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Man faces weapon, other counts following stop

A Roanoke Rapids man faces a concealed weapon count as well as drug and driving charges following a Wednesday afternoon stop on American...

County awards $32,000 in recreation grants

Halifax County has announced the 2024 Recreation Partners Program grant recipients. These recipients were selected after submission of an...

RRGSD news: Counselors receive grant; Belmont...

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District high school counselors Jessica Elias, Sabrina Hunter, and Angela Rowe have received a $1,000 grant...

RR man sought after fentanyl found in motel room

A Roanoke Rapids area man is wanted for fentanyl possession after a raid Tuesday of his motel room at Quality Inn. Captain Scott Hall of...

Notice of meeting cancelation: Halifax County Board...

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with the North Carolina General Statute 143-318.12 that the April 22, 2024 Regular...

News

Man faces weapon, other counts following stop

A Roanoke Rapids man faces a concealed weapon count as well as drug and driving charges following...

RRGSD news: Counselors receive grant; Belmont...

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District high school counselors Jessica Elias, Sabrina Hunter, and...

RR man sought after fentanyl found in motel room

A Roanoke Rapids area man is wanted for fentanyl possession after a raid Tuesday of his motel room...

RR man found not guilty in '21 second-degree...

A Halifax County jury last week found a Roanoke Rapids man not guilty of second-degree rape...

Proposed county budget may positively impact...

Two of the biggest impacts that the proposed budget for Halifax County may have in the upcoming...

In light of revaluation, board plans budget with...

As Halifax County commissioners begin budget deliberations for the upcoming fiscal year, they do...

Judge declares catalytic converter case complex

A United States district court judge in Virginia last week certified the case of a Roanoke Rapids...

Cash stolen from dropped wallet

A man who dropped his wall found the money he had in it was stolen when he retrieved it Friday...

Clean energy job fair planned Friday at C4EE

To raise awareness of renewable energy and its importance locally, regionally, and globally, the...

NCNG, citizens remember Revolutionary soldiers...

From the North Carolina National Guard to everyday citizens, the stories of people of color who...

Prelude to Revolution: Saturday photo gallery

The second day of events kicking off North Carolina’s commemoration of America’s 250th in Halifax...

Birthplace of America's Independence kickoff...

The official kickoff to America's 250th anniversary celebration kicked off Friday night April 12th...

Woman responsible for 6 Network to Freedom sites...

An Elizabeth City woman responsible for the designation of six underground railroad sites in the...

Mohorn, Medlin receive Halifax Resolves awards

Two locals were the recipients of the Historical Halifax Restoration Association’s Halifax...

Prelude to Revolution: America's 250th...

The celebration of America’s 250th anniversary began today in Historic Halifax with living history...

Sentencing delayed for RR man charged in rental...

A Roanoke Rapids man charged in a COVID-related rental fraud scheme who was scheduled to be...

Discovery in catalytic converter case...

The federal government and the defense attorney for a Roanoke Rapids man charged in a sweeping...

Weldon PD roundup: Liquor larceny; indecent...

The Weldon Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Christopher Davis: On...

HCSO roundup: Enforcement stop; outstanding...

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Captain Scott Hall: On...

Oklahoma man dies in Wallace Fork Rd. crash

An Oklahoma man died Tuesday night in a single-vehicle crash on Wallace Fork Road, according to...

HCC, Wesleyan sign transfer agreement

Halifax Community College signed an agreement today that will enable its graduates to transfer to...

Weldon Events sets Parade of Red Wagons April 20

Weldon Events will hold a children’s Parade of Reg Wagons on April 20 at noon. The parade is open...

Road-naming ceremony to honor legacy of Bishop...

On Saturday the legacy of William Henderson Cheek Sr. will be honored as Highway 158 at Second...

Missing RR man located in Va.

A man who was reported missing Monday morning was found in Virginia that evening. Captain Scott...

RSSD board meeting Tuesday agenda

The Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District board will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the business office...

HCSO roundup: Two armed robberies; domestic

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Captain Scott Hall: A...

HCSO seeks missing RR area man

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person around 8 this morning....

MRAC concert series, Wilson Fairchild photo...

In it's forty-fifth season, the 2024 Meherrin RiverArts Council held it's third of four concert...

With Gaston EMS franchise terminated, county...

Northampton County last month issued a notice of franchise termination and immediate suspension of...

Notice of meeting cancelation: City council...

The regular meeting for the Roanoke Rapids City Council scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2024 has...

RRPD roundup: Intentional child abuse;...

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Shane Guyant: A...

Ella Baker commemorations scheduled at Lakeland

April 15 has been designated Ella Baker Day in both Halifax and Warren counties and celebrations...

State kicks off America's 250th April 12 in...

North Carolina will launch its commemoration of America’s 250th birthday with the Halifax Resolves...

Enfield man faces forcible sex offense, other...

An Enfield man is in jail without the opportunity for after he was charged with a forcible sex...

Simeon retiring June 1

Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Director John Simeon is retiring effective June 1, City...

Chief recognizes officer achievements

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Shane Guyant recognized several officers for their achievements and...

News

In light of revaluation, board plans budget with 70-cents tax rate

As Halifax County commissioners begin budget deliberations for the upcoming fiscal year, they do so with plans to enact a 70 cents per $100 tax rate...
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Front Page Sports

Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association holds opening night

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Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Week 1 Monday April 15 results. Minor League: Angels (Vultare Logging) 10 Elders (Price’s Refrigeration) 9 Deacons (CSM Electrical) 4 Saints (Blythe...

Lady Jackets soccer beat Rocky Mount

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Lady Yellow Jackets beat Rocky Mount 11-2 Monday night. Jackets Goals- Casey Neal 5, Kamdyn Jean 2, Kara Baird 2, Cadence Elliott 1, Sloan Bullock 1 Jackets Assists-...

Roanoke Rapids High Athletics schedule for week of April 8th

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Roanoke Rapids High Athletics schedule for week of April 8th Monday 4/8 1. Golf at The River CC at 3pm Tuesday 4/9 1. Tennis at Rocky Mount at 3:30pm 2. Softball at Southern Nash. The JV game starts...

Chaloner Jackets baseball & softball undefeated

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Both the Chaloner Middle Baseball and softball teams are sitting perfect. The baseball team is 4-0 after four games. Chaloner beat Bun twice 11-1 and 9-3, then beat KIPP 17-0. Chaloner beat Warren...

Roanoke Rapids baseball victorious over Riverside-Martin

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Roanoke Rapids High Varsity baseball team beat Riverside-Martin 10-7 Friday night on the road. The Jackets jumped out to the lead in the top of the second inning after Tyler Pierce singled, scoring...

Halifax Academy softball fall Friday and split Saturday

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The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings fell to Faith Christian on the road Friday 9-6. On Saturday Halifax Academy traveled to Dinwiddie Park to play in Brunswick Academy tournament. Halifax opened play...

Roanoke Rapids High School Athletics schedule for wee of March 18th

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The weekly schedule for RRHS Athletics week of March 18th. Monday 3/18 1. Golf at Brevofield Country Club at 3pm Tuesday 3/19 1. Tennis at Nash Central at 3:30pm 2. Soccer at Franklinton at 6pm...

Yellow Jackets softball improve to 5-1

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Lady Yellow Jackets softball team hosted Rocky Mount Grypons. The Lady Jackets won the conference match up in two half innings 29-4. The Lady Jackets improved to 2-1...

Jackets baseball split with Knights at Doyle field

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The RRHS Varsity Baseball team took their first loss of the season on Thursday night by a score of 4-3 to Northern Nash. Carson Duncan started on the mound and threw six strong innings with 4...

Lady Jackets soccer win at home

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Lady Jackets soccer team improved to 3-0-1 Thursday night. Rapids beat North Johnston 4-1 at Hoyle Field. Lady Jackets Casey Neal with hat trick three goals and Avery...

Both JV and Varsity baseball Jackets sting Knights

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The Roanoke Rapids High School JV and Varsity baseball teams traveled to Battle the Northern Nash Knoghts Tuesday. The Varsity Baseball team had another come from behind conference win on Tuesday...

Varsity Vikings softball defeated by Eagles Tuesday

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Halifax Academy Varsity Vikings could not keep up with Rocky Mount Academy Eagles 6-2 Tuesday at Halifax. Rocky Mount got on the board in the top of the second inning with 4 runs, Payton Odom took...

Obituaries

Mario Isaiah Williams

Mario Isaiah Williams, 16 of Fayetteville, NC passed away peacefully at UNC Hospital on Thursday April 11, 2024. Mario was born on May 8, 2007, in...

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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...

Tasty tacos offered for...

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The incentive is tacos but the real point is getting children outside.

Opinion

Yellow Jacket Report: Weekly highlights and...

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District has an exciting announcement this week! We were awarded...

A thank you to Wilson

National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week is celebrated every year on the second full week...

Yellow Jacket Report: Committee meetings

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District returned yesterday, April 8, 2024, from Spring Break. While...

Yellow Jacket Report: Spring at RRGSD

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District had many events and celebrations including Easter egg hunts...

With success of first skatepark fundraiser, more...

With the success of our recent Emry Park Skatepark Fundraiser, we are now kicking off an intensive...

Continued operations, events still planned at...

Lakeland Cultural Arts Center has initiated a restructuring plan to ensure its continued service...

Election notebook: Thanks, congratulations,...

Election notebook — 3-27-24 First thoughts — Thank you Michael Wray for your service in the state...

Financial Focus: A slow and steady investment...

You’ve probably heard stories about fortunate investors who get in on the ground floor of a new,...

Yellow Jacket Report: March board meeting

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District had a Board of Trustees meeting on March 19, 2024. It was a...

Yellow Jacket Report: A week at a glance

As the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District approaches Spring Break, the buzz of activity within...

Yellow Jacket Report: Read Across America

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District celebrated Read Across America Week with our elementary and...

Yellow Jacket Report: Fearless leadership and...

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the second annual conference of the Consortium of State...

Yellow Jacket Report: RRGSD in review

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District students, staff, and Board members had a very busy week. Our...

RRPD response times 'quite impressive'

In keeping with our commitment to transparency, we are very pleased to report to you our 2023...

Financial Focus: When to take Social Security

One of your important sources of retirement income will likely be Social Security — but when...

Yellow Jacket Report: Beginning teacher of the...

Roanoke Rapids Early College Principal Jance Moody, Public and Student Information Officer Mandy...

Yellow Jacket Report: 100 days

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District truly felt the outpouring of love from our Roanoke...

Yellow Jacket Report: Together we keep on...

Some weeks are just hard. While I know that is a sentiment shared in all occupations (or really by...