RRHS has majority of capital needs within city district

The majority of capital needs within the city school system are at Roanoke Rapids High School, officials said at a joint meeting with Halifax County commissioners this evening.

2017-18 NCHSAA men's basketball State Championship1st round results

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 1st round of the 2017-18 State Men's Basket ball Championship results.

2017-18 NCHSAA women's basketball State Championship1st round results

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 1st round of the 2017-18 State Women's Basket ball Championship results.

Two charged, heroin seized following chase

A Monday night chase which began on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway near Premier Boulevard ended in the arrest of two men and the seizure of heroin.

Enfield files charges in ATM tampering

Enfield police have charged two Miami men in an ATM tampering case in which the counts reflect a victim’s debit card was compromised when a device was installed.

Williams picks up D3Hoops.com honor

ASHLAND, Va. – On top of her Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week honor, sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) is collecting another national one.

Barton softball ends six-game road trip on positive note by sweeping Winston-Salem St.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Barton College softball team finished off its three-day, six-game road trip on a positive note Monday, sweeping Winston-Salem State University in a non-conference doubleheader, 12-2 in eight innings and 16-6 in six innings.

Williams caps regular season with player of the week selection

FOREST, Va. – Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) finishes the season with the Old Dominion Athletic Conferences' final Player of the Week honor of the season.

Butterfield files; Graves files for DA race

Incumbent G.K. Butterfield of Wilson filed to retain his United States House 1 seat today.

City, county lodge multiple child sex offense counts against RR man

A Roanoke Rapids man has been charged with multiple counts of indecent liberties with child victims following a joint investigation between city police and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.
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The majority of capital needs within the city school system are at Roanoke Rapids High School, officials said at a joint meeting with Halifax County commissioners this evening.

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RRHS has majority of capital needs withi…

The majority of capital needs within the city school system are at Roanoke Rapids High School, officials said at a joint meeting with Halifax County commissioners this evening.

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Two charged, heroin seized following cha…

A Monday night chase which began on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway near Premier Boulevard ended in the arrest of two men and the seizure of heroin.

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Enfield files charges in ATM tampering

Enfield police have charged two Miami men in an ATM tampering case in which the counts reflect a victim’s debit card was compromised when a device was installed.

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Butterfield files; Graves files for DA r…

Incumbent G.K. Butterfield of Wilson filed to retain his United States House 1 seat today.

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City, county lodge multiple child sex of…

A Roanoke Rapids man has been charged with multiple counts of indecent liberties with child victims following a joint investigation between city police and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

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Burnette releases statement on candidacy…

Brenda Burnette, retired captain with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, and currently captain with the Jackson Police Department, has filed to run for sheriff of Northampton County.

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RRPD roundup: Sunday drug charges

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

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Boaters, dog brought to safety after ves…

Two boaters and a dog were rescued from the Roanoke River today after their vessel capsized near the Weldon Boat Landing.

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Fitch files to run for District 4 Senate…

A Wilson County judge will challenge a Weldon City School board member for the open North Carolina state Senate District 4 seat.

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Graves announces run for DA

Assistant District Attorney Norlan Graves announced his candidacy for District Attorney of North Carolina’s new  Seventh Prosecutorial District — Halifax, Northampton, Hertford, Bertie — today.

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Asbell releases DA candidacy statement

Valerie Asbell has filed for reelection as District Attorney in Bertie, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton counties.

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Task force roundup: Man sought on charge…

The City County Drug Task Force reported the following, according to Captain A.M. Harris:

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Robbery suspect faces drug, BE&L, re…

Kevin Elrod, who was arrested Thursday in connection to an armed robbery last week, also faces other counts unrelated to the heist.

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Escaped inmate caught in Rocky Mount

A Caledonia Correctional Institution minimum custody inmate who left his outside work assignment on Thursday was captured early this morning.

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Second man wanted in store heist arreste…

The second man wanted in the armed robbery of a convenience store last week was taken into custody today.

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Officials seek escaped minimum custody i…

State correctional and local law enforcement officers are seeking Caledonia Correctional Institution minimum custody inmate Clayton Campbell, who left his outside work assignment this afternoon.

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Two Venezuelans charged in ATM tampering…

Two Venezuelan men who have been sought statewide for installing card skimmers were arrested today after an anonymous caller reported suspicious activity at a Weldon ATM where a device had...

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Store employee charged with stealing del…

A grocery store employee was arrested Monday for reportedly stealing more than $400 worth of deli items.

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Sykes files for District 4 Senate seat

A member of the Weldon City Schools Board of Education filed today to run for the North Carolina Senate District 4 seat which is being vacated by Senator Angela Bryant.

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Wiggins takes plea in Blood heroin consp…

Two people charged in a Scotland Neck Blood Nation heroin distribution conspiracy have been sentenced and another today in New Bern accepted a plea deal.

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HCSO roundup: Drug arrests

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

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RRPD, Enfield PD drug arrests

The Roanoke Rapids and Enfield police departments reported the following:

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Bryant opts not to run after senate dist…

Senator Angela Bryant Monday elected not to file for re-election after redistricting impacted Senate District 4.

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Four incumbents issue primary filing sta…

Four incumbents announced in statements today they have filed for re-election in the upcoming May 8 primary.

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Garysburg man charged with resisting, dr…

A Garysburg man was arrested Saturday morning after a stop for an equipment violation on Boykin near Chockoyotte street.

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One charged, another sought in Thursday …

One person has been charged and Roanoke Rapids police are looking for another following a Thursday night armed robbery at a New Dixie Mart store on Roanoke Avenue.

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Weldon PD roundup: Meat theft; fugitive …

The Weldon Police Department reported the following, according to Chief James Avens:

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After apology, lecture from judge, Whitm…

Marquis Whitmore will spend approximately 10 to nearly 14 years in prison after a Halifax County jury found him guilty this morning of felony death by motor vehicle in the...

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Robbery suspect fired shot into store ce…

One of the suspects in a Thursday night armed robbery fired a shot into the ceiling of the store at the intersection of Roanoke Avenue and Jackson Street Extension.

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Fire destroys kitchen at Park Ave. resid…

Fire caused significant damage to a kitchen at a residence in the 1100 block of Park Avenue this afternoon.

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Jurors reach one unanimous verdict in Wh…

Jurors in the trial of Marquis Whitmore confirmed to the presiding judge they have reached one unanimous verdict.

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Police investigating convenience store r…

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a robbery which occurred this evening at New Dixie Mart at the intersection of Roanoke Avenue and Jackson Street Extension near KapStone.

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Winston man charged with throwing tobacc…

A Winston-Salem man was arrested today for reportedly throwing a bag over a fence at Caledonia Correctional Institution which contained cell phones, tobacco and a variety of drugs including sexual...

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Hertford Co. man dies in crash outside E…

A Harrellsville man died in a single-vehicle crash outside Enfield this afternoon.

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State will seek second-degree murder con…

The state intends to seek a second-degree murder conviction against Marquis Whitmore based on two theories.

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City gets clean audit report

For the fourth straight year, the city received a clean audit.

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City set to apply for Chaloner Rec impro…

The Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will apply for two grants to fund the Chaloner Recreation Center portion of the Highway 158 Masterplan.

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Reconstructionist says Whitmore never ap…

Evidence in the first full day of testimony shows Marquis Whitmore was traveling between 69 to 72 miles per hour when he crashed his vehicle into a Honda driven by...

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In charting new course, county school sy…

Halifax County School Board members and commissioners were the first Monday afternoon to begin discussions designed to update school capital plans.

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Whitmore chooses to stand trial in Fishe…

Marquis Whitmore this afternoon opted to stand trial for the charges lodged against him in the December 2014 traffic death of Leslie Fishel.

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"Welcome Home" Brooke Simpson …

The twenty-six year old Halifax County Native Brooke Simpson performed her first live concert post "The Voice" Saturday night in Weldon at Halifax Community College "The Center".

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Sewing the threads of friendship: Quilti…

The first Saturday of every month novice and experienced quilters lose themselves in color, swatches of fabric, needle and thread.

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Catalytic converter failure causes brush…

A failed catalytic converter on a vehicle Friday sparked a series of grass and brush fires in the Wright Road and Five Points areas.

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HCSO roundup: Domestic vehicle assault; …

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

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Aman receives homecoming welcome at gran…

Officials today welcomed the addition of a new business to Roanoke Rapids and praised its owner for her decision to come home to open it.

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Couple charged on fraud counts related t…

A husband and wife were arrested on identity theft charges Thursday.

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Photo gallery: 2017 RRPD statistics

Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Chuck Hasty went over 2017 department statistics during a forum at Kirkwood Adams Thursday night.

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Gang activity a problem in all NC counti…

In Halifax County children as young as 10 to 12 have been documented as gang members, Corey Dixon of the sheriff’s office said Thursday night.

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Man charged after chase following mornin…

A man already facing charges from a January 3 chase, now faces robbery and other counts following a heist this morning from a business in the Oakland Shopping Center.

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Work set to begin on portion of J.R. All…

As work begins soon to widen a stretch of Julian R. Allsbrook Highway in Halifax County, motorists may encounter occasional lane closures and traffic shifts.

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Halifax Regional observing Go Red for Wo…

February is American Heart Health Month, and Halifax Regional Medical Center is joining healthcare organizations and companies across the nation to “GO RED” for women on Friday.

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Scouting for Food drive begins Saturday

On Saturday, Boy Scouts across eastern North Carolina will be going through neighborhoods and residential areas distributing door hangers to promote their annual Scouting for Food drive.

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RRPD roundup: Morning armed robbery; cou…

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred this morning at McDonald’s on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway.

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Documents: 'Business as usual' in wake o…

While the question of how the Roanoke Rapids KapStone paper mill will fit into the proposed acquisition of the entire Illinois-based company by Georgia-based WestRock is not clear, documents filed...

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Barton softball fall in pair to Catawba

SALISBURY, N.C. – The Barton College softball team never gave itself much of a chance on Sunday, giving up a combined 13 runs in the first inning of two non-conference...

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Chaloner softball try-outs

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Warren earns second save of season on mo…

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Lady Vikings fall in State quarterfinals

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Jackets wrestler Lawrence placed top eig…

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Youth baseball registration open

The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association (RRYBA) 2018 season registration process is under way now through March 10th for ages 7-15.

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The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has released the 2017-18 State Women's Basket ball Championship brackets and the following Valley teams have a shot.

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Lady Jaguars win Tar-Roanoke Tournament

Friday night in Gaston at the 2017-18 Tar Roanoke Conference basketball championship, Weldon boys won the JV title, Northampton Jaguars won the Girl's title and Rocky Mount Prep won the...

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Lawrence rebounds in day two of 2A State…

Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow wrestler Antonio Lawrence rebounded from Thursday's lose with a upset of the #3 seed from the Mid East Mikel Long from Wheatmore Friday.

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Chaloners Jackets undefeated with one re…

The Chaloner Middle School basketball teams remain undefeated with one regular season game remaining before the RMSAA tournament.

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Jackets Wrestler Antonio Lawrence Lost in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A State Wrestling Tournament.

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2018 Church league basketball tip-off sc…

The 2018 Valley Church League Men's Basketball tipped off Thursday night and the following scores were reported to RRspin Sports.

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Lady Vikings headed to State quarterfina…

The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings basketball team won at home Thursday night in the second round of the NCISAA 1A State Basketball Championship.

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2017-18 Tar Roanoke Conference Championship battle set for Friday night February 16th at Northampton County High in Gaston.

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RRHS Athletic HOF announces nomination p…

The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2018. 

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2017-18 Tar Roanoke Conference tournamen…

2017-18 Tar Roanoke Conference basketball tournament game results and schedule played at Northampton County High school in Gaston.

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Lady Jackets advance in conference tourn…

The Roanoke Rapids High School Lady Jackets basketball team advance Tuesday night to the Second round of the 2A Northern Carolina Conference beating Granville Central.

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Williams earns 22nd double-double of sea…

ASHLAND, Va. – Randolph-Macon swept its season series with the Lynchburg Hornets with a 61-49 victory Tuesday night in Old Dominion Athletic Conference action at Crenshaw Gymnasium. A pair of...

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Chaloner basketball on a roll

The Chaloner Middle School basketball teams continued their winning Tuesday afternoon at Gaston Middle and host their last home game of the season Wednesday February 14th.

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2017-18 Tar Roanoke Conference basketball tournament game results and schedule that will be played at Northampton County High school in Gaston.

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Williams Receives Two National Honors

ASHLAND, Va. – Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) picked another pair of honors – this time on a national scale. Williams was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division...

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Both Chaloner teams 13-0

Chaloner Middle hosted Gaston Middle at the Jr. Hive Monday afternoon and both girls and boys basketball teams remain undefeated at 13-0.

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ODAC recognizes Williams for a seventh t…

FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has named sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) as its Player of the Week for the week ending on February 12. It's...

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Lady Vikings earn #6 seed and 1st round …

The Halifax Academy Varsity Lady Vikings earn #6 seed in the NCISAA 1A State Women's Basketball Stats Championship.

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Jackets men basketball team advances

The Roanoke Rapids High school Yellow Jackets men's basketball team advance to second round of the 2A Northern Carolina Conference Monday.

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RRHS girls soccer tryouts announced

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Lawrence qualified for 2A States

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