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Student's concern leads to KapStone holiday donation

KapStone Paper and Packaging has ensured two families will have a happy holiday season.

RRPD roundup: Shootings; drug charge

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

Halifax county announces employee awards

Halifax County government announced its employee awards Thursday— department head of the year award, employee of the year and the winner of the special achievement award.

Northeast Academy basketball action

Northeast Academy Eagles basketball results from Tuesday night's home games hosting Pungo.

RMSAC basetball standings 12-14-17

Roanoke Middle School Athletic Conference basketball standings as of 12-14-17.

Jackets Vann reaches 1,000 points in her high school career

The Roanoke Rapids High school Lady Jackets basketball team got back on the winning track this week.

Extradition pending following man's arrest in Clay murder

A Weldon area man was apprehended in Georgia this morning and is being held pending extradition in the murder of a 1-year-old boy.

Task force roundup: Weldon arrests

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

Middle school basketball 12-13 results

The Roanoke Middle School Athletic Conference 2017-18 basketball Wednesday 12-13-17 action. The following results were reported to RRspin Sports.

Jacket wrestlers come up short on road

Roanoke Rapids High school Yellow Jacket wrestlers lost a hard fought match against South Granville 42-33 Wednesday night on the road.
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KapStone Paper and Packaging has ensured two families will have a happy holiday season.

Student's concern leads to KapStone holi…

KapStone Paper and Packaging has ensured two families will have a happy holiday season.

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RRPD roundup: Shootings; drug charge

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

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Halifax county announces employee awards

Halifax County government announced its employee awards Thursday— department head of the year award, employee of the year and the winner of the special achievement award.

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Extradition pending following man's arre…

A Weldon area man was apprehended in Georgia this morning and is being held pending extradition in the murder of a 1-year-old boy.

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Task force roundup: Weldon arrests

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

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Intended target of Maple St. drive-by so…

A man who is considered the intended target of a Tuesday night drive-by shooting in Weldon is now wanted by police for reportedly firing back at his reputed assailants.

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Sheriff's office seeks info in two cases

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in two cases:

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RRPD roundup: Arrest after OD; fugitive …

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

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Bond reduction denied for defendant in f…

Bond reduction for a man charged in the May murder of a Littleton area farmhand was  denied this morning.

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Two wanted in Tuesday Weldon drive-by

Weldon police are investigating a second drive-by shooting in less than a week.

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Ford welcomed to RR school board; Carlis…

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Board of Trustees welcomed one new member and two incumbents this evening.

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Photo gallery: USAF Heritage of America …

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band played 70 years of Christmas music this evening at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre.

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HCSO roundup: Nov. 29, Dec. 4 shootings

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

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Enfield man dies in Hertford Co. crash

A single-vehicle crashed claimed the life of a Halifax County man near Como in Hertford County Sunday night.

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RRPD roundup: Armed robbery charge; burg…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

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Weldon departments set heroes dinner to …

Weldon police Chief James Avens initially wanted to do a shop with a cop event to help children as Christmas approaches.

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Weldon PD investigating comforter theft

The Weldon Police Department has received a report of the larceny of a $105 comforter taken from a machine at Grant Park Laundry off Julian Allsbrook Highway Saturday at 3...

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As murder probe continues, church raisin…

Weldon police continue to follow up on information it has collected in the shooting death of a nearly 2-year-old boy on Elm Street Thursday night.

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Harris leaving Rural Health for position…

After 13 years, Rural Health Group CEO Brian Harris will be leaving to lead the nation’s fifth largest community health center in California.  

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Roofer charged on fraud count

Chief Deputy Scott Hall of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported on Thursday John Claiborne Bass, 49, of Scotland Neck, was arrested on the charge of obtaining property by false...

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Task force: Trap house renter charged; D…

A Roanoke Rapids man who reportedly controlled a Zoo Road trap house was arrested at the end of the November, according to the City County Drug Task Force.

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Hermie Sadler Slip-In earns award from S…

The Hermie Sadler Slip-In and IHOP Express located off I-95 Exit 4 in Skippers Virginia, owned locally by Hermie and Angie Sadler, was awarded this month by Marcus Fowler of...

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Thursday theater meeting targeted talent…

A meeting Thursday with the ownership group proposing to buy the Roanoke Rapids Theatre went smoothly, City Manager Joseph Scherer said.

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RRPD roundup: Pedestrian struck; fight a…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following:

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Child dies from injuries sustained in sh…

A child who was 15 days shy of his second birthday succumbed to injuries sustained from a gunshot wound following a drive-by shooting in Weldon Thursday night.

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2-year-old in critical condition after W…

A 2-year-old child has been airlifted from Halifax Regional to an undisclosed medical facility in critical condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head in the wake of a...

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HCSO roundup: Reputed trap house defenda…

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

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DYW home tour set Sunday

The Distinguished Young Women of Roanoke Valley Scholarship Program will host its fourth annual Christmas Home Tour on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. where eight homes, plus one...

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Canal event, free concert conclude city…

After its tree-lighting ceremony and Sunday’s parade, the city has two more events planned to celebrate the Christmas season.

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Christmas for Kids program prepares for …

Right now, 39 children will go on a Walmart shopping spree next week as part of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department’s Christmas for Kids program.

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Defendant in 2014 murder sought on drug …

A man who received a suspended robbery with a dangerous weapon sentence in a 2014 murder is now being sought by the City County Drug Task Force following an investigation...

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RRPD roundup: Domestic assault; morning …

A man wanted in a Tuesday night domestic assault was arrested this morning and has his first court appearance in January.

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Chaloner splash pad will top city's Reyn…

A splash pad and spray park for Chaloner Recreation center will be the first priority in an application for funds made to the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.

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RRPD roundup: Fight at game; assault cha…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:  

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Officials welcome Culpeper to former GP …

City and county officials today welcomed the opening of Culpeper Wood Preservers in the former Georgia-Pacific facility on West Tenth Street.

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Sheriff's office seeks help in shop B…

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a breaking and entering which occurred October 30 at Highway 158 and the Faulcon Road intersection in the Littleton area.

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Fire destroys Timber Creek Dr. house

Fire destroyed a house in the Timber Creek Drive subdivision in the Littleton-Lake Gaston area Monday night.

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Some toys available for northern part of…

The Halifax County Deputy Toy Drive will be finishing up next Monday with a final delivery to the Enfield Lions Club.

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Parking lot, demolition projects part of…

As transition to the new Manning Elementary School draws closer, there is still work to do.

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Roanoke Rapids Christmas Parade winners

Results from judging of Sunday’s Roanoke Rapids Christmas Parade are as follows:  

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Commissioners deny forgiveness of Klausn…

Halifax County commissioners today denied allowing any release or compromise on late listing penalties incurred by Klausner Lumber II’s business personal property tax for this year and last year.

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Photo gallery: 2017 Roanoke Rapids Chris…

The Roanoke Rapids Christmas Parade stepped off down Roanoke Avenue under partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures this afternoon.

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In waning hours, Deputy Toy Drive shatte…

With the clock winding down on the 48-hour marathon for the Halifax County Deputy Toy Drive, the endeavor is shattering a three-year record.

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Rural Health Pediatrics collecting blank…

Rural Health Group Pediatrics is holding a community event on December 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its office on Highway 125.

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Man charged with shooting into vehicle, …

A 70-year-old Whitakers man was charged with allegedly shooting weapons into a vehicle and residence Wednesday.

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Donation to ease Belmont, Manning cafete…

An anonymous donation of more than $2,000 will wipe clean the slates of students at Manning and Belmont schools who have outstanding lunch balances due.

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Tony gets vest from grateful teacher

Throughout her teaching career, Wanda Askew always incorporated service dogs in her classrooms.

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January release planned for theater even…

Their bid to buy the Roanoke Rapids Theatre approved, Thomas and Evon McLean have initiated the due diligence process.

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Photo gallery: City Christmas tree light…

The city of Roanoke Rapids held its annual Christmas tree lighting in Veterans Park this evening, an event which serves as a lead-in to Sunday's Christmas Parade at 2 p.m...

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Honda staff presents new iPhone to Kearn…

Sam Kearney’s act of bravery Sunday — jumping in a creek to save an elderly woman and her son following a crash — struck a chord with Shawn Robinson and...

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Roanoke Valley crime roundup: Task force…

Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following:  

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RRPD roundup: Employee theft; suspect so…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:  

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Girls wanted in credit card fraud face n…

Two girls who were wanted for credit card fraud surrendered to Roanoke Rapids police Wednesday and face 16 counts of identity theft and attempted identity theft.

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Piedmont conducting safety operations in…

Piedmont Natural Gas will be conducting operations near 4242 Beaver Dam Road in Enfield on Thursday and again from December 5-6.  

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Northeast Academy basketball action

Northeast Academy Eagles basketball results from Tuesday night's home games hosting Pungo.

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RMSAC basetball standings 12-14-17

Roanoke Middle School Athletic Conference basketball standings as of 12-14-17.

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Jackets Vann reaches 1,000 points in her…

The Roanoke Rapids High school Lady Jackets basketball team got back on the winning track this week. 

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Middle school basketball 12-13 results

The Roanoke Middle School Athletic Conference 2017-18 basketball Wednesday 12-13-17 action. The following results were reported to RRspin Sports.

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Jacket wrestlers come up short on road

Roanoke Rapids High school Yellow Jacket wrestlers lost a hard fought match against South Granville 42-33 Wednesday night on the road.

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RMSAC basetball standings 12-12-17

Roanoke Middle School Athletic Conference basketball standings as of 12-12-17.

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Garysburg Bull Dawgs hold banquet

The coaches, parents, the Garysburg Bull Dawgs, and supporters of the Bull Dawgs youth football team recently gathered at a banquet honoring the team.

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Northeast Academy basketball results

Northeast Academy vs Eastern N.C. School of the Deaf in Wilson

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Lady Vikings remain perfect with a 10-0 …

The Halifax Academy Varsity Lady Vikings basketball team continued their winning streak this past Friday night and Monday night at home.

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Middle school basketball season opener r…

The Roanoke Middle School Athletic Conference 2017-18 basketball season tipped off Monday afternoon. The following results were reported to RRspin Sports.

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City youth basketball results: week one

Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation youth basketball Week 1 Results

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NEA sweeps Albemarle on basketball court

Northeast Academy basketball teams traveled to Albemarle. 

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RVYSA indoor soocer beginning

RVYSA is starting Indoor Soccer Sunday December: 10, 17  January:  7, 14, 21, 28  February:  4 with registration onsite at Chaloner Middle school gym.

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Heath sets another school record

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan women's swimming team fell, 108-51, to Salisbury University Friday evening at home. With the loss, the Marlins move to 2-5 on the inaugural...

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Valley Cheer teams earn bid to Florida

Valley Cheer All Stars were awarded 2 wild card bids to the D2 Summit in Orlando, Florida.

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Halifax Academy boys fall in last couple…

The Halifax Academy boys Vikings basketball team last several game stats:

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Roanoke Rapids swimming and basketball c…

Due to the threat of some inclement weather Friday afternoon/evening , both Roanoke Rapids High school Swimming meet & Basketball games have been Cancelled. They will be rescheduled at a later date per...

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Lady Vikings beat Ridgecroft

The Halifax Academy Varsity Lady Vikings basketball team continued their winning streak Wednesday night on the road.

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Lady Jackets fall to Lady Jaguars Wednes…

The Roanoke Rapids High School Lady Yellow Jackets basketball team stepped out of the conference to take on the Northampton County Jaguars Wednesday night and suffered the first loss of...

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Jacket wrestlers earn wins

The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jacket Wrestlers Defeated Granville Central 66-10 and Southern Vance 78-6 Wednesday.

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Lady Jackets 4-0 on season

The Lady Yellow Jackets are continuing to dominate on the courts this season.   

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Northeast Academy basketball action

Northeast Academy basketball results from the Nick Brantley Memorial Scholarship tournament at Ridgecroft

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Halifax Lady Vikings remain perfect

The Halifax Academy Varsity Lady Vikings basketball team continued their winning streak this past Friday and tonight (Tuesday December 5th).

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Under 8 Twisters close season with 2nd p…

The Roanoke Rapids based Lady Twisters Under 8 travel softball team finished 2nd in their season ender "Toys for Tots" tournament.

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Williams sixth double-double game

ASHLAND, Va. – Freshman Becca Arrington (Amelia, Va. / Amelia Academy) and the entire bench scored at least four points in a Saturday afternoon 101-45 victory over Mid-Atlantic Christian University...

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Heath sets VWU school record

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Virginia Wesleyan University women's swimming team completed competition at the W&L Invitational on Sunday.

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Heath Breaks 200 IM Mark at W&L Invi…

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Virginia Wesleyan University women's swimming team accomplished an individual feat on Saturday at the W&L Invitational.

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Lady Jackets start season 2-0

The Roanoke Rapids Ladies Yellow Jackets have set out to defend the 2017 NCC2A Conference Championship.

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Lady Vikings continue the winning

The Halifax Academy Varsity Lady Vikings basketball team continued their winning streak Tuesday night at Home.

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Halifax Academy boys fall at home

The Halifax Academy boys Vikings basketball team fell at home Tuesday night.

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Jackets start season off with two wins

The Roanoke Rapids High Wrestling Team have started their 2017-18 season off 2-0 beating Bunn and Louisburg Tuesday night.

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Sadler voted most popular Xfinty series …

Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 28, 2017) – Elliott Sadler’s second season as driver of JR Motorsports’ No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro brought him a NASCAR Xfinity Series regular-season championship title along with...

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Williams named conferecne player of the …

FOREST, Va. – Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./Halifax Academy) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending on November 27.

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RRHS wrestlers open 2017-18 season tonig…

The Roanoke Rapids high School Wrestling Team opens their 2017-18 season with their first match tonight November 28th on the road at Bunn High.

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Area Kyokushin karate students promoted …

Several area students in Kenny Buffaloe's Kyokushin Karate adult & youth classes at the ROCK in Roanoke Rapids were recently promoted in rank.

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Williams has another double double night

ASHLAND, Va. –  The Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets faced a tough task in the second half, but overcame a comeback bid by the Apprentice Builders, defeating the visitors 72-71 in non-conference...

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