County Health Department today added 17 new positive cases of COVID-19 to its data....

Missing Scotland Neck man returns home

A Scotland Neck man reported missing last week returned home and is safe and well, according to...

RRPD roundup: Impaired and reckless driving...

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

Additional COVID-related death brings county...

The Halifax County Health Department today added an additional death related to COVID-19 to its...

NCSO honors fallen deputy at Winston-Salem...

Northampton County Sheriff's Office personnel attended the 2021 North Carolina Peace Officers...

RRPD roundup: Shooting; drug charges after...

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

May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021 J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station: 1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800...

Seven new positives bring cumulative total to...

The Halifax County Health Department today reported seven new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing...

RRGSD prize patrol honors TOY, others during...

Some of the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District’s top educators, support staff, and...

HCS honored for financial reporting; summer...

The Association of School Business Officials International awarded the Halifax County Board of...

HCC news: PTK donation; summer schedule;...

The Halifax Community College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Tuesday delivered its...

RRPD roundup: Drug arrest; stolen vehicle charge

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

Percent positives at 6.1 percent in Halifax County

The percentage of positive COVID-19 cases in Halifax County decreased over the past week, with a...

HCSO searches for missing SN man; still no clues...

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 37-year-old Scotland Neck man reported...

Upcoming FY budget proposes no tax increase

The upcoming fiscal year budget for the city of Roanoke Rapids varies little from the current...

Fire department seeks to implement cost recovery...

The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department has requested that city council approve a plan which would...

Vidant seeks input for health needs assessment

Vidant Health is encouraging feedback from community members throughout eastern North Carolina on...

Death related to COVID-19 brings county total to...

The Halifax County Health Department today added one additional death related to COVID-19 to its...

Plea entered in former prison official's...

A plea has been entered in the case of a former Caledonia Correctional Institution case manager...

RR, Weldon police seek man involved in Monday...

Roanoke Rapids police have filed charges against an Emporia man involved in an early Monday...

News

Missing RR woman located

A Roanoke Rapids woman reported missing by her family was located early this morning and is safe and well, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s...
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Front Page Sports

Halifax wins, host State Championship this weekend

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The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings beat Lawerence Academy Tuesday afternoon in the semifinal round of the NCISAA 1A State Softball Play-off Championship 6-5. The leading hitters for the Vikings were:...

Jackets baseball improve to 5-0

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets Varsity team traveled to South Granville on Tuesday night and came away with a 13-2 win over the Vikings. AJ Strickland pitched the complete Jackets...

Halifax Academy Lady Vikings advance in the 1A NCISAA State Playoffs

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The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings softball team defeated Northeast Academy Lady Eagles in second round of 1A NCISAA State Championship playoffs Friday at home. The #1 seed Halifax (now 11-3) beat...

Jackets baseball remain undefeated

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets Varsity Baseball team completed the season sweep of Louisburg on Friday night by a score of 11-2. Braxton Coggins started and picked up the win going 5...

Jackets baseball off to a 3-0 season start

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets Varsity Baseball team picked up a big win over conference foe Louisburg on Tuesday night by a score of 11-1 in 6 innings. AJ Strickland pitched the...

Halifax beats Brunswick to close regular season

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The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings softball team defeated the Brunswick Academy Lady Vikings Monday on the road 7-6 in 8 innings to close thier regular season. At the plate for Halifax: Morgan...

Lady Jackets host 1st round NCHSAA play-offs

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The NCHSAA 2A womens soccer championship play-offs kick off Monday night. The RRHS Women’s Soccer team will host Richlands in the 1st round of the NCHSAA state playoffs on Monday night at 6pm.he #1...

Jackets win in home opener Friday

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The RRHS Varsity Baseball team scored a 12-2 win over Granville Central in their home opener on Friday night. Braxton Coggins started and picked up the win on the mound for the Yellow Jackets. Jon...

Lady Jackets undefeated conference Champions

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Lady Yellow Jackets soccer team beat Northern Nash 9-0 at Hoyle Field Thursday night and earned the Northern Carolina Conference Champions with an undefeated regular...

Roanoke Rapids wrestlers open season with a win

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets Wrestling Team opened the 2021 season with a win over JF Webb Tuesday night 32-18. Weight results: 170 Logan Hall (RR) Major Dec. CJ Chavis (W) 10-2 182...

Lady Vikings rebound from behind to win on senior night

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Not only did the Halifax Academy rebount from Monday's lost to Parrott, but down 1-3 Wednesday afternoon at home to Brunswick Academy the Lady Vikings battled back to win 7-4. It was Halifax...

Lady Vikings fall this past Monday

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The HalifaxAcademy Lady Vikings softball team fell to Parrott Academy 6-3 this past Monday. At the plate for Halifax: Morgan Hudomint 1 single Berkley Garner 1 single Ashton Garner 1 RBI Emerson...

Obituaries

Myra Joy Evans Keeter

Myra Joy Evans Keeter, 89, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North...

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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

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...

Charitable contributions a great way to receive...

There is no doubt that the United States Tax Code is complicated. It may even be tougher to...

Financial Focus: How to improve your tax situation

As 2020 draws to a close, you might wonder how you can improve your tax situation — especially in...

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...