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Two injured in evening shooting

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a shooting in which two people were injured this evening. The injuries to the two adults are not...

RRPD seeks location of woman

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a woman who was last seen getting into a dark-colored SUV...

Jackets place at conference tourney

The Roanoke Rapids High school Wrestling Team who placed fourth in the Conference Tournament. Roanoke Rapids was able to fill seven of the...

Total positive COVID-19 cases at 5,668 in Halifax Co.

As of today the Halifax County Health Department reports 5,668 total positive COVID-19 cases. One new positive was added today. There have...

Dog revived following 11th Street house fire

Occupants of a house in the 800 block of Eleventh Street made it out safely during a Wednesday night house fire and two pets were also...

News

Two injured in evening shooting

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a shooting in which two people were injured this evening....

RRPD seeks location of woman

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a woman who was last...

Total positive COVID-19 cases at 5,668 in...

As of today the Halifax County Health Department reports 5,668 total positive COVID-19 cases. One...

Dog revived following 11th Street house fire

Occupants of a house in the 800 block of Eleventh Street made it out safely during a Wednesday...

Two new positives bring cumulative county total...

As of today the Halifax County Health Department reports 5,667 total positive COVID-19 cases since...

Vidant Health names new HR, diversity officers

Vidant Health announced today that effective June 21, Charlene J. Wilson will assume the role of...

Whitaker takes plea on two cocaine distribution...

A Littleton man who initially entered a not guilty plea to cocaine distribution charges pleaded...

RRPD roundup: Motor vehicle B&E; traffic stop

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

Governments expected to see savings under new...

Municipalities in Halifax County will see some savings in what they pay to fund the county 911...

Organization presents two scholarships to area...

Boys 2 Men Inc. awarded $500 scholarships to two area students. Alvin Arrington, founder and CEO...

More than 250 flags retired at Post 38 ceremony

The American Legion Shaw-May Post 38 conducted a flag retirement ceremony on Monday. More than 250...

Cooper named new Enfield middle principal

The Halifax County Board of Education approved Superintendent Eric Cunningham’s recommendation of...

Four new positives bring county total to 5,665

As of today the Halifax County Health Department reports 5,665 total positive COVID-19 cases since...

No speakers on county budget as adoption time...

There were no speakers this morning during a public hearing held in a virtual format on Halifax...

Commissioners OK incentive grant; 2 fireworks...

Halifax County commissioners today approved a $60,000 incentive grant for a local company...

No injuries reported in early morning crash on...

Gaston Fire-Rescue-EMS was dispatched shortly after 2 a.m. today to a four-vehicle crash in the...

New application round for pandemic rental...

The North Carolina Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions Program is open for a second...

Plea possible for second man charged in '19 heists

A plea deal could be in the works for the second man charged in a 2019 robbery spree which...

June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021 J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station: 1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800...

Two face drug charges following Washington St....

Two people from the 100 block of Washington Street in Roanoke Rapids face drug charges following...

Three new positives added to county data

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

Perry returns as county human resources director

Renee Perry is the new human resources management director for Halifax County. County Manager Tony...

4-H camp slots still available

Slots are still open for a series of Halifax County 4-H summer camps which begin next week. A...

J3:16 Center RR facility closer to opening

The John 3:16 Center is planning to open its Roanoke Rapids facility at the former Angel’s Closet...

RRFD participating in Smoke Alarm Saturday

The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department will be canvassing select neighborhoods Saturday to give out...

Police continue investigation of May 6 shooting

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department continues to follow-up on a May 6 shooting which occurred in...

Percent positives drop to 3.6 percent

The percentage of positive COVID-19 cases now stands at 3.6 percent, according to the Halifax...

EastCare to begin carrying O-negative whole blood

Vidant Health announced today that EastCare has become one of the first medical flight programs in...

Meetings scheduled with PETA to discuss possible...

Separate meetings are scheduled between PETA, the Halifax County Health Department and county...

Man faces child sex offense counts involving...

A Roanoke Rapids man was charged Tuesday on several child sex offense counts after surrendering to...

Council OKs budget for upcoming fiscal year

Roanoke Rapids City Council Tuesday night approved the city’s $15,850,253 budget for the upcoming...

Post 38 honors veterans interred at Crestview

American Legion Shaw-May Post 38 members and volunteers kicked off Memorial Day weekend by...

COVID-19 updates for Halifax, Northampton counties

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

Vidant enters collaboration with Mayo Clinic labs

Vidant Health has entered into a new collaboration with Mayo Clinic Laboratories which gives the...

Roanoke Valley crime roundup: HCSO drug arrest;...

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

Rich Square man dies in crash outside Jackson

A Rich Square man died in a single-vehicle crash on Bryantown Road outside Jackson this afternoon,...

News

Vidant Health names new HR, diversity officers

Vidant Health announced today that effective June 21, Charlene J. Wilson will assume the role of chief human resources officer and Mark F. Dunn will...
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Front Page Sports

Jackets place at conference tourney

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The Roanoke Rapids High school Wrestling Team who placed fourth in the Conference Tournament. Roanoke Rapids was able to fill seven of the fourteen weight classes this year. The Jackets ended...

Local racing legend earns final checkered flag

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Famly members have confirmed that Halifax native and longtime racing legend Joe Huss 84 has passed away. Huss competed In Late Models on both Dirt and Asphalt as well as Modifieds on both. He also...

Vote for RRHS senior MacNichol

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Roanoke Rapids High School Senior Catherine MacNichol has been nominated for the High School OT Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. This is a fan voting process so she needs our support. Here is the...

Youth football league info

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The following is a letter from Halifax-Northampton Midget Football League President. Halifax-Northampton Midget Football League 2021 Football Season Update Youth Football is still Alive. Contrary to...

Jackets baseball are 8-0 after last weeks win

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Varsity Baseball team picked up a 7-2 win on the road at JF Webb on Thursday night. For the Jackets, Bennett Liverman started on the mound and pitched 6 strong innings...

2021 Team Mike scholarship winner

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Randy Wrenn presented the 6th Annual "Team Mike" Coach Mike Newsome scholarship to area high school senior. The late coach Mike Newsome, who devoted so much of himself to the youth of the Roanoke...

RRHS Athletic Hall of Fame extends Nomination Period for the Class of 2021

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has extended accepting nominations for the Class of 2021 until June 30, 2021. It is the RRHSA HOF Comitee's hope that as we move out of...

Youth football camp set in Northampton

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The Northampton County Recreation Department’s Jackson Pirates will have its annual youth football camp July 12 through July 16. Registration is $30 and is ongoing through June 15. Assisting In the...

Jackets baseball sit at 7-0

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The RRHS Varsity Baseball team picked up a 16-6 home win versus Warren County on Wednesday night. AJ Strickland started on the mound and struck out 3 batters over 2 innings. Braxton Coggins picked...

Catherine MacNichol named All State

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The 2021 women's NCSCA (North Carolina Soccer Coaches Associatio) announced the ALL-STATE Team. For the second time, Roanoke Rapids senior Catherine MacNichol named All State Team honors.

Former Roanoke Rapids football coach passes

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Former Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets athletic director and football coach Eric McDaniels passed away on Wednesday, according to a family member. McDaniels was a native of Elizabeth City...

Jackets baseball photo gallery 5-14-21

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Roanoke Rapids High school Yellow Jackets baseball phot gallery from Friday May 14th home game against South Granville. Roanoke Rapids defeated South Granville by a score of 10-0. Photos by Randy...

Obituaries

Joe Dean Huss

On Wednesday, June 9th, 2021, Joe Dean Huss, unforgettable loving husband and Daddy of four and friend to all, entered into eternity at the age of...

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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: 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...

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...