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Time extension sought in case involving '19 robbery...

The public defender for a man named in a 24-count federal robbery indictment said in a motion last week it is hopeful proceedings in the...

Woman cited for child neglect after crash in drug...

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Bobby Martin: On Monday shortly after 7:15 p.m. Officer C....

Halifax County spared; possible tornadoes reported...

The Roanoke Valley was spared significant damage from Hurricane Isaias. Halifax County Emergency Management Coordinator Buddy Wrenn said...

Tropical storm delays and closings

The following delays and closings have been announced due to the threat of Tropical Storm Isaias: The city of Roanoke Rapids facilities...

HCSO continues shooting probe; NCSO conducts murder...

The Halifax County Sheriff’s has leads it is following up on in a Saturday evening shooting in the area of Matthews Street. Chief Deputy...

News

Time extension sought in case involving '19...

The public defender for a man named in a 24-count federal robbery indictment said in a motion last...

Woman cited for child neglect after crash in...

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Bobby Martin: On...

Halifax County spared; possible tornadoes...

The Roanoke Valley was spared significant damage from Hurricane Isaias. Halifax County Emergency...

Tropical storm delays and closings

The following delays and closings have been announced due to the threat of Tropical Storm Isaias:...

HCSO continues shooting probe; NCSO conducts...

The Halifax County Sheriff’s has leads it is following up on in a Saturday evening shooting in the...

HCC delays opening until noon Tuesday

Due to Tropical Storm Isaias, Halifax Community College will delay its opening Tuesday until noon.

City, county declare state of emergency ahead of...

The city of Roanoke Rapids has issued a state of emergency declaration in response to Tropical...

Hematology, medical oncology services come to...

Vidant Cancer Care is now offering new, comprehensive cancer care services including hematology,...

Saluting sheer bravery: Keys-Evans honored

Julie Graves choked back tears as she read a statement by her aunt — Sarah Keys Evans — at a...

Man faces drug counts after welfare check

A Roanoke Rapids man was arrested Sunday for possession of methamphetamine, fentanyl and...

Saturday night shooting under investigation

The victim of a Saturday night shooting in the area of Matthews Street is in serious condition,...

Photo gallery: Sarah Keys Evans Plaza opening

The Sarah Keys Evans Plaza was opened today with a ceremony at Martin Luther King Jr. Park at the...

Plot to mail suboxone leads to arrests

A Roanoke Rapids man and an inmate at the Halifax County Detention Center were charged Thursday...

B&J's chamber business of the week

B&J’s Cash and Carry was named the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week. The...

RRPD roundup: Chase; shoplifting, drug counts

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

Man wanted in June 6 shooting surrenders

A Garysburg man wanted in a June 6 shooting surrendered to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office...

Keys-Evans expected to speak by phone at plaza...

Sarah Keys Evans is expected to address the audience by phone Saturday as a plaza in her honor is...

Trafficking charges lodged in Taft St. bust

Trafficking amounts of cocaine were seized late Thursday night in a bust on Taft Street. Captain...

Harvest Days cancelled

Halifax County Harvest Days is canceled for 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A statement from...

Missing juvenile found safe

A juvenile reported missing Wednesday was found this morning and is safe, according to the Weldon...

Proposed Klausner, county settlement set for...

Klausner Lumber II and Halifax County have reached a settlement which will be the focus of a...

County one-stop, precinct consolidation plans set

The Halifax County Board of Elections has approved its one-stop — commonly called early voting —...

Police seek person who took, used card left in ATM

Roanoke Rapids police are looking for a person who used a debit card left in an ATM last Tuesday...

Testing surpasses 3,000 mark in Halifax County

The number of novel coronavirus tests surpassed 3,000 as of midnight Sunday and the total number...

Roanoke Valley crime roundup: Man sought in...

A Garysburg man is wanted for attempted murder in a June 6 shooting which occurred in Weldon....

Masks for pets prove their value in June fire

For about a year or more, the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department has carried special masks onboard to...

Increased testing causes upward shift of total...

Increased testing has resulted in a “substantial increase” in the number of positive cases of the...

Brown appointed to state board

Halifax County manager Tony N. Brown was recently appointed to serve on the board of the North...

Fallen pilot honored by museum, scout

While it remains uncertain whether the Roanoke Canal Museum will be opened in time to commemorate...

State database shows one death from Weldon area

One of the six deaths related to the novel coronavirus is from the Weldon area ZIP code, according...

RRPD roundup: Chase; fentanyl seized

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

Cedar St. shooting victim linked to attempted...

A shooting which occurred on Cedar Street last week is related to an attempted robbery in which...

Summit planned to address school district needs...

Dr. Michael Elam, president of Halifax Community College, has asked the four school district...

HCC outlines campus safety guidelines

As part of Halifax Community College’s efforts to make the campus as safe as possible, HCC will be...

Sixth death reported as positives surpass 500-mark

A sixth novel coronavirus death has been reported by the Halifax County Health Department today....

Library closing at 11 a.m. Thursday

The Roanoke Rapids Public Library will close at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23 and reopen at 12:30 p.m....

News

City, county declare state of emergency ahead of Isaias

The city of Roanoke Rapids has issued a state of emergency declaration in response to Tropical Storm Isaias. The declaration comes with no curfew....
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Front Page Sports

Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day July 30th

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Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day July 30th. Merrritt Piping - Chase Hastey Monquer Mobil Homes - Jaxson Whitby Bushy Tail Fox - Georgie Manning D & D Garage - Emry Paris Wreen...

Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day July 28th

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Roanoke Rapids Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day for Tuesday July 28th. Moncure Mobil Homes - Harlen Grubb Merritt Piping - Leeson Collier D&D Garage - Hunter Coker Wrenn Sports...

Yellow Jackets midget football revised registration

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Registration for Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets Midget Football is underway. A revised registration form can be found at this link

Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day July 23rd

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Roanoke Rapids Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day for Tuesday July 23rd and photo gallery. Wrenn Sports Graphics & Screen Printing - Easton Short Rightmeyer Machine Rentals - Dean...

Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day July 21st

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Roanoke Rapids Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day for Tuesday July 21st. Bushy tail fox preserve - Avery Moseley D and D garage- Holden Wells Merrit Piping - Mason Davis Moncure...

Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day July 16th

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Roanoke Rapids Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day for Tuesday July 16th. Rightmyer Machine Rentals - Alvayah Barnes Wrenn Sports Graphics & Screen Printing - Camden Keeter Merritt...

Yellow Jackets midget football registration open

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Registration for Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets Midget Football is underway. The sign-up fees may be lower than what are printed on the registration form, which can be downloaded at this link .

Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day

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Roanoke Rapids Optimist tee-ball and coach pitch players of the day for Tuesday July 14th. Rightmeyer Machine Rentals - Daniel Johnston Wrenn Sports Graphics & Screen Printing - Kade Rightmeyer D...

RRHS Athletic Hall of Fame 2020 induction banquet update

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Due to the COVID 19 uncertainty, the Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will not host an induction banquet in 2020. They will be looking forward to scheduling an induction...

Optimist T-Ball - coach pitch 2020 sign-ups are open

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The Roanoke Rapids Optimist Club has announced, they will offer T-ball and Coach Pitch this 2020 Summer. Deadline for registration is June 22nd with games 2nd week of July. Registration forms can be...

2020 Summer sports update

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Will children be able to play youth sports this 2020 summer. Since NC Governor Cooper issued Executive Order No. 116 which declared a State of Emergency to coordinate the State's response and...

2020 Spring sports senior shout-out "McDermott"

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With the 2020 High School Athletic Spring sports season under postponement and not looking promising to return, we at RRspin.com Sports along with our sponsonsors we would like to recognize area...

Obituaries

Raymond and Kathleen Atkins

Raymond Elvin (90) and Elizabeth Kathleen Atkins (86) of Crewe, Virginia, who spent their lives transporting people to their destinations as the...

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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...

RRPD investigates Saturday...

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

Opinion

Financial Focus: Create strategies to help...

Like most people, you probably have many financial goals: a comfortable retirement, long...

Collaboration yields robust testing capacity in...

When I first wrote about COVID-19 and its impending impact on our region in March , I shared it...

Patterson remembered as passionate educator

Friday, as a district, we mourn and share with deep sadness, the passing of Mr. Teicher Patterson,...

Family matters and laughing emojis: A pandemic...

Today, my mom told me she had been cleared from her 14-day quarantine. On July 3 a Spectrum...

Students offer RRGSD reopening plan

This is Michela Broadnax and Daniel Acree, we will be rising seniors at Roanoke Rapids High School...

15 months a diabetic: An Independence Day from...

Sunday I somehow managed to choke back tears. Sunday, as I said on my Facebook page, was my...

Move Weldon CSA statue to confederate cemetery

The county’s oldest Confederate memorial – Halifax is tied for third most in the state with six –...

Financial Focus: Questions to ask when...

The recent market volatility has affected just about everybody’s financial and investment...

Wearing mask in public a way to control COVID-19...

Many of us here in eastern North Carolina know and love someone who has a chronic disease like...

Marker honoring Confederate general should be...

As a social studies teacher, I have an obvious passion for history, but particularly that of local...

City should release body cam video

In the same spirit of transparency it released a statement , the city of Roanoke Rapids and its...

NC Black Elected Municipal Officials statement...

As our nation continues to struggle with overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic, we the members of the...

Financial Focus: Diversification can ease...

During your retirement, you will likely need to withdraw from your investment portfolio to help...

Need for pet food pantry observed

On my daily walk, I have been watching this large dog in an enclosure. It barks at me as I go by....

Don't close Aquatic Center

It has been brought to my attention that the City Council has put on the table for consideration,...

Financial Focus: Considerations in a down market

The health aspect of the coronavirus affects everyone – we’re all concerned about our well-being...

Updated statement by Halifax Co. board chair

Halifax County’s State of Emergency Declaration has been in effect for one month and will remain...

Frustrated, tired, hopeful: A pandemic journal

I am frustrated. I am tired. Yet, I am hopeful. I am new to covering a pandemic. I don’t...