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County cumulative positives surpass 5,400

Today the Halifax County Health Department added 10 new positive cases of COVID-19 which brings the cumulative total since March of last...

Enfield PD swears in new captain

The Enfield Police Department today swore in Clayton W. Glover as its new captain. The Navy veteran is a Nash County native and has more...

Energy center sets summer camps; food distribution...

The Center for Energy Education has opened registration for its June summer camps. Parents or guardians of middle school students in...

HCC inducts 18 new members to PTK honor society

Halifax Community College’s Alpha Eta Phi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently held its second in-person and virtual...

Land use amendment OK could pave way for Crestview...

A proposed expansion of Crestview Memorial Cemetery may now be possible following action by Roanoke Rapids City Council Tuesday night...

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County cumulative positives surpass 5,400

Today the Halifax County Health Department added 10 new positive cases of COVID-19 which brings...

Enfield PD swears in new captain

The Enfield Police Department today swore in Clayton W. Glover as its new captain. The Navy...

Energy center sets summer camps; food...

The Center for Energy Education has opened registration for its June summer camps. Parents or...

HCC inducts 18 new members to PTK honor society

Halifax Community College’s Alpha Eta Phi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently...

Land use amendment OK could pave way for...

A proposed expansion of Crestview Memorial Cemetery may now be possible following action by...

Moody named RRHS early college principal

Belmont Elementary School assistant principal Jance Moody has been named the new principal of...

Four positives added to Halifax Co. COVID-19 data

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

HCSO drug warrant updates

A man who had been listed as wanted by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office on drug charges last...

U.S. education secretary to deliver HCC...

United States Secretary of Education Miguel Angel Cardona will be the commencement speaker at...

Missing educator found safe in motel room

A woman who was reported missing by her family Saturday was located this morning, according to the...

Death related to COVID brings Halifax Co. total...

The Halifax County Health Department today added one death related to COVID-19 and 19 new positive...

Auxiliary gives scholarships; Vidant recognizes...

The Volunteer Auxiliary at Vidant North Hospital made its annual donation to the hospital on April...

Valley crime roundup: Weldon traffic stop; fed...

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

Sutton, KIPP founder, reported missing

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a missing person — Tammi Sutton,...

Two charged in Garysburg shooting death

A Littleton man and Garysburg man have been charged in a Tuesday shooting death, according to the...

Durante gets 30.5 years for Weldon, RR robberies

Joshua Jermaine Durante will spend 30.5 years in federal prison for robberies he committed in...

April 20 city council agenda

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HCHD adds 19 new positive cases of COVID-19

The cumulative total number of positive COVID-19 cases since March of last year is now at 5,390,...

Freeman retiring after 44 years of service to...

After 44 years, Dr. Jan Freeman, director of integrated care and behavioral health, is retiring....

Sign honoring 100 years of RRHS placed at...

As Roanoke Rapids High School prepares for its 100th anniversary in September, today a sign...

HCSO roundup: Maria Ave. raid; wanted persons

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

HCHD adds 18 new positive cases to data

The Halifax County Health Department today added 18 new positive cases of COVID-19 to its data....

Lead findings at Clara Hearne prompt action by...

Concentrations of lead in sinks and a water fountain at Clara Hearne Pre-K Center have prompted...

Signature adding new program to mitigate...

Signature HealthCARE is adding the SAFEGUARD program to its comprehensive strategy to fight...

Nine positives added; partial vaccinations pass...

Nine new positive cases of COVID-19 were added by the Halifax County Health Department today. The...

New arraignment, sentencing dates set in...

A new arraignment date has been set for a man charged along with his wife in a multimillion dollar...

Keys-Evans birthday celebration set at plaza...

Members of the Sarah Keys-Evans Planning Committee under the auspices of the Eastern Carolina...

Health department, Vidant Health suspending J&J...

The Halifax County Health Department has canceled a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinic...

Bus passenger faces heroin-fentanyl trafficking...

An Asheville man who overdosed on a bus last week faces opioid trafficking charges. Lieutenant...

RRGSD band program recruiting members

The Roanoke Rapids Band Program which includes Chaloner Middle and the high schools is...

RRHS, early college set in-person commencements

Roanoke Rapids High School and Roanoke Rapids Early College will have commencement exercises and...

New safety house broadens outreach efforts for...

The pot begins smoking, the inside of the oven catches fire, and the door gets warm signaling...

Enfield man claims top Millionaire Maker prize

George Brown of Enfield was thrilled to learn he was the latest winner of a $1 million Millionaire...

Deaths related to virus rise to 107; vaccine...

Today the Halifax County Health Department added one death related to COVID-19 and 23 new positive...

County school system hosting virtual HBCU fair

Through Thursday Halifax County Schools is hosting its first virtual HBCU Fair. The meetings held...

Work zone memorial to be displayed at NC Welcome...

Beginning Tuesday, the National Work Zone Memorial will be at the North Carolina Welcome Center...

News

Moody named RRHS early college principal

Belmont Elementary School assistant principal Jance Moody has been named the new principal of Roanoke Rapids Early College High School. Moody, who...
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Front Page Sports

Chaloner baseball opens season with two wins

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The Chaloner Middle baseball team opened thier 2020-21 season open this past Tuesday on the road with a win and again on the road Thursday with a win. With new head coach Aron Crumb the Chaloner...

Lady Vikings win on road Tuesday

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The Halifax Academy Lady Vikings defeated Lawrence Academy Tuesday night on the road 9-1. Ashlyn Cooke pitched all 7 innings for the Lady Vikings with 6 K’s, 1 walk, 3 hits. At the plate for the...

Football Northern Carolina Conference awards announced, Jackets Lyons Coach of Year

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The 2A Northern Carolina football conference announced it's 2020-21 season awards and several Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets were named. Zach Navarro #1 named defensive player of the year...

Lady Jackets soccer shutout South Granville

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Lady Yellow Jackets soccer team shutout the South Granville Vikings 9-0 Wednesday afternoon at Hoyle field. Catherine MacNichol had four goals for the Lady Jackets and...

Halifax Academy Lady Vikings win at home Tuesday

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The Halifax Academy Lady Viking softball team improved to 5-1 over all Tuesday with a win 2-0 win at home against Arendell Parrott Academy. Ashlyn Cooke pitched all 7 innings for the Lady Vikings...

Storey throws a shutout in Jackets win

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Roanoke Rapids High Lady Jacket's Logan Storey shut down Louisburg Warriors softball Tuesday, throwing a complete game shutout and leading the Yellow Jackets to a 11-0 victory. Karlee Hammack led...

Lady Jackets soccer team remains undefeated

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Lady Yellow Jackets soccer team remain undefeated fter Monday nights road win. The Lady Jackets improve to 5-0 with a nine to zero match win at Louisburg/ Catherine...

Roanoke Rapids announce football play-off ticket sale info

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Football team will play at Southwest Edgecombe on Friday night in the 1st round of the NCHSAA 2AA State Playoffs. Game time is set for 7pm. There will be NO tickets...

Lady Venom "08" win Top Gun championship rings

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The Roanoke Rapids based travel softball team Lady Venom '08 12u traveled to Kenansville this past Saturday to play in Top Gun's Thunder Down Under tournament. The Lady Venom girls played hard all...

Northampton taking late signup for t-ball & coach pitch

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The Northampton County Recreation Department is currently accepting late egistration for its T-Ball and Coach Pitch program for boys and girls ages 4-8 years of age. The cost for this program is...

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

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After a pause in inductions into the Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Hall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2021. It...

Roanoke Rapids High Athletics schedule for week of April 12th

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Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Schedule for the week of April 12,. 2021. Monday 4/12 1. Men's tennis at HOME vs. JF Webb at 4pm 2 Women's soccer at Louisburg at 6pm Tuesday 4/13 1. Softball at...

Obituaries

Linda Shadrick Banty

Linda Shadrick Banty, 75, of Littleton, NC died Saturday, April 17, 2021, at UNC Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC. Mrs. Banty was born in Halifax...

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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: 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...

Financial Focus: Year-end financial moves

We’re nearing the end of 2020 – and for many of us, it will be a relief to turn the calendar page...

Fifteen minutes and fear of dependency: A...

The worst fear should I have tested positive this morning was the fear of losing my independence...

Financial Focus: How to dodge financial missteps

When you retire, you’ve learned a lot about all sorts of things, helping you avoid some of the...

HCS turning challenges into opportunities

As a child growing up in a single-parent home, I know first-hand what it’s like to not have. My...