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Weldon Mills Theatre Little River Band photo gallery

Saturday night photo gallery of Weldon Mills Theatre concert. The Will McBride Group opened the show Saturday night for the headliner...

Gaston man sought in Friday night stabbing

A Gaston man is wanted for a stabbing which occurred Friday night at Carriage House Apartments on Henry Street. Kenneth Antwan Powell, 30,...

Man with previous DWI convictions charged in hit...

A Roanoke Rapids man with two previous DWI convictions was charged Thursday evening in a hit and run crash at Roanoke Avenue and Jackson...

Virginia issues advisories for Meherrin, Roanoke...

The Virginia Department of Health on Friday issued a recreational swimming and fish consumption advisory for surface waters, including the...

The Acorn Center Chairman of the Board photo gallery

The Acorn Center in Littleton kicked off their eight weekly FREE Summer Concert series at the Ed Fitts Outdoor Amphithater Thursday night....

News

Weldon Mills Theatre Little River Band photo...

Saturday night photo gallery of Weldon Mills Theatre concert. The Will McBride Group opened the...

Gaston man sought in Friday night stabbing

A Gaston man is wanted for a stabbing which occurred Friday night at Carriage House Apartments on...

Man with previous DWI convictions charged in hit...

A Roanoke Rapids man with two previous DWI convictions was charged Thursday evening in a hit and...

Roanoke Rapids City Council: July 16, 2024

The Roanoke Rapids City Council regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 5:30...

Virginia issues advisories for Meherrin, Roanoke...

The Virginia Department of Health on Friday issued a recreational swimming and fish consumption...

The Acorn Center Chairman of the Board photo...

The Acorn Center in Littleton kicked off their eight weekly FREE Summer Concert series at the Ed...

Girl, 17, served juvenile petitions in March...

A 17-year-old girl Thursday was served juvenile petitions in the March shooting death of her...

July 12, 2024

July 12, 2024 J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station: 1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800...

Man charged as habitual felon following larceny...

A Roanoke Rapids man Tuesday was charged as a habitual felon following a chase that began with a...

City served lawsuit filed on behalf of former...

The city by mail this morning was served a lawsuit filed by former police Chief Bobby Martin over...

HCSO roundup: Trafficking counts; jail fight

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

Woman sentenced for '21 fatal crash

A Halifax County woman was sentenced to five to seven years in prison this week after she was...

HEMC interest-free loan brings ladder truck to...

Halifax Electric Membership Corporation awarded a $150,000 interest-free loan to the Long Bridge...

Martin lawsuit claims firing decision was...

Former Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin says in a recently filed lawsuit against the city...

Federal updates: Papouloglou order; Mitchell...

A United States magistrate judge in Richmond Tuesday agreed to allow the defendant in a catalytic...

HCC begins early childhood apprenticeship program

Halifax Community College has established its Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship Program, an...

Victim remains critical following Monday shooting

The victim of a Monday evening shooting remains in critical condition while his brother was...

Harrison awarded Crawley scholarship

Hailey Harrison, a graduate of Halifax County Early College High School. has been awarded the...

Man faces crack, resisting counts after...

A Roanoke Rapids man faces cocaine counts and a resisting charge following a suspicious vehicle...

RRPD roundup: Probation absconder sought;...

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking Lawrence Gregory Syms, 46, of Oakley Avenue. Chief...

HCSO Operation Firecracker stats

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office participated in the Governor's Highway Safety Program Booze It...

RRPD roundup: Wanted man caught; fentanyl count

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

Lake Gaston Coffee expanding to Littleton's Main...

Lake Gaston Coffee Company is expanding to a third location as Daphne's Coffee Shop located at 137...

Enfield area land added to top 15 NC industrial...

Halifax County has been recognized for having one of the top industrial sites in the state,...

Charlotte man charged with DWI, damaging body...

A Charlotte man observed traveling in the opposite lane of Highway 158 this morning was charged...

Acorn Center summer concert series kicks off...

The Acorn Center's summer concert series kicks off next week, offering eight free shows featuring...

Drought classifications expanded across state

Halifax County remains in a moderate drought condition, a status which has now expanded to the...

Excessive heat warning in effect at 11 a.m.

An excessive heat warning has been issued for a portion of the northeast Piedmont, northern...

RRSD board meeting: Tuesday, July 9

The Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District Board will meet Tuesday, July 9 at 5 p.m. at the district...

Man charged in June four-wheeler larceny

A Weldon man was served warrants Tuesday while in custody at the Halifax County Detention Center...

Man charged in May standoff federally indicted

Umel Motic Jackson, a Weldon man charged in a May standoff with law enforcement, was indicted...

Weekend menu: Halifax Co. holiday activities

The following is a list of holiday activities in Halifax County from the convention and visitors...

Davis highlights need for emergency declaration...

U.S. Congressman Don Davis Tuesday highlighted the need for an emergency declaration due to the...

Lucy new host of Friday Night Beach Blast

A new but familiar voice will be spinning sounds of Carolinas beach music Friday as Andy Lucy...

A note on site outage

We would just like to take this time to apologize for any inconvenience our site being down...

Defendant in catalytic converter case seeks...

The defendant in a catalytic converter fraud and tax evasion case is seeking the federal court...

News

Girl, 17, served juvenile petitions in March shooting death

A 17-year-old girl Thursday was served juvenile petitions in the March shooting death of her former boyfriend — 19-year-old Sherrod Person. Gaston...
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Front Page Sports

RRYBA end of season All-star league game photo gallery

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The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association Senior League finished up the 2024 season Tuesday night at Doyle Field. The ENC Babe Ruth decided to have 13–16-year-old State tournament July 5th...

2024 ENC Cal Ripken baseball State tournament updates

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The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association All-star teams are in Swansboro this weekend for the Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Cal Ripken State Championship Tournament. The Roanoke Rapids have four...

Cedric Jones "You Can Too" football camp photo gallery

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Coaches, volunteers and lots of children beat the heat Saturday morning on the Grid Iron at Roanoke Rapids High School's Hoyle Field. Weldon native and Duke University football standout Cedric Jones...

Yellow Jackets hold Athletic awards

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On Wednesday May 29, Roanoke Rapids High School held its annual Athletic Banquet. It was a wonderful night as the RRHS Athletic Program celebrated the student-athletes that competed in the 20...

Optimist club of RR players of the day May 23rd

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Optimist club of RR players of the day May 23, 2024.

Optimist club of RR players of the day May 21st

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Optimist club of RR players of the day May 21, 2024

Lady Jackets close their season with loss at home in the playoffs.

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Lady Yellow Jackets soccer team fell at home Thursday night 1-0 to Clinton. The Lady Jackets hosted the fourth round of the NCHSAA 2A State Women's soccer championship...

Lady Jackets advance to the Elite 8

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It took overtime and penalty kicks for the Roanoke Rapids High School women's Lady Yellow Jackets to advance to the 4th round in the 2A NCHSAA state championship. Roanoke Rapids beat NCSSM 2-1...

Lady Jackets soccer advance to 3rd round in State Championship

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Roanoke Rapids High School lady Jackets beat Northwood 7-3 Thursday night at Hotle field. With the win, the Lady Jackets advance to the thrird round hosting North Carolina School of Science and Math...

Lady Jackets soccer advance in State playoffs

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Roanoke Rapids High school #3 seed beat #30 seed South Granville 8-0 Monday night at Hoyle field. Jackets Goals by Kamdyn Jean with 4, Casey Neal with 3, and Avery Qualls with 1 Assists by Casey...

Roanoke Rapids High weekly athletic schedule for week of May 13th

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Here is the weekly schedule for RRHS Athletics. Monday 5/13 1. Golf at the NCHSAA State Championships at Stonebridge Golf Club 2. Girls Soccer at HOME vs. South Granville in the 1st round of the...

Lady Jackets softball headed to third round in Championship

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Lady Yellow Jackets softball team advance to the third round of the NCHSAA 2A State Championship play-offs. The #2 seed Lady Jackets beat the #18 seed West Craven...

Obituaries

William 'Billy' Albert Jenkins

William “Billy” Albert Jenkins, 94 of Littleton, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2024. He was born in Halifax County on January 9,...

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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

Parks & rec thanks Feed a Family for camp donation

The Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Department would like to give a special thanks to Feed a...

Community breakfast focuses on marketing...

The town of Littleton is experiencing a surge of positive developments, with new businesses,...

Yellow Jacket Report: Graduations and celebrations

As the 2023-24 school year draws to a close, I am filled with pride and gratitude as I reflect on...

Financial Focus: Reversing retirement

If you’ve retired, you may have thought you closed the book on one chapter of your life. But what...

County teen court students demonstrated skill,...

The Halifax County Teen Court program demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication at the 23rd...

Yellow Jacket Report: Celebrating our students

In a whirlwind of end-of-the-year activities, Roanoke Rapids Graded School District had a week of...

Financial Focus: In the event of losing a spouse

Losing a spouse is one of the most painful experiences anyone can have. Unfortunately, widows and...

Yellow Jacket Report: EOGs begin

The end of the 2023-24 school year is quickly approaching for Roanoke Rapids Graded School...

The ImPHAct: HCPHS acquires new van

Public Health in Action: The Halifax County Public Health System acquired a new 15-passenger van...

Yellow Jacket Report: RREC commencement; Senior...

At Roanoke Rapids Graded School District, we value traditions. One of the most poignant and...

Tax increase will burden RR citizens

In the recent article City manager proposes 64-cent tax rate for FY 24-25, the city manager was...

City council: Do not decrease the tax rate

Dear Mayor Doughtie and the Roanoke Rapids City Council, Please do not vote to decrease the tax...

ImPHAct: Public Health in Action — UNC Community...

The UNC Gillings School of Public Health and the Halifax County Public Health System Monday hosted...

By asking, skateboarders closing in on Emry...

We learned early as a child if you needed to know something — you asked. If you wanted something —...

Yellow Jacket Report: Special events, planning...

While each month in a school year has its highlights, May is one of the busiest. Sometimes it...

Can Lakeland survive? Yes we can

Rumors of Lakeland’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, and in fact, we look forward to many...

Yellow Jacket Report: Staff and students honored

This week is a very special week in Roanoke Rapids Graded School District as we celebrate all of...

Yellow Jacket Report: April highlights

It seems unreal to think that we have made it to the last day of April 2024, but I guess this is...