Man charged in trap house probe cited during Church St. patrol

A man who was arrested last week on drug charges in a second raid at a reputed trap house off Zoo Road was cited for possession of Percocet on Church Street.

No upset bids submitted as deadline on theater offer nears

As a Monday deadline looms, there have been no upset bids filed on a $3 million offer to buy the Roanoke Rapids Theatre, City Manager Joseph Scherer confirmed today.

Weldon house destroyed in morning fire

A house on West Second Street in Weldon is believed to be a total loss following a fire this morning.

PD seeks assistance in gaming controller theft

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department seeks the assistance of the public in identifying two men who stole several electronic items from Walmart.

Halifax boys earn second win of season

The Halifax Academy boys Vikings basketball team had it's 2017-18 home opener Thursday night hosting Kenston Forest.

Lady Vikings win in home opener

The Halifax Academy Varsity Lady Vikings basketball team win their home opener Thursday night.

Photo gallery: Lake Gaston Auto & RV celebrates grand opening

Mark Perkins, his wife Shawn, family, friends, employees, distributors and dealers celebrated the grand opening of Lake Gaston Auto & RV today.

Man charged in 300-pound wire theft

A Roanoke Rapids man was charged Wednesday in the alleged theft of more than 300 pounds of copper wire from an American Legion Road construction site.

ATM tampering discovered in Enfield

Evidence of ATM tampering has been uncovered in Enfield and photos shown to town police Chief Tyree Davis indicate one of the people possibly involved matches photos and videos from a successful tampering case in Weldon.

Pratt breaks own ECU season record

East Carolina University football Pirates Junior student Caleb Pratt, a Roanoke Rapids native and former Yellow Jacket football standout breaks his own ECU school regular season record.
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A man who was arrested last week on drug charges in a second raid at a reputed trap house off Zoo Road was cited for possession of Percocet on Church Street.

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Man charged in trap house probe cited du…

A man who was arrested last week on drug charges in a second raid at a reputed trap house off Zoo Road was cited for possession of Percocet on Church...

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No upset bids submitted as deadline on t…

As a Monday deadline looms, there have been no upset bids filed on a $3 million offer to buy the Roanoke Rapids Theatre, City Manager Joseph Scherer confirmed today.

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Weldon house destroyed in morning fire

A house on West Second Street in Weldon is believed to be a total loss following a fire this morning.

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PD seeks assistance in gaming controller…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department seeks the assistance of the public in identifying two men who stole several electronic items from Walmart.

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Photo gallery: Lake Gaston Auto & RV…

Mark Perkins, his wife Shawn, family, friends, employees, distributors and dealers celebrated the grand opening of Lake Gaston Auto & RV today.

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Man charged in 300-pound wire theft

A Roanoke Rapids man was charged Wednesday in the alleged theft of more than 300 pounds of copper wire from an American Legion Road construction site.

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ATM tampering discovered in Enfield

Evidence of ATM tampering has been uncovered in Enfield and photos shown to town police Chief Tyree Davis indicate one of the people possibly involved matches photos and videos from...

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First wave of coats from Deputy Drive co…

The first wave of coats from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office second Deputy Coat Drive were delivered to Angel’s Closet today.

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County selects new DSS director

The Halifax County Department of Social Services Board has named Dora Ann Carter as its new director.

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Simms probable cause hearing postponed u…

A probable cause hearing for Matthew Simms, charged in the August murders of four elderly people in the Glenview community, has been postponed until the first of 2018.

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Man fraudulently attempting to collect c…

A local man is seeking funds which are purportedly going to help the family of a recent car crash victim although police and those legitimately raising funds for the girl...

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Video shows Weldon skimmer installation

Further investigation of placement of a keypad cover with a camera attached and a card reader in a Weldon ATM shows the devices were installed Friday between 8 p.m.and 8:03...

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Roanoke Valley crime roundup: Enfield an…

Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following:  

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Given eyes more improvements at cinema

Blaine and Janelle Given are excited about the future of Roanoke Cinemas.

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RRPD roundup: Armed robbery; stolen cred…

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following:  

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SAR honors friends, officers, first resp…

The Halifax Resolves Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored friends, officers and first responders at a meeting in Halifax last week.

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Card skimmer, keypad cover with camera f…

Weldon police are investigating the placement of a skimmer in a CashPoints machine on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway which was discovered by a customer.

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Photo gallery: Veterans Day service

AMVETS post 101 with support from Valley Community Church honored Veterans Day this morning with a program in Roanoke Rapids at Veterans Park.

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Simms returned to prison after probation…

Matthew Simms was sent to prison last week for violating terms of his probation, court records show.

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Woman sought for prescription drug fraud

A Roanoke Rapids woman with ties to the Murfreesboro area is being sought for prescription drug fraud.

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Man with pending court dates arrested fo…

A high-speed chase Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a Roanoke Rapids man who already has pending court dates on drug charges.

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RRPD roundup: Assault charges; public's …

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reports the following:  

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Agents return to reputed trap house

The City County Drug Task Force and Roanoke Rapids police investigators returned to a reputed trap house on Zoo Road North today.

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Prospective theater buyers make down pay…

The prospective buyers of the Roanoke Rapids Theatre Tuesday gave the city its $150,000 down payment

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Alleged armed robbery suspect shot self …

An arrest has been made in an armed robbery attempt which occurred Friday in the area of Fourth and Summit avenues.

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Meacham retains mayor's seat; challenger…

Weldon Mayor Julia Meacham will keep her seat and three new town commissioners will be sworn in, according to unofficial municipal election results in Halifax County.

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Weldon PD getting hairy for cancer aware…

The Weldon Police Department is hoping by growing their beards, they can help get the word out on men’s cancer.

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Veterans Day service Saturday

AMVETS POST 101 will sponsor a Veterans Day service in Roanoke Rapids Saturday at 11 a.m.

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Hughes gets 75 months in cocaine, weapon…

Ervin Hughes will spend 75 months in federal prison following sentencing by United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle in Raleigh today.

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Moseleys, DIRT selected as parade grand …

Herman and Ruth Moseley and volunteers from DIRT Ministries will be honored as grand marshals of the 2017 Roanoke Rapids Christmas Parade.

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City receives $3 million offer on theate…

A $3 million offer has been made to buy the Roanoke Rapids Theatre.

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Board backs naming portion of 301 in Jon…

Halifax County commissioners today unanimously approved a resolution naming a portion of Highway 301 in honor of the late Edward Jones, a 30-year veteran of the state Highway Patrol and...

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Third person charged in Carter, Oak stre…

A third person has been charged in shootings which occurred on Carter Street and the Gordon Drive area on October 26.

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Roanoke Rapids Police Club's "Chris…

Saturday's RAGE Wrestling Warriors' "Eternal Consequences" photo gallery.

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Blood sample ties man to April crash

Blood sample analysis has tied an April 12 crash to a man now being sought by Weldon police.

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RRPD roundup: Marijuana counts; identity…

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

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Task force levies trafficking counts in …

Two major drug busts Thursday ended with trafficking arrests.

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Alcohol used suspected in early morning …

Alcohol use is suspected and powdered cocaine was found in a vehicle involved in a crash on Highway 46 in Gaston early this morning.

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Two charged in Carter, Oak street shooti…

Two people have been arrested for shootings which occurred on Carter and Oak streets last week.

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State to proceed with first-degree murde…

Two people charged in the May murder of a Littleton area farmhand will be prosecuted on first-degree murder charges, the state announced today in Halifax County Superior Court.

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Simms, Yancy won't get same plea deal as…

Matthew Simms and Taphil Yancy will not receive the same plea deal four other defendants in the 2015 murder of Jarshamel Cambridge have received.

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Teen succumbs to injuries sustained in W…

A 19-year-old Enfield girl died this morning from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash outside Jackson Wednesday.

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Council meeting Monday to consider theat…

Roanoke Rapids City Council Monday will consider an offer to purchase the theater.

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Photo gallery: Halloween '17

From Doyle Field to Chaloner Recreation Center, the city helped children and their parents celebrate Halloween this evening with a trunk-or-treat and party.

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Museum to honor Pulley

The Roanoke Valley Veteran’s Museum will honor Michael A. Pulley for the month of November.

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Two more sentenced in Cambridge murder

Two more men took guilty pleas today in the 2015 murder of Jarshamel Cambridge in Enfield.

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SAR recognizes Eagle recipient

Harry Jonathan Crawford Jr. was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor held by Troop 144 of Roanoke Rapids.  

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Task force participates in Drug Take Bac…

Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and Alprazolam were among the controlled substances collected Saturday as the City County Drug Task Force participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back...

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RRPD roundup: Disturbance call; house co…

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

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Obstruction, witness intimidation counts…

A 19-year-old has been charged with obstruction of justice in a Tuesday night murder on the outskirts of Roanoke Rapids and a 17-year-old has been arrested for intimidating a state’s...

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Task force roundup: Cocaine count; marij…

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

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Man charged with elderly exploitation

On Thursday at approximately 8:30 a.m., Roanoke Rapids police Investigator G.L. Williams arrested and charged Shermartia Simmons, 31, of Roanoke Rapids, for exploitation of a disabled or elder person.  

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Reputed Carter St. shooting suspects in …

Two men have been charged in a shooting which occurred Saturday afternoon on Carter Street.

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Simms set for next court appearance on N…

Charged in the August murders of four elderly people in the Glenview community, Matthew Simms will return to court on November 15 so the North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense...

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Halifax boys earn second win of season

The Halifax Academy boys Vikings basketball team had it's 2017-18 home opener Thursday night hosting Kenston Forest.

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Lady Vikings win in home opener

The Halifax Academy Varsity Lady Vikings basketball team win their home opener Thursday night. 

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Pratt breaks own ECU season record

East Carolina University football Pirates Junior student Caleb Pratt, a Roanoke Rapids native and former Yellow Jacket football standout breaks his own ECU school regular season record.

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Williams career high in season opener at…

ASHLAND, Va. – Sophomore Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C. / Halifax Academy) had the best performance of her career thus far, tallying 34 point and 22 rebounds – a career high...

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Herr's Chips city flag football champion…

The Herr’s Chips sponsored youth flag football team are the 2017 Roanoke Rapids Parks & Recreation Youth Flag Football Champions.

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Viking boys close night with win

The Halifax Academy boys Vikings basketball team opened their 2017-18 season Tuesday night on the road at Lawrence and closed the night with a win.

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Lady Vikings tip-off season with win

The Halifax Academy Varsity Lady Vikings basketball team opened their 2017-18 season Tuesday night on the road.

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GCP closes regular season with win over …

The Gaston College Prep football team ended their 2017-18 regular season Monday by beating William R. Davie Middle  22-0 and ending with a 6-2 record.

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Jackets fall, Trojans advance

In Friday night's 1st round of the NCHSAA state football playoffs, the Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets fell while the Southeast Halifax Trojans advanced.

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NHA wins State Championship

Northeast-Hobgood Academy football team won the NCISAA 1A State Championship Saturday afternoon.

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Former Jackets, Heels battle in NFL toni…

Former Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets and former University of North Carolina Tar Heel teammates Nazair Jones and Kareem Martin will see each other from opposite NFL sidelines.

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Catch a ride with the Jackets

The RRHS Athletic Department, along with the Yellow Jackets Sports Club, will provide a second chartered bus to Randleman on Friday night, November 10 for the 1st round of the...

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Jackets give great effort, but fall shor…

The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets men's soccer team fell short to the Dixon Bulldogs Tuesday night in the third round of the 2A NCHSAA State Championship play-offs.

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Jackets Cross-country runner MacNichol h…

On Saturday November 4th, Roanoke Rapids High school freshman Catherine MacNichol competed in the NCHSAA 2A State Cross Country Championship meet.

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Yellow Jackets soccer play-off match mov…

The #6 seed Roanoke Rapids High school Yellow Jackets Men's soccer (21-0-1) match against the #3 seed Dixon High Bulldogs(21-2-1)in the 3rd round in the 2A NCHSAA State Championship play-offs will be...

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Jackets magical season continues to 3rd …

The Roanoke Rapids High school Yellow Jackets Men's soccer team improves to 21-0-1 and advances to the 3rd round in the 2A NCHSAA State Championship play-offs. 

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Three Area high school teams earn NCHSAA…

The NCHSAA has released the finalized 2017-18 North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Football Championship Play-off Bracket.

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Northwest Halifax game stats

Northwest Halifax Vikings final 2017-18 season game stats from Friday November 3rd's 56-32 loss against KIPP High.

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2017-18 final regular season "Frida…

The Final Regular season Friday Night Lights High School football scores reported to RRspin for November 3rd.

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Halifax headed to State Championship to …

The #1 seed Halifax Academy and the #2 seed Northeast-Hobgood are headed to the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) 8 man football 1A State Championship.

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What a year ECU's Pratt is having

East Carolina University football Pirates Junior student Caleb Pratt, a Roanoke Rapids native and former Yellow Jacket football standout has moved a top of his game.

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Randolph-Macon preseason reanked 4th wit…

SALEM, Va. – The Randolph-Macon Women's Basketball ranks 4th coming into the 2017-2018 campaign, in voting by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference head coaches and as announced by the league...

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Middle school football results from Nove…

The Chaloner Yellow Jackets defeated Gaston Middle School by a score of 34 to 16 Wednesday

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Men's soccer Yellow Jackets advance in S…

The Roanoke Rapids High School Men's soccer team advances in the first round of the 2A NCHSIAA State Soccer Championship Wednesday night at Hoyle field.

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Yellow Jacket's MacNichol headed to Stat…

The RRHS Cross Country teams have had a successful two week run in the postseason.

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Jackets men's soccer seeded number 6 in …

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) finalized and released the playoff brackets for the 2017 Men’s Soccer Championships. The 2A tournament will have 64 teams with six playoff rounds. 

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Halifax and Northeast-Hobgood will host …

The North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) 8 man football 1A State Championship brackets have been released.

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Weldon girls run in regionals

Weldon high school first female cross country 2017 runners participate in 1A east regionals cross country meet in Roanoke Rapids on Saturday October 28th , 2017 Harris Taniyah

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Friday Night Lights area results October…

Roanoke Valley area High school football scores for Week 1.

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HA State Meet- Hudomint and Garrett Earn…

Halifax Academy Cross Country raced in the State Championship Meets Friday at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC.

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Halifax Cross Country CIC action

Halifax Academy Cross Country competed in the CIC Championship Meets last Friday in New Bern.

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Gaston College Prep beats Halifax Colleg…

Gaston College Prep improves to 5-1 for the season with a 20-0 win over Halifax College Prep.

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City Youth basketball deadline near

The deadline to register for the 2017-18 Roanoke Rapids Recreation Youth Basketball league is October 31.

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Jackets win conference championship in d…

Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets Men's soccer team win outright 2A Northern Carolina Conference Championship title Wednesday night at Hoyle field. 

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Eagles tennis fall in play-offs

Northeast played Ridgecroft in the first round of the NCISAA playoffs on Friday a the Chowan University Rose Tennis Complex.

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Beaver tied for 6th in State Championshi…

Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets own Maci Beaver is in the field of the 2017 North Carolina High School Athletic Association Women’s Golf State Championship field and looking good after first...

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