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Jackets win wrestling tournament

The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets Wrestling team won the Andy Hawks Duals wrestling tournament this past Saturday at Cummings...

Uncle Kracker at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre photo...

Detroit born American singer-songwriter stage nameUncle Kracker, rapper and musician known for his country and rock music took to the...

Weldon/Northampton the most intense and friendliest...

The Weldon Chargers basketball teams hosted the Northampton Jaguars Friday night. What I believe started when the girls coach Grady...

MLK Day 2019 events

Sunday at 3 p.m. the sixth-annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wreath-laying ceremony will be held at MLK Community Park located at Virginia...

Family Dollar opening in Seaboard

Family Dollar Stores has announced plans for a new store in Seaboard. “Family Dollar is pleased to invite customers to experience our...

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Uncle Kracker at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre...

Detroit born American singer-songwriter stage nameUncle Kracker, rapper and musician known for his...

MLK Day 2019 events

Sunday at 3 p.m. the sixth-annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wreath-laying ceremony will be held...

Family Dollar opening in Seaboard

Family Dollar Stores has announced plans for a new store in Seaboard. “Family Dollar is pleased to...

HCSO drug roundup: Traffic stop; search warrants

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

Elrod in fed custody for February New Dixie heist

A Roanoke Rapids man charged in a February armed robbery in the city limits is in federal custody...

Federal drug indictment ties Miles to Roanoke...

A federal indictment ties Deandre Lamont “DD” Miles, who was arrested last month on fentanyl...

Traffic stop led to arrest of reputed BB&T,...

A traffic stop Tuesday afternoon led to the arrest of a man in an attempted robbery at BB&T Monday...

Demolition linked to RR Dollar General underway

While demolition is underway, the site plans for a proposed Dollar General on Roanoke Avenue...

Lee sets second child abuse awareness march

With a documentary film crew trailing him this evening, now 11-year-old Elijah Lee informed...

Arrest made in BB&T, Fisher Auto heists

An arrest has been made in a late night attempted armed robbery Monday in which a victim was shot...

Weldon man charged following Monday stabbing

A stabbing victim is recovering and a man was arrested for the crime which occurred early Monday...

One shot while attempting to make night deposit

One person is in serious condition after an unknown suspect fired into a vehicle as they and...

RRPD probes gift card scam

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a scam in which $2,500 was loaded onto five gift cards and...

Tractor-trailer driver dies in I-95 crash

A tractor-trailer driver died this morning following a crash in the southbound lane of Interstate...

Crash claims life of Rich Square man

A 29-year-old Rich Square man died in a single vehicle crash in Northampton County, according to...

Children remember Taresco at club memorial

The balloons sailed easily upward, providing color to an already bright blue sky. Scribed on them...

RR Dollar General plans remain under review

Dollar General will not be allowed to start site work for a store on Roanoke Avenue until site...

Fire damages machine at AirBoss

Fire at a rubber processing plant caused damage to one of its machines late Tuesday night....

News

Federal drug indictment ties Miles to Roanoke Rapids man

A federal indictment ties Deandre Lamont “DD” Miles, who was arrested last month on fentanyl trafficking charges in Granville County, to a Roanoke...
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Front Page Sports

Jackets win wrestling tournament

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets Wrestling team won the Andy Hawks Duals wrestling tournament this past Saturday at Cummings High school in Burlington. Roanoke Rapids wrestlers defeated...

Weldon/Northampton the most intense and friendliest rivals in the Roanoke Valley

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The Weldon Chargers basketball teams hosted the Northampton Jaguars Friday night. What I believe started when the girls coach Grady Williams left Northampton to return to his alma has become one of...

Halifax Academy drop non-conference games Thursday

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The Halifax Academy Vikings basketball teams hosted St. Thomas Moore Academy out of Raliegh Friday night at home with both teams 12-1 and undefeated in the CIC conference. Both Halifax boys and...

Jimmy Powers named Yellow Jackets head softball coach

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Roanoke Rapids High School acting Athletic Director Mark Snead confirmed Thursday night that USSSA Hall of Famer Jimmy Powers of Gaston has been named 2018-19 Head Roanoke Rapids Lady Yellow Jackets...

Chaloner basketball earn wins at home Wednesday

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Chaloner Middle School hosted Rocky Mount Prep Wednesday at the "Jr. Hive" with both boys and girls Jackets pulling off the win. The Chaloner Middle girls beat Rocky Mount Prep 40-29 and improves to...

Weldon Chargers strike fast and hard

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On most Wednesdays the Weldon High School Chargers are busy reflecting on a Tuesday's game or preparing for a Friday night game, but today the Chargers visited the Huskeys of North East Carolina...

Jackets wrestling team falls short on Senior night

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets Wrestling Team lost a close match to Northern Nash 45-33 on Senion night Wednesday at the "Hive". Results are as follows 152 Airrick Moore (NN) pin...

The Bolt of the Chargers takes down KIPP Panthers

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The Panthers of KIPP was struck twice Tuesday night by the visiting team of the Weldon Chargers. During the first contest of the evening the Panthers' JV team walked away with a 45-38 win. Both...

Eagles hosted Raiders Tuesday night on court

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Northeast Academy hosted Hobgood Academy Tuesday night in Lasker. JV Boys game: NEA 7 4 6 3 20 Trent Wheeler 6 Dalton Vann 3 Heath Hobbs 5 William Coggins 2 Nathan Trevino 4 HA 5 7 6 6 24 Jordy...

Jackets wrestled to 5th out of 21 teams

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Wrestling Team placed 5th at the River City Invitational in Elizabeth City this past weekend which sported 21 teams from Virgina and North Carolina. 285 lbs. Antonio...

Chaloner basketball continues to win

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Chaloner Middle School basketball teams hosted Conway Middle Monday afternoon at the Jr. Hive. Both Chaloner teams improved to 6-0. The Chaloner girls beat Conway 25-22. Chaloner Stats: Skylar Wade...

Chaloner basketball home again Wednesday

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Chaloner Middle School has a home basketball game again Wednesday. Wednesday 1/16: Home basketball games vs Rocky Mount Prep at 4:00.

Obituaries

Wiley Harding Coker Jr.

Wiley Harding Coker, Jr. 91, of Henrico, NC, died Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Northampton Nursing and rehabilitation Center, in Jackson, NC. Mr....

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RRPD investigates Saturday...

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Roanoke Rapids police are conducting a murder investigation following a shooting Saturday night in...

Store clerk shot in early...

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A store clerk is in surgery as of this report after being shot during an early morning armed...

Absconder charged in two...

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A man listed by the state as an absconder has been arrested for the September 26 robbery of the...

Opinion

Financial Focus: What's behind the price swings?

What’s going on with the financial markets? Specifically, what’s behind the price swings of the...

What's happening at Roanoke Rapids Public...

January events at Roanoke Rapids Public Library New Year Holiday Closure Tuesday, January 1...

Thanks for making Christmas for Kids a success

The Roanoke Rapids Police Club, Roanoke Rapids Firemen’s Club along with the Roanoke Rapids police...

Thank you, Mrs. Tippett

Over our time in Roanoke Rapids it has been a source of joy. In times when we weren’t in the...

A spirit of brotherhood, a spirit of community

We have always understood the special bond firefighters have and we also understand the way our...

What's happening at the library — October 2018

What's happening at the public library for October 20118 Preschool Storytime Wednesdays. at 10:30...

Congress must fix Armed Career Criminal Act

Nothing federal prosecutors do is more important than protecting our fellow Americans from...

Miss Willie's plight makes case for county...

As the attached video shows, Miss Willie the dog was kept chained outside in Halifax County for 12...

Despite ease of local access, we stand with the...

As more than 300 newspapers across the country write editorials in defense of freedom of the press...