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Two face charges in Drake St., Georgia Ave. BE&Ls

Two people have been arrested and charged on counts associated with break-ins on Drake Street and Georgia Avenue, according to the Roanoke...

Roanoke Canal half marathon, 8K set for March 21

The Roanoke Canal Trail Half Marathon and 8K gets underway the morning of March 21. The start of the half marathon — 13.1 miles — is 8...

Youth softball registration now open

Registration is now open for the 2020 Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League (RVGSL). Registration forms may be picked up at TJ Davis Rec,...

HCSO drug roundup: Crack arrest; interstate stop

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following drug arrests, according to Captain A.M. Harris: Monday shortly before 5 p.m.,...

CSX updates crossing repair schedule

CSX Railroad has updated its scheduled closings of crossings for repairs within Roanoke Rapids. The changes are noted in red and are...

News

Two face charges in Drake St., Georgia Ave. BE&Ls

Two people have been arrested and charged on counts associated with break-ins on Drake Street and...

What's happening at Roanoke Rapids Public...

March events at Roanoke Rapids Public Library Pre-School Storytime Wednesdays @ 10:30 am @ Library...

Roanoke Canal half marathon, 8K set for March 21

The Roanoke Canal Trail Half Marathon and 8K gets underway the morning of March 21. The start of...

HCSO drug roundup: Crack arrest; interstate stop

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following drug arrests, according to Captain A.M....

CSX updates crossing repair schedule

CSX Railroad has updated its scheduled closings of crossings for repairs within Roanoke Rapids....

Given's students dance at Disney World

This past weekend, Given’s Dance Studio, under the instruction of Janice Given, Janelle Given, and...

Pierce elected to state council for social...

Rodney D. Pierce, a seventh-grade social studies and world history teacher at Red Oak Middle...

RRGSD board members receive certificates

The North Carolina School Boards Association Academy for School Boardsmanship presents...

Caudle qualifies for Edward Jones leaders...

Robert Caudle, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, has qualified for the company’s Financial...

CSX plans crossing repairs, detours within city...

CSX Railroad has scheduled crossings to be closed for repair within Roanoke Rapids. This will...

Roanoke Rapids man wanted in Thursday shooting

A Roanoke Rapids man is being sought in a Thursday afternoon shooting which left a victim with...

Winter weather advisory expected to end at noon

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon across central North Carolina, according to...

HCSO drug, STEP team roundup

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following drug arrests: The narcotics division...

Updated delays and closings

The following is an update to inclement weather delays and closings for Friday: City of Roanoke...

Friday delays and closings

Here are the known delays and closings for Friday: Delays All Vidant North clinics will open on a...

As shooting probe continues, Hardy to be named...

City Manager Joseph Scherer said in a statement this afternoon he city expects Chief Bobby Martin...

HCC announces African American Heroes winners

For the 13th year, Halifax Community College (HCC) will host its celebration of local African...

Thursday planning board meeting rescheduled to...

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board meeting scheduled for Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. in Lloyd...

HCC closing at noon

Due to the threat of inclement weather, Halifax Community College will be closing at noon today...

Area under winter storm warning

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning which includes the Roanoke Rapids...

School early release schedules

Here are the known early release schedules for area schools today: Cornerstone Christian closes at...

HCC TRIO Day changed to March 19

Halifax Community College’s (HCC) Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) and Student Support...

New life could come to former avenue police,...

New life could come to the former police and fire station on Roanoke Avenue after city council...

Brook Simpson photo gallery

Halifax native Brooke Simpson performed this past Friday night February 14th at the Lakeland...

Jones gets 16 years for crime spree after prison...

Cul Priest Jones, who after his escape from a Hoke County correctional facility in 2018 went on a...

Board leaving hunting proposal to legislative...

Halifax County commissioners will let state legislators decide on whether to OK proposed hunting...

Meetings with police, sheriff's office to start...

The Northampton County Committee of Police Chiefs and the sheriff’s office personnel will be...

HCC TRIO Day for entire community

On February 22, Halifax Community College (HCC) invites the Roanoke Valley to its TRIO Day and...

Jo Story stew dinner set

The Annual Jo Story Senior Center Stew & Sandwich Dinner has been set for Thursday from 4:30 to...

Museum sets star party, Canal half-marathon

The Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail will be hosting a Star Party at Roanoke Rapids Lake Park on...

Crash victim identified as Roanoke Rapids man

Weldon police identified the victim of a fatal car crash Friday as a 63-year-old Roanoke Rapids...

Sheriff's office investigates Thursday shooting

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting which occurred Thursday night on...

Passenger car driver dies in collision with...

The driver of a passenger vehicle which struck a Northampton County activity bus enroute to a...

February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020 J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station: 1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800...

Latest Roanoke Rapids library events

The latest events from the Roanoke Rapids Public Library: Updated resource material Roanoke Rapids...

Project Graduation has two upcoming fundraisers

Projection Graduation is having two upcoming fundraisers to help the Roanoke Rapids High School...

News

Pierce elected to state council for social studies board

Rodney D. Pierce, a seventh-grade social studies and world history teacher at Red Oak Middle School in Nash-Rocky Mount Schools, was recently...
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Front Page Sports

Youth softball registration now open

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Registration is now open for the 2020 Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League (RVGSL). Registration forms may be picked up at TJ Davis Rec, Roanoke Rapids Library, all Halifax County library branches...

Hunter placed top eight in 2A NCHSAA State

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Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets Wrestler Aaron Hunter placed top eight during the 2A NCHSAA State Wrestling Championship this past weekend. While Wrestling at 170 lbs.division, Aaron...

Williams named final player of the week In 2020

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Randolph-Macon senior Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) has earned the final Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week recognition available for 2019-2020. The final award...

Williams 1852 career points pushing her into second all-time at Randolph-Macon in scoring

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Randolph-Macon senior Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) With her 24 points this past Saturday moved into second on the Career Scoring list for the Jackets pushing her to 1852 career...

Williams named Academic All-District

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Randolph-Macon senior Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) has been selected to the District 5 Academic All-District team, it was announced last week. The team is administered by the...

Williams earns team of the week nod

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Randolph-Macon senior center Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C. / Halifax Academy) has been named to D3hoops.com's Team of the Week. The team was announced Tuesday morning. Williams earned the honor...

Roanoke Rapids High Athletics schedule for week of February 17th

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RRHS weekly Athletic events scheduled the week of Februay 17th NCC Conference Basketball Tournament Monday: 1st Round 1. Women's Basketball will host Louisburg at 6pm 2. Men's Basketball will travel...

Williams earns 16th double-double

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The Randolph-Macon Women's basketball team used a massive second quarter to pick up a 74-56 win over Ferrum on Saturday afternoon. Led by Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C. / Halifax Academy) who...

Squire scores career high 23

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2019 Northwest Halifax Alumnus DJ Squire earns Prep career high this past Thursday. DJ Squire who is playing for Combine Academy in Lincolnton NC scored his Prep career high twenty-three points....

Halifax Academy Lady Vikings fall in 2nd round state play-offs

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The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings basketball team fell this past Thursday night in the second round of the NCISAA 2A state playoffs. The Lady Vikings lost 43-45 to Friendship Christian (Raleigh)....

Champions in Motion Cheer team earn 2nd place

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The Champions in Motion Roanoke Rapids based cheerleading program and their athlete's performed a flawless routine earning 2nd place at a State Championship competition in Fayetteville NC on...

Williams earns 15th double-double

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Randolph-Macon Women's Basketball center Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C. / Halifax Academy) earns yet another double-double in win Tuesday night. Randolph-Macon had ten-point Old Dominion Athletic...

Obituaries

Norman A. Chaffin

Norman A. Chaffin, 82, of Henrico, NC, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at his home. Norman was a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He was a...

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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...

Winning scratcher means...

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After years of waiting, Jeremy McLean of Roanoke Rapids can finally marry the woman of his dreams...

Opinion

Special use permit vote an endorsement for Main...

Tuesday city council showed the confidence they have in the Roanoke Rapids Main Street program by...

Labor council endorses Moody for judge

After reviewing completed questionnaires and interviewing candidates, members of the Eastern...

Financial Focus: Act presents changes to...

It might not have made the headlines, but a recently passed piece of legislation could affect the...

Congress must ban fentanyl analogues

In 2017, nearly 50,000 Americans died from opioid overdose. In 2018, synthetic opioids accounted...

Explaining the property reappraisal process

Happy New Year to the citizens of Halifax County. The time has come again for Halifax County to...

What's happening at Roanoke Rapids Public...

January events at Roanoke Rapids Public Library Pre-School Storytime Wednesdays @ 10:30 am @...

Learning to embrace 2019

I have learned to embrace 2019 despite the health scare and grief. There were times after March 23...

Financial Focus: Plan your fiscal resolutions

Have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions for 2020? When many of us make these promises,...

Big changes coming to Lakeland

As another year and theater season draws to a close, the Board of Directors and staff extend best...

What's happening at Roanoke Rapids Public...

December events at Roanoke Rapids Public Library Pre-School Storytime Wednesdays @ 10:30 am @...

Financial Focus: Invest in your family and...

Why do you invest? For many people, here’s the answer: “I invest because I want to enjoy a...

Shopping local a win-win for community

With the holiday shopping season beginning to ramp up, I want to emphasize to our citizens how...

Financial Focus: Making money last during...

It’s probably safe to say that many of us are concerned about having enough money to cover our...

What's happening at Roanoke Rapids Public...

November events at Roanoke Rapids Public Library Pre-School Storytime Wednesdays @ 10:30 am @...

The slow procession to the hope of healing

From the window of my friends’ van I watched as we made our way in a slow procession to Cedarwood....

Remember Chief Hawkins by honoring his legacy

There’s no need to ask why any longer. We will never know, or even understand, the answers....

Financial Focus: What an advisor can do for you

What does investing mean to you? If the word makes you think of transactions – buying or selling...

What's happening at Roanoke Rapids Public...

October events at Roanoke Rapids Public Library Preschool Storytime Wednesdays @ 10:30 am @...